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The Evolution of Carrie Underwood

From girl next door, to superstar, her transformation will blow you away!

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    Carrie Underwood has come a long way since "American Idol!" Not only is she a Grammy winning artist but she was just awarded at TIME magazine's "Most Influential People In The World of 2014!" This past March, Underwood also took stage at the inaugural iHeartRadio Country Festival. Even though she's seen much success, we can only imagine what else is in store for this country songstress!
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    Carrie Underwood got her start on "American Idol."

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    She was definitely a crowd favorite.

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    Little did she know her life would change forever.

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    Here she is during one of her final performances!

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    She won the singing competition show in 2005.

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    From there, her career really took off. She performed on NBC's "The Today Show" Summer Concert Series in 2005.

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    She also sang "The National Anthem" before the start of Game four of the 2005 NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Detroit Pistons.

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    That same year, her new-found fame landed her on the red carpet of the 57th Annual Emmy Awards.

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    The year 2005 also brought forth her single "Inside Your Heaven," which debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100!

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    She made an appearance at the 39th Annual Country Music Association Awards at Madison Square Garden in November 2005.

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    In fact, she became a regular on the red carpet. Here she is at the MAXIM magazine Billboard awards party at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas Nevada in 2005.

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    Carrie's debut album Some Hearts became the best-selling album in the U.S. in 2006.

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    And the album was certified seven times platinum!

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    Carrie's style really started to take shape in 2006. Here she is backstage at the Sass & Bide Fall 2006 fashion show at Bryant Park during Olympus Fashion Week in New York City.

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    In 2006, she performed at the All-Star game during the 2006 All-Star Weekend in Houston, Texas.

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    Carrie was nominated for three CMT Music Awards in 2006 - and won two of them!

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    She took home Breakthrough Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year for her hit "Jesus, Take The Wheel."

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    Here she is with a huge smile while backstage after winning her CMT Music Awards.

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    2006 brought her many more awards.

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    At the 41st Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards in 2006, she was up for another three awards.

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    And took home two! She won Top New Female Vocalist of the Year and Single Record of the Year for "Jesus, Take The Wheel."

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    She performed at the 2006 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tennessee.

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    And also on ABC's "Good Morning America" Concert Series in Bryant Park!

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    Here she is all dolled up at the Elle Magazine Badgley Mischka Ad Campaign Party.

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    Carrie Underwood was nominated for four CMA Awards in 2006. She ended up take two home for Female Vocalist of the Year and the Horizon Award.

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    Carrie performed at the 2006 American Music Awards. She also won the award for Favorite Breakthrough Artist.

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    No stranger to singing at sports games by now, Carrie performed during halftime at a game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Dallas Cowboys at Texas Stadium in November of 2006.

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    In 2007, Carrie was nominated for two Grammy Awards!

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    She was nominated for Best New Artist and Best Female Country Vocal Performance.

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    And she won BOTH Grammys!

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    She also performed "San Antonio Rose" during the the 49th Annual Grammy Awards.

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    Here she is celebrating her Grammy wins at the Sony/BMG Grammy party at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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    Carrie was nominated for and won three CMT Music Awards in 2007. She took home the awards for Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year, and Video Director of the Year for her hit "Before He Cheats."

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    The following year, 2008, Carrie was up for two Grammys again. Here she is at the the Legendary Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party.

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    Carrie took home a Grammy in 2008 for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "Before He Cheats."

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    She celebrated again at the Sony/BMG Music Grammy Awards after-party.

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    Carrie never forgets what kicked off her career. In 2008 she was a part of "American Idol's" Idol Gives Back.

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    Carrie Underwood performed "All-American Girl" during the 2008 CMT Music Awards in this retro outfit.

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    At the 43rd annual Academy Of Country Music Awards in 2008, Carrie Underwood won the award for Female Vocalist of the year.

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    In 2008, Carrie Underwood won three People's Choice Awards.

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    She took home the awards for Favorite Star Under 35, Favorite Female Artist, and Favorite Country Song for "Last Name."

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    The Grammy-winning singer attended the 2009 GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons honoring Clive Davis, a few days before the awards show.

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    2009 brought Carrie another Grammy win for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "Last Name."

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    The awards kept coming like running water. In 2010, Carrie was nominated for two People's Choice Awards, and ended up winning Favorite Female Artist.

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    Right before the Grammys that same year, she attended the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards - Salute To Icons Honoring CEO of Sony Music Entertainment Doug Morris.

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    She was nominated for two Grammys in 2010.

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    She took home the Grammy for Best Country Collaboration With Vocals for her collab with Randy Travis, "I Told You So."

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    Carrie gave a stunning performance at the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in 2010 in this beautiful floral gown. She looked like a princess!

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    At that same Academy of Country Music Awards, she was nominated six times!

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    She ended up winning Entertainer of the year and the Triple Crown Award.

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    At the 2010 CMT Music Awards, she took home the awards for Video of the Year for "Cowboy Casanova" and CMT Performance of the Year for "Temporary Home."

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    Carrie was doing well in the music scene, but her career hit a new high in 2011. She was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Song. She contributed "There's A Place For Us" in the film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

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    She also made her film debut in 2011's Soul Sufer. She took on the role of a church youth leader, helping the main character overcome obstacles after a terrifying shark attack.

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    During 2011's Academy Of Country Music Awards, Carrie took home the award for Female Vocalist of the Year.

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    She performed during "Girls' Night Out: Superstar Women of Country - The Concert of the Year" presented by the Academy of Country Music in 2011.

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    In 2013, Carrie won a Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance with her hit "Blown Away."

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    During the 2013 Grammys, Carrie gave a stunning performance. She wore a plain gown with changing patterns projected onto it!

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    In 2014 Carrie Underwood blew the crowd away during the very first iHeartRadio Country Festival in Austin, Texas.

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    She performed a career-spanning set, featuring new songs as well as those Carrie classics everyone loves so much.

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    During the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards in April 2014, Carrie received three nominations.

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    She ended up taking home the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award, recognizing her outstanding career.

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    Like many of her fellow country stars, Carrie is known for supporting our troops. In April 2014, she performed during "ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops" in Las Vegas.

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    Carrie was recently recognized on the top of TIME magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World" list!

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    To celebrate, she attended the TIME 100 Gala.

    Congratulations, Carrie!

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