Carrie Underwood, born and raised an Oklahoma girl, is one of our favorite inspirational sorority women. A Sigma Sigma Sigma at Northeastern State University, Underwood led a life similar to that of many young women. She sings about her all-American upbringing in one of our favorite songs below.
Underwood had her claim to fame when she auditioned for American Idol in 2004, and won the fourth season of the hit TV show.
After taking the title of American Idol, Underwood released her first album “Some Hearts” in November 2005, immediately making her a huge name in the country world. She has since released four other country albums, keeping her music consistently at the top of the charts.
Since the beginning of her musical career, she has won seven Grammys and a number of other music awards, and has collaborated with many other artists including Celine Dion, Brad Paisley, and Jennifer Hudson.
Underwood has had a number of philanthropic initiatives, including her establishment of the Checotah Animal, Town, and School Foundation–or CATS–in 2009 to aid the small town in Oklahoma.
She has also been a notable supporter of animal rights, as well as a vegan since the age of thirteen. She has worked as a spokesperson and activist for the Humane Society of the United States, partnering with Pedigree, and opening a local shelter in her hometown in Oklahoma!
A practicing Christian, Underwood has incorporated her faith into producing and writing her music. She is currently married to hockey star Mike Fisher, and together the couple have a son, Isaiah Michael Fisher, born in February 2015.
We love this golden girl! Keep it up Carrie!