(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and
out of the spotlight.)
Carrie Underwood’s parents sound like they are
about as modest as she is generous. I mean, she is Carrie Underwood, so she’s making a pretty nice living and has been trying
to do nice things for her mom and dad. But they won’t have it. They still live in the same house where she was raised, even
though she has tried to buy them a new one. And when she tried to buy her dad a generator for Christmas, he wouldn’t allow
it. “My parents are really great people who want nothing to do with any of this,” she
told Marie Claire magazine. “This” being the wealth that comes from being one of the biggest deals in country music.
“I’m the black sheep of the family. The black-crystal sheep. Swarovski,” she joked. She even said that when she was
in talent shows before the big talent show — American Idol — her mom sewed all her outfits. “She would get material
from Walmart. It was a little Coal Miner’s Daughter up in there,” Underwood recalled.