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Carrie Underwood uses pyrotechnics in her shows on stage and it comes from her love of putting on firework shows as a kid in Oklahoma.

Carrie said, “I think my favorite Fourth of July memory would be going to the fireworks stand and picking out which fireworks I wanted to do. I must’ve 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 (laughs).’

She continued, “So, 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. 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.”

Underwood will spend her Fourth of July playing a show in London, England on her “Cry Pretty Tour.”

-Nancy Brooks