Even when she was 13 years old, Carrie Underwood already had the vocal talent that would one day win her the American Idol title and the hearts of country music fans around the world.
Underwood made several demo albums prior to achieving fame on American Idol in 2005. These albums were never released, which make them rare and prized pieces of work.
One of these demo albums, called Carrie Underwood, The First Recordings, features 13-14 year-old Underwood covering hit songs such as "Unchained Melody."
In the clip below, Underwood tries her hand at Reba McEntire's hit single "I'd Rather Ride Around With You."
"I'd Rather Ride Around With You" was first released by McEntire in 1997 on her album What If It's You? The song ended up peaking at the #2 spot on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart following its release.
Underwood's teenage cover of McEntire's song features a little bit more country twang than Underwood uses in her performances today. Other than that, her voice still has the same beautiful tone and extensive range that she is now known for.
Listen to this rare recording of Underwood singing "I'd Rather Ride Around With You" below.
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