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Carrie Underwood Talks About Getting Rejected At 14

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Carrie Underwood just returned from a whirlwind international tour where she took her Storyteller tour to Glasgow, London, Dublin, Stockholm, and Oslo. During her time overseas, Underwood did a number of interviews including one with BBC Radio in which she discussed her tour and pre-American Idol years.

When Carrie was only 14, she had an audition with Capitol Records in Nashville and was rejected.  

“At 14, I kind of had an artist development thing [at Capitol Records]. They were just saying 'show us what you got and we'll give you a yes or a no,'" Carrie confessed. "I got a no.”

When asked if she ever wondered what would have happened if that'd been a yes, she says, "I was a baby then. There's no way I would have been vocally or mentally prepared to be able to go through any of that. It all worked out exactly like it should."

Looking back, Underwood remembers her 14-year old self being okay with the rejection and is not thankful that her career evolved the way it did. "I learned a lot. I got to be in the studio a little bit, and talk to some people in Nashville and learn."

Hear Carrie Underwood's full interview with BBC Radio below and hear her perform "Chaser" and "Something In The Water" live. 

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