Fans catching home state talent Carrie Underwood on Thursday night's (Oct. 24) Cry Pretty Tour 360 stop in Tulsa, Oklahoma got a special treat when Underwood's mom, Carole Underwood, tore through the rap parts in "The Champion." Per the above Tweet by Underwood, her surprise duet partner filled rapper Ludacris' sneakers surprisingly well.
"Got to share the stage with this amazing champion tonight!" Carrie Underwood wrote on social media. "Of course, I'm talking about my mom! She crushed it!"
The Cry Pretty Tour 360 was already a family affair for Carrie Underwood, with her husband Mike Fisher and their sons Isaiah and Jacob tagging along.
Carrie Underwood was born about an hour from Tulsa in Muskogee, an Oklahoma city closely associated with country music lore, and raised in the rural town of Checotah. She's among the great superstars to hail from the home state of Wanda Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Garth Brooks and dozens of other pop culture staples. Despite going to Hollywood and winning American Idol before launching a Grammy award-winning career as a country music star, Underwood never forgot her home state roots.
No word on whether or not Carrie Underwood's mom joins the CMA Awards party on Nov. 13. The Daughter of the Year shoo-in vies for Entertainer of the Year the same night she co-hosts festivities with Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton.