Carrie Underwood is a country pop singer from Muskogee, Oklahoma. She began singing from an early age, but first garnered national attention by participating on the prime time television talent competition ‘American Idol’, where she successfully walked away a winner. Her national debut on American Idol led to a record deal, rocketing her into massive mainstream success. She has won multiple Grammy Awards, and has had hits consistently on the top of the Billboard Hot 100. She has been integral in the crossover movement between pop and country music, infusing her country style into mainstream, pop audiences everywhere.