Today marks the 39th birthday of country music icon Carrie Underwood. The Oklahoma
native has rose to fame following the fourth season of the hit show American Idol in 2005. Since then, Underwood has released eight albums and has also had 85 songs rise to the first position on the Billboard charts. Most recently ,her song with Jason Aldean, “If I Didn't Love You," won single of the year at the recently broadcasted ACM Awards too. While celebrating her birthday, we look back on her hits through the years in order to honor this country icon.
1. “Before He Cheats” from the album Some Hearts (2005)
“I dug my key into the side of his pretty little souped-up four-wheel drive / Carved my name into his leather seats / I took a Louisville slugger to both headlights / I slashed a hole in all four tires / Maybe next time he'll think before he cheats.”
2. “Blown Away” from the album Blown Away (2012)
“There's not enough rain in Oklahoma / To wash the sins out of that house / There's not enough wind in Oklahoma / To rip the nails out of the past / Shatter every window till it's all blown away.”
3. “Church Bells” from the album Storyteller (2015)
“One summer night in a dime store dress / She had the looks, he had the mansion / And you can figure out the rest / It was all roses, dripping in diamonds / Sipping on champagne / She was all uptown, wearing that white gown / Taking his last name / She could hear those church bells ringing, ringing.”
4. “Dirty Laundry” from the album Storyteller (2015)
“Yeah, I'ma have to hang you out to dry, dry, dry / Clothespin all your secrets to the line, line, line / Leave 'em blowing in the wind, just say goodbye to you / All those midnights sneaking in / I'm late again, oh, I'm so sorry / All the Ajax in the world ain't gonna clean your dirty laundry.”
5. “Something in the Water” from the album Greatest Hits: Decade #1 (2015)
“And well I heard what he said, and I went on my way / Didn't think about it for a couple of days / Then it hit me like a lightnin' late one night / I was all out of hope, and all out of fight / Couldn't fight back the tears, so I fell on my knees / Sayin', ‘God if you're there come and rescue me.'"
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