First song that charted: "Inside Your Heaven" at #52 on Hot Country Songs & Country Airplay, and #1 on the Hot 100
Biggest hit: "Before He Cheats"
Contributions to country radio: Carrie Underwood is the biggest female star in country music, and she is also the most consistently on country radio. There was a period of time where every single she released to country radio went No.1, from "Before He Cheats" in 2006 to "Just A Dream" in 2008. That's incredible, especially for a woman. She continues to break the radio's unwritten 'no women' rule, and the songs she released these days, even if they don't get to No.1, get pretty darn close. She's added a girl power element into the otherwise very misogynistic format of country radio. Her biggest song ever was a song about smashing her ex-boyfriends car because he cheated on her. If that doesn't scream girl power, I don't know what does. Carrie Underwood has been an inspiration for the next generation of female country artists because of her voice, but also because of her success. Underwood shows women that they can do what men can, and that they deserve a place on country radio.
"Inside Your Heaven"
"Little Toy Guns"
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