Carrie Underwood and Carrie Fisher shared something quite unique CMA/Donn Jones
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When Carrie Underwood tied the knot with hubby Mike Fisher in 2012, she instantly picked up a connection with “Star Wars” icon, Carrie Fisher. The actress, author and screenwriter passed away Dec. 27 following a massive heart attack. She was 60.

That’s right. In her private life, Carrie Underwood is known as Carrie Fisher. The coincidence most recently showed up as Underwood proudly displayed the certificate she got for sky diving in Australia on her recent tour.

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Carrie Underwood really played up the name thing when she dressed up as Carrie Fisher’s “Star Wars” character, Princess Leia, on the CMA Awards in 2015. You can see photos from the skit here.

For that year’s show opening, Carrie and co-host Brad Paisley starred in a spoof of “Star Wars” with Little Big Town, Luke Bryan and Darius Rucker dressing up as other characters from the franchise. Carrie even wore Princess Leia’s signature side bun wig and white robe.


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At the end of the skit, a “Star Wars” Storm Trooper walks onstage at the CMA Awards. Once the helmet is removed, it’s revealed that “Star Trek” icon William Shatner is dressed up as the “Star Wars” character. He greets Brad and then calls Carrie by her married name, Carrie Fisher.

It was just a quick reference to the coincidence that these two famous Carries shared a name, but it’s always been something that’s made us smile here at Rare Country.

Rest in peace, Carrie Fisher.

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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