Carrie Underwood is like a quiet storm – she consistently blows everyone away in this quiet and elegant way that somehow seems to slip under everyone’s radar.
I’ve seen a lot of live acts and a lot of powerful voices with the likes of Celine Dion and Kelly Clarkson, but Underwood is still impossible to match. She has this presence that lights up a room and claims the stage in a way that not many artists can do, no matter how great their voice is or how many number ones they have on the radio.
And now the Country Music Association is finally seeing what her fans, especially the core group of fan club members, have seen since American Idol with her recent nominations, including Entertainer of the Year (’bout time)!!!!!!
She’s never been more animated and free on a stage than on the Storyteller tour, proving once again that she is absolutely in her element. I was kind of in love with the stage setup, because it gave everyone a chance to get up close and personal with her. I’ve seen Carrie an embarrassing amount of times, but I’ve never seen a show of hers like this. The costumes and special effects were unreal, but it was still her vocals that stole the show.
There were many incredible moments, but for me, the best part was getting to see the new “mommy” side to Carrie. We’ve watched her come from her small town of Checotah, Okla., and blossom into this superstar right before our very eyes. And we also got to share those other big life moments for her as well, like when she got married. Underwood paid a tribute to the men in her life by singing a song from her latest album, “What I Never Knew I Always Wanted,” while a slideshow of pictures with husband, Mike Fisher, and son, Isaiah, were shown on the big screens. The look of happiness on her face as she sang was priceless. Carrie has found her sweet spot.
I didn’t have a meet and greet this time, which was a bit of a bummer. But, that didn’t put a damper on my spirits at the concert. It was just as fun and I went home with a pounding headache (which is always the result of too much excitement), and had a hard time falling asleep.