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Carrie Underwood might have been just a small town girl from Checotah, Oklahoma – but she always had big dreams. Now, she is living those same dreams out and even got her own star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame!
In a teary-eyed acceptance speech, Underwood reveals how she got to where she is but not before acknowledging her own waterworks saying, “How is this my life? Immediately [I] start crying – so write that in all the articles.”
When Underwood was 21 years old, she took a leap of faith and signed up for American Idol. It’s crazy to look back on the first day she auditioned. From her mother’s excitement to Carrie admitting she was scared of Simon Cowell – the whole recording is priceless.
And it shows exactly what Carrie attributes to her success: belief. In her heartfelt speech, she thanks all the people who believed in her. She even acknowledges those same judges that she courageously sang in front of 13 years ago.
She tells the crowd, “I had judges who believed in me from the beginning and I had people voting for me that believed in me the whole way through.” With that, you can hear the crowd hooting and hollering.
As the speech went on, Underwood reminds us that even though she is now a popular mega-star, some things in life will always come first.
After thanking her parents and husband, Mike Fisher – Underwood looks at her 3-year-old son and tells him, “We had another little man that believes in me too. Isaiah Michael, I love you so much. You’re the best thing we ever did. The best thing – I love you. And I’m proud of you and I believe in you too.”
Isaiah is captivated by his mother during the entire speech and can be seen smiling, sitting on the edge of the seat with teary-eyed grandparents holding onto him.
Finally, Underwood leaves us with one last piece of advice: “Believe in people. Believe in yourselves.”
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