WATCH: Carrie Underwood Details Her First Visit to Nashville as a Child

by Joe Rutland

Country singer Carrie Underwood remembers quite vividly the first time she visited Nashville, the city where she ultimately found success.

“I first came to visit Nashville when I was like 10 years old and I loved it,” Underwood told Stormie Warren during an interview on SiriusXM’s “Highway” channel. “Yeah, I was a baby and we had a friend who was one of – she was kind of a friend of the family and she would push as well to like, get me to sing places.”

Carrie Underwood, who was born in Muskogee, Okla., took in the sights but also found herself being guided to sing in different places.

Carrie Underwood Picked Up Connections In Nashville

“So I definitely had a lot of people in my life that were like, ‘You’re pretty good,'” Underwood said. “Like, ‘Let’s go try -,’ you know, ‘You should sing here! Sing in this theater thing. Go here and sing for these people.”

“And so it was like getting connected through other people to do things,” she said. “And we just came for a visit and we visited like the Country Music Hall of Fame and we saw the Ryman (Auditorium, the original home of the Grand Ole Opry). I didn’t get to go in but we saw it.”

It’s OK because Carrie Underwood would ultimately find herself as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in June 2008.

“I’m trying to think of what else we did while we were here, but we just kind of took it in,” Underwood said. “And I just thought I was, you know, big stuff going to see Nashville.”

Take a look at Underwood talking with Warren about this time in her life.

Underwood Continues To Drive Down Road Of Success

Underwood’s success has seen her rise from capturing the top prize in the fourth season of “American Idol” to having a plethora of No. 1 hits.

Right now, she’s getting ready to release a gospel-themed album called “My Savior.” It’s coming out on March 26.

That album was recorded at the same time Underwood laid down tracks for her Christmas album, “My Gift.” If the response to that album, which reached the No. 1 spot, is the same, then look for Underwood to keep driving down the road of success.

“Both of those projects were bucket list projects for me,” Underwood said in an interview. “With everything I do, I just want to be positive. And we had the Christmas album, which was so near and dear to my heart.”

She said that 2020 was a tough year for everyone.

“I think just wanting to be positive in this world and sing these songs that bring me so much joy, hopefully, others can be like that as well and these songs can bring others joy,” Underwood said.

H/T: People