When Carrie Underwood won "American Idol" Season 4 in 2005, she probably had no idea just how far that win would take her. Since then, she has become one of the most successful country artists of all time. Her debut album, released in 2005, went seven times platinum and is the best-selling country album by a female country artist ever. She has won five Grammy Awards, eleven Academy of Country Music Awards, seven American Music Awards, five Country Music Association Awards, and she was the only female artist to make BillBoard's Best Country Artists of the Decade list for 2000-2010. That is a pretty impressive track record for an artist who has not yet reached 30, and who released her first album just seven years ago. Back when she first won "American Idol" at age 22, she purchased a modest home in Franklin, Tennessee. Fast forward seven years, and she has toured extensively, performed on multiple television specials, launched an acting career, won a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most #1 Country Songs ever, and, most importantly, has sold over 15 million albums and 25 million singles. She is wildly successful, and wildly successful people buy bigger houses. Consequently, she put her modest Franklin, Tennessee home on the market earlier this year.
Carrie Underwood's house in Franklin, Tennessee is 2,956 square feet and cost the singer $384,000 in 2005. The home is made up of three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and has a lovely landscaped yard. Carrie Underwood's house also has hardwood floors, a garage, a fireplace, and a beautiful entry hall. The house also features a beautiful, state-of-the-art eat-in kitchen. Carrie Underwood's house sold for $372,000 in late December, and she and her husband have moved into their newly built home on the 400 acres of land they purchased for $3.2 million in Nashville. Ms. Underwood certainly has come a long way.