I never told him (mainly because I thought I'd freak him out) but #georgemichael has always been such an influence on me. As a child, his was the first voice I could pick out of the sea of voices I heard on the radio. Before I knew anything about him, I knew his voice. As an adult, I cried when I saw him in concert. His songs and his voice helped to teach me how to sing. I will forever regret not letting him know…Thank you, George, for giving the world your gifts…may you rest in peace.
Carrie Underwood gave an emotional tribute to the late George Michael. She reached out on Instagram, saying he was the first voice she could pick out of a sea of voices. She went on to say Michael’s songs and his voice helped teach her how to sing.
The ’80s pop icon died peacefully on Christmas Day at his home in England. He was 53.