Sunday, May 24, 2009

Carrie Underwood & Led Zeppelin - because I enjoy a wide range of music

My posts are generally about Obama, politics and major world news. However, once in a while I will toss in some sports, like Florida Gators Football.

Today, I'm going to post about Carrie Underwood. I believe she's a great representative of what can be achieved in this country when you set goals and persevere. She's a beautiful woman, a wonderful person and a great example for the younger girls who admire her. Plus, she's got an incredible voice.

One of my favorite songs by her is "I Told You So," which was previously performed by Randy Travis. Carrie and Randy performed it together for the first time on a recent American Idol and it was amazing. If you haven't watched it, click here or on the image below. You won't be disappointed.

I also love Rock & Roll like Led Zeppelin. I watched the recent performance by Adam Lambert of the Led Zeppelin song "Whole Lotta Love." I actually think I like his version as much as the original. You can click here to listen to the Adam Lambert studio version. He also did an amazing performance on the Queen song "We Are The Champions."

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

from Yahoo News

A brief history on Carrie:

Yet for a lesson in how to build truly massive riches, the current finalists should study the brief career of season-four winner Carrie Underwood. The farm girl turned songstress has gone on to a hugely lucrative recording, touring, and product endorsement career. Underwood raked in an estimated $14 million last year, enough to secure the title of top-earning Idol alum.

With her carefully crafted Nashville pop, Underwood cultivates a massive audience spanning both country and Top 40 fans. Her debut album, "Some Hearts," spent 11 weeks in 2007 at the top of the Billboard album charts. Songs from her second effort, "Carnival Ride," got massive airplay on both country and adult alternative radio. All told, Underwood has sold 9.6 million albums and 10.7 million digital downloads, according to Nielsen Soundscan.

Along with producing crowd-pleasing albums, Underwood understands the financial importance of hitting the road. She has played more than 300 shows since her "Idol" win. Each performance brings in about $350,000 to be split between Underwood and the concert promoter, according to Pollstar.
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