Queen of country impressed with Deni

By Deniliquin Pastoral Times

‘‘This is so much fun, we’ll definitely have to come back.’’

That is what the queen of American country music told the Deni Ute Muster crowd during her energetic and highly anticipated performance on Saturday night.

Thrilling fans with a mix of old and new songs, Carrie Underwood drew the largest crowd of entire weekend when she closed out the event.

There were loud cheers for Underwood when she interacted with the audience from the famous main stage, particularly when she intimated how lucky she was to play in Deniliquin.

‘‘I love being able to do stuff like this, and going to places I never thought I would ever get to visit, let alone play on a stage where there would be people standing there when it’s cold outside, singing along,’’ she said.

‘‘We have been in listening to you guys all day, just singing along, going crazy and having a good time.

‘‘We are honoured to be here and be part of this — this is incredible.

‘‘We have been in Australia about a week and heard the most wonderful stories about the Ute Muster, and you guys are living up to it.’’

Despite hinting on the Network Ten that her pregnancy makes performing a little more difficult, Underwood showed no signs of it on the Muster stage on Saturday.

She belted out a host of crowd favourites including Jesus Take The Wheel, Cowboy Casanova, Dirty Laundry and Before He Cheats.

In the encore, Underwood came back on stage to play two more songs including the title track from her recently released album ‘Cry Pretty’.