Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2006 Carrie Underwood parked herself at #1 in Billboard for the first of six weeks with "Jesus, Take The Wheel"?

 

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Here are 5 fun facts about Carrie Underwood.

  • Her father, Stephen, worked at a paper mill, and her mother, Carole, was an elementary school teacher when Carrie was growing up.
  • She is the youngest of three sisters.
  • She majored in broadcast journalism at Northeastern State University.
  • Her middle name is Marie.
  • Her friends pushed her to try out for American Idol… which she won! (You go girl!)