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Carrie Underwood makes a confession about risking her life in Australia Instagram/@CarrieUnderwood
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For all intents and purposes, Carrie Underwood seems to be a pretty level-headed person. She had never even been on a plane until she had to fly to compete in “American Idol.” But, she’s also a farm kid, so she isn’t too much of a girly girl either.

So, we have to pose the question: What on earth inspired her to throw herself out of a perfectly good airplane while in Australia on Keith Urban’s Ripcord World Tour?

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Well, like many of us, courage can often come in liquid form and for Carrie, that’s pretty much exactly what happened.

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The country music superstar appeared on the Australian morning talk show “Sunrise” and admitted that she’s not really an adventurous spirit or a thrill seeker. “I’m really not, but I feel like every once in a while I have to do things outside my comfort zone,”Carrie told hosts David Koch and Samantha Armytage.

Hmmm, but Carrie could have just as easily gone skydiving in the good, ole U.S.A., so what inspired this sudden interest in free falling Down Under? She sheepishly admitted, “I may have had a glass of wine or so… some good Australian wine.”

She also says that she’s not a big drinker, so it probably didn’t take much until she was feeling brave enough to take the calculated risk, but she also joked, “I call it ‘Mom Juice.’ My child is at home, he’s back home with my husband, and Mom deserves a little glass of wine here and there.”

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“That might have been wine-inspired,” she ultimately confessed.

The Oceania leg of Keith and Carrie’s tour wraps Dec. 17 in Brisbane, then Carrie will fly back to Nashville to begin her Christmas holiday with hunky hubby Mike Fisher and baby Isaiah. Our hope is she exits the plane in the normal manner, but hey, if she’s feeling froggy, why not jump!

Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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