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Her second, darker single "Before He Cheats" had similar success and resulted in Underwood taking home a CMA Award for Single of the Year and a Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 2007.
Later that year, her next album Carnival Ride (2007) debuted at the top of the charts with the hit singles "All-American Girl" and "Last Name." For her efforts, Underwood acquired the CMA Award for Female Vocalist of the Year as well as a CMA nomination for Album of the Year in 2008. On May 10, 2008, Underwood was named a member of the Grand Ole Opry, making her the youngest member at the age of 26.
Underwood's third studio album Play On was released in November 2009, with its hit singles "Cowboy Casanova," "Temporary Home" and "Undo It" reaching number one on various charts. The album's tremendous success resulted in Underwood winning the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance ("Last Name") as well as two CMA Award nominations for Album of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year in 2010.
On May 1, 2012, Underwood released her fourth studio album Blown Away alongside its lead singles "Good Girl" and "Blown Away." The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, Digital Albums chart and Country Albums chart and guided Underwood to the 2012 American Music Award for Favorite Country Album, two American Country Awards for Single of the Year ("Remind Me") and Female Artist of the Year, as well as two Grammy Award nominations.
Aside from her music resume, Underwood has made a few on-screen appearances, including Sesame Street (2009), How I Met Your Mother (2010) and the biopic Soul Surfer (2011). On November 30, 2012, NBC announced that Underwood would be playing Maria von Trapp in its live broadcast of The Sound of Music, which is set air sometime in 2013.