Carrie Underwood, the renowned country music artist, has never been shy about expressing her appreciation for rock music. In fact, she has previously named Guns N’ Roses as one of her favorite bands and has even had the opportunity to perform live with Axl Rose and the rest of the group.
Recently, Underwood demonstrated her affection for another iconic figure in rock music, Ozzy Osbourne. During a live performance, she delivered a heartfelt rendition of Osbourne’s classic power ballad, “Mama, I’m Coming Home.” This beloved track was originally released on Osbourne’s 1991 album, “No More Tears.”
Underwood’s performance of “Mama, I’m Coming Home” was a stirring tribute to Osbourne and his enduring legacy. The song is widely regarded as one of the most emotional and personal tracks in Osbourne’s discography, and Underwood’s rendition captured the raw emotion and vulnerability of the original.
As an accomplished musician with a deep appreciation for rock and roll, Underwood’s tribute to Osbourne is a testament to the lasting impact that he has had on the world of music. Her performance of “Mama, I’m Coming Home” is a fitting tribute to one of the most influential and beloved figures in rock history.
Sharing the cover on The Howard Stern Show, Underwood said of the performance:
“I have always been an Ozzy Osbourne fan and ‘Mama, I’m Coming Home’ is one of my all-time favorite songs. I’ve always thought it felt a lot like a country song, and I’ve wanted to cover it for a long time. This was a really fun opportunity for me to be able to finally make that happen. I hope we’ve done Ozzy proud and I hope he likes it.”
“I very much remember being a teenager, discovering my own musical tastes, and my mom being very much against me listening to Ozzy! I was like, ‘I feel like you need to listen to some of these lyrics, ’cause it’s not all darkness…there’s a lotta, like, love songs and things that are a lot more melodic and sweet.”
You can check out her rendition below: