I don't mind some country music once in awhile, I've been a fan of Carrie Underwood since she won on American Idol (one season I seemed to have watched) She has a beautiful voice. She happens to sing Country music. I do not own any of her music, but I turn up the radio when she is singing certain songs.
I'm not a religious person, I believe in a higher power, but not necessarily an organized religion type God, but this version of the song doesn't have one thinking about the differences.
I read that Carrie crossed all boundaries and that she was compared to Elvis's rendition in that the person thought no one could ever compare to 'The King', but that he thought she's right up there with him.
In case you haven't seen it, heard about, watched it on TV or Youtube... here is Carrie singing "How Great Thou Art" A well deserved standing ovation was given by her peers.
I find it funny that Wynona Judd is panned often...when Carrie first started out and was on her first CMA show after her Idol win, it was written that Wynona made the statement that Carrie was "very vanilla." Think she's eating her words? Carrie has only had continued success since her Idol win. A young girl that has made her dream very real.