Carrie Underwood Meets I Prevail: “I Tried To Play It Cool & Not Fangirl Too Much… Super Great Guys”

“I was so excited to have the guys from I Prevail at the show last night in Michigan!!!” Underwood wrote.

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Posted on February 27, 2023

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I Prevail’s Brian Burkheiser, Eric Vanlerberghe, Steve Menoian and Carrie Underwood; Photo Courtesy of Instagram

Carrie Underwood had a “fangirl” moment when I Prevail attended her concert at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan on Sunday evening (Feb. 26).

The country superstar took to social media on Monday, February 27, to share photos of herself with several members of I Prevail, who came to check out her Denim & Rhinestones Tour.

Underwood shared two images from their backstage hangout. In the first photo, Underwood is seen posing in her dressing room alongside I Prevail vocalists Brian Burkheiser and Eric Vanlerberghe as well as guitarist Steve Menoian. The second image features Underwood and the same members of I Prevail and their significant others .

“I was so excited to have the guys from @iprevailband at the show last night in Michigan!!!” Underwood captioned the pair of snapshots. ”I tried to play it cool and not fangirl too much! 😬 Super great guys!!! I’m hoping I get to catch one of their shows this year!!! #IPrevail.”

I Prevail quickly took to the comments of Underwood’s post to graciously thank her for an “amazing night.” The group also dubbed Underwood’s concert the “best show ever.”

Burkheiser and Vanlerberghe also shared the same photo to their Instagram as a joint post, which they captioned, “Last night was a blast. Thanks for having us @carrieunderwood. 🤘”

The pair of I Prevail vocalists also included a clip of Underwood covering Guns N’ Roses’ iconic hit, “Welcome To The Jungle,” during her live concert.

The photos sent I Prevail’s fans into a frenzy as they flooded the comments of their posts begging the rock band and country superstar to collaborate. 

“Tell me there is a collab coming??? We all want it and we all NEED it,” one fan wrote, while another added, “Yo get her on the next album. 🔥❤️”

“Yeah we need a Carrie and I Prevail mix 🔥🔥🔥,” another fans demanded.

Carrie Underwood; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Carrie Underwood; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Carrie Underwood is an avid fan of rock music and previously revealed that she often finds herself listening to I Prevail’s album, Trauma, while working out. 

“Working out I honestly listen to metal or super hard rock music,” Underwood previously explained during an interview with CBS News’ Sunday Morning. “I like the band, I Prevail and their ‘Trauma‘ album is on that I have on repeat when I’m working out.”

At the time, Underwood did say it’s “important to note” that there are “lots of not-children-friendly words” on I Prevail’s Grammy-award winning album, Trauma. “Don’t go buy, you know, My Savior, and then go buy Trauma, and be like ‘Carrie Underwood told me to,’” Underwood joked.

The “Hate My Heart” singer further confirmed her love of I Prevail’s music in September of 2022, when she joked that she was a “large number” of the 56 million streams their third studio album, True Power, received within the first month of its release. 

Underwood is currently in the midst of her headlining Denim & Rhinestones Tour, which features support from Jimmie Allen. The trek kicked off on Saturday, October 15, 2022, in Greenville, South Carolina, and currently runs through March 17, where the tour will wrap in Seattle, Washington.

Underwood’s tour comes in support of her latest record, Denim & Rhinestones, which arrived on June 10, 2022, via Capitol Records Nashville. The 12 track project features her latest single “Hate My Heart,” the project’s lead single “Ghost Story,” as well as fan-favorite tracks such as “Pink Champagne,” “Crazy Angels,” and “Velvet Heartbreak.”

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Following the trek, Underwood will return to Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas for her residency in the Summer of 2023. Underwood recently added 18 new shows to her REFLECTION: The Vegas Residency, which will begin on June 21, 2023.

“I’m thrilled to be returning to Resorts World Las Vegas next summer,” says Underwood. “REFLECTION is a show I’m so proud of and have so much fun performing. I love being out on the road with THE DENIM & RHINESTONES TOUR and look forward to returning to Vegas once that wraps, as it has become our home away from home where we get to play to audiences from all over the world.”

Meanwhile, I Prevail recently finished up their headlining tour and are preparing to hit the road later this year with Godsmack. The trek kicks off in Denver, Colorado on May 4 and continues through May 23, where the tour will wrap up in Franklin, Tennessee at Firstbank Amphitheatre. 

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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