Watch: Country Star Carrie Underwood Talks About Discovering Slipknot and What Band Her Son ‘Loves’

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It’s no secret that pop-country icon Carrie Underwood is a big fan of heavy metal. Besides covering an Ozzy Osbourne song on The Howard Stern Show, and her recent performances supporting Guns N’ Roses – one of which involved her covering a Motörhead song – Underwood has been vocal about her metal fandom in the past.

Among some of the country star’s favorite bands, she is a big fan of the metalcore band I Prevail. In a YouTube short shared by the band, which you can view below, Underwood talks about how much she likes I Prevail and their album Trauma (which was released in 2019).

When it comes to her taste in metal, Underwood is into a variety of acts, for alongside her enjoyment of heavy metal and metalcore, the country star also likes nu-metal. During a recent chat with SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin, Underwood was asked about her metal fandom and spoke about some of the bands she is into.

At one point during her conversation with the SiriusXM host, Underwood talks about being exposed to the music of Slipknot and other bands like them at rock festivals. As noted by Blabbermouth, Underwood is also a fan of Korn and Disturbed. She also says that she feels the late ’90s and early 2000s were a “fun time” for rock.

Regarding her exposure to Slipknot and other bands like them, Underwood says (as transcribed by Loudwire): “I remember going to big rock festivals in Tulsa and kind of being exposed to bands like Slipknot and people like that. So it was just a really great time in music. I feel like the late ’90s [and] early 2000s was just a fun time in rock music.”

Following her response, Mangin asks Underwood if her husband is a fan of heavy music, to which she says no. However, the country star goes on to share that her son is into such music, saying, “My eight-year-old loves Papa Roach.”

It’s been awesome to see Underwood out on the road supporting Guns N’ Roses and to hear her express her metal fandom. Perhaps her talking about metal will encourage some of her fans to check out the bands she’s mentioned.

Below you will find videos of Underwood talking about her I Prevail fandom and being exposed to Slipknot.

“Is Carrie Underwood a Heavy Metal fan?”

Carrie Underwood talks I Prevail fandom