Country music star Carrie Underwood, who rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of "American Idol" in 2005, recently made a surprise visit to the WinterJam stop in Tulsa, Okla. when she joined Christian artists Thousand Food Krutch on stage to sing their song, “Let The Sparks Fly.”
The 31-year-old Underwood, a Christian, is from nearby Muskogee, Okla, so it was not a big stretch to find her on the popular country artist stage of the annual American Christian music tour.
TFK frontman Trevor McNevan introduced Underwood from stage shouting “Carrie Underwood ladies and gentleman,” as the crowd went wild with excitement. Underwood, who played TFK’s "Let The Sparks Fly" in her pre-show on her own world tour, later tweeted, “Just got to rock the stage with @OfficialTFK in Tulsa! So much fun! Thanks, guys for letting me crash your party!”
Thousand Foot Krutch is a featured performer at NewSong's Winter Jam 2014 Tour Spectacular, the world's No. 1 first quarter tour for the past three consecutive years based on attendance.
Underwood is a a multi-platinum selling recording artist who has won six Grammy Awards, sixteen Billboard Music Awards, seven American Music Awards and ten Academy of Country Music Awards, among several others.
As a songwriter, she has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. She is also a two-time winner of the Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year award and the first woman to win such an award twice (2009 and 2010). Underwood was inducted into and became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. She was also inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2009.
Carrie Underwood may be best known to Christian music listeners as the singer of "Jesus, Take the Wheel," from her 2006 debut album Some Hearts.