Carrie Underwood Opens Up About Feeling Like an ‘Underdog’: ‘I Want to Prove Them All Wrong’

by Katie Maloney

Despite over 15 years of success, Carrie Underwood says that she still feels like an underdog. 

2020 has been a good year for Carrie Underwood. She released her album, “My Gift,” and is teaming up with HBO MAX for a holiday TV special. Underwood also had a joint win this year for the ACM Awards‘ 2020 Entertainer of the Year. Regardless, Carrie Underwood still struggles to feel like she’s doing enough.

Carrie Underwood Still Feels Like An Underdog

During an interview with The Zane Lowe Show, Carrie Underwood opened up about feeling like an underdog.

“With my competitive nature, if you look at yourself as the underdog, it makes you want to work a little harder.”

Underwood said feeling like she has to work harder for what she wants is what fuels her.

“With each album that I’ve [made], it’s been a different feel, a different look, a different vibe — and I love that. I would get bored if I made the same album over and over again.” She later said, “I look at each one as a chance to start over and try to make a splash. I think it’s a good thing if people think I don’t play by the rules, but I want to make music that I love at the end of the day and get to be on stage.”

Since winning the fourth season of American Idol in 2005, Carrie Underwood has released 10 albums. She’s had 14 number 1 titles on the Hot Country Songs chart. Additionally, she’s designed a line of activewear, teamed up with countless singers, hosted awards shows, and more. To say that Carrie Underwood is a superstar in so many different areas would be an understatement. But the star remains humble.

“No matter what you do, there’s going to be somebody out there that [doesn’t like you]. But it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter what the negative thing is — I want to prove them all wrong.”