Carrie Underwood: Faith Plays ‘An Important Role’ In Life, Music Career

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Carrie Underwood: Faith Plays ‘An Important Role’ In Life, Music Career

By Movieguide® Contributor

Carrie Underwood, one of the most popular country music artists in the world, with eight Grammy awards and sold-out tours, recently spoke about the role her Christian faith has played in her music and career. 

Like many singers, Underwood discovered her love of music at church, singing in the choir. 

“My faith has always played an important role in my life and my career,” she shared. “It means so much to me to be able to infuse spirituality into my music, which I’ve done in every album I’ve recorded and even more so with my holiday album, My Gift, and my gospel hymns album, My Savior, which celebrates the songs I loved to sing in church growing up.”

“I love that country music embraces faith as it does,” she added.

Underwood has also stayed humble, despite becoming a household name when she won AMERICAN IDOL. 

“I was not only raised knowing the value of hard work to accomplish your goals, but also my life away from the stage is extraordinarily ordinary,” she said, adding, “Kids can definitely keep you humble because they don’t care what you do. I appreciate every opportunity and accomplishment along the way and will always be grateful for all of it.”

Movieguide® previously reported on how faith has played a part in Underwood’s music:

It’s not just Christmas that reminds AMERICAN IDOL winner Carrie Underwood of her faith.

Even as Underwood caught her big break by going on the singing competition, she said that she relied on God and prayer.

“It would be easy to say the rest is history, that it was meant to be. But it didn’t feel like that at the time. Going through a slew of auditions in St. Louis, getting the “golden ticket” to Hollywood, every contestant’s dream, I was terrified. Every time I had to sing in front of the judges, I’d get nervous the way I did in church that first time. Then I’d say a prayer and leave it in God’s hands,” Underwood said.

Underwood insists that her humble background and family and church values provided a strong foundation for her to succeed in her musical career.

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