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Carrie Underwood Donates Instruments To Checotah High School

Carrie Underwood Donates Instruments To Checotah High School

Carrie Underwood speaks at Checotah High School to surprise students with more than $117,000 in new music instruments, on Friday (August 28) in Checotah, Oklahoma.

The donated pieces were a a joint gift from 26-year-old’s C.A.T.S. Foundation (Checotah Animal, Town and Schools) and ACM Lifting Lives (Academy of Country Music).

“I am so proud to have come from such a wonderful community that helped shape me as a person,” said Carrie. “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.”

During the presentation, Carrie sang an impromptu duet of her song “So Small” with fifth-grader Kenedee Rittenhouse, 11.


Carrie Underwood Donates Instruments To Checotah High School

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  • http://gosselinswithoutpity.blogspot.com/ blah blah blah

    Almost made me tear up there, she’s an incredible person with a sweet soul.

  • emo

    carrie, carrie, carrie you are soo pathetic.

  • http://gosselinswithoutpity.blogspot.com/ blah blah blah

    @emo:

    She’s far from pathetic.

  • Callie

    She is so beautiful.

  • Terri

    She’s so sweet <3

  • Jennifer

    Untalented Fugly Fame Who*e. Nuff said.

  • dani

    she’s amazing!

  • Amanda

    @Jennifer: Just because you don’t like her and feel the need to put her down does not actually make her any of the things you listed. Get over yourself.
    @emo: How is donating to a charity pathetic? I don’t understand your logic…

  • Izumi

    How can you possibly hate on something like this?

    I’m not a huge Carrie-fan, but she seems really sweet.

    Plus, whoever said she’s ugly..

    Wow. I’m not even gonna respond to that.

  • mertz

    that’s really really nice of her. i support the arts and music education. thank you to her giving a sh*t about something. i love this so much. i hate how arts always are the first to drop. i wish we could drop some of the deadweight teachers or some of the clubs and sports that no one goes out for. ugh.

  • kristom

    Awwww…that’s my carrie bb… sooooo sweetttt… She is so beautiful and an amazing person..LOVE HER sooo much!!!! <3

  • jess

    i love her. she is super amazing.

  • emo

    @Amanda:
    Who understand emo’s logic…….

  • simon

    @Jennifer:
    Look in a mirror, sad, huh.

  • :)

    :) carrie is such a sweet person:) i’ve met her before. & i don’t understand why people don’t like her.

  • LuckyMe

    That is absolutely awesome!! I love it!! Sports and music is always the first thing they cut in a budget. My highschool was a dropout mill and they cut the music, pep rallies, and sports. People like Carrie that try to make a difference in communities by generously donating and supporting programs that would otherwise disappear know the value of giving back. Love her dress by the way, she’s one CUTE chickee.

  • Shemp lugosi

    I’m for anybody who helps promote music in schools. The donation of instruments is a great thing and helps kids who otherwise wouldn’t have a chance to be involved in music.

  • LuckyMe

    @Shemp lugosi: Very true. The programs at my school were not completely eliminated but they were cut back on. Which was enough to eliminate anyone who didn’t have the money to own their own instraments or needed to ride a bus to get to games. I think investing into community schools and our youth is always the right answer.

  • CARRIEROCKS

    Carrie is amazing! Nice to see celebs actually give a damn for once. Most are too busy in rehab or getting high or shopping to bother to think about anyone else. Carrie is a beautiful person inside and out.

    Thanx for posting this Jared! Bravo to Carrie!

  • aimee

    she has such a big heart! i love carrieee!

  • omg

    LOL . . . would be so fun to blow that horn in that one pic

  • http://dlisted.com lakers fan in boston

    nice thing of her to do, she seems like a really likeable person
    she looks cute altho i hate the dress, the sign and the mustard color isnt doing it

  • someone

    This was so awesome of her!!! I know that when I played in the band in middle school, my school didn’t own any instruments and it was costly for my family to pay to rent me one. It was tough for us so I’m sure there are MANY families in worse situations that couldn’t do it.

    Love Carrie! She’s so talented and such a genuinely awesome person. I met her and it was one of the best experiences of my life, she was so sweet & hilarious.

  • flutters

    Awesome thing to do and I’m glad Carrie’s part of an effort to bring more attention to the importance of music programs to schools. Good for her and good for the 5th grader who got to sing with her!

  • bILLIE

    Carrie ROCKS!!!
    What a great person she is!

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    she looks good

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