I was thinking about my favorite Carrie performances from each year, and I thought it might be fun to get some ideas, and then eventually do a poll.
I'm excluding Idol performances, though, since we've done those a lot.
2006: Jesus, Take The Wheel (ACM's)
2007: Desperado (Grammy's)
2008: Just A Dream (CMA's)
2009: I Know You Won't (PCA's)
2010: Temporary Home (ACM's)
2011: How Great Thou Art (GNO)
2012: Fix You (VH1 Unplugged)
2013: Paradise City (CMA Fest)
Karly, are you thinking specifically award show, tv, internet performances and concert performances?
Hopefully I'll remember to post my list later because I really like this idea for a thread.
2006: Bless The Broken Road - Stripped Sessions
2007: I'll Stand By You - Idol I know ,but it's my fav.If I must go non Idol then YTRGMO/IAICA - Oklahoma Centennial
2008 :JAD - CMAs, VC in Delaware & MTWGA at the ACMs were both pretty special too
2009: Change - CNN heroes , IKYW at the PCAs is a close second
2010: Look At Me - FCP ,TH at the ACMs is neck and neck but she's only done LAM the one time and I loved it
2011: How Great Thou Art - GNO
2012: Remember When - Opry , but so many great ones last year
2013: BA/TBC - Grammys ( but once I see PC in HD it might supplant it )
Very uncreative. The truth is, I don't remember the years of most performances, and I'm too lazy to check, so going off of memory:
2006: Bless the Broken Road
2008: Praying For Time
2010: Sweet Child O' Mine, Trenton
2011: How Great Thou Art
2012: Fix You (but really, all of her Opry performances were spectacular, as was her performance of SS at the Songwriters event.)
2013: Paradise City (close behind are her Opry performances and BA at the Grammys)
What year was that WYAB performance at that one half-time show? That's certainly up there for me, as is LAM from the FCP.
That WYAB performance was from 2006, btw.
Her Bless The Broken Road performance is so underrated; I almost put that as my choice, too.
Her Opry performances aren always great, but when discussing any of them on a larger scale, there isn't one that stands out. Which ultimately says so much about how great she is 99% of the time.
Just a quick note to say that this is the kind of thread we need more of when there is "down" time. These are positive and fun to read :-)
I will do my list later.
Here is my list:
2006: JTTW, DFTRM and BHC medley AMA awards
2007: Wasted ACM awards
2008: Before he Cheats Grammy awards
2009: Cowboy Casanova CMA awards
2010: Change Idols Give Back
2011: How Great Thou Art GNO
2012: Blown Away CMA awards
2013: Remind Me Brad Paisley spins the Wheelhouse in Las Vegas.
I really wasn't a Carrie fan until I saw her sing How Great Thou Art/Vince Gill...Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! my all-time favorite! I also love TBC at the 2013 ACM's. Those are my 2 standouts for now.
I'm hoping for a gospel album somewhere in the future with HGTA on it sung exactly how it was on the show it was performed on. I honestly believe she will do a gospel album someday, I'm sure she knows how much her fans would love it. A DVD of her performances on various shows would be nice also....well a gal can dream anyways.....
I've heard a few people say Carrie's voice is too powerful for BTBR (it is a simple song to sing), but I love how it was so straightforward but still emotional.
One of the things I actually love about Carrie is that she knows when to add a little flair, but she never oversings, even though she has the type of voice that could easily allow her to do that.
The God bless the broken road that lead me straight to yooouuu (the held out note), until her falsetto at the end is probably still one of my favorite Carrie moments ever. It's just gorgeous.
Completely random sidenote: Did anyone else feel bad about having to leave out "Walk This Way" with Steven? I mean, it's almost too bad that two of Carrie's best performances EVER had to occur in the same year, at least for the purposes of this thread. lol.
Î have a hard time trying to find what Blown Away performance was my favorite! :P