Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American country musicsinger, songwriter, and actress who rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol, in 2005. Underwood has since become a multi-platinum selling recording artist, a winner of several Grammy Awards, Billboard Music Awards and American Music Awards, a Golden Globe Award nominee, a three-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Female Vocalist winner, and a two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year. She is the first female artist to win back-to-back Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards for Entertainer of the Year (2009/10). Underwood was inducted into and became a member of theGrand Ole Opry in 2008. She was also inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2009. Billboard has described Underwood as Country Music's reigning Queen.