Carrie Underwood carried out two songs, “Blue Bayou” and “When Will I Be Beloved” in tribute to Linda Ronstadt on the latest Kennedy Middle Honors. Underwood’s personal profitable profession was influenced by the music legend, whom Underwood praised for breaking the foundations in music by doing no matter she needed to do.
“She all the time broke the foundations and sang music that was true to her.”
— The Kennedy Middle (@kencen) December 9, 2019
“One of many issues I all the time admired about her is her skill to do no matter she desires,” Underwood shared on the purple carpet forward of the ceremony. “The factor is, she all the time broke the foundations, and performed music that she felt was true to her. She was a chameleon. She beloved music, and she or he sang so many various sorts and genres. She needed to sing nation music, rock music. She would sing in Spanish. She is simply anyone who I really feel like the remainder of us ought to be extra like.”
Underwood, who surprised on the ceremony in a glowing dusty rose robe, wasn’t the one nation artist in attendance. Her good friend Thomas Rhett was additionally available to carry out “That is my Road, Sesame Road,” with Elmo, Bert, Ernie, Grover and Huge Hen.
Underwood is again at radio together with her newest single, “Consuming Alone.” The tune is from her newest Cry Fairly album and toed a line for Underwood, but it surely was one which she refused to cross.
“It was essential to me as a result of we’re singing this [in the] first particular person,” Underwood defined, through CMT. I didn’t need it to be like, ‘Oh, we’re going to get drunk and go house collectively,’ as a result of that’s not one thing that I’d do.
“If it’ll be like an excessive type of character,” she added, “I feel I’d fairly put it in third particular person, or put it in a [context where] you’re talking about anyone fully totally different, not use first particular person.”
Underwood, who co-wrote “Consuming Alone” with David Garcia and Brett James, dealt with the lyric fastidiously so listeners would know the way the tune actually performed out.
“You recognize, ‘This isn’t a factor, I’m not going house with you,'” Underwood famous. “Let’s simply be right here and be current and type of recover from our heartaches in the identical area.'”
Obtain or stream “Consuming Alone” at Underwood’s web site.
Photograph Credit score: Getty / Vivien Killilea