Carrie Underwood to Be Inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame
08/11/2009 AT 11:20 AM EDT
Underwood, the Academy of Country Music's reigning Entertainer of the Year, has frequently spoken fondly about her Oklahoman roots. Raised on her parents' farm in the small town of Checotah, Underwood stayed in-state for college, graduating with a communications degree from Northeastern State University.
Underwood will be in good company in the Music Hall of Fame. Previous inductees include Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Merle Haggard and The All American Rejects.
– Steve Helling