Carrie Underwood and Ross Copperman helped lead the 2016 ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp at Ocean Way Studios in Nashville, Tenn., earlier this week in teaching campers how to write a song. The campers later had a vocal session and then performed the song in front of Underwood.

In a video interview during the camp, the superstar raved about Copperman and meeting some of the campers.

"Ross is perfect to lead the campers in the ways of music because he's such a great songwriter," Underwood says. "And he's so happy. He's such a great energy to have around. It's amazing to see them all come together and work together and write an adorable song. They sang part of it for me and it's really good."

Calling the campers "a ray of sunshine," Underwood seemed as fond of them as they were of her, as many campers said the singer is an inspiration.

"I'm so blessed to meet you because you're not only my hero but you're also my inspiration," one camper told the Oklahoma-born singer.

After hearing the song the campers wrote together, Underwood took some time to meet each camper and pose for photos. "You definitely see how music affects the campers and they connect with it," she concedes.

In April, Underwood was presented with the ACM Lifting Lives Gary Haber Award. The award was created to recognize a country music artist or industry professional who is "committed to serving others, has a generosity of spirit and shows a dedication to helping those in need." According to a press release, Underwood was one of the first artists to partner with ACM Lifting Lives by bringing musical instruments to the public schools in her hometown, Checotah, Okla.

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