In honor of the important role Alan Jackson played in her life, Carrie Underwood decided to sing his No. 1 hit from 2003 called “Remember When” at the Grand Ole Opry in 2012. During the event, she revealed that Jackson was the country music artist who inspired her to chase her musical dreams. Jackson was actually the first person Underwood ever saw in a concert.
Carrie Underwood’s Breathtaking Rendition That Wowed The Audience
Ever since Carrie Underwood won American Idol, she has been charming us with her beautiful voice. Although she has moved us to tears and given us chills many times before, anyone can tell that this is one of her greatest performances.
Underwood sounded just like an angel as she was singing the lyrics that devoted country fans know by heart. The only thing we think of every time we listen to her heavenly rendition of the tune is nothing but breathtaking.
Her touching performance deeply moved the crowd – you can tell by their warm round of applause they rewarded Underwood with. She sounded so lovely that you’ll surely never want her to stop singing.
The Most Well-Written Country Song
Written by Alan Jackson himself, “Remember When” was referred to as “the most poignant, well-written country song to hit the format in a long time” by Billboard. The song actually serves as a fond reflection back on Jackson’s life and relationship with his wife, Denise.
“Remember when we said when we turned gray, when the children grow up and move away? We won’t be sad, we’ll be glad for all the life we’ve had. And we’ll remember when,” the song goes. Jackson and Denise have three beautiful daughters together, and their love towards one another is as strong as ever.
“Remember When” was released in October 2003 as the second and final single from Jackson’s compilation album, Greatest Hits Volume II. It debuted at No. 45 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week and eventually reached No. 1.
Indeed, Carrie Underwood has chosen a timeless song for her Grand Ole Opry visit.
As we watch her sing, we can’t help but be glad that Jackson inspired Underwood to chase her dreams as a country star. Now the world gets the chance to enjoy her gorgeous voice, and you’ll definitely want to listen to Underwood singing “Remember When” over and over again. You can do just that by tuning in to the video below.