Watch Carrie Underwood Perform New Song, “Low,” & Chat With Stephen Colbert: “I Feel Like Women Are the Backbone of Country Music”

Watch Carrie Underwood Perform New Song, “Low,” & Chat With Stephen Colbert: “I Feel Like Women Are the Backbone of Country Music”

Carrie Underwood stopped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Oct. 3 for a sit-down interview and to perform her new song, “Low.”

During her interview with Stephen, Carrie chatted about her 15th anniversary of trying out for American Idol, flying on a plane for the first time, getting college credits while on Idol, hosting the upcoming CMA Awards with Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire and more.

When Stephen asked Carrie about the CMA Awards’ theme this year—celebrating the legacy of women in country music—she was ready to explain.

“I feel like women are the backbone of country music, when you think back to some of the greatest country artists of all time, like Dolly, Reba, Loretta, Patsy, yeah, Tammy—they don’t even need last names,” said Carrie. “They taught me how to sing, they taught me how to act, how to dress, how to be onstage, they taught me that anything was possible. They’re why I get to do what I get to do, so I’m glad we’re celebrating that and hopefully we can keep that legacy going.”

After the chat, Carrie performed “Low,” a tune she co-penned with Hillary Lindsey and David Garcia for her 2018 album, Cry Pretty.

Check out Carrie’s performance of “Low” and her interview below.

photo by O’Connor-Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell