Carrie Underwood Marks The 15-Year Anniversary Of Winning ‘American Idol’

Carrie Underwood

It was 15 years ago today that Ryan Seacrest read Carrie Underwood’s name as the winning of Season 4 of “American Idol.” Since then, she’s gone on to become one of the biggest stars in music, but on Monday she took a moment to reflect on that life-changing moment.

A fan created a video to make the anniversary and wrote, “Today 15 years ago your world and ours were forever changed @carrieunderwood 💗 We are so thankful you didn’t have your dad turn the car around! Happy “Idol-versary” 😘 Heres a little something from us, “whenever you remember” we’ll be there 💗 always.”

Underwood retweeted it and added, “WOW, I cannot believe it’s been 15 years since my @americanidol win!!! It’s been an incredible ride and I couldn’t have made it through without all of you guys!! THANK YOU so much for this sweet video!!”

Fans were elated for her. “So thankful you didn’t have your dad turn the car around. Have 15 year idol anniversary. It’s been a great 15, and can’t wait to see what the next 15 bring for you,” one said.

“Happy 15 years! So glad you auditioned for American Idol. You have truly changed the lives of so many people. Growing heart I’m so glad you have never strayed away from still being that girl from Oklahoma. Thank you for being real and for always sharing your faith,” another wrote.

“I’ve been following u ever since American Idol! Your songs helped me thru an abusive marriage. Now I write songs as well. U have truly been my idol whether I won American Idol or not. Thank u for your inspirational music!” a third added.


Earlier this year at the Country Radio Seminar she talked about “American Idol.”

“To be 1000 percent honest, I’m from the tiniest town in the world. I’d never been on a plane before. I like to sing, but lots of people like to sing. I wanted to grow up to be a famous singer, but a lot of people do. I think what I honestly thought would happen was, I would go there, and the door would shut, and I could move on with the rest of my life saying, ‘Well, I tried,'” she said.

“I grew up always wanting to sing and would sing anywhere. I’d take any opportunities,” she continued. “We had a band when I was a teenager, and we would go play bars in Oklahoma and Arkansas, and do car shows, fairs, and county fairs. I did the company Christmas parties and stuff like that, too. So, it was just trying to get experience and doing what I loved, and I just always wanted to sing.”

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