Tuesday, May 26, 2015

10 Years of Carrie Underwood

I have always been a music girl. Turning the dial on my little, pink boom box to find the the perfect song to clean to my room to. Or burning the perfect mix of music to sing on my car rides. Remember Napster? But until Carrie Underwood, there was no single artist that I could really pick out as a favorite. One that had songs that really moved me and I could relate to. And occasionally use for away messages.

So hard to believe it's been 10 years! I'm forever grateful to American Idol for changing my life! #blessed -Carrie Underwood

It's been 10 years since Carrie Underwood was crowned the queen of American Idol. Carrie has won seven Grammy awards and has the most No. 1 hits, amongst any of her fellow country superstars, on the Billboard Hot Country Songs-US Weekly. Have you caught on to my girl crush yet? I know I am at least partly responsible for making some of those singles Number 1.

I watched her from day one of auditions, texting away to vote, all the way to the end. I made my mom blast the song on the radio, much to her dismay, when I came home for my college break. But it was Carrie Underwood's music that has really taken me through the past 10 years. All my accomplishments & hardships the past decade all have a Carrie Underwood song attached to them.

Jesus, Take the Wheel
This song was her first successful single and will always remind me of my best friend in her freshmen dorm room as we played it over and over again. Thinking we were hitting the high notes just like Carrie was.




Mama's Song
And I know you watch me grow up
And only want what's best for me
And I think I found the answer
To your prayers
And he is good, so good

These are the lyrics that that I imagined saying to my mom as I got engaged and married without her physically here. I know she watched me grow up and only what was best for me.

Cowboy Casanova
There was nothing better to jam out to in a car that actually had a CD player.Windows down, pretending I was hitting all the high notes. Getting my fair share of looks from other cars I'm sure. Funny enough, that CD never made it out of that CD player. Must be because I played this song too much.

Two Black Cadillacs
Two months ago his wife called the number on his phone
Turns out he'd been lying to both of them for oh so long
They decided then he'd never get away with doing this to them
Two black Cadillacs waiting for the right time, the right time

Ultimate women's revenge.

Ever, Ever After
Fact. We walked out to the instrumental version of this song after we were pronounced husband and wife. Perfect mix of Disney and Carrie.


See You Again
I will see you again, oh
This is not where it ends
I will carry you with me, oh
'Till I see you again



Last Name

I don't even know my last nameMy momma would be so ashamedIt started off "hey cutie, where you from?"And then it turned into "oh no! what have I done?"And I don't even know my last name

 How fun is this song? A night in Vegas, wake up married. It was also really fun when she performed it and showed her huge engagement ring.

Just a Dream

So Small

'Cause sometimes that mountain you've been climbingIs just a grain of sandAnd what you've been out there searching for foreverIs in your handsAnd when you figure out love is all that matters after allIt sure makes everything else seem so small

Throughout my life I have always believed that everything happens for a reason and you can't sweat the small stuff. That's exactly what this song is all about. When I was in college, there were some tough times but thinking about these lyrics helped me.


Something in the Water

10 years later and Carrie Underwood can still bring all the feelings with her songs. So much meaning and such a connection with the words.



End of girl crush, fan girl moment. And still do not have Carrie Underwood's legs.


Who is your favorite artist or band? Have there been songs that have connected with you?
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1 comment:

  1. Love Carrie Underwood! Blaring her music and singing at the top of my lungs is my favorite!

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