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How do Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Craig Morgan and others prepare for their shows? In a video for Yahoo! Music's Ram Country, a slew of country artists discuss what happens in those moments before they greet fans onstage.
"Right before we go onstage the band and I get together for, like, 10 or 15 minutes," says Carrie. "We have that moment to joke around with each other and break the ice a little bit. We always pray before we go onstage, so it's a calm before the storm."
"We have a couple of little things we do," says Luke, who prefers a laid-back approach. "We all huddle up and say funny things that come through our brains, but I don't really have a lucky charm, just get up there and wing it."
If they weren't playing their songs for thousands of energized fans each night, Easton Corbin, Thompson Square, Brantley Gilbert, Kip Moore and other artists weigh in on which careers (and non-careers) they would pursue.
"I probably would end up building custom motor cycles," says Keifer Thompson of Thompson Square. Meanwhile, his wife and singing partner, Shawna Thompson, would likely be in school. "I probably would be in elementary education, a teacher. I love kids," she says.
Brantley, who studied to be a relationship counselor in college, says, "I probably would be responsible for more divorces than Facebook, so it's probably a good thing it didn't work out." Brantley is currently opening on Eric Church's Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour.
For more artist interview snippets, watch the video below.