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Posted: February 20, 2018

Music City Minute: Carrie Underwood, Maren Morris, Brett Eldredge 

This is a great feel good story. Carrie Underwood recently donated $10,000 to her childhood friend and Oklahoma police officer Justin Durrett after Carrie got word that her friend had suffered multiple injuries from a rollover car crash on the morning of Feb. 11.

Officer Durrett, is the Checotah Oklahoma assistant police chief, was on his way to the local police department when the accident happened. He suffered a broken neck, bruised spine and other injuries that admitted him into the intensive care unit. 

GoFundMe page was started for Durrett on Feb. 12 to cover the officer's medical expenses with an opening paragraph that reads: "Justin Durrett, Assistant Police Chief of Checotah, was in an accident 2/11/2018. On his way to work, he slid off the road, rolled his truck; he was ejected from his truck. Then the truck landed on him. It’s by the grace of God this man is alive. Not only alive but responsive."

The GoFundMe page is set to reach a goal of $20,000 and this past Saturday Carrie came forward and donated $10,000 to the campaign. By the time of publication, the money raised for Durrett's GoFundMe campaign stands at $12,670.

Such an kind gesture from Carrie Underwood, we would expect nothing less from such a classy woman and role model. 

 

Maren Morris has been blowing up the music scene lately in Country and Top 40. We’ve been obsessed with all her songs and her new single is no different. It’s called "Rich" and Maren says it's the perfect song for any girl that has been done wrong by her man!

 

Brett Eldredge wanted to honor his latest hit, "The Long Way", so he took a few reporters on a tour of some of his favorite Nashville stops on Music Row… including places where he hung out when he first moved to town in 2006.

One of those places is the notorious "pee plaque." Yes, pee plaque. Here's the story on that. He did his share of bar hopping back in the day, and he often ended up relieving himself on the side of the Warner Music building.

Brett says, "I would stop and leave my mark every year on my territory." Well, now he's a client, so back in June, the Warner suits jokingly hung a plaque on that very spot to memorialize it. 

Some of his other stops on the tour included the apartment where he once lived, the place where he wrote his hit "Mean to Me", and the studio where he recorded it. Check out video clips of the tour with Brett in Nashville here 

Brett even said that he misses those times, he said, "The earlier days of my career are my fondest memories because I didn't have anything, and you're fighting for that dream. It's an amazing feeling now looking back on it. I appreciate it more and more."


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