Don’t Forget to Remember Carrie Underwood’s Video

#TBT to Her 11-Year-Old Tale of Letting Go

Eleven years ago, Carrie Underwood’s video for “Don’t Forget to Remember Me” premiered on CMT.

It feels like yesterday, though, doesn’t it?

The song — written by Morgane Hayes, Kelley Lovelace and Ashley Gorley — was Underwood’s second single after her American Idol win. And it told the autobiographical story of her growing up and leaving home. Her mother tells her, then she tells her mother, and then she tells God: “Don’t forget to remember me.”

But while the song itself tells that story, it’s the picture the video painted that really undid me. It was the first time I’d ever felt so connected to a song.

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