Carrie Underwood is reaching a longtime musical goal that no one saw coming

It’s hard to imagine Carrie Underwood missing anything else on her bucket list given what she’s accomplished so far. In 2005, she was named the Season 4 winner of American Idol. During a candid interview, Underwood revealed that she almost didn’t audition for the competition show because the nearest tryout center was seven hours away.

“Having already put it out of my mind and forgotten, [my mom] said, “You know what? If you want to go, I’ll drive you,'” she said. Underwood confessed that she still refused to go and that it was her mother who encouraged her to take that leap of faith. “This stupid decision that I almost didn’t want to make changed my life forever,” she admitted.

Underwood quickly became a global superstar and one of the leading country singers in the music industry. According to Today, the platinum-selling artist has sold over 66 million records, released over eight albums, received a residency in Las Vegas and even became a best-selling author. But despite everything she has done in her career, there was one lifelong dream that she wanted to realize.

Carrie Underwood joined one of the biggest rock bands on stage

Legendary rock band Guns ‘N Roses brought out Carrie Underwood as a surprise guest during their performance at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. Together they sang “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “Paradise City” – two of the band’s biggest hits. “Never in a million years would I have thought that I would spend not just one, but two nights of my life on stage with Guns ‘N Roses,” the country music singer shared on Instagram. “Thanks again to the band and crew and of course to the amazing audience! Until next time,” she wrote. While this was Underwood’s first time joining the band, it was actually her second time performing with Guns ‘N Roses singer Axl Rose.

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Back in April, the “Before He Cheats” singer had a chance to surprise her fans by releasing Rose during her headlining performance at the Stagecoach Festival, according to the Daily Mail. “I feel like this was a moment that has been in the making my entire life,” Underwood said during a fan Q&A (via the Daily Mail). “It was a dream come true for someone who grew up with them, pretty much my whole life, you know, I’ve loved them since I was five years old.”

The Crazy Angels singer also revealed that it’s “very likely” that she’ll cover a couple of iconic Guns ‘N Roses songs on her upcoming tour.