Carrie Underwood is an American country singer and actress, born in 1983. She has been active since 2004 after competing on the fourth season of the TV show American Idol. After which her career catapulted into fame allowing her to explore herself as an artist and receiving lots of recognition for it. Even though her music is defined as country, there still remains a strong element of pop and rock in many of her songs. Because of this, her music is quite accessible and attracts people who would not necessarily describe themselves as country music fans.