Carrie Underwood has seven GRAMMY Awards and is the reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, but her influences are varied. Sure, it’s easy to see her adoration for Dolly Parton is almost everything that she does and she’s the best third person narrative singing storyteller since Reba, but it’s her love for ‘80s hair bands that we love the most. (Honestly, it might be easier to see the direct correlation between her stage presence and Steven Tyler’s more than any other artist.)
Especially when she covers them.
6 Extremely Badass ’80s Hair Band Covers from Carrie Underwood:
1. “Paradise City”
2. “Walk This Way”
4. “Sweet Emotion”
5. “Sweet Child O’ Mine”
6. “November Rain”