Carrie Underwood’s Son Was Not a Fan of Her Harmonica Playing

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Country music singer-songwriter Carrie Underwood isn't afraid to learn new things, but one hobby didn't fly with her young son...

Reason 1,549,201 why we love country music superstar Carrie Underwood— she doesn’t let anything stop her from reaching her goals. When the songstress set her mind to learning how to play harmonica even when her crew members weren’t sure if she could master the instrument and her son, Isaiah, would get upset each time she tried to practice.

“I said, ‘I’ll figure it out. Go get me one,’ because I’m pretty good at playing things by ear. I’d go to practice it, and my son would cry every time I played the harmonica,” she recalled to CMT. “So I started practicing in the car when I was on my way to things, so I’d be on my way to work — practicing harmonica.”

The Oklahoman proved to have a natural knack for the instrument and her friend, Travis Meadows (who played the harmonica on her 2015 Storyteller album), gave her some pointers.

“After he showed me a couple things, there were light bulbs going off, and it was just so much fun every night to get to play. I hope that’s something that doesn’t go away,” Underwood shared.

So will the star break out her harmonica skills for a rendition of “Choctaw County Affair” during her upcoming The Cry Pretty Tour 360 with special guests Maddie & Tae and Runaway June? Maybe.

“I’m not sure if we’re going to do ’Choctaw County Affair’ in the lineup this time,” Underwood admitted. “We haven’t quite gotten down to the nitty-gritty of our set list, but I would definitely like to see it somewhere because it’s so much fun to play.”

Watch Carrie totally rock it with a harmonica in 2016 below!


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