Watch: Carrie Underwood Covers Ozzy’s ‘Mama, I’m Coming Home,’ Received Blessing From Sharon

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Along with being a fan of Guns N’ Roses, country singer Carrie Underwood is also an Ozzy Osbourne fan. During a recent appearance on The Howard Stern Show, she displayed her fandom for the heavy metal legend by covering his song “Mama, I’m Coming Home.”

Prior to her singing the song, Stern shares with the country star how happy he is that she is covering “Mama, I’m Coming Home.” Stern says he loves Ozzy and asks Underwood if she does as well, to which she replies with the following (as transcribed by The Pit):

“Me too, I do. I very much remember being a teenager, kind of discovering my own musical taste, and my mom being very much against me listening to Ozzy.”

Underwood then goes on to add: “But I was also like, I feel like you need to listen to some of these lyrics, cause it’s not all, like, darkness. There’s a lot of love songs and things that are a lot more melodic and sweet.”

The country star also shares that she thinks Osbourne’s voice is very “distinguishable.”

Stern shares how “Mama, I’m Coming Home” is about Osbourne’s wife, Sharon, and Underwood reveals that she received Sharon’s blessing to cover the song. Per Underwood:

“Any time I’m gonna cover somebody, I want their blessing; I would never want somebody to be like ‘Man, I don’t like her, so, no.’ And it’s worse if you sing the song and then somebody asks them about that and they’re like ‘What was that?’ So I just want to be respectful and we had asked permission and Sharon was very, very sweet about it.”

That is very cool of Underwood to have reached out and asked if it’s okay if she covers such an emotionally intense song Ozzy created, and it’s awesome to hear Sharon provided her blessing.

Underwood then goes into covering “Mama, I’m Coming Home” and provides an incredible performance. If you are interested in hearing this amazing cover for yourself, you can check it out below.

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