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iHeartRadio Music Country Festival Spotlight: Carrie Underwood

From girl next door, to superstar, her transformation will blow you away!

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    Carrie Underwood has come a long way since American Idol! Not only is she a Grammy winning artist but she's taking the stage at the inaugural iHeartRadio Country Festival.

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    Singer Carrie Underwood arrives for the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 18, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    Carrie Underwood Performs on the 2005 NBC's "The Today Show" Summer Concert Series.

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    Finalist Carrie Underwood sings at the "American Idol" final performance show at the Kodak Theatre on May 24, 2005 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Carrie Underwood sings at the "American Idol" final performance show at the Kodak Theatre on May 21, 2005 in Los Angeles, California.

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    American Idol winner Carrie Underwood poses in the press room at the American Idol Finale: Results Show held at the The Renaissance Hotel on May 25, 2005 in Hollywood, California.

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    American Idol winner Carrie Underwood sings the national anthem before the start of Game four of the 2005 NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills on June 16, 2005 in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

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    Carrie Underwood arrives at the 57th Annual Emmy Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on September 18, 2005 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Country singer Carrie Underwood arrives to the "Broadway Meets Country" Benefit Concert at "Frederic P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center" on November 12, 2005 in in New York City.

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    Carrie Underwood attends the 39th Annual Country Music Association Awards at Madison Square Garden November 15, 2005 in New York City.

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    "American Idol" Season 5 - Carrie Underwood 2005

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    American Idol Carrie Underwood, attends the MAXIM magazine Billboard awards party at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas Nevada on December 6, 2005.

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    2006

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    Singer Carrie Underwood from "American Idol" attends the Baby Phat Fall 2006 fashion show during Olympus Fashion Week at Bryant Park February 3, 2006 in New York City.

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    Carrie Underwood backstage at the Sass & Bide Fall 2006 fashion show at Bryant Park during Olympus Fashion Week on February 4, 2006 in New York City.

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    Singer Carrie Underwood performs at the All-Star game during the 2006 All-Star Weekend at the Toyota Center on February 19, 2006 in Houston, Texas.

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    Singer Carrie Underwood arrives at the 2006 CMT Music Awards at the Curb Event Center at Belmont University April 10, 2006 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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    Singer Carrie Underwood appears onstage at the 2006 CMT Music Awards at the Curb Event Center at Belmont University April 10, 2006 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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    Singer Carrie Underwood walks toward the backstage area after winning her award for best Female Video of the Year at the 2006 CMT Music Awards at the Curb Event Center at Belmont University April 10, 2006 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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    Singer Carrie Underwood attends the FOX Broadcasting Company Upfront May 18, 2006 in New York City.

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    Country music artist Carrie Underwood arrives at the 41st Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 23, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    "American Idol" " Season 4 winner Carrie Underwood at the Season 5 Finale.

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    Singer Carrie Underwood poses in the press room with her two awards at the 41st Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 23, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    arrie Underwood performs at the 2006 CMA Music Festival Saturday, June 10, 2006 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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    Singer Carrie Underwood performs on ABC's Good Morning America concert series in Bryant Park on August 11, 2006 in New York City.

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    Carrie Underwood at the Elle Magazine Badgley Mischka Ad Campaign Party.

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    Singer Carrie Underwood attends the 40th Annual CMA Awards at the Gaylord Entertainment Center November 6, 2006 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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    Singer Carrie Underwood performs onstage at the 2006 American Music Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on November 21, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Singer Carrie Underwood performs during halftime between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Dallas Cowboys at Texas Stadium November 23, 2006 in Irving, Texas.

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    Grammy nominee Carrie Underwood arrives at the 9th "The Soul of Country" Annual Grammy Foundation Music Preservation Project held at the Wilshire Ebell Theater on February 8, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Singer Carrie Underwood arrives at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party held at the Beverly Hilton on February 10, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California.

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    Singer Carrie Underwood arrives at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 11, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Singer Carrie Underwood performs "San Antonio Rose' onstage at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 11, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Carrie Underwood as an American Idol contestant. 2005

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    Singer Carrie Underwood arrives at the Sony/BMG Grammy party held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on February 11, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California.

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    Singer Carrie Underwood arrives at the 2007 CMT Music Awards at the Curb Event Center at Belmont University April 16, 2007 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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    Singer Carrie Underwood arrives at the Legendary Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 9, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California.

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    Singer Carrie Underwood poses with the Best Female Country Vocal Performance award in the press room during the 50th annual Grammy awards held at the Staples Center on February 10, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Singer Carrie Underwood arrives at the Sony BMG Music 2008 Grammy Awards After Party held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 10, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California.

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    Singer Carrie Underwood arrives at the taping of Idol Gives Back held at the Kodak Theatre on April 6, 2008 in Hollywood, California.

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    Singer Carrie Underwood performs "All-American Girl" onstage during the 2008 CMT Music Awards at the Curb Events Center at Belmont University on April 14, 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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    Singer Carrie Underwood arrives at the 43rd annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    Singer Carrie Underwood arrives at the 35th Annual People's Choice Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on January 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Singer Carrie Underwood poses in the press room at the 35th Annual People's Choice Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on January 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Singer Carrie Underwood attends the 2009 GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons honoring Clive Davis at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 7, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California.

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    Singer Carrie Underwood, winner of the Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "Last Name" poses in the press room during the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on February 8, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Singer Carrie Underwood arrives at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles, on January 6, 2010.

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    Singer Carrie Underwood arrives at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards - Salute To Icons Honoring Doug Morris held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 30, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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    Singer Carrie Underwood arrives at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Singer Carrie Underwood poses with Country Collaboration With Vocals award for 'I Told You So' in the press room during the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Musician Carrie Underwood performs onstage during the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 18, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    Singer Carrie Underwood, winner of Entertainer Of The Year Award and the Triple Crown Award poses in the press room during the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 18, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    Singer Carrie Underwood attends the 2010 CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 9, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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    Carrie Underwood arrives on the red carpet for the 68th annual Golden Globe awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California January 16, 2011.

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    Actress/recording artist Carrie Underwood attends the premiere of TriStar Pictures' "Soul Surfer" at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome on March 30, 2011 in Hollywood, California.

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    Singer Carrie Underwood arrives at the 46th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards RAM Red Carpet held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    Honoree Carrie Underwood performs during "Girls' Night Out: Superstar Women of Country - The Concert of the Year" presented by the Academy of Country Music at the MGM Grand Garden Arena April 4, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    Singer Carrie Underwood, winner Best Country Solo Performance, poses in the press room at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Recording artist Carrie Underwood performs onstage at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

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