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Carrie Underwood Turns 34!

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Happy 34th birthday to Carrie Underwood!

It's been 12 years since Carrie was crowned champ on American Idol. And since then, she's learned how important it is for her to step away from the spotlight every once in a while and just be Carrie from Checotah, Oklahoma.

"You forget. You're in your celebrity bubble and I don't want to be in that bubble. It's fun sometimes. But for your heart and for you as a person, you just kind of need to step away and just be real."

Carrie has no big plans for the rest of the year, except to enjoy being a wife and mother.

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