Back in 2004, when Carrie Underwood was a nervous 21-year-old hoping for a “sure” from the celeb judges on “American Idol,” she could not have imagined that just about twenty years later, she’d be so well-known that she’d be saying “no” week after week to stars desirous to work along with her. But that is the truth, in line with a brand new interview with the famous person.
Underwood Turns Down Most Requests for Duets
Underwood, who’s about to kick off her Denim & Rhinestones live performance tour with fellow “Idol” alum Jimmie Allen as her opening act, revealed in a latest interview that she regularly turns down requests from stars who wish to file duets along with her.
During an look on Country Countdown USA on September 19, 2022, she advised host Lon Helton that she and her workforce obtain duet requests on a regular basis.
“We get requests each week, and it has to make sense,” she mentioned. “Musically it has to make sense. Timing is vital.”
Underwood appears to have the magic contact with duets, so it is no shock persons are clamoring to collaborate. But even the largest stars have discovered it onerous to get a “sure” from her.
In 2020, as an example, Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley pleaded along with her on social media to collaborate on a music. In a since-deleted Instagram video, the favored duo requested Underwood to collaborate with them — however obtained shot down.
They mentioned, “Whether you understand it or not, we’re enormous followers of you and we’ve got at all times wished to do a music with you. We assume it might be an enormous collaboration. We’d like to ship it to you, however we do not have your e mail or your telephone quantity, so we’re simply gonna play slightly of the music.”
Though Underwood by no means addressed their request publicly, the pair told CMT Top 20 Countdown in April 2020 that she had turned them down, saying it was an “wonderful” music however she was simply too busy.
Though she did not identify names, Underwood did inform Helton in September that among the individuals who submit requests for a collaboration shock her.
“Sometimes I do not get why they’d ask me. I do not make any sense with that particular person,” she mentioned. “But it is all good. I really feel prefer it’s a praise.”
Underwood Strikes Gold With Duets She Does Record
Every every now and then, Underwood does say “sure” to collaborations — they usually’re nearly at all times enormous successes. Her most up-to-date duet, “If I Didn’t Love You” with nation star Jason Aldean, has been a mega-hit in nation music.
When Aldean first heard the music, he instantly imagined it as a duet with Underwood. At a celebration in April to have a good time the music’s success, CMT reported that Aldean advised the gang how excited he was when she agreed to file it with him.
“I bear in mind sending it to Carrie and he or she wished to listen to a model of it with my voice on it,” he mentioned. “So I bumped into the studio and threw a vocal on it, despatched it again, and was like, ‘OK, now what do you assume?'”
Aldean mentioned they had been within the studio recording it inside per week, including, “From the second she got here in and began singing on it, me and (my producer) had been like, ‘Holy (moly), that is going to be good. We thought it was going to be good, however that is going to be fairly particular,'” he mentioned. “I believe this can go down as one of many largest duets in nation music. I’m actually proud to be part of it.”
Underwood advised Helton that she’ll incorporate the chart-topping duet into her upcoming live performance tour.
“We shot some video, and we’ll have him on the display.” she mentioned. “It would not be the identical if I simply sang. You can do this with some duets, but it surely would not be the identical with out him.”
Other nation duets Underwood has agreed to try this topped the charts embody “Remind Me” with Brad Paisley in 2011, “Something Bad” with Miranda Lambert in 2014, and “The Fighter” with Keith Urban in 2017. She’s additionally recorded duets exterior of nation music, like a rendition of “Hallelujah” with John Legend on her 2020 vacation album. She has additionally carried out many reside duets throughout award exhibits and particular concert events.