Rewinding the Country Charts: In 2008, Carrie Underwood Was the 'Girl' at No. 1
In 2008, the former American Idol champ scored her fifth Hot Country Songs No. 1.
On March 15, 2008, Carrie Underwood's "All-American Girl" romped 5-1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart for its first of two weeks at No. 1. The single from the 2005 American Idol champion was released from her sophomore LP Carnival Ride, which debuted at No. 1 on Top Country Albums. The set became her second leader, following 2005's Some Hearts.
When Underwood's most recent LP, Storyteller, launched at No. 1 on Top Country Albums in 2015, she became the first artist to post six consecutive career-opening leaders, a feat she now shares with Miranda Lambert.
On the all-genre Billboard 200, Carnival Ride became Underwood's first of three No. 1s.
"Girl" marked Underwood's fifth of 14 Hot Country Songs chart-toppers. She has yet to miss the top 10 with any of her 26 proper singles promoted to the format, beginning with her 2006 six-week No. 1 "Jesus, Take the Wheel."
Underwood, 35, joined Capitol Records in 2017, first offering pop track "The Champion" (featuring Ludacris), which was featured in NBC's Super Bowl LII and Winter Olympics coverage. She is expected to release new country material this year.