Hey guys! Carrie was in Checotah, OK today visiting schools and apparently this was taped and is going to be on Good Morning America soon! ;D She donated about $120,000 in instruments to the schools! She is seriously so incredible, we’re all so proud of her for doing this! I added some pictures from the event (her dress is SO cute ha ha!) thanks to Anthony! There is an article below from CMT, with links to a BUNCH of other articles and videos about this event! There is a ton of media coverage about this and it’s awesome!!!
08/28/09 – Visit To Checotah Schools For C.A.T.S.
ACM Lifting Lives Article + Info
Carrie Underwood Surprises Hometown High School With Musical Instruments
Carrie Underwood surprised high school students in her hometown of Checotah, Okla., with a performance and new musical instruments worth more than $117,000. The donation is part of Underwood’s new Checotah Animal, Town & School (C.A.T.S.) Foundation and was granted in conjunction with the Academy of Country Music’s charitable arm, ACM Lifting Lives. Underwood also brought one of the school’s fifth graders onstage to perform “So Small” with her. “I am so proud to have come from such a wonderful community that helped shape me as a person,” said Underwood, “and I can think of nothing better than to share the gift of music with the students in my hometown. It’s so great to be able to give back in a way that can truly better the lives of these kids and help create dreams and opportunities. I’d like to give a very special thanks to the Academy of Country Music’s Lifting Lives for helping me make this dream come true.”
FOX 23 News Article + Video
Muskogee Phoenix Article
Tulsa World Article + Video
News OK Article + Video
News On 6 Article
KJRH 2 Tulsa Article
KRMG News Talk Radio Article
The Oklahoman/News OK Blog Article