Carrie Underwood is living proof of the talent-spotting and star-making abilities of the American Idol competition. Growing up in rural Oklahoma, Underwood sang in the church and competed in beauty contests, but nothing could have prepared her for the success she would earn following her triumph during the fourth season of Idol. After winning that season s competition, Underwood went on to sign a recording contract, win two Grammy Awards, and become a multi-platinum recording artist. Her story of humble beginnings followed by spectacular success a classic inspirational tale of small-town-girl-makes-good is told here in enthralling detail.
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