Carrie Underwood's 34th birthday maybe go down as the best of her entire life. In addition to family time and some truly unique gifts, the country superstar received a once-in-a-lifetime birthday serenade from Loretta Lynn.
Carrie Underwood captured the hearts of fans across the world after her 2005 win on American Idol, and that fan base has only continued to grow since. With five studio albums and more than 20 hit singles under her belt, Underwood is one of the most accomplished -- and beloved -- stars in country mus…
Great country women like Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and Reba McEntire left an indelible mark on the genre, changing the rules and tilting the balance back toward fair and equal. A generation or two later, a dozen modern country stars and newcomers are doing the same thing.
Carrie Underwood has been a mainstay in country music since winning Season 4 of 'American Idol' in 2005. Unlike artists who scraped their way to the top, the 33-year-old became an instant superstar, but she has more than the reality show to thank.
In Carrie Underwood's world, a song that only reaches No. 2 on the Billboard charts is a disappointment. Country music's original American Idol has never had a hit chart lower; over a dozen have reached No. 1, with songs from the Storyteller album sure to keep that total growing.