Carrie Underwood’s ferocious take on this Martina McBride classic is still a beauty YouTube
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Between Carrie Underwood’s sweet revenge in her “Before He Cheats” video and Martina McBride lighting the house up in “Independence Day,” we know we’ve got two beautiful country badasses on our hands.

Back in 2005 as the “American Idol” season dwindled down to its Top Six contestants, a 21-year-old Carrie Underwood took the stage and unleashed a cover of Martina McBride’s “When God-Fearin’ Women Get The Blues.”

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With poker straight hair and a fitted cowboy shirt, Carrie belted out the country rock tune as one of the only few people in this world who can match the powerhouse vocals of Martina’s voice could do.

What makes this performance even more amazing is that this was long before Carrie was a country star with years of experience under her belt.

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Interestingly enough, Carrie also belted out Martina’s “Independence Day” twice on the show as well — once during the Top 10 and the other during the live finale, where she beat out the season’s runner-up, Bo Bice.

Based in Chicago but often in Nashville, Ken Churilla is a contributor for Rare Country. Follow him @KenChurilla and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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