On August 17, Carrie Underwood, decked out in a summer-inspired yellow and red ensemble, took to the stage on CBS's Teachers Rock special. The broadcast was near and dear to the American Idol's heart, as her mother and sisters are in the profession. The special evening celebrated the hard work, passion and dedication of some of the nation's best teachers.
In a pre-performance video package, Underwood, alongside her mother Carol, reminisced about being a student in her classroom. "You were hard on me, I thought," Underwood commented. "Cause I was your daughter in class. I was like Miss Underwood...mom...Miss Underwood."
Carol pointedly replied:
"I always thought if I expected other people's children to do something, then I also had to expect my children to do the same thing."
The "Blown Away" singer was quick to point out how fellow classmates referred to her mother as "Mrs. Underwear." "Yea, I know that," Carol responded, laughing. Underwood, of course, thanked her mother for being such a terrific and inspiring teacher and role model.
Then, the Checotah, Okla. native took to the stage, surrounded by enthusiastic teenagers, and performed "Nobody Ever Told You." The track, which is an album cut from her current album Blown Away, is a self-empowerment anthem, of sorts. Check out the performance by clicking the video to the left.
Underwood kicks off her nationwide tour this fall on September 14 with Hunter Hayes as her tour opener. More info here.