Carrie Underwood Creates a New Perspective on Country Music

Olivia Vinson, Reporter

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Carrie Underwood performed at Madison Square Garden on October 25 for her “Storyteller Tour.” Her opening acts were The Swon Brothers, a country music duo from Oklahoma, and Easton Corbin, another American country singer. The 33-year-old singer’s concert sold-out, not a single seat was empty.

I, personally, am not a huge fan of country music. I was not thrilled when my mother announced that she had bought tickets. I had convinced myself to go, feeling a tad reluctant towards cowboy boots and drawled voices. Once she appeared with her grand entrance of flashing lights and great acoustics, my mindset was completely altered. I even knew more songs than I had expected. She was extremely passionate and energetic, which made for such an experience. I walked away with not only a new perspective on country music, but also a new appreciation for her.

My only complaint about the concert was that Underwood wasn’t particularly personable. I felt that she didn’t interact with the crowd as much as I had anticipated. She did a great job keeping the crowd lively though. I honestly didn’t feel that this flaw impacted the concert to a large extent.

She posted a photo on Instagram after her concert captioned, “Madison Square Garden all lit up with #TheStorytellerTour It was truly an honor to play there tonight! The crowd was beyond amazing! My heart is full! Thank you all!”
Clearly, this concert wasn’t just enjoyable for it’s attendants, but also for Carrie Underwood herself.

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