Heading into the holiday weekend, Carrie Underwood reflected on one of her favorite Fourth of July memories from her childhood in Oklahoma.
“I think my favorite Fourth of July memory would be going to the fireworks stand and picking out which fireworks I wanted to do. I must’ve been like 7 or 8, and 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,” the powerhouse singer said with a laugh. She continued, in the statement shared by her record label: “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. 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.”
Underwood is gearing up for her 43-city “Denim & Rhinestones Tour” with fellow country artist Jimmie Allen. Both artists released their latest highly-anticipated albums this month. Underwood debuted Denim & Rhinestones on June 10, and Allen dropped Tulip Drive on June 24. Underwood previously shared that the “Denim & Rhinestones Tour” will likely draw inspiration from elements of her jaw-dropping Las Vegas residency: “You know, [REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency] wasn’t necessarily just a concert, it was a show and I love that. I feel like there’s so many elements of that that I’m gonna take with me as we plan and ultimately take the ‘Denim and Rhinestones Tour’ out on the road. So, I’m excited to see what we do with everything that we’ve learned, and I think it only makes me a better performer and artist. So, it’s gonna be good.”