The Oklahoma native is actually a huge rock fan, citing bands and artists from all across the genre like Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy Osborne, and more as some of her favorites.
From all the times I’ve heard her cover a rock song of any kind, she’s crushed it, and I love hearing that side of her musical taste because she’s so damn good at it.
And this weekend, she surprised fans at a local bar near Franklin, Tennessee, when she got on stage with The Heartshakers, a Tom Petty cover band, to sing an all-time classic, “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around.”
Originally a duet with Stevie Nicks, it was written by Tom Petty and Mike Campbell as a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers song, but record executive Jimmy Iovine was working with Nicks at the time and arranged for her to sing on it with them.
The song was ultimately released as the first single from Nicks’ 1981 debut solo album Bella Donna, and peaked at #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart later that year.
The bar, Fox & Locke, as well as The Heartshakers, shared a video of the performance on Instagram, saying what an incredible night it was having Carrie surprise the crowd like that:
“Fox & Locke Last night the one and only Carrie Underwood was here and jumped on stage with The Heartshakers to rock the house with a classic!
Like we always say, you never know who will show up here. Thanks for coming by, Carrie. What an incredible Saturday night!”
I mean, can you imagine just casually sitting there hanging out with your friends at a local bar listening to Tom Petty covers, and then Carrie Underwood jumps on stage to belt one out?
You can’t draw it up much better than that… here’s some of the footage: