Carrie Underwood's mother Carole Underwood recently spoke about her daughter's musical career journey. She says they had developed a plan B if music didn't pan out.
Carole does a little flashback in an interview with CMT.
The two had agreed to give it a try until Carrie graduated from college. If music didn't happen by then, Carrie and her mother agreed that the singer would get a "real" job.
Carrie was one semester from graduating college when she decided to head to St. Louis to audition for American Idol.
As they say ... the rest is history.
Check out the full story from our friends at CMT here:
Here is Carrie's Idol audition. She talks about never being on a plane before. Oh, how the times have changed.