Carrie Underwood is a multi-Platinum award-winning singer, songwriter, and actress. Since rising to fame as winner of the fourth season of American Idol, Underwood has become one of the most successful artists in any musical genre. She has sold over 64 million records worldwide and recorded 27 No. 1 singles, 14 of which she co-wrote, and she has gone on to win 7 , 11 Music Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 20 CMT Music Awards, 7 CMA Awards, 13 American Music Awards, and countless other awards and honors. She has been recognized by magazine as “the female vocalist of her generation in any genre," by magazine as one of the world's 100 Most Influential People, and by as "Country Music's Reigning Queen." She has hosted the CMA Awards for 12 consecutive years, and has just been nominated for three awards, including Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. She returned last Fall for her seventh season as the voice of primetime television's #1 program, . Originally from Checotah, Oklahoma, she lives in Nashville with her husband and sons.