Open Letter to Carrie Underwood - Country Music Star

Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood

Fan letter to Carrie Underwood

Howdy Carrie, First off I want to say that your role in the Sound of Music Live on NBC was outstanding! I am 50 years old and I never watched the original movie, even though my mother pleaded with me to sit down long enough to view it. What can I say, I was a hyper kid. I am still hyper as an adult, but I finally saw the Sound of Music, thanks to you! Bravo!

You first came into the spotlight on American Idol in 2005. You were a shy, insecure yet obviously talented girl from Oklahoma! I must confess I was rooting for Bo Bice. I was impressed with the way you looked up to Bo and how he looked after you. When you were announced the winner, your expression was priceless! I could tell you thought Bo was going to be the reigning champ.

Most viewers did, but as we all know everything happens for a reason. Since then you have blossomed into a sensational superstar, with a spectacular set of pipes! No matter what song you are singing your fans feel it, that must be a surreal feeling for you.

Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood

I hope married life is treating you well.

I bet you never imagined that you would meet your husband Mike Fisher at one of your concerts?

Life does work in mysterious ways, for sure!

You received some disliked publicity when Mike left the Ottawa Senators hockey team to play for the Nashville Predators.

I never blamed you, but Canadians did! It was Mike's choice, he preferred to be closer to his wife then traveling from Nashville to Ottawa, Canada.

That's all water under the bridge now. Hopefully.

Mama's Song Memories....

I'm very thankful for your tune "Mama's Song." Your song came along at the perfect time for me. My youngest daughter was getting married and mama was happy for Michelle yet still concerned for her well-being. This beautiful ballad that you dedicated to your mother after your marriage to Mike gave me the strength I needed to give my daughter her wings. Each time I heard it on the radio I would text my daughter "Mama's Song!" She enjoyed the texts in the beginning, BUT wow this song had a LOT of airtime which meant a LOT of texts! Michelle and I danced to this song at her wedding. It was a magnificent mother-daughter moment with lots of tears from onlookers.

Carrie has 'tude!

"Undo it" is another favorite song of mine. Your attitude is inspiring! I'm a fan of the Carrie Strut (my name for your attitude walk). I've practiced it many times, I just haven't mastered it yet. I'm not one for walking in heels due to ending up on my butt BUT you got the strut down! This might explain why in 2007 Victorias Secret named you the sexiest female musician! Work it girl!

Faith Hill vs Carrie Underwood

You probably would rather forget about the infamous incident with Faith Hill in 2006. Actually Faith would rather forget it ever happened. But it did and it was too funny! Personally I don't think Faith was that upset when you were chosen over her as Female Vocalist of the year BUT this video is awesome! Faith is the only one who knows what exactly happened.There is no comparison between you and Faith. This video and that moment are just a part of music history.

Did you ever wonder where you would be if it wasn't for American Idol? You obviously deserved the honor of winning.

Keep on entertaining me and I'll keep listening! Carry on Carrie!

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.... Remind Me

Carried Underwood 17 #1's

1. Carrie loves scary movies...the more blood and gore the better.
2. She had a small role in the movie Soul Surfer and played a Christian Counselor (she did great)!
3. Recently starred in the TV drama Blue Bloods and sang a duet "It Had To Be You" with Tony Bennet!
4. Grew up on a farm in Oklahoma with her parents and two older sisters.
5. At age 13 she became a vegetarian.
6. Is the World's Sexiest Vegetarian according to PETA.
7. Was a Miss NSU Runner Up (Northwestern State University) where she graduated magna cum laude in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication.
8. Will co-host the CMA Awards on November 9th alongside Brad Paisley for the 4th time.
9. Last name is legally Fisher. Professional name will remain Underwood.
10. Carrie and Mike had planned on building a home in Ottawa but that didn't work out.
11. She would want Reese Witherspoon to play her in a movie about her life, if that should ever happen.
12. Birthdate: March 10, 1983
13. In 2008 she toured with Keith Urban! (Lucky girl)!
14. Was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2008.
15. Has won MANY Grammy, Billboard and American Music Awards!
16. She was the first female to win the Academy Of Country Music Entertainer Of The Year back to back.
17. Has 13 number one hits and she co-wrote 8 of them.
18. She's ranked number 50 on the Artists Of The Decade list by Billboard.
19. After graduating from high school she gave up on her dream of singing!! :)
20. Performed a rendition of "How Great Thou Art" with Vince Gill. The video of the performance turned into a viral hit reaching 3 million views on YouTube within two days.
21. "The best American Idol of all time" - Randy Jackson of American Idol
22. Height: only 5'3 ... keep working those stilettos girl!
23. Made her television debut in the TV show "How I Met Your Mother"
24. Carrie has made her mark in country music history.
25. Her 4 studio albums all peaked at #1 on the US Country charts
26. When Carrie Underwood won American Idol she was offered a personal jet plane. Carrie refused the gift since she had no money at that time to pay the taxes for it and for it's upkeep.
27. On "Labor" Day, Carrie announced she's going to be a mom! A clever day to announce her pregnancy.

Cowboy Casanova

List of Carrie's Number One Hits!

Listed below are the number one hits of Carrie Underwood.

Carrie continues to blow us away with each new tune she delivers.

1. Jesus Take The Wheel
2. Before He Cheats
3. Wasted
4. So Small
5. All American Girl
6. Last Name
7. Just A Dream
8. Cowboy Casanova
9. Temporary Home
10. Undo It
11. Inside Your Heaven
12. Remind Me with Brad Paisley
13. Good Girl
14. Two Black Cadillacs

Don't mess with this chick!!!

How Great Thou Art with Vince Gill

CMA 2011 Introducing the Tim McGraw and Faith Hill dolls

© 2011 Linda Bilyeu

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Cousin Fudd 5 years ago from From the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina

Yes! Yes! Yes! She is a great singer and a looker too.


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LydieRVgirl 5 years ago from Pa in summer sebring fl winter

You are a very nice writer love it.


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas

I just love the way you write these letters. They are so full of good information about the person to whom you are writing. Keep up the good work, and strutt your stuff!!


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

A very impressive hub....you have done well little grasshopper. Thanks for all this great information on Carrie Underwood....I am surprised she has only been a celebrity since 2005....it seems like she has been around much longer than that....great videos..and great Random Facts....I especially liked the fact that we share birthdays....as well as my oldest son as well...March 10th is a great day to celebrate.


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Cousin Fudd...You cook us up some green tomatoes and I'll bring Carrie!

Lydie...Welcome to my hubworld, thank you for the follow!

Homestead...Trust me I'm strutting!

Cogerson...I didn't know you and Bryan shared the same birthday! Fun!


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson - two of the best singers to appear on American Idol ... so far. Carrie would love this letter, Sunshine.


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geegee77 5 years ago from The Lone Star State!!

Yes maam I gotta tell ya when I saw AI that season I told my husband this girl is gonna win and I was soo right!!!! I love Carrie Underwood she is awesome, she's just a natural born performer and I see nothing but greatness in her future. Great hub sunshine loved it and the videos are awesome!!!:) ge


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Barbara Turpin 5 years ago from N. California

She IS the greatest...right along w/Reba!! My fav songs of Carrie's....'mama's song' and 'temporary home'

I was lucky enough to see her perform at a very small county fair here, just after 'Before He Cheats' was released. The wind was blowing so hard, it became a huge dust bowl and she couldn't be seen! So, after being in the line of cars for 2.5hrs, we had to leave...as did most others. Very sad. She is adorable, friendly and a country girl all the way!

Great Hub!!!


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DSPickett 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

She likes horror movies? Maybe she'll star in one. (I guess Soul Surfer doesn't count.)


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you for your memories, thoughts and comments...

@drbj

@geegee

@barbara

@picket

FYI: Nov 9th are the CMA Awards on ABC when we get to see Carrie and Brad co-host again .... woot!!!


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Dave Sibole 5 years ago from Leesburg, Oh

Loved the Hub. I'm married so I hesitate to say I love Carrie but I like her a lot. I did love the How Great Thou Art duet with Vince. I hope she never changes. Thanks didn't know a lot of the tidbits.


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Dear Carry:

Your Talent Is Reflected In Your Personality.;)

From:Bryan c/o sunshine625.;)


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

thanks for Carrie's biography...did not know so much about her..until now :)

However, Reading the above sure makes me feel that destiny will always take us places where we intend to go :)

Cheers!


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Awesome hub! I will have to read all of your letter hubs as I really enjoyed this one. Can you do one on Crystal Bowersox for Me?


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

@David, How Great Thou Art was a memorable performance! I also hope Carrie stays grounded. She's admired by many.

@Bryan! I liked your mini letter! :)

@Ruchira, I'm happy you were able to learn some new facts about Carrie!

@Susan ... I'll take Crystal into consideration, I don't have enough to work with YET :))


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

You have selected one of the best female recording voices.

My vocal students love to sing her songs. Fantastic hub, full of information and interest. Love the videos. I live in Nashville and have met Vince Gill. He performs just 5 min from where I live and I enjoy watching him play and sing. He is a very sweet man. Voted a big UP on this one!

vocalcoach!


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you vocalcoach for your follow and comment! I bet you have some country music stories to share! Looking forward to them.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia

Sunshine, another great hub. Very well done and votes to you. Carrie Underwood is a great country singer and has came very far in just a short time. Well deserving.


SusieQ42 5 years ago

I don't really follow Carrie but did see her when she won American Idol- one of my favorite shows. She is beautiful, that's for sure.


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Stokermm 5 years ago from Gainesville, FL

Carrie is SO talented!! I'm so glad that she won American Idol. She has come a long way!


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

I don't care much for country music - but I like it when she sings! Go figure! She would love your letter, Sunshine!


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Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

I have a poem here, Before He Cheats, with the Carrie song, I think, but anyway she really has a talent and I guess a lot of people aren't but I am kind of tired of Faith. Also once I heard from people like Vince Gill (who I know wouldn't lie about her) she has such a dirty mouth I kind of lost respect. I know that doesn't mean much to most people but it does me.

Great hub, Carrie is great!


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

I love this girl.......she has an amazing story....going from rags to riches...first class.

The "how great thou art" song with vince gill is one of the best versions of that song EVER!! she can sing that, then turn around and do a live duet with Steven Tyler with "Walk this way".......the girl is a real true blue talent...

Nice Hub..up and awesome


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

As a fellow music lover - great hub! I didn't know that much about her. She's so beautiful and does have a heck of a set of pipes. I am waiting for my girl to get done with her gymnastic lesson and the video won't play on iPad! I have to come back to see that (Faith Hill moment:)!

Aw sweet - I know how music can really change your attitude and help through moments of uncertainty. I hope your daughter is loving the married life!


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you lyricwriter, Carrie's fan club feels the same way! They really seem to be enjoying this hub :)

Hi Susie, You would love her music! Carrie's voice is one you won't forget...try the strut in the Undo It Video!

Stokermm ... we will be doing the Carrie strut this weekend!


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Jackie ... I'm still a bit curious on the Faith Hill moment, maybe we'll find out one day.

Thank you CMerrit, I hope Carrie gets to read all these wonderful comments one day :)

Hi Dex ... Maybe Leroy can pass it on to Carrie! :))

Real ... be sure and come back for the video!!! My daughters both loved being married, Thanks!!


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tosha11 5 years ago from Clarksville, Tennesse

Really a fantastic Hub!


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susan54 5 years ago

I'm huge fan of Carrie and so is my husband. love you work


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you tosha and susan! Your visits are always appreciated :)


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Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

You come up with such good ideas for Hubs.. would like to probe around your brain for one day..LOL up and awesome!!! Frank


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Frank you would be exhausted within minutes!! Haha!! Thank you:)


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Great piece Sunshine. I have always thought that Carrie has an awesome voice and is quite naturally beautiful. Thank you for all the tidbits of info I never knew. It was a very fun read.

Sharyn


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

I'm glad you enjoyed this Sharon! Carrie was so amazingly funny at the CMA's ... I've watched the opening video or her and Brad over ten times! I've been mimicking their act and beginning to annoy my fam. Oh well! :))


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sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

"Jesus Take the Wheel" is my ringtone. Carrie Underwood is America's Sweetheart. I love her. Voted up and across and shared!!


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Julz09 4 years ago

shes hot, what more can i say?


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Carrie is Country Music's Sweetheart, has a beautiful voice and is hot! Thanks Susan and Julz:))


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Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

She is a great singer and will go a long way in the industry... well respected.

Hugs from Canada


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I love Carrie Underwood, I love "Remind Me" and I love this hub....great job as usual!


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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

Sunshine,

I will be back to read this---my Clint wants me to cut his hair. He is so spoiled that I am the only one that does it right he says.

Later,

Bobbi


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Curiad 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

Great job detailing Carrie Underwood Sunshine!


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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

Sunshine,

You are so right about "Mama's Song" it was beautifully sad. It takes a great mother to give her daughter wings and let her fly into the future.

Now, I am a Carrie Underwood Fan, she has a lovely voice.

I voted up, awesome and beautiful.

I am now waiting for the next Fan Letter.

Your Hub Friend,

Bobbi


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Rolly ~ Billy ~ Mark ~ Bobbi

I appreciate all your comments. I agree Carrie has a fine set of pipes and will be around country music for a long time. She recently released a new single with a bit of a pop tune, a crossover maybe?


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Happy Birthday to Carrie!!!


skye2day 4 years ago

sunshine Fun hub sister. Carrie is awesome. She is one superstar that has remained true to herself. You wrote an awesome letter. Did you send it along to her? If so did you hear back? Just curious. Thanks for the great entertainment. Hugs Galore sunshine.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Skye! Yes, I have sent this letter to Carrie. I'm still waiting on hearing back from her!:))


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago

I was totally hoping for Carrie during American Idol and I am so glad that she has managed to make her dreams come true! She is inspirational and I love her songs! I greatly enjoy your letters and this one might be one of my favorites to this point because I am a fan of Carrie Underwood as well!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Crystal! Thank you for visiting with Carrie and I. She has really come a long way. More power to her!:)


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MelChi 4 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

Carrie is my favourite Idol and one of my favourite singers. I absolutely love her! From the time that I saw her sing her first audition song on American Idol, I knew she was going to be a star. That, and an outstanding personality - and the looks, there was no question! I didn't know she was a member of PETA or a vegetarian! Thank you so much for this tribute to Carrie - brilliant! :) Voted up - awesome - interesting - beautiful.


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jainismus 4 years ago from Pune, India

Great Hub on the great singer, shared with followers.


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remaniki 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Wonderful hub Linda with so many random facts and other information about Carrie. To be honest, I am not familiar with these singers but am enjoying knowing about them and their wonderful music. "How great thou art" is an excellent piece of music. Loved it. Thanks. Cheers, Rema.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

A really good singer who is also easy on the eye, sunshine, I loved the songs here could listen to them all day... I'm amazed at your encyclopaedic country Music knowledge. I always learn a lot! voted up tweeted.


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

She's probably my second favorite AI winner next to Kelly Clarkson. When I heard her sing "Before He Cheats" I had a feeling she wasn't going to be like the other winners. And she hasn't been. I enjoy how down to earth and personable she see seems.

I'm definitely looking forward to her Behind The Music episode as well. Great hub!


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

I don't think I have heard much by Carrie but your hub has piqued my interest so I will seek her out on You Tube. Great hub Linda and good videos too.


Ruth Pieterse 4 years ago

I've been a huge fan since I first saw Carrie on Idols. Enjoyed your hub tremendously.


Shane Newman 3 years ago

Hi Carrie underwood ive been a huge Fan Since Frist saw

on American ldol.

i wanted ike to Song with youon Stage ?

Carrie underwood

im every good Singer .

mts center May 15 2013

Pleeee i wanted this now Carrie underwood


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Shane, I hope Carrie responds to you!:)


Shane Newman 3 years ago

Hi Carrie underwood live been a hug Since Frist Saw

on American ldol

i Wanted wll ike Song with on Stage

Before he Cheats

My Name is Shane Newman


Shane Newman 3 years ago

Hi Carrie underwood live been a hug Since frist Saw on American ldol.

i hope you pick me to last name togetherto Song with on Stage


shane newman 3 years ago

Hi Carrie underwood live been a hug Since Fist Saw

on American

i wanted i hope Pick me to Song with on Stage

Last Name .

My Name is Shane Newman


Shane Newman 3 years ago

hello Carre undewrwood How are toinght.

we sar a duet toegther me and you on stage

Undo it.

so what do you thaink about ?


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Shane...Carrie is a bit busy, but I'm sure she appreciates your support.


Neetu 3 years ago

this song becomes a cunotry-pop smash as it should is See the original post here: Carrie Underwood Blown Away, Music Download of the Day Deadmau5 the Veldt 8-Minute Edit, Music Download of the


Yolox 3 years ago

I think the cover looks really good from afar, but so FAKE and PHOTOSHOPPED when you look a liltte closer. Is this really the Carrie Underwood that won American Idol? Where did the Girl Next Door go? We lost it for a plastic Hollywood doll. Take away the Carrie Underwood on the album cover, would you have any idea who this was?


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Congratulations to Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher on their pregnancy announcement...on "Labor" Day :)


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Brite-Ideas 2 years ago from Toronto, Canada

A wonderful dedication to Carrie, love your letter; she's so talented! I remember my brother (who lived not too far from them when she lived in Ottawa, saying that people would see her around) lol


Allison Coats 11 months ago

Dear,Carrie I love your music you are the best Christian country

singer and you are the best American idol winner and my favorite song from your music is Jesus take the wheel and some heart and temporary home and Church bells and I heard that you are going to be pregnant before the tour starts and I heard that you won the people choice awards and my favorite song from your music is heartbeat as well have a nice day bye. From Allison Coats


Allison coats 20 and almost 21 11 months ago

Dear,Carrie I love your music you are the best Christian country singer and I love your music is Jesus take the wheel and some heart and I heard that you are going to be pregnant before the tour starts and I heard that you won the people choice awards and my favorite song from your music is heartbeat and temporary home and CHURCH bells I hope you have a ice bye From Allison Coats From Brewster, ma

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