Carrie Underwood Can’t Help Tear Up Talking About Her Career Regrets

Carrie Underwood Can’t Help Tear Up Talking About Her Career Regrets | Society Of Rock Videos

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At the 2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Carrie Underwood delivered a moving rendition of George Michael’s 1988 hit “One More Try,” leaving a lasting impression. In a recent Instagram video interview, the country star expressed her deep admiration for the late pop icon, who passed away in 2016 at the age of 53.

Reflecting on the impact of George Michael’s voice and music on her artistic journey, Underwood revealed that she had a shy encounter with him during one of his tours. Holding back tears, she shared:

“I feel like one of my biggest regrets in my career will be not having gotten to sing with him. And I’m not a crier in general. I guess I’m just hyper-emotional tonight. Their music was so influential to me.”

She added:

“It was definitely beyond an honor to be part of this tonight. More than anything, I just hope we presented something that he would have been proud of.”

Michael’s Rock Hall Tribute

During the Rock Hall ceremony, Michael was posthumously inducted by his surviving Wham! bandmate, Andrew Ridgeley. Alongside Underwood’s heartfelt performance, the tribute included Miguel’s rendition of “Careless Whisper,” featuring E Street Band sax player Jake Clemons, and Adam Levine of Maroon 5 singing “Faith.”

“One More Try,” a gospel-infused track from Michael’s 1987 album Faith, held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks in May and June of ’88.

For those who missed the ceremony, a special featuring highlights premiered on ABC on New Year’s Day, available for streaming on Hulu and Disney+.

Plans for 2024

Looking ahead, Underwood has a series of concerts scheduled for 2024, including performances in March, May, June, August, and October at The Theatre at Resorts World as part of her REFLECTION Las Vegas residency. Additionally, she is set to perform at the Carolina Country Music Festival in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on June 9. Tickets for these shows can be obtained through various outlets, including StubHub.

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