The queen of country, Carrie Underwood, turns 29 today!

Carrie has been captivating fans since she won “American Idol” back in 2005 -- not only is she the first country singer to ever take the title, she’s also the first contestant to ever release an album that’s gone seven-times platinum!

The self-taught singer started performing at her Church when she was just three-years-old -- but she’s all grown up now and in the past six years we’ve seen her drop pounds and top charts.

Underwood has already landed several Grammys, in addition to a long list of accolades from the Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music Television Awards, American Music Awards and People’s Choice Awards.

Now that the Oklahoma-beauty has solidified herself as a staple in country music, she’s looking forward to enjoying married life with NHL player, Mike Fisher (the two wed in July of 2010).

Click “Launch Gallery” to see Carrie’s dramatic transformation over the years!