Carrie Underwood: From Idol to Country Bride!

As Nashville's golden girl weds, look back at her amazing five-year journey to stardom and happiness

  • GRADUATION DAY photo | Carrie Underwood

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Updated: Friday Jul 09, 2010 | 06:30 PM EDT By: Kate Hogan and Katie Kauss

GRADUATION DAY

Only three credits shy of her diploma when she left college for Idol, Underwood returns to Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla., on May 6, 2006, to graduate magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts in mass communication.