Carrie Underwood Shares Her Favorite 4th of July Memory

Carrie Underwood is one of the best entertainers in country music today, and according to the star, she began training for that role from a young age. Speaking to her record label, Underwood reflected on one of her favorite Fourth of July memories as a child, sharing that she loved putting on shows for her parents, though they were different kinds of shows than the ones she performs now.

"I think my favorite Fourth of July memory would be going to the fireworks stand and picking out which fireworks I wanted to do," she said. "I must have been like 7 or 8, and I came home and made a list of what order I wanted to do them in, because I wanted to put a show on for Mom and Dad, and of course I couldn't wait until it was dark outside." Despite the light sky, Underwood explained that she enjoyed the process of planning her display and putting the pieces together, something that's certainly come in handy for her during her career.

"I made my Mom and Dad get the lawn chairs and come out to the backyard and watch some not very dramatic fireworks at like six o'clock in the evening, but I was so proud of myself, and I was so proud of the show that I put on," she said. "So, I feel like that was a little training for what I do now –— putting on shows, figuring out how it's all going to work out."

Ahead of this year's holiday, Underwood and her husband, Mike Fisher, went on a family vacation with their two sons, 6-year-old Isaiah and 2-year-old Jacob. The family visited Wind River Ranch in Colorado, a Christian family guest ranch resort that offers a number of family activities. After the trip, Underwood posted a slideshow of moments from her family's week out west on Instagram, including a photo of herself and Fisher on horses, a snap of Isaiah learning to shoot and bow and arrow and a photo of little Jacob running along a trail in cowboy boots and a cowboy hat.

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"What a wonderful week we had @windriverranch !" the singer's caption read. "We rested, made memories and spent time with other families praising God and all that He has made! Thanks to the incredible staff for taking such good care of us and to @plattdavid_ and @mikedonehey and @steve_stenstrom for the studying, music and encouragement. It was a week we won't ever forget!"