Carrie Underwood decided to pay tribute to the late George Michael on Instagram. George Michael passed away on December 25.
Underwood posted on Instagram: “I never told him (mainly because I thought I’d freak him out), but #georgemichael has always been such an influence on me,” Underwood writes. “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. Thank you, George, for giving the world your gifts. May you rest in peace.”
George Michael’s debut solo album Faith won him a Grammy for album of the year.