On This Day In 2005: Carrie Underwood Released “Jesus, Take The Wheel”
From the minute Carrie Underwood stepped into the audition room for American Idol, everyone knew she was special.
Underwood went on to win season 4 of the hit television show. She dropped one of the biggest songs of her career a few months later. On October 3, 2005, Underwood released her debut single, “Jesus, Take The Wheel.”
The powerful ballad was featured on her first studio album Some Hearts. It was written by Brett James, Hillary Lindsey, and Gordie Sampson. Underwood performed the spiritual track for the first time live on the CMA Awards that fall. It became her first No. 1 country single.
Underwood’s “Jesus, Take The Wheel” has not only become a staple in her concert set over the years. It has also changed the lives of music fans around the world. If you’ve seen her perform it, then you know exactly what I’m talking about.
To date, Underwood has released nine studio albums, is an 8-time GRAMMY Award winner. She has won 7 CMA Awards and 16 ACM Awards, among many other accolades over the years.
Underwood recently released the Deluxe Edition of her Denim & Rhinestones album. Among the new tracks are “Drunk and Hungover,” a live version of “She Don’t Know,” and “Out Of That Truck.”
The 40-year-old is nominated for Entertainer of the Year at the upcoming CMA Awards on November 8 alongside Luke Combs, Chris Stapleton, Morgan Wallen, and Lainey Wilson. However, the good news doesn’t stop there for fans of Underwood.
Underwood has already shared with her fan base that she will return to the stage at Resorts World Theatre in 2024 for REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency. Underwood has nine shows remaining in Las Vegas for 2023.
Now, take yourself back to 2005 and click below to watch Carrie Underwood’s music video for “Jesus, Take The Wheel.”