Hello and welcome to our community! Is this your first visit?
Yeah, I am probably going to start sounding like an old dude now, but back then it felt like you were listening to music that was being "born" out of these people.
Originally Posted by allamericangirl8
Like it had not existed before they created it.
Led Zeppelin alwasy comes to mind when you think of a band that is "self made".
That period after Disco was an exciting time of artists creating music out of garages and making music that felt so real. IT was like the 60's all over.
Now of course there wa still the whole mainstream industry, but in the late 70's and early 80's garage bands were redefining the industry in to something where the people decided what they liked.
I remember many times new music would run rampant through our schools just by the students word of mouth, and then one day you would hear it on "Rodney on the Rock" K-Rock was hugely influenceal in those days.
Before you knew it, it was a hit on the radio.
Not because of programmers, but because dj's who were trying to make a name for themselves knew that young people wnated to hear it.
It's becoming like that again somewhat with the internet and youtube. And the industry has not idea how to keep up with the plethra of new music that is hitting young peoples ears.
It's all happening so fast.................
Marry me. My first concert was Iron Maiden (seeing 'em a third time this summer). I've also seen Rush and Guns N' Roses, and I'll be seeing Van Halen June 12th. If I could have my way, I'd see the Stones live, but if I sold my soul, I still wouldn't be able to afford tickets. x) I also love Led Zeppelin, the Sex Pistols, Queensryche, the Dead Kennedys, Nirvana, UFO, Soundgarden, Rainbow, Motorhead, Pearl Jam, Deep Purple, Alice in Chains, and Black Sabbath. To a minor extent, I also really dig Pink Floyd and the Doors.
Originally Posted by OLiNaaC.U
It might be easier to say that whenever I see a classic rock album I haven't heard, it takes first priority. I'd say my absolute supreme favorites are Iron Maiden, Guns N' Roses, Rush, and Megadeth.
I really feel like there's a direct relationship between the speed we burn through technology and the speed we burn through music. This world is so much faster paced than it used to be. Everything's just a flash-in-the-pan. If you get two hits, you're considered a superstar. I feel like if we slowed it all down, we'd see some great artists we're just passing through. Mastodon and Porcupine Tree are my favorite "new" bands, and I feel like if we didn't blaze through music like savages, these bands could actually break into mainstream. But they won't and it's really sad.
Originally Posted by pklongbeach
Ultimate Carrie Fan
I don't have the time or the space to post about all the artists that I've followed and idolized over all these years I've been on this planet. Let's see the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Cream,
Led Zepplin, Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, Santana, Eagles, come to mind. They were all influencial in my musical tastes. But, notice that none were country artists, until.
Carrie is the first country artist that I've followed. It all started when she first started singing her audition song on Idol. I've bought every cd, video, and have participated in her fanclub.
I've seen her 2 times in concert and have met her once. I joined this site because of her and post about her in two other sites. I don't know why I follow Carrie's career like I do, but
here are some reasons I think make sense.
4. Talented beyond words
Carrie was definitely my first favorite artist, and its thanks to her that I have any other music I even enjoy.
I didn't really start listening to music until halfway through high school (about 6 years ago now). There were always artists I liked a few songs from and I'd listen occasionally, but that's about it. Once I got into Carrie, like the rest of us, I became obsessed. Carrie is still the only person I post on a message board for, watch every performance/interview, go to every concert in town, etc.
Something about Carrie just grabs me like no one else can. She really got me into my love of female vocalists as well as country music, and that's almost all I listen to these days. For me, Carrie doesn't have my absolute favorite voice (that goes to Alison Krauss) and she isn't my favorite songwriter out there (I tend to think Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush's stuff is some of the most well-written), but in the end, Carrie just has IT. She will always be my favorite and I will always enjoy her material the most.
If it wasn't for Carrie, I wouldn't have all the great music I love from female singers like Jennifer Nettles, Alison Krauss, Amy Lee, Hayley Williams, Miranda Lambert, Hillary Scott, Alanis Morissette, Kelly Clarkson, Natalie Maines, Stevie Nicks, Martina McBride, P!nk, and yes, even Swifty. Carrie has influenced my music taste so much and I'm grateful for all the amazing she has put out and has led me to seek out.
Insane Carrie Fan
Mariah Carey was actually my favorite artist for a while before Carrie. But I am a bigger fan of Carrie than I ever was of Mariah. That's probably why I love that Carrie's wearing dresses with thigh-high slits, because MC wore them a lot. And actually I was hoping Carrie would do a cool album cover/photoshoot like Mariah's Emancipation of Mimi album with the flowy dress, and she did with Blown Away!
Insane Carrie Fan
I haven't posted on here in forever, but this thread is a lot of fun. I will say that I don't think I have ever been obsessed with any artist for as long as I have been obsessed with Carrie, but I wouldn't say that Carrie is my first true favorite artist and in a way I'll show you how Carrie lets me continue an obsession with one of my other obsessions, lol.
First true favorite artist had to be Mariah Carey. She was all I listened to when I was 14-17 and I was obsessed with her from the Music Box to the Butterfly album eras. I remember that I played my Butterfly CD so much that it cracked, broke in half, and it's the only album I have ever gone out to buy a second time and that's back when CD's cost $20, lol. After Music Box, I went back and got all of her prior CD's, but I think Rainbow was the last album I bought, so my obsession only lasted through high school. Of course, back then I didn't have internet, so I could only learn about her through magazines, but I pretty much wanted to be Mariah Carey, lol.
Second obsession was easily the Backstreet Boys. I wasn't a fan when they first came out, but when I was 19, the summer before my sophomore year of college, my best friend (who was a die hard Nick Carter fan) wanted someone to go see BSB with her when they came to Lexington. So, I volunteered and was sucked in from that point on. Since two of the BSBs were from KY, they had back-to-back nights of concerts in Lexington. We came out of the first night and bought tickets from a scalper outside the arena so we could go back the second night. We traveled to Greensboro and Charlotte, NC to see them, and they were the first artist that I really shelled out for tickets. Over $100 for a ticket from eBay for one of the NC concerts. I latched on to Brian Littrell, one of the KY boys, and we literally recorded (on VHS, mind you) every show they were on tv, bought magazines with them on it, pictures, etc, etc. My friend and I would go to the computer lab in our dorm room and get on computers side by side and she would look up information about Nick while I looked up stuff on Brian. I remember even being all jealous when Brian started dating his wife, Leann, and got married, lol. We would listen to all of the songs and pick out which parts Brian and Nick sang and of course our favorite songs were the ones where they sang lead. We illegally downloaded all of the songs that were released overseas only (such as Like a Child). Even still today we sometimes talk about our BSB obsession, and I went to the NKOTBSB tour with a different friend when it came to Louisville, KY. That obsession only lasted until after the Black & Blue album, since the boys pretty much went on hiatus and we graduated college and were worried about real life, lol.
And my last real obsession before Carrie was a little known group called Pinmonkey. They had one video on CMT for a song called Barbed Wire & Roses and happened to be opening for Brad Paisley back when he did the CMT tour. My friend and I had traveled to Fort Wayne, IN, to see that tour because she was obsessed with Chris Cagle who was the second opening act for Brad. CMT was there asking people to do the fan intro spots for the Top 20 Countdown that they used to do, and we somehow got lucky enough that the guy with the camera gave us two backstage passes for the concert that night. So, we got to sit side stage for the whole concert. Now, Brad and Chris said hi as they walked by, but it was the first time we had ever heard Pinmonkey. Since they were so new and unknown they kept coming and talking to me and my friend during Chris and Brad's shows. At this point, I developed a big obsession with Chad Jeffers (who is now in Carrie's band), who kept coming over to talk to me. So, as soon as we got back to KY, I looked them up and bought their CD. I went to 6-7 more Pinmonkey concerts after that, going to two concerts back to back nights in Lexington and Louisville. After the Lexington concert, which was at a local club, the guys hung out in the club while the other acts played and my friend and I got to talk to them some. I was too shy to talk to Chad much, so my friend and I talked to his brother Michael a lot, who knew I had a huge crush on Chad. Then we went to Coyote's in Louisville the next night and I won a trivia contest before the concert and we got to do a pre-concert meet and greet with the band, who obviously recognized us from the night before, lol. I also went to Pinmonkey's fan club party in Nashville one year and used to spend a LOT of time on their internet fansite. Of course, unfortunately, Pinmonkey disbanded. I first re-discovered Chad when he was in Keith Urban's band and even wore my Pinmonkey tshirt to a Keith Urban concert after I found that out. Now, Chad is with Carrie and I swear if I ever get another M&G with Carrie, I'm going to give her a couple of pics to give Chad from his Pinmonkey days just so he knows that there are still Pinmonkey fans out there that haven't forgotten them!
So....after that, came my obsession with Carrie, which happened from the moment of her audition on Idol. I instantly knew she was my favorite and my mother and I watched the finale when she won and cried together. I used to be a big Martina fan and had all her albums and wanted Martina to win FVOTY every year at the CMA's, but once Carrie came along, Martina just kind of faded with me. It is so hard to believe that I have been a die hard Carrie fan for over 7 years now. Every one (my family, friends, and co-workers) know that I am obsessed with Carrie and as much as I was obsessed with BSB and Pinmonkey, this has lasted far longer. Although of course, those bands aren't really together anymore, so who knows if I would still be obsessed if they were.
And I am starting to have a new obsession - David Nail. But I don't think it will ever grow to the extent of my obsession with Carrie. I'll buy all his albums and go see him in concert whenever he is near...and I did knock a beer out of someone's hand running to win M&G tickets with him, but I don't feel the need to spend all my time on his fan site or to promote and vote for him. Of course, this site has become like a family to me over the years and even though I know my life is about to change drastically (only about 10 weeks until my due date!), I hope to continue to stay connected here even though I may not be able to feed my Carrie obsession like I used to when I have a newborn in my house!
Obsessed Carrie Fan
Yeah, David Nail is great! He's got one hell of a voice for a guy! I'm also loving his new song "Sound of a Million Dreams".
Originally Posted by allamericangirl8
WOW !! now i'm so excited!! I love just the same bands !! they are all amazing !! it's really rare for a rock band to come here in my country and when iron maiden and so many other bands came here i was little or not even born yet !! but someday i'll see all of them on stage , which is my dream because artists that have real talent have the great ability to sing live and make the audience love them even more(if that is possible) and that's why i love rock music
Obsessed Carrie Fan
Same here! When she walked in that audition room, i was mesmerized by her beauty... She was so so so cute and she looked very simple, humble and nice (exactly my type ) Then she mentions she was country... And I said... this is perfect! I LOVE Country music (but I wasn't really that in to country music that time)... then she opened her mouth and sang... AND WAW!!! she was perfect... an angel sent from heaven... the most beautiful creature I seen... and I rooted for her until she won American Idol... When she won, I became a casual fan... then she released Some Hearts... and liked her more... During Wasted era, I joined CFs... I read discussions and articles, listened to interviews, collected some pictures and videos and mp3s... Then I began to know her more, her life, interests, faith, love life, family... and BOOM! I think I fell in love with Carrie ever since... and now I just continue to love her more... and my friends now remember me as an obsessed Carrie fan... Ahaha... To love, know and follow Carrie is one of the greatest blessings in my life TBH...
Originally Posted by cole
Ultimate Carrie Fan
I was fanatically into pop music from about 8-12 years old. I was obsessed with all the "teen idols" of the 90's. Britney, Xtina, N'Snyc, (and to a lesser extent BSB), were all I listened to. Then when I was about 12 I saw "I Hope You Dance" on CMT and I became obsessed with that song and I went out and bought the album.
I also remember being obsessed with "Wide Open Spaces" and I was addicted to DC's debut album. To this day, WOS is still my favorite chicks song, and I still adore them.
Then Toby Keith came along, and I saw him live with my Mom in 2002. Rascal Flatts were a fairly new act at the time; they played "These Days" and the rest is history...To this day I STILL don't know why that song stuck out to me and why I remember that moment, but I do. They're about the only act I was hardcore obsessed with until 2005.
I voted for Carrie on Idol, and I still remember watching the night she sang "Alone" and being amazed all over again. It's surreal to think Simon's prediction came true. I remember my best friend and I talking about Idol and she pretending she hated her and loved Bo just to annoy me (I found this out years later, Haha). The night she sang with RF and won Idol you would've thought I'd died and gone to heaven. When she won, my Mom's coworker joked he "heard me scream from his house." Haha.
Since those days, my taste is more varied; I try to be open to everything. I still have my old favorites (Xtina, carrie, RF), but I also love oldies, some rap, pop, rock, etc). I love singers with big voices (Mariah, Whitney, Xtina). Andrea Bocelli blows me away; he has one of the most outstanding male singers I've ever heard. I love Frank Sinatra, and Elvis, but I have no idea how that started.
Junior Carrie Follower
I was obsessed with several teen idols too. My first CD was Hilary Duff's Metamorphosis and I used to watch Lizzie McGuire too. I never bought her later albums though or watched everything she was on but I did like her very much and knew all the lyrics to her songs (still do lol). Then in 2008 I became OBSESSED with Demi Lovato haha. I still listen to her music all the time but my obsession has decreased. I thought her voice was perfect, I would vote for anything she was a part of and I know everything about her. For a while she was the only person I listened to and I credit her with starting my love for music. Her second album was the first CD I ever bought (The Hilary Duff one was a gift). I also loved Selena Gomez although I was never as obsessed as I was with Demi. But I still listen to Selena's music a lot and I used to watch her show. I used to listen to a lot of teen pop/pop but now I'm also into country, rap, r&b, and some rock and indie. Carrie, of course, helped me love country music.
Junior Carrie Follower
I have never truly loved or cared for an artist until Carrie. She is my all time favorite and before her I like other artist but when someone asked me "who is your favorite artist?" I didn't have an answer. Now I have an answer for life.
YES- in every aspect.
I never was into another artist before. I actually didnt listen to much music other than what my family listened to. I have been raised in a christian home that only listened to christian music. Which i still love to this day, and am thankful for, and still live a christian life. The first secular album i bought was Kelly Clarkson. I had no idea who she was. It was Breakaway. The only reason i bought it was because my twin sister LOVED and obsessed over Since You Been Gone.
I started watching American Idol into the 3rd season. i was rooting for Diana DeGarmo. of course she did not win, and i moved on. When i started watching the 4th season of American idol the two people that caught my eye were Anthony F. and Carrie (of course) i remembered Anthony because when he came in he said he was a pen salesman. My mom and i remembered Carrie because my mom said her outfit looked like something i would wear. haha. And she also styled her hair just like i did back then. OH- and also her third nipple of course. lmao. I was never crazy about her audition song. boooooring. But her voice was beautiful beyond belief. Throughout the whole season we still rooted for Anthony and Carrie. I will never forgot how touched i was when it hit the top four and Anthony was voted off and how crushed Carrie was. But my mom slowly started to love Bo Bice. She was convinced he was going to win at the finale because he did have stronger performances. But i was sticking with Carrie no matter what. I remember voting for Carrie 128 times. i thought that was SO much when i was younger. I was sitting in my family room on the floor doing my homework during the winning moment. I then jumped up and down because i was so happy she won!
Right after the finale i didn't follow Carrie's career very close. It was not until my brother was watching MTV (which was not allowed, but dad was gone) and they were interviewing all the idols about the tour. i didn't have any idea that they went on tour, i didn't even really know what that meant. But i know i didnt have money to buy a ticket. The cheapest tickets where $35.00. To me, that was ALOT. i asked my dad what i could do around the house to try to earn some money for it. He have me a few jobs and i slowly was able to earn my ticket! My mom agreed to take me if i earned all the money for my ticket.
It was from there i kept an eye out for more Carrie. (a little bit more) I began looking for her in magazines, etc. My house still did not have internet, so i never really knew much.
The day of the Idols concert was September 7th. I remember that date because it was the day before school started. My mom bought me a Carrie poster and Shirt. But i remember a week later i ruined the shirt because t got bleach on it. But i cut out Carrie's picture on the shirt and still have it. That concert really locked the deal that Carrie has such a pure voice. I never knew someone could sing the way she did (does).
It was until my house got dial-up internet that i began my obsession. I started to learn When Carrie was going to have an album out, and that was the first time online i heard Jesus Take the Wheel and Some Hearts for the first time, the 30 second previews. It was then i found this site, Carriefans.com my first username here was Carriefan101. But i could never remember the password to that username, so now i have my current- carebearcarrie. (: But the first Carrie site i found was Carrieunderwoodonline. they had a little chat box and that is where i first started to talk to other fans. It was so much fun to really learn who Carrie was, see pictures i had never seen. the internet was so amazingly new to me! lol.
My mom has always supported me and loving Carrie. She bought me my first Carrie merchandise. She found a store online that was located in Checotah and bought me a really cool Carrie purse that has feathers around the top, and pictures from Carrie Independence Day performance on it. and its made out of Jean fabric. She also bought me my first copy of Some Hearts. i still remember the day when i got it. I was sitting in English class and I got a note to go to the office. and my mom was there and handed me a CD shaped gift with a pink bow on it. It was a week before it was suppose to come out, and i couldnt believe i had it in my hands!! After school i had my dad put it in the CD player in the car and listened to it the whole way home! i remember my dad laughing at BHC and LOVING Jesus Take the Wheel and how it reminds him of Casting Crowns I Will Praise You In This Storm. and he loved Lessons Learned even more. My dad is a pastor, so he loves longs with faith and meaning.
When the Jesus Take The Wheel video came out, i was sitting in the kitchen on my dads laptop and i asked him if he would explain the video to me because it was not a literal video, but e metaphorical video. He loved the concept and used it as a illustration that next Sunday.
The moment that i knew i loved Carrie and wanted to follow her career more than ever is when i knew she was a christian and stood for her beliefs. But When In The Moment was on CMT, i was in love!! i still watch that segment often, and love every second of it!
Carrie has brought my even closer to Christ and has shown me that that is the most important thing in this life. She is more than just a hero. She has become something so important to me.
Carrie's voice will forever remain the best of her generation of singers. She brings more power and emotion than any other artist i have ever heard.
Ah, this. My very first obsession with anyone was Hilary Duff, but I see that as kind of superficial. She never made me drop my jaw nor made me love music or any of that. I think I just liked her because I was trying to prove I liked her more than my best friend. x) I do have to say Metamorphosis is a legitimately good album.
Originally Posted by CarrieFan928
I liked her more as an actress, and even so, I don't know if I really liked her or if I was just being competitive. Either way, I was an absolute Hilary Duff expert.
Obsessed Carrie Fan
No. I've liked many artists over the years. I grew up liking pop music and I was obsessed with Britney Spears. Later, I discovered Shania Twain and country/pop music, in 2007 I discovered Carrie and the rest is history. Without a doubt, Carrie Underwood is my favourite artist today. I support her 100%. I emotionally invest in her. She's my idol, my inspiration.
Yes She Was!!! And She Still Is!!!
Insane Carrie Fan
I don't think so.....I think it was Britney Spears. I used to love that women to death when I was younger. Carrie would def be in my top 5 tho
I'd love to say "yes" but it would be a lie. *NSYNC will always have a special place in my heart because they were my first favorite. I don't think I'll ever get as invested in an artist/group again. I love Carrie but I was a huge *NSYNC fan.
Insane Carrie Fan
OOhh, have you seen the Lizzie Mcguire Tv show or movie, then? I saw the movie just a few years back and liked it so I decided to check out the Lizzie Mcguire show which actually impressed me given the current disney shows that were airing then (i.e. Hannah Montana, WOWP).
Originally Posted by allamericangirl8
Lizzie McGuire was my favorite TV show when I was 9, bar none. I thought it was the best show in history. I adored it. I saw every episode multiple times, bought a whole bunch of Lizzie McGuire merchandise, had the show and movie soundtrack, bought all of Hilary Duff's CDs... yeah. I loved the movie when I first saw it, but then as I grew older, I started thinking maybe it wasn't, y'know, that good in reality; it was only good because I was gonna like it no matter what. Then I saw it again a couple months back and you know what? It really is a tremendous movie. And the music just brought me back. I played the Lizzie McGuire movie soundtrack so much my CD broke and I had to replace it. x)
Originally Posted by carriecountrystar
But honestly, like I said, I think it was a superficial love that I had. I loved it because my best friend did. So I don't count it much, even though I was pretty hardcore for a nine-year-old.