If you look up the definition of an “All-American Girl” Carrie Underwood’s childhood and upbringing certainly fits the bill!
Award-winning country music songstress Carrie Underwood was born March 10, 1983, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, to Stephen and Carole Underwood. Carrie Underwood’s childhood was spent on her parents’ farm in Checotah with her two older sisters, Shanna and Stephanie. Growing up, the future star was no stranger to performing live and often sang at her local church, First Free Will Baptist Church. She also performed at Robbins Memorial Talent Shows and at local events in the area.
At age 14, Underwood was on the cusp of signing a deal with Capitol Records, but the contract fell through after company management reshuffled. While attending Checotah High School, she was an Honor Society member, a cheerleader, and played both basketball and softball. After graduating in 2001, Underwood headed off to Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma where she became a member of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority.
While in college, she auditioned for American Idol in St. Louis, Missouri and was named the season four winner on May 25, 2005. Although her singing career was taking off in a big way, Carrie made sure she completed her college degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude from NSU in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and an emphasis in journalism.
With that background out of the way, let’s check out some of Carrie Underwood’s childhood and early adulthood photos!
Carrie Underwood’s Childhood Photos
Carrie with her Mom Carole
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Such an awful picture of both of us, but I love it! I love it because it's real life! It's not shot in any studio…we're not all gussied up in our Sunday best…heck, we couldn't even manage to fully open our eyes…life is silly and messy and beautifully imperfect. And it all started with this woman! Thanks, Mom, for being my best friend! I love all our moments together…picture perfect and otherwise! I love you!💕❤️ #HappyMothersDay
Carrie has always been ‘Egg-cellent’
Carrie with her sisters Shanna and Stephanie
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Carrie exercising her green thumb.
Crazy hair, don’t care.
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Carrie with her Momma
Carrie back in her college days!
Clinching her big American Idol win!
Who would have known this adorable kid would grow up to become one of the most successful female country music singers of all time?! Carrie has earned seven Grammy Awards, 11 Billboard Music Awards, 15 American Music Awards, a Guinness world record, 14 ACM Awards, and nine CMA Awards. She has also released six studio albums and over has sold 70 million records worldwide.
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