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Carrie Underwood, The Queen of Country, the fourth American Idol, the records holder of the biggest-selling country album of the 2000s (Some Hearts, at 8xPlatinum), most No 1 hits for a female album (at 5, for Carnival Ride), the first country artist to have a No 1 début ("Inside Your Heaven", subsequently the biggest-selling single of 2005), the biggest country crossover hit ("Before He Cheats" with 40+ weeks as the top country song), the highest début for a début single ("Jesus Take The Wheel", eventually a 6-week No 1 smash, breaking also the record of the fastest climb to No 1 for a début single), then the highest début for a female on country airplay ("So Small" at No 20), the artist with the most consecutive No 1s on country radio (from her début, at 12), most awarded female country vocalist at the Grammy's Best Country Vocal Performance categories. Singer behind the theme songs "Ever Ever After" (Enchanted), "There's A Place For Us" (Narnia), American Idol send-off song "Home Sweet Home", "I'll Stand By You" (Idol Gives Back). Small-town farm girl, vegan, devout Christian, wife of Ice Hockey player Canadian Mike Fisher, gay marriage advocate, animal rights activist is sitting at No 1 on iTunes in the United States of America right now.

The biggest-selling singing contest contestant in the US was recently in a controversy after she and fellow country superstar Brad Paisley openly mocked the President of the United States, Dr Donald "Stable Genius" Trump, with a short parody of "Before He Tweets".

To add on that, "The Champion" featuring black rapper Ludacris was not just the Olympics theme song, but also the theme song to the Superbowl, the end game of NHL, the organization His Excellency has been advocating a crusade against.

To compare, Eminem, the biggest-selling artist in the USA in the 2000s, failed to make a dent on the charts after asking his fanatics to choose between him and the Republican head of state.

The Grammy Best New Artist was also a long-time rival of presidential favourite Taylor Swift, back when the latter was building her career up on country radio.

Despite being virtually unknown outside of Anglo-America, "The Champion" was at No 1 in the Islamic country of Oman, and reached Top 10 in Saudi Arabia, Canada, and the UAE.

To put this in context, top seller Justin Timberlake's new lead single, "Filthy", peaked only at No 2 on iTunes behind a Bruno Mars remix of "Fitness", despite having released his comeback single with a full music video. Grammy nominee and Secretary Hillary Clinton (Grammy winner) supporter, Katy Perry, also failed to go any higher than No 3 on iTunes, even after a Grammy live début. The Oklahoma native has pulled what these pop international superstars couldn't, and is fending off former Fifth Harmony vocalist, Cuban artist Camila's "Havana", which is not only having her album released this week, and with the song itself discounted as an attempt to push it to No 1 on the national chart.
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Decent tune tbf, who is she? ;O Is she the person the paras were about?
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Carrie Underwood, The Queen of Country, the fourth American Idol, the records holder of the biggest-selling country album of the 2000s (Some Hearts, at 8xPlatinum), most No 1 hits for a female album (at 5, for Carnival Ride), the first country artist to have a No 1 début ("Inside Your Heaven", subsequently the biggest-selling single of 2005), the biggest country crossover hit ("Before He Cheats" with 40+ weeks as the top country song), the highest début for a début single ("Jesus Take The Wheel", eventually a 6-week No 1 smash, breaking also the record of the fastest climb to No 1 for a début single), then the highest début for a female on country airplay ("So Small" at No 20), the artist with the most consecutive No 1s on country radio (from her début, at 12), most awarded female country vocalist at the Grammy's Best Country Vocal Performance categories. Singer behind the theme songs "Ever Ever After" (Enchanted), "There's A Place For Us" (Narnia), American Idol send-off song "Home Sweet Home", "I'll Stand By You" (Idol Gives Back). Small-town farm girl, vegan, devout Christian, wife of Ice Hockey player Canadian Mike Fisher, gay marriage advocate, animal rights activist is sitting at No 1 on iTunes in the United States of America right now.

The biggest-selling singing contest contestant in the US was recently in a controversy after she and fellow country superstar Brad Paisley openly mocked the President of the United States, Dr Donald "Stable Genius" Trump, with a short parody of "Before He Tweets".

To add on that, "The Champion" featuring black rapper Ludacris was not just the Olympics theme song, but also the theme song to the Superbowl, the end game of NHL, the organization His Excellency has been advocating a crusade against.

To compare, Eminem, the biggest-selling artist in the USA in the 2000s, failed to make a dent on the charts after asking his fanatics to choose between him and the Republican head of state.

The Grammy Best New Artist was also a long-time rival of presidential favourite Taylor Swift, back when the latter was building her career up on country radio.

Despite being virtually unknown outside of Anglo-America, "The Champion" was at No 1 in the Islamic country of Oman, and reached Top 10 in Saudi Arabia, Canada, and the UAE.

To put this in context, top seller Justin Timberlake's new lead single, "Filthy", peaked only at No 2 on iTunes behind a Bruno Mars remix of "Fitness", despite having released his comeback single with a full music video. Grammy nominee and Secretary Hillary Clinton (Grammy winner) supporter, Katy Perry, also failed to go any higher than No 3 on iTunes, even after a Grammy live début. The Oklahoma native has pulled what these pop international superstars couldn't, and is fending off former Fifth Harmony vocalist, Cuban artist Camila's "Havana", which is not only having her album released this week, and with the song itself discounted as an attempt to push it to No 1 on the national chart.
Even die-hard trump supporters of the past don't like him anymore.
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Even die-hard trump supporters of the past don't like him anymore.
Indeed. Carrie Underwood is from deep red Oklahoma, the deep red small town of Checotah, a country music singer-songwriter who sings Christian music, début single called "Jesus Take The Wheel", compilation led by a single literally about baptism ("Something In The Water", which sampled "Amazing Grace"), most famous live performance being one of "How Great Thou Art", a gospel hymn she recorded and released twice. Her Narnia theme, "There's A Place For Us", being about heaven; No 1 single, "Temporary Home", also about going to heaven etc etc.

She's who you imagine the sane but die-hard Republican would be.
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Decent tune tbf, who is she? ;O Is she the person the paras were about?
Yes, she's a big deal in the United States of America, probably particularly among Republicans.

- the fourth American Idol winner (back when the show was No 1 overall in ratings), with Simon Cowell commenting early on (Top 8) that she'd be the most successful contestant

- The Queen of Country - twice winner of the highest honour Entertainer of the Year, an award typically reserved only for men

- first 13 singles going No 1 on country radio - the all-time No 1 country female, Dolly Parton, barely managed 20 after decades of being a legend

- début single, "Inside Your Heaven", débuted No 1 and became the biggest-selling single on the year - the first country female to do either

- biggest hit, "Before He Cheats", was the top country song in the US for more than 40 weeks

- début album, Some Hearts, went 8xPlatinum, was No 1 for I think 20+ weeks, was the biggest-selling country album of the 2000s and the biggest-selling country début for a female ever

- début country single, "Jesus Take The Wheel", reached No 1 in only 13 weeks (a record), after débuting Top 40 (a record), and stayed there for 6 straight weeks (second-longest at the time)

- "Something In The Water", the lead single to her compilation, was not only No 1 in country for 7 weeks, but No 1 on the Christian charts for 20+ weeks, and is currently the second-longest-running No 1 Christian/gospel single of all-time

- performed the theme song to a Narnia film ("There's A Place For Us"), Enchanted ("Ever Ever After"), American Idol ("Home Sweet Home"), NFL, Idol Gives Back ("I'll Stand By You"), and now the Olympics and again the NFL

- performed the national anthem at the Superbowl

- her rendition of The Sound of Music drew 18 million in audience - typical hit TV shows draw around 10. Her Christian special also had a huge audience, but I don't remember how much

- won the most Best Country Vocal Performance awards in Grammy's history

- collaborated with superstars including but not exclusively Tony Bennett, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Sheryl Crow, Randy Travis, Dolly Parton, Steven Tyler etc

- in a Family Guy episode, she was the only country act mentioned other than Taylor Swift, in an episode about the CMAs

- in a Hannah Montana episode, Miley Cyrus, the superstar of the series, was excited about being presented an award by her

Her biggest hits are "Before He Cheats", "Blown Away", "Jesus Take The Wheel", "Something In The Water", "All-American Girl", "Just A Dream", "I Told You So", "Cowboy Casanova".

The first two are pretty poppy.
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Yes, she's a big deal in the United States of America, probably particularly among Republicans.

- the fourth American Idol winner (back when the show was No 1 overall in ratings), with Simon Cowell commenting early on (Top 8) that she'd be the most successful contestant

- The Queen of Country - twice winner of the highest honour Entertainer of the Year, an award typically reserved only for men

- first 13 singles going No 1 on country radio - the all-time No 1 country female, Dolly Parton, barely managed 20 after decades of being a legend

- début single, "Inside Your Heaven", débuted No 1 and became the biggest-selling single on the year - the first country female to do either

- biggest hit, "Before He Cheats", was the top country song in the US for more than 40 weeks

- début album, Some Hearts, went 8xPlatinum, was No 1 for I think 20+ weeks, was the biggest-selling country album of the 2000s and the biggest-selling country début for a female ever

- début country single, "Jesus Take The Wheel", reached No 1 in only 13 weeks (a record), after débuting Top 40 (a record), and stayed there for 6 straight weeks (second-longest at the time)

- "Something In The Water", the lead single to her compilation, was not only No 1 in country for 7 weeks, but No 1 on the Christian charts for 20+ weeks, and is currently the second-longest-running No 1 Christian/gospel single of all-time

- performed the theme song to a Narnia film ("There's A Place For Us"), Enchanted ("Ever Ever After"), American Idol ("Home Sweet Home"), NFL, Idol Gives Back ("I'll Stand By You"), and now the Olympics and again the NFL

- performed the national anthem at the Superbowl

- her rendition of The Sound of Music drew 18 million in audience - typical hit TV shows draw around 10. Her Christian special also had a huge audience, but I don't remember how much

- won the most Best Country Vocal Performance awards in Grammy's history

- collaborated with superstars including but not exclusively Tony Bennett, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Sheryl Crow, Randy Travis, Dolly Parton, Steven Tyler etc

- in a Family Guy episode, she was the only country act mentioned other than Taylor Swift, in an episode about the CMAs

- in a Hannah Montana episode, Miley Cyrus, the superstar of the series, was excited about being presented an award by her

Her biggest hits are "Before He Cheats", "Blown Away", "Jesus Take The Wheel", "Something In The Water", "All-American Girl", "Just A Dream", "I Told You So", "Cowboy Casanova".

The first two are pretty poppy.
Not too shabby, is she just popular among republicans or a usual supporter too?
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Not too shabby, is she just popular among republicans or a usual supporter too?
I'm just assuming most country music fans, ie her main demographic, are Republicans. Even Taylor Swift famously had the tagline "Republicans do it better".

As a crossover artist with what used to be extraordinary sales, she surely has had fans from outside of the country music genre, and thus non-Republicans as well. Her hits "Some Hearts", "Before He Cheats", "Last Name", "Cowboy Casanova", "Undo It", "Blown Away" were all at least moderate hits beyond the country and Christian formats. In fact, her rendition of "Do You Hear What I Hear", when it was first released, was the most-played Christmas song in the USA. She would have fans leftover from American Idol as well, who's a show on Fox, a conservative network, but popular across all demographics during her time. But the bunk of her fanbase, especially now with her going more country musically, would be Republicans.
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