Carrie Underwood has already conquered the country music charts, and now the blonde beauty is giving acting a try in the feature film Soul Surfer.

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The movie is based on the true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton who lost her arm in a shark attack.

As for Underwood, she plays a church youth leader who helps the injured surfer gain the confidence to get back into the water.

The trailer is filled with great surfing footage ... very reminiscent of Kate Bosworth's Blue Crush, however it's surprising that there is no mention of a shark attack.

Guess we'll have to see how that scary shark encounter is addressed in the final cut of the film.

Soul Surfer, also starring Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt, hits theaters on April 8.