Carrie Underwood is an absolute superstar. Since winning American Idol in 2005, she’s been handed 15 American Music Awards and 7 Grammys. And her albums have gone RIAA platinum 20 times.
So we’d assume it would be hard to impress the songstress because she carries around so many accolades. But she is quite impressed with Dwight Yoakam. And he put stars in Underwood’s eyes when she had the honor of performing with him this summer.
Carrie Underwood got on stage with the legendary Honky Tonk Man singer during July’s CMA Summer Jam. The two sang Yoakam’s A Thousand Miles From Nowhere and Guitars & Cadillacs. And working with Yoakam was a career-defining moment for Underwood. Immediately after the performance, she got on social media to gush about her experience.
“Never in a million years would I have thought I would get to share the stage with someone this cool!” she wrote on July 28th. “@DwightYoakam you are a LEGEND and, now, a friend as well! Thank you! #CMASummerJam Guitars…Cadillacs…And Cowboy Hats.”
Her adoration didn’t stop with one Tweet either. She continued to mention the duets throughout the summer. We can’t blame her either. The guy has his own star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
And the Jesus Take the Wheel artist is still feeling the rush. Now that summer has come to a close, Underwood paid one last tribute to her Summer Jam partner.
“Before we say goodbye to summer, here’s a #CMASummerJam performance that I’ll never forget with the one-and-only @dwightyoakam!” she wrote. “Watch at the link in bio.”
Carrie Underwood Teams Up with Jason Aldean
Carrie Underwood is on a roll with her Duets this year. Not only did she sing with Dwight Yoakam at the Summer Jam, but she also lent her voice to the Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack with Dan + Shay. However, her single with Jason Aldean might be getting the most attention of all.
The song about a painful breakup was close to Aldean’s heart. And he was thrilled when Carrie Underwood agreed to record with him.
“We were pretty close to finishing up this album, but this song came in and we knew we had to record it,” Aldean said the day he released the single. “I went ahead and put my vocals down while we asked Carrie in the meantime. Luckily she loved the song and it was kind of like a rocket from there. She did her thing like only Carrie can…and I don’t know how, but she made it sound even better than what we expected. It’s a really special song to start this album.”