" Indeed, it seemed like someone flipped a switch: practically overnight, Underwood (27) went from wearing her heart on her sleeve and being taken for granted to being more elusive, harder-to-get, but easy to be with.
In contrast to her softer-sounding material, Underwood also had great success with "Before He Cheats," a tale about a straying ex-boyfriend.
The single won her a Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and a CMA Award for Single of the Year in 2007.
News of Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl) dumping Underwood via text in April of 2008 was the last straw: The authors sent her a copy of .
Ellen & Sherrie told me: "We don't know if she read it but lo and behold, she's been acting like a Rules Girl ever since!
That same year, Underwood released her follow-up album, On May 10, 2008, at the age of 26, Underwood was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry by country star Garth Brooks, making her the youngest member of the famed institution.
Later that year, in September 2008, Underwood won the CMA Award for Female Vocalist of the Year—for the third consecutive time—for .We may never know - celebs are loathe to admit any artifice (none of them have extensions, or implants, or have used botox, right? “I had a very happy childhood full of the wonderful simple things that children love to do.In February 2009, Underwood won a Grammy Award (Best Female Country Vocal Performance) for her song "Last Name"—her fourth Grammy in three years.In November 2009, she received two more CMA nominations, for Female Vocalist of the Year and Musical Event of the Year.Her follow-up single, "Jesus, Take the Wheel," then shot to the top of the country charts.