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She is a country singer, songwriter, and actress who won the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. She is a multi-platinum selling recording artist, a winner of several Grammy Awards, Billboard Music Awards and American Music Awards. She is also a Golden Globe Award nominee and a two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year. She is also the first-ever female artist to win back-to-back Academy of Country Music Awards for Entertainer of the Year in 2009 and 2010. In 2009, she was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. And in 2012, Billboard named her Country Music's reigning Queen. Her albums include: "Some Hearts" (which is the fastest selling debut country album in Nielsen SoundScan history); "Carnival Ride"; "Play On"; and "Blown Away".
She grew up in the church and began singing at the First Free Will Baptist Church in rural Oklahoma. She said, "I grew up going to church camp and reading my Bible and having different faith books and movies in my life...My songs are sometimes focused on God, Jesus and faith, and that is a part of my "Bible Beltness," where such themes are popular. I was not the first, nor will I be the last, to sing about God." She along with her Christian husband hockey player pray and read the Bible together on a daily basis. She said, "Every Wednesday, my husband and I have a study group with our friends. I attend church. We try to devote time in the morning to say a prayer. I'm not a big reader, though. I have to feel it, hear it, touch it be involved in it." She credits her husband with helping her grow in her faith in Christ, and says that their faith in God is at the very heart of their marriage. Her name is Carrie Underwood.
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