Carrie Underwood, who rose to fame after winning American Idol in 2005, has reflected on her journey to superstardom. In a story for GuidePosts magazine, the 37-year-old singer revealed her nervousness while auditioning for the show. She initially thought the auditions were too far away, but her mother agreed to take her. Carrie was terrified during the auditions and performing in front of the judges. However, she relied on prayer to calm herself down. Despite a moment of doubt, Carrie ultimately decided to continue with the competition. She eventually won American Idol and went on to release her debut album Some Hearts, which included hit tracks such as "Before He Cheats" and "Inside Your Heaven." Carrie is married to NHL player Mike Fisher, and they have two sons.