A SPECIAL DAY
Carrie Underwood commemorated her 13th year in the music business, which has seen the Oklahoma native win tons of awards including the fourth season of American Idol in 2005, seven Grammys, six CMAs, 14 ACMs and now a star in front of the famed Capitol Records building in Los Angeles.
THE MAGNIFICENT THREE
GANG'S ALL HERE
Underwood was joined by her family, including mother Carole, to celebrate the singer’s big day.
“I met an incredible man, Mike, who thinks I’m so much better than I actually am,” Underwood, 35, said to her husband.
“Thank you for believing in me as a human, as a wife, as a mom, and supporting me through all of this.”
LOVES OF HER LIFE
“We had another little man who believes in me too. Isaiah Michael, I love you so much. You’re the best thing we ever did. I love you and I believe you,” the pregnant star told her son.
LADY OF THE HOUR
Underwood cradled her baby bump and was dressed in a red trench coat.
“How is this my life? How does a girl from Checotah, Oklahoma, get a star on the Walk of Fame? I will tell you: belief,” she said.
Brad Paisley and Simon Cowell presented speeches and shared sweet words about Underwood’s career.
A STAR GETS HER STAR
Underwood’s star is located near those of country legend Garth Brooks and The Beatles.
LONGTIME CMA AWARDS CO-HOST
“I think of the artists that’ll be in here at Capitol Records that are going to walk out here one night drunk and throw up on the star of one of the most important artists we will ever have in our format,” Paisley joked.
Underwood thanked the American Idol “judges who believed in me from the beginning and people who voted for me that believed in me the whole way through.”
“I made the prediction that you would become the best-selling Idol winner, which you are. But I could have never anticipated how successful you’ve become. You’re a role model, a very sweet person,” Cowell said.
WALK OF FAMER
Underwood’s star is the 2,646th one on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
STAR ON THE RISE
“This shy lady walks in and sings ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me’ and the show turned into full color. That was the effect Carrie had on me and the producers and we thought we may have found a great artist here,” Cowell said.