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If you had a chance to watch the Country Music Awards a few weeks ago you could not have missed recording artist Carrie Underwood. Whether it was hosting, winning awards, or performing to a crowd of country music's elite, Carrie Underwood was everywhere. This is not necessarily new for Carrie who, over the past 4 years, has made a name for herself by selling over 7 million records and overshadowing some of the biggest female voices in the music industry.

Recently, my wife and I had the opportunity to spend an evening with Carrie and attend her concert. We found her to be much more than a superstar; she was actually normal.

Almost 5 years ago, during the fourth season of American Idol, my good friend was able to meet Carrie and subsequently take her out on a few dates. A friendship ensued and they have kept in touch ever since. As a result, my friend has been able to attend several of Carrie's performances and also hang out with her on occasion. Last week Carrie Underwood's 'Carnival Ride' tour came to our city and my wife and I were fortunate enough to be invited to spend the evening with my friend and Miss Underwood.

During the course of dinner we learned a lot about the music business, fame, tabloids, what its like to be Carrie. However, we were most impressed by her down-to-earth nature, maturity, and confidence despite some of the negativity that undoubtedly swirls around every big-name celebrity. I can't help but think that some of that confidence comes from her small-town roots, strong family, and of course, it doesn't hurt to be strikingly beautiful.

Being involved with hair myself, I had to ask Carrie about her experience with hair extensions, her preferences, etc. She lamented that stylists in the industry "literally do not care" about her hair when they are styling, and as a result often cause damage.

If you're familiar with Carrie you know that perhaps her most recognizable feature is her beautiful long blonde hair, so it is understandable why she would be so weary. She confirmed with me that she does wear extensions often but prefers 'clip-ins' because they generally cause less damage to her hair than the fusion/glue-in products. I couldn't pass up the opportunity tell her about Donna Bella Hair Extensions and how our revolutionary I-Link Bead Method provides full, beautiful hair that is easy to apply and remove without causing any damage. She was very interested, so much so that we are going to send some to try out in the near future.

Some people might read this and think, "Why would he bring up hair extensions when he's hanging out with one of the biggest stars in music?" That is a good question, but it goes beyond just trying to sell product.Granted, it's not everyday you get to hang out with Carrie Underwood, but when you have a product as good as Donna Bella that you know can make someone's life a little easier, sharing it with others comes quite naturally. All I can say is try it for yourself and you'll see what I was telling Carrie about!