Boy gets surprise meet & greet with Carrie Underwood

By: Kevin Hurd Email
By: Kevin Hurd Email

Elliot Ewer, UCP of West Central Wisconsin's featured teen during the Star Fest Telethon, got a surprise meet and greet on Friday.

CADOTT, Wis. (WEAU) -- "I'm feeling very excited, just a few minutes away," said Elliot Ewer.

He has been counting down to this moment all afternoon. He is about to meet someone who at this point has only been a favorite voice on the radio.

Someone you will hear singing through his headphones.

"I'm really a big Carrie Underwood fan; I've got a CD for her to sign," Ewer said.

You may remember Ewer from the 34th annual Star Fest Telethon earlier this year.

He has Cerebral Palsy and this year was UCP of West Central Wisconsin's featured teen.

And he is part of a select group of fans who had the chance to do a "meet and greet" with Carrie Underwood before she headlined the stage at Country Fest Friday night.

The best part - Elliot Ewer never even saw this moment coming.

"[My heart] was thumping in my chest, I thought is this for real right now," he said.

His meet and greet was arranged through Mike McKay on B95 radio. Ewer, an aspiring DJ himself, did not expect his fest experience would go this far.

"I said thank you Mike, and shook his hand, and on it went," he said.

Finally, the moment arrived.

"I have no idea what I'm going to say to her, I guess we'll find out in the tent," he said.

And off he went. The beginning of a memory that will last a lifetime. While our cameras were not allowed inside, Country Fest shared a picture of the two.

Ewer was eager to share his experience with us as soon as he came back outside.

"I was thinking oh my gosh it's Carrie Underwood; I told her I am a big fan, love your music, and that is about it," he added.

He left with memories and a physical piece to help remember it all.

"It was awesome, I got a CD signed, I'm happy," he said.

Ewer still has a lot of adventures ahead. But if you ask the best moment in his life so far, he says this is it.

"Yes, it's number one right now," he said.


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