Multiple Grammy-winning superstar Carrie Underwood turns 34 years old today and she was given an extra-special reason to celebrate: Legendary Queen of Country Music Loretta Lynn surprised her with a birthday serenade. The beaming birthday girl couldn’t resist gushing about it on Twitter. She told her followers, “Ummm... @LorettaLynn just called and sang me happy birthday! How is this my life? #bestpresentever #happybirthdaytome #legend.” Who can possibly top that, right?
Underwood has a special connection with Loretta Lynn. The iconic singer personally invited her to appear on her 50th Anniversary tribute album, Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn. Underwood chose to put her own spin on Lynn’s 1971 Top 10 hit “You’re Lookin’ at Country" and she nailed it.
It seems hard to believe the “American Idol” season four champ is already working on becoming a music legend in her own right. She’s logged 12 years in the music industry and she’s scored dozens of impressive accolades including seven Grammy Awards, 17 Billboard Music Awards, 11 American Music Awards, and she set the record for the most CMT Award wins with 15 to date.
Like her famous predecessor, one of the most appealing things about Carrie Underwood is her down-to-earth persona and her humble attitude in the face of her staggering success. At 84, Loretta Lynn is 50 years Carrie Underwood’s senior. But, she obviously recognizes what a gem her younger music peer is. Both superstars share the distinction of being Grand Ole Opry members and Underwood is potentially the best candidate to carry on Loretta Lynn's legendary country music torch to the next generation.
Overall, Underwood has plenty to be happy about as she reaches her mid-thirties. Her baby son, Isaiah, just turned two on Feb. 27. She recently treated fans to a sweet “Jesus Loves Me” duet and an audio clip of his infectious baby giggle on Instagram. (Check out her birthday tweet and Instagram giggle-fest below!)
Plus, she enjoyed massive success with her 2016 album Storyteller. She recently wrapped a co-headlining tour with Keith Urban in Australia and New Zealand and told E! News anchor Ryan Seacrest on the Golden Globes red carpet that she plans on taking some time in 2017 to spend with her husband, Mike Fisher, and their son.
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