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‘Idol’ Carrie Underwood returns to home state

Country music starlet performs at Oklahoma music festival
/ Source: The Associated Press

“American Idol” Carrie Underwood returned to her home state to perform at the Country Fever Music Festival in Pryor.“I have been to so many places, and seen so many things, but you don’t know how it feels to be back home,” the 23-year-old country singer told the crowd Thursday.Wearing knee-high black boots, short black shorts and an off-the-shoulder striped top, Underwood opened with “Young and Beautiful,” a peppy number about celebrating life while you’re young and pretty enough to enjoy it.She also performed her hits “Jesus, Take the Wheel” and “Don’t Forget to Remember Me,” and included Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” midway through her set.Underwood, a native of Checotah, was the winner of last year’s “American Idol.”