Carrie has been a volunteer and board member committed to serving the Black Prairie Blues Foundation since 2013. She is passionate about blues music and dedicated to preserving the legacy of influential artists from the region that were paramount in the evolution of American music. She is a 2006 graduate of Mississippi University for Women, where she obtained a B.A. in Communication & International Relations. She was born & raised in the Golden Triangle and resides in West Point with her spouse and their two children. She co-owns and operates two local restaurants, Anthony's Good Food Market and Magnolia's at The Ritz. "Music has always given me great joy throughout life. I'm committed to giving back by celebrating and promoting our regions rich musical and artistic heritage."