Carrie Underwood surprised fans during her headlining set Saturday at the Stagecoach Festival when she was joined by Axl Rose to perform a pair of Guns N’ Roses classics. Just after Underwood sang the opening verse and chorus of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” with her band, she announced to the crowd. “Welcome to the greatest night of my life. Give it up for Axl Rose!” After the duo’s performance of ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ wrapped up, the band immediately launched into another GNR hit, “Paradise City” and Underwood told the crowd, “You thought we were finished?”
Underwood is a longtime GNR fan, who frequently sang “Paradise City” and “Sweet Child O’ Mine” in concert earlier in her career. She has long been vocal about her love of GNR; during an appearance on The Tonight Show in 2020, she shared that she ditched her family following her own long tour in order to see GNR in concert. Underwood said of the GNR reunion: “It was kind of a lifelong dream of mine I never thought would happen.” Following that show, Underwood actually met Rose backstage and said. “It’s hard to meet your heroes, because I do consider him someone who taught me how to sing. But he was super cool and great and nice and we talked. We’re best friends.”
Take a look at Carrie and Axl’s Stagecoach performance – here.
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