Carrie Underwood last night called it “magic” to be both back in a familiar place and doing something the pandemic has largely put an end to. On Tuesday, the 38-year-old country superstar performed back at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN, taking to the stage she first graced back in 2008 and rejoicing in the ability to perform in front of a live audience. Taking to Instagram, the “Before He Cheats” hit-maker gushed over things being semi back to normal, and she stunned at the same time. Check it out below.
Scroll for the photos. Carrie, who first hit the iconic music venue three years after her 2005 “American Idol” win, thrilled her 10.2 million Instagram followers, even if most weren’t able to attend in person. The blonde’s photos showed her on stage and looking like a doll as she rocked a super-classy, strapless, and largely white or yellow dress, one that was floor length, classic cut, and big-time flattering those gym-honed shoulders.
Carrie had gone classic with long hair worn down, looking drop-dead gorgeous.
The CALIA by Carrie founder, who is largely seen in her best-selling gym wear these days, took her caption with huge affection, telling fans: “It felt soooo good to perform in front of people for the first time in what feels like forever! ❤️ Thanks, @opry for having us…tonight was magic!”
“Look like a movie star,” one fan wrote, and they weren’t wrong. “Thank you Carrie for wonderful night of music!! I was so happy to see back on the Opry Stage!!” another said. Swipe below for the gallery – scroll for more photos.
Carrie, now a fitness icon with her clothing brand, “Find Your Path” diet and exercise book, plus 2020-launched Fit52 app, has been reflecting on her past, also dishing out advice she wishes she’d been able to take back in the day. Speaking last year, the star revealed:
“I kinda wish maybe I could go back and tell myself, ‘You need to take these piano lessons and guitar lessons more seriously,’” adding: “I loved music, obviously. But if I had an earlier start I’d be better at those things now. I can play, but I just wish I could play better.” More photos below.
Carrie is fast approaching mogul status with her CALIA clothing line, one already ranking third best-selling after Nike and Under Armour at Dick’s Sporting Goods in 2016. Dick’s just hosted CALIA for a new store section.
“CALIA is one of those ways [to be creative], getting to go to virtual meetings and look at design elements and try to figure out what we’re gonna do with that,” Carrie told Forbes as she said she’s “lucky” to be able to do it. If you missed her herringbone bikini, just scroll.