From her start on American Idol to taking Nashville by storm as a bonafide country star, Carrie Underwood has a lot of experience being in front of a camera. Alongside her incredible voice, her onscreen charisma shines in her official music videos. From a never-back-down anthem to a glimpse inside a life of fame, here are our picks for the 10 best Carrie Underwood videos.
Please note that this article dates back to 2018, so it doesn't list more recent videos from Underwood's 2020 Christmas album My Gift, such as the one for her John Legend collaboration "Hallelujah," or her 2021 collection of gospel hymns, My Savior.
After debuting the uplifting song during the Olympics, Underwood released the music video for "The Champion." Her collaboration with Ludacris featured clips of inspiring people from the past and present and won the singer the Female Video of the Year award at the CMT Music Awards.
Underwood tackled a difficult issue in the emotional and powerful video for "Blown Away."
"Something in the Water"
The video for Underwood's powerful "Something in the Water" is filled with faith-affirming emotional imagery.
"Jesus, Take the Wheel"
The video for "Jesus, Take the Wheel" features people finding faith in something bigger than themselves. The clip is a fitting companion to the song that made Underwood a country music superstar.
"See You Again"
The music video for Underwood's 2012 song "See You Again" is a tearjerker featuring clips of people reuniting with their loved ones.
"Before He Cheats"
The song that served as a warning to cheaters everywhere got an equally sassy music video treatment, co-starring slashed leather seats, busted headlights and, yes, a Louisville Slugger.
Underwood's powerhouse vocals and stage presence is on display in this concert video for her story song "Church Bells."
Underwood plays a singing drifter who tips her hat to the working class in this music video for "Smoke Break," a party song that packs in a deeper message about stress and anxiety.
Following her incredible performance of the song at the 2018 ACM Awards, Underwood released the raw, intimate video for her song "Cry Pretty." The song is the first single from her album of the same name.
Honorable mention videos: "Drinking Alone," "All-American Girl," "Cowboy Casanova," "Just a Dream," "Mama's Song," "Undo It," "Two Black Cadillacs," "Temporary Home," "The Fighter" (featuring Keith Urban) and "Love Wins"
This story was first published on Jul 27, 2018.