I'll be damned.
Country star (and American Idol winner) Carrie Underwood covers Mötley Crüe"Home Sweet Home." Yep, that's right. You can hear a snippet here or wait until tomorrow night on American Idol. "Home Sweet Home" will serve as the good-bye tune for the contestant booted off each week.
I *really* like Carrie Underwood - and that's saying a lot since I am not a country music fan. Carrie has a lot of Glam in her. She likes 80s Metal and she really does sing Glam when she can. There are tons of clips of her singing Skid Row's "I Remember You" and she's done lots of Guns n' Roses covers, too.
For all the hate American Idol gets from "Metal" fans, Carrie covering Motley is great news for both the band - and the genre. There are plenty of kids that will watch AI tomorrow night, Google the song and realize it's not a Carrie Underwood original. You know what that means? A whole new generation of kids discovering Shout at the Devil for the very first time.
In case you love Carrie's version of "Home Sweet Home," you can buy the tune on digital download via iTunes starting March 16 (the same day that Crue Fest 2 is announced, just in case you're keeping score). A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of the United States.
I heart Carrie Underwood!
Here's Carrie's cover of "Paradise City"
Here's Carrie's cover of "I Remember You"
In case you've never actually heard one of Carrie's actual songs, here's the mega-hit "Before He Cheats"
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