Mike Fisher is one proud husband. One day after watching his wife Carrie Underwood host the CMA Awards, he flew to Oklahoma to watch her become the latest inductee into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Hours after the ceremony, the former hockey professional shared a front seat photo of the singer and praised his bride for remaining humble and down to earth.
“Congrats @carrieunderwood on the Oklahoma hall of fame induction! God has given you one of the best voices, crazy work ethic and platform you’ve never taken for granted. You’ve remained humble in all the success and never craved the attention or fame one bit. Thanks for always being the small town girl from Oklahoma even thou your one of the biggest stars! Love you lots!…..Ephesians 3:20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”
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Congrats @carrieunderwood on the Oklahoma hall of fame induction! God has given you one of the best voices, crazy work ethic and platform you’ve never taken for granted. You’ve remained humble in all the success and never craved the attention or fame one bit. Thanks for always being the small town girl from Oklahoma even thou your one of the biggest stars! Love you lots!…..Ephesians 3:20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
The induction ceremony took place on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center. Introduced by singer and fellow Oklahoman Bryan White, Underwood took to the stage to accept her honor. Sharing that she was extremely nervous, the “Love Wins” singer expressed that she’s been “blessed beyond belief” for all of the things that have happened in her life.
“I have been blessed beyond belief and been so lucky to be a part… to go to so many different places and be a part of so many different things that I am so proud of, but one of the things that I consider my biggest blessing and one of the things that I am most proud in my life, I had nothing to do with and that is just being born in Oklahoma,” said Underwood. “There’s something about home and there’s something about where you’re from that shapes you and helps define you.”
She continued, “I grew up in Checotah, always wanted to sing. If you had asked me when I was five years old, 10 years old, ‘What are you gonna be when you grow up?’ I would’ve said, ‘I’m gonna be a famous country music singer.’ And I think the only reason in my head as a child that something that big and that grand and that amazing was possible was because I had seen other people do it that were from places just like where I grew up. I saw Reba, I saw Garth, I saw Vince, I saw Toby, I saw Bryan White… and I’m sorry honey (turns to Fisher), but when I was growing up, I was pretty sure I was going to marry that guy. But you know, it all worked out. His wife is absolutely amazing. They have like the perfect family. I love you. But I want to thank you guys so much. Hopefully there is some little girl at home right now that is dreaming of being a country music singer and sees what I have been lucky enough and been able to do and been blessed to do and all the other people that I just named, what they’ve been able to do and what they’ve been blessed enough to do and they think ‘that’s possible.’ So thank you guys so much for having me be a part of this incredible class that’s being inducted. I am honored beyond belief. This is a true, true honor.”
Fellow inductees into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Ree Drummond, a popular Food Network personality, cookbook author and business owner, of Pawhuska; David Rainbolt, executive chairman of BancFirst Corp., of Oklahoma City; Mo Anderson, a real estate mogul and author of A Joy-filled Life: Lessons of a Tenant Farmer’s Daughter who became a CEO, of Waukomis; Paul Allen, a businessman and philanthropist who founded what is now AdvancePierre Foods, of Enid; and Jon R. Stuart, a third-generation inductee and chairman and CEO of First Stuart Corporation, of Tulsa.