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Carrie Underwood's Teary Tribute To Truck Driver

3/22/2010 12:59pm EDT

Carrie UnderwoodCarrie Underwood burst into tears on stage at a concert in Connecticut as she paid tribute to the driver who lost his life when one of her tour buses crashed on Saturday.
The vehicle was carrying equipment for the "American Idol" star's Play tour from Atlantic City, New Jersey to Mashantucket, Connecticut; where the singer was due to perform that night. The truck crashed into an embankment off the freeway and burst into flames, and the unnamed driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Underwood went ahead with the gig at MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods as planned and paid a tearful tribute to the driver - dedicating her track Temporary Home to his memory.

She told the crowd, "This song has a whole new meaning for us. One of our truck drivers actually got in a wreck and didn't survive. This song means so much to me and it will be a little special tonight... I would like to dedicate this song to him and to everyone that knew him."

However, Underwood was overwhelmed with emotion and struggled to sing the opening line of the song, telling the audience through her tears, "You're gonna have to help me out here."

She finished the track to a standing ovation.

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