Born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, on March 10th, 1983, American singer Carrie Underwood is the most successful contestant to ever appear on American Idol. In 2005 Carrie won the fourth season of American Idol, and, in terms of votes, dominated the show like no one before or since. This was underlined by the fact that she comfortably received more votes than any other performer all through the 2005 season. On the back of her American Idol success Carrie released the single, Inside Your Heaven. This topped the Billboard Hot 100, and, in doing so, made her the first country music performer to ever reach the top spot with a debut single. In addition, no other American Idol winner has matched the earnings that Carrie Underwood has so far accrued in her career.