OFFSTAGE: Carrie Underwood “Live” in Jackson Hole

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Did you see Carrie Underwood’s three-song set at the famous Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in Wyoming? She was decked out, as usual, in some sweet designer threads — a thick and oversized embellished chambray blouse, a full ankle-dusting jean skirt, topped off with a matching denim-like cowboy hat. Very retro glam. Oh, wait. It wasn’t really an Underwood show. Just a faux show she did on a recent Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. She and Fallon played Jim Carrie, a ’90s duo that sang a style of music called c’rap. “Our music was genius,” Fallon said. “We invented a new genre of music called country-rap.” They opened with a cover of the 1988 N.W.A hip-hop hit “Straight Outta Compton,” then did the 1992 rap tune “Nuthin’ but a ’G’ Thang” from Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg and then ended their set with “The Humpty Dance,” a 1990 Digital Underground song. I wish I could say that all I did was laugh. But honestly, Underwood’s voice and even Fallon’s forced twang made the songs pretty likable and very infectious. You know. For c’rap songs.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.