Staff WriterAccording to recent research, Carrie Underwood is favorite country artist among 12-24-year-olds it has been announced. Carrie Underwood's post-American Idol success is somewhat of a Cinderella story. Years before auditioning for the blockbuster FOX singing competition, she tried her hand at landing a major record label deal with various demos and live performances. However, it wasn't until she stood before then-judges Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson that her life changed forever. According to a study released by Edison Research, the 30-year-old powerhouse is "the most popular artist among 12-to-24-year-olds who like country music, as well as the most popular Country artist among 12-to-24s overall," as first reported by All Access. The study continues, citing that among 12-to-24-year-olds, Underwood earned an 82% favorable rating with
Blake Shelton(77%) and
Luke Bryan(75%) following. Titled "Understanding Country Radio's Next Generation of Listeners," this new research allows industry executives to get a better reach on the music and media consumption habits of 12-to-34-year-olds, otherwise known as the target demographic. The full survey is expected to be unveiled on Feb. 19 by Edison's Larry Rosin and Megan Lazovick and "Millenials" expert Jayne Charneski at the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville.