11/09/2011 09:32 am ET | Updated Jan 09, 2012

Carrie Underwood's Third Grade School Photo

Shining her best pair of cowboy boots, Carrie Underwood is preparing to take the stage as the host of the 45th annual Country Music Awards.

But long before she was belting it out in front of millions, she was raising her hand in a class of third graders. Snakkle got a hold of Carrie's class photo from Oklahoma's Checotah School. Who knew that 19 years later she'd be nominated as the CMA's Female Vocalist of the Year.

Check out Carrie's school photo below and click over to Snakkle for more flashback country star pics.