It was fourteen years ago on May 25, 2005, that Carrie, 36, beat Bo Bice to win American Idol's fourth season.
She shared an Instagram story the same day that reflected on the impact of her win with a funny joke included in the caption.
"14 years ago today... my world changed," Carrie wrote. "It's true when I say that you can't 'Cry Pretty'".
"Cry Pretty" is a reference to her 2018 country hit.
Carrie went on to become one of the show's biggest success stories. She's won countless awards, sold millions of records and topped the country charts several times over the past fourteen years.
She performed during the show's 17th season finale earlier this month with fellow AI alum Adam Lambert.
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