12 Photos Of Carrie Underwood That Remind Us Why We Love Her [SLIDESHOW]

Carrie Underwood turns 33 Thursday. Celebrate the country star by taking a look at 12 of her most stunning moments.

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  • Carrie Underwood turns 33 today. (Photo: Getty Images)
  • The country star won American Idol in its fourth season, but she doesn't credit the show with all of her success. (Photo: Glamour)
  • "Just because you're on a show like that does not guarantee immediate or long-lasting success. I guess the stars have to align just right," she said. (Photo: Allure)
  • "And whatever happens after that, it's up to fate." (Photo: Getty Images)
  • She said she "understands" why American Idol is ending after its 15th season this year. (Photo: Glamour)
  • Underwood said she doesn't see herself ever leaving country music, like Taylor Swift did. (Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for CMT)
  • "That's not really my goal, that's not me at all. I grew up listening to country music. That's my home, and that's where I want to stay." (Photo: Cosmopolitan)
  • "Our goal in my team and what we've always talked about is making country music that everybody can like, you know." (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
  • Carrie Underwood turns 33 today.
  • Underwood has a son that's almost 1, and she said she loves being a mom. (Photo: Glamour)
  • It makes certain songs that I've been singing for years have new meaning. There's a couple of songs in the album that are looked at from a parent's perspective." (Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival)
  • Happy Birthday, Carrie Underwood! (Photo: Glamour)