On Sunday evening, country superstar Carrie Underwood celebrated the Fourth of July with an awesome cowboy-themed patriotic photo.
Similar to millions of other Americans on Independence Day, the country singer shared a post for the holiday on social media. Friends and families across the nation got together for cookouts and to set off fireworks to ring in America’s birthday.
Underwood and her family, who are based in Nashville, Tennessee, spent some time out of town recently. They’ve been in Estes Park, Colorado at Wind River Ranch. The destination is a “Christian Family Guest Ranch Resort,” according to their Instagram page.
The ranch is in the middle of the Rocky Mountains with scenic views surrounding the area. Wind River has tons of activities for the whole family. On-ranch activities include horseback riding, fishing, hiking, bible studies, ranch Olympics, and a kids rodeo. In addition, the ranch has country dancing, archery, wall climbing, zip lines, axe and knife throwing, and much more.
Carrie Underwood posted a photo from her recent ranch experience that she said represented her love for our country. The photo captures a female cowboy riding her horse as she holds a large American flag. The cowboy seems to be part of a rodeo event at the ranch that Underwood and her family took in.
“Using this amazing picture from our @windriverranch experience to share my love for America! Happy Independence Day! LET FREEDOM RING! God bless you all and God bless America,” Carrie Underwood posted along with five American flag emojis.
Carrie Underwood Says Her Childhood July 4th Firework Shows Influenced Her Future Concerts
Like many of us growing up, Carrie Underwood loved shooting off fireworks on the Fourth of July. She enjoyed it so much she used to put on personal firework shows for her family. Additionally, her love for fireworks stuck with her and helped influence some of her live shows as a country star.
When the singer was still in elementary school she looked forward to visiting a local fireworks stand in her hometown. During the holidays, she would get to pick some out, which she would set up as part of a family fireworks show.
“I came home and made a list of what order I wanted to do them in, because I wanted to put a show on for mom and dad. And of course I couldn’t wait until it was dark outside,” Carrie Underwood told UMG Nashville recently. “So, I made my mom and dad get the lawn chairs and come out to the backyard and watch some not very dramatic fireworks at like six o’clock in the evening, but I was so proud of myself. And I was so proud of the show that I put on.”
Her love of pyrotechnics lived on well into adulthood as well. She thinks her childhood fascination with fireworks ended up being great training for her live shows in front of thousands these days.
“So, I feel like that was a little training for what I do now—putting on shows, figuring out how it’s all going to work out,” she added.