Carrie Underwood blossomed from the girl next door to a promising young singer before tens of millions of viewers by winning “American Idol” five years ago. Since then, the 27-year-old newlywed (she married Ottawa Senators hockey player Mike Fisher this summer) has become one of the foremost artists of her generation, with five Grammy Awards, two Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Awards, an induction into the Grand Ole Opry and 13 No. 1 singles.
>> Carrie Underwood will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Jobing.com Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale. Billy Currington and Sons of Sylvia open the show. $45.55-$67.15. (623) 772-3800 or jobingarena.com.