by Michael Parrish DuDell
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One of my all-time favorite stars, Carrie Underwood, recently opened up her checkbook for a great cause.

On Friday, the country music star presented more than $117,000 of musical instruments to schools in her hometown of Checotah, Oklahoma.

The gift was a joint ever between Underwood’s C.A.T.S. Foundation (Checotah Animal, Town and Schools) and ACM Lifting Lives (Academy of Country Music).

“I am so proud to have come from such a wonderful community that helped shape me as a person,” said Carrie. “And I can think of nothing better than to share the gift of music with the students in my hometown. It’s so great to be able to give back in a way that can truly better the lives of these kids and help create dreams and opportunities.”

We love that! Check out more of what Carrie has to say in the video below!

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    I have followed Carrie Underwood on TV since the day she auditioned for American Idol. I’m glad she’s gone a long way and thought of giving something back to her hometown. She’s really beautiful inside and out.

  • Anne Dawson

    Carrie Underwood is a bitch. I was walking down the street to a record bar when I saw her, obviously I was starstruck so I said hi and I went omg you’re even more beautiful in person and she looked at me said ‘haha’ in a sarcastic way and walked away. Hmpft!

    Kidding!

    That was just one of the millions of RUMORS I’ve heard about our dear Carrie but I know that she’s beautiful inside and out. We love you Carrie!