Carrie Underwood Celebrates 15th Anniversary Of Her ‘American Idol’ Win

Carrie Underwood is looking back at her musical journey.

The 37-year-old country singer celebrated the 15th anniversary of her American Idol victory on Monday, May 25, sharing a fan-made video that detailed her career achievements since winning the singing competition back in 2005.

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“WOW, I cannot believe it’s been 15 years since my @americanidol win!!!” Underwood tweeted in a response to a YouTube clip titled “Happy 15th ‘Idol-versary’ Carrie.'”

“It’s been an incredible ride and I couldn’t have made it through without all of you guys!!” she wrote to fans. “THANK YOU so much for this sweet video!!”

Last year, the singer returned to American Idol and delivered a show-stopping performance of her hit song “Southbound” on the show’s season finale.

At the time, Underwood reflected on her own memories from American Idol, telling longtime host Ryan Seacrest that she remembered “being horrified, scared, nervous, excited, all of the above.”

Last September, the singer commemorated the 15-year anniversary of her Idol audition during a sold-out show at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville by performing a medley of female-created country hits – including songs by Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire and Shania Twain – with her opening acts Runaway June and Maddie & Tae.

“When I was a little girl … if you had asked me what I wanted to do when I grew up, I would have told you I wanted to be a famous country music singer,” Underwood said to the audience, per the Tennessean.

She continued, “As I got older, dreams tend to give way to practicalities, so I started going to school to get a real job. One day there was an open door, and I walked through it and my life was changed forever.”

“If there is something you guys out there are holding on to that just seems like too big of a dream or something too crazy,” Underwood added. “I’m living proof that the craziest things can happen, and you can end up exactly where you always wanted to be.”

The singer also shared a video from backstage after the concert, captioning the Instagram post: “Thanks again #Nashville for Crying Pretty with me last night! 💖 What an incredible night! #CryPrettyTour360.”

“I just wanna cry, that crowd was incredible, the band was great, just a great night,” she said in the clip. “I don’t even know what to say because I’m blown away.”

Brittany R

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