Carrie Underwood Tribute to Fallen Truck Driver
Carrie Underwood Tribute to Fallen Truck Driver – Carrie Underwood was overcome with emotion and succumbed to tears on stage at a concert in Connecticut on Saturday.
The country singer paid a tearful tribute to the truck driver who lost his life when one of her tour buses, he was driving, crashed over the weekend. The vehicle was carrying equipment for the “American Idol” star’s “Play” tour from Atlantic City, New Jersey to Mashantucket, Connecticut when the truck crashed into an embankment off the freeway and burst into flames. The unnamed driver was pronounced dead at the scene, reports StarPulse.com.
Underwood had a scheduled show in Mashantucket that night, where she went on to perform, dedicating her single, “Temporary Home,” to his memory at the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods.
“This song has a whole new meaning for us. One of our truck drivers actually got in a wreck and didn’t survive. This song means so much to me and it will be a little special tonight. I would like to dedicate this song to him and to everyone that knew him,” she told the crowd.
The pop star was overwhelmed with emotion and struggled to sing the opening line of the song, telling the audience through her tears, “You’re gonna have to help me out here.” She finished the track to a standing ovation.
In recent news, Underwood is in Allure Magazine dishing about movie role offers, her recent engagement and more.
“I get scripts in all the time,” she said. “It would really have to be the right thing. I’m not going to kid myself and pretend that I’m an actress, because I’m not, but if something ever came up that was just fun, something that it would be fun to look on when I’m older, I’d be into that.”
Perhaps, the right movie role hasn’t come along, but it seems the perfect part in a television show did, as Carrie recently made her acting debut on TV sitcom “How I Met Your Mother.”
Ottawa Senators center Mike Fisher put a ring on her finger last December. When asked about the proposal, Carrie says “he could’ve put a twisty-tie on my finger and that would’ve worked.”
Underwood will be on the cover of the April issue of Allure Magazine, on newsstands March 23.