Carrie Underwood performs at the 2008 GRAMMYs
GRAMMY Rewind: Watch Carrie Underwood Perform "Before He Cheats" At The 2008 GRAMMYs
"I dug my key into the side / Of his pretty little souped-up four-wheel drive / Carved my name into his leather seats," country queen Carrie Underwood sings with equal parts confidence and rage on her 2006 GRAMMY-winning hit, "Before He Cheats."
"I took a Louisville slugger to both headlights / Slashed a hole in all four tires / Maybe next time, he'll think before he cheats," she continues on the unforgettable chorus.
Below, in the latest episode of GRAMMY Rewind, watch the then-rising country star showcase her vocal prowess with a fiery performance of the song, complete with dancers drumming on car parts, from the 50th GRAMMY Awards in 2008. That evening, the chart-topping track won two golden gramophones.
"Before He Cheats" was the third single from the season four "American Idol" winner's 2005 debut album, Some Hearts. Released in August 2006, the song was a huge pop crossover hit, charting on the Top 10 on both the country and all-genre Billboard charts, hitting No. 8 on the Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs.
The "Cry Pretty" singer had won her two first career GRAMMYs just one year prior at the 49th GRAMMY Awards in 2007 when she won the coveted Best New Artist GRAMMY, as well as Best Female Vocal Country Performance for "Jesus, Take The Wheel," her debut single. That same year, she made her GRAMMY stage debut, singing a country medley with Rascal Flatts.
Underwood's most recent GRAMMY nod came at the 59th GRAMMY Awards for "Church Bells," from her 2015 album, Storyteller. She earned her most recent win just two years prior at the 2005 GRAMMYs when she took home the award for Best Country Solo Performance for 2014's "Something In The Water."