With the 4th of July being on a Monday this year, people are preparing for a long weekend full of celebrations. Families will gather around a pool, campfire, or grill to share memories of 4th of July gatherings from the past.
Like many of us, Carrie Underwood has some fond memories associated with the 4th of July. She shared one of those memories in a statement from her record label that was quoted by iHeartCountry.
She said the memory comes from her childhood:
“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,” she said.
Carrie’s parents were good sports, and they brought out some lawn chairs to watch her “not very dramatic fireworks at like six o’clock in the evening.”
“…I was so proud of myself, and I was so proud of the show that I put on,” she said. “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 certainly does know how to put on a good show now! She has performed the National Anthem at a number of events, including at a Nashville Predators playoff game (her husband, Mike Fisher, is a retired Predators player). Watch that performance below.
We hope Underwood has a happy 4th of July with her family this year!