Where it all started
We’re astounded by Carrie’s transformation over the past 15 years or so. Her inevitable rise to fame started when she auditioned for the fourth season of American Idol. There, she demonstrated her mesmerizing vocals by singing Bonnie Raitt’s I Can’t Make You Love Me. After passing to the second phase, she delivered a flawless performance of Tiffany’s Could’ve Been. Panelist Simon Cowell told her from the start that she’d always be one of his favorites.
Carrie was just 21 years old when she auditioned and wowed the judges with her voice. Nobody foresaw a future of glitz and glamor for the Checotah native, least of all Carrie herself.