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• Posted on Apr 29th, 2013 • By
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Carrie Underwood thinks everyone should enjoy the same right to marry as she did, regardless of what some think her religious beliefs should dictate.

Last summer Carrie Underwood caused a stir when the self-professed Christian came out in favor of gay marriage. Now she’s elaborating on those beliefs.

In June, Underwood (who is wed to hockey star Mike Fisher) told a British paper, “As a married person myself, I don’t know what it’s like to be told I can’t marry somebody I love.” The statement raised the ire of some conservative Christian fans, but the country star is sticking to her guns.

“I’m in favor of acceptance,” Underwood elaborated in an interview with Allure magazine. “And I am a Christian person, and I do love the Lord, and I feel no matter who you are, what you believe, how you live your life, it’s not my place to judge. I don’t want that power. It’s my place to love and to show God’s love to other people, even if they don’t live a life like I live. So that’s where I’m coming from.”

“I feel I’ve done a few interviews where someone is coming from an accusatory way [about the issue],” she revealed. “If mail comes to my house, I don’t check my mail. I don’t want to know. I just run my own race. If somebody doesn’t like you, they’re going to find a reason not to like you. As soon as you give them something like that, they’re going to be like, ‘Ha, ha! That’s it!’ So that’s fine. They probably didn’t like me in the first place.”

Speaking of equality, Underwood would appreciate it if you treated her husband as his own man and not “Mr. Carrie Underwood.”

“It made me feel awful,” the 29-year-old star complained to the mag. “Somebody works real hard to make a name for themselves, a respectable name, and then it’s ‘Mr. Underwood.’”

Read the complete interview with Carrie Underwood in the new issue of Allure.

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Keith Urban is the perfect representative for country music on ‘American Idol,’ according to Carrie Underwood. Of course Underwood’s opinion matters, since she is one of the most successful ‘Idol’ alums in the show’s storied history.

The ‘Two Black Cadillacs’ took home the top prize on ‘American Idol’ during Season 4 in 2005, and she feels her fellow country superstar is a natural fit for his new prime time gig as a judge on Season 12 of the wildly popular reality show, which kicked off last week. After all, she’s protective of the show which gave her career its liftoff.

“If anyone can be objective, constructive and tell people what it’s gonna take, it’s gonna be him,” Underwood says of Urban’s qualifications (quote via WZTV). “I am excited ‘American Idol’ is my world. It’s my family and it’s so nice to have someone from Nashville be a part of my ‘American Idol’ family.”

As coincidence would have it, a young hopeful belted out Underwood’s ‘Mama’s Song’ during the season premiere last week. The young lady made it to Hollywood, but it was actually Urban who voiced the most concern about the aspiring country singer.

“When you sang the first song, I didn’t quite feel it from you,” Urban told the singer.

“Then you sang Nicki’s song … I’m not sure who you are yet,” he finished, referring to the woman’s decision to sing a song by co-judge Nicki Minaj when asked to try a different tune.

Was Urban’s assessment a one-time thing, or will the Aussie superstar continue to lay down the law in his search of America’s next singing superstar? Tune in each week and find out.

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• Posted on Jan 14th, 2013 • By
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Hi everyone!

First off I’d like to apologize for the halt on updates, I got so busy with uni last year that I had to focus on that and then of course everything sort of piled up.  I run 9 fansites so I’ve been trying to play catch up.  I have a few new things and changes I’d like to make you aware of, lets start with the obvious!

  1. We have a new layout!!!! Made by the fabulous Laura at Paper Hearts Inc. it is absolutely gorgeous.  Nice and light, I love the old one it was beautiful but we needed a change from the dark.  So lets talk about the main site:

    - As you can see I have already made changes to the side bar.  I will be continuing to change this up and checking if affiliates are linking back and removing those who aren’t.
    - The second change will be the pages, I am going to seriously overhaul them all!

  2. We also have a new layout at the gallery.  Also made by Laura.

    - I have switched away from the domain CarrieHQ.com, I think it just splits the sites rankings and I think, what is the point.  So I have changed the gallery to http://c-underwood.com/photos and I will place a redirect on the old domain so people know where to find the new location.
    - I will be overhauling the presentation of the gallery, there will be new categories.  When I left the site (I’m the founder of the site) alot of the previous owners switching things around to places they never belonged in the first place.  So I’ll be fixing that.  It will resemble my Kelly Clarkson sites gallery in presentation.

  3. The Media site needs serious work, but this will be lowest priority.  I plan to move it to a much more efficient setup in the future.

That’s pretty much it.  In terms of updates, I will resume those ASAP.

 





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I know the site hasn’t been updated in a while, but I’m working on revamping all my sites. Updates will hopefully be coming soon. Stay tuned!





• Posted on Aug 11th, 2012 • By
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(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.)

Hey, New York. Whatever you have going on Thursday (Aug. 16), cancel it. If you have to work, it might be a good day to call in sick. If you have kids, it’s probably time to get a babysitter. Because Carrie Underwood is coming to the city and would love to have you in her audience. Just answer some questions, like your favorite Underwood song, why you’re such a fan and why you belong in the audience for this super-intimate concert. (That first question would be a tough call, though. “Songs Like This”? “Good Girl”? “I Know You Won’t”? “Two Black Cadillacs”? “Quitter”? “We’re Young and Beautiful”? I’d literally change my mind a hundred times if I was entering.) The concert is being taped for a VH1 special, so if you’re camera shy, this may not be the show for you. But if it sounds like the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity it is, just send an email with all your information and your picture to Gotham Casting and they’ll do the rest.

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Carrie Underwood headlined two shows at the Grand Ole Opry on August 4th in Nashville, and both shows appeared to be solid sell out crowds. That’s no surprise considering just how immensely popular, talented and beloved Underwood is by her fans and the Opry community. Underwood was not the only performer of the evening, of course, and the 7pm show was rounded out with performances by Jimmy Dickens, Jeannie Seely, Andy Gibson, Jim Ed Brown, Bucky Covington, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Riders In The Sky, Jean Shepard, Love and Theft and Bill Anderson. The Opry Square Dancers also made an appearance to entertain the crowd. The 9pm show featured the same lineup with the addition of Stu Phillips and a different order of appearance.

The Opry isn’t just a concert in a historic building, it’s also the longest running radio show around. After each performer’s set there was a pause for commercial announcements that gave the stage hands time to prepare for the next act. It was an interesting experience to see everyone working together to get the job done in a short amount of time, and impressive to say the least at how precise the timing was handled.

At the 7pm show Underwood took the stage during the last 30 minute portion of the concert and played just four songs, but for the time she was onstage and in the circle she completely owned the hearts and minds of everyone in the building. Carrie came out strong with “Flat On The Floor,” and after the rousing rendition of the song from her second CD “Carnival Ride,” Underwood took a moment to harken back to her debut CD after winning American Idol, and performed a poignant version of “Wasted” from her 7 times platinum certified “Some Hearts,” the best selling country CD from the 2000 decade. The show took a turn to a special moment when Underwood next announced her mother was in the audience and that she’d be performing a song that she hadn’t played in so long she had to take a listen earlier in the day to remember the lyrics. Carrie performed “Don’t Forget To Remember Me,” with her mother in mind, and it was one of those Opry moments you hope you get to see again at the Opry’s Youtube channel. Instant classic is a term that comes to mind to explain the experience. To finish off her set, Underwood took the crowd into her current repertoire and performed “Good Girl” from her latest release “Blown Away,” and for what seemed like the first time in her set Underwood moved away from the circle and microphone stand and walked over to the side of the stage for a brief moment to belt out the last lines of her hit song before thanking the crowd and walking off the stage having given the audience everything they’d wished for and more. It was, to say the least, an amazing night at the Opry.

The 9:30pm show offered Carrie fans a chance to see three different songs performed and Underwood took the stage for the second of four half-hour time slots. It was a far different tone than the earlier performance and started out with the new track “Nobody Ever Told You,” from “Blown Away,” and moved into a similarly themed and passionately performed “I Told You So,” that slowed things down for a moment while allowing Underwood to display her vocal prowess in all it’s glory. To end her set Carrie performed another new song entitled “Cupid’s Got A Shotgun,” that playfully turns the tables on the classic Cupid myth and finds Underwood on the run from love while reminding Cupid that she’s “a dang good shot myself.” It was a strong way to end the night with a song that’s an excellent candidate for the third single from “Blown Away.”

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Carrie Underwood knew “Blown Away” was her song the moment she heard it from the writers. The Wizard of Oz inspired music video for the song premiered on July 31st and featured Underwood in an intense opening scene.

“When I first heard the song, I just had visions of what I wanted it to be like. And I really wanted it to be a dark Wizard of Oz in 2012 kind of thing,” she shared with CMT Insider.

Underwood played the daughter of an abusive father, and took the opportunity to display some her acting chops.

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She explained, “That was a last-minute thing. We weren’t originally planning to do that, but obviously in getting in there and making the video, it would make sense that father and daughter actually interact at some point.”

Underwood gave credit to the actor who played her onscreen father for the realistic portrayal of the father and daughter scenes.

“He was such a great actor, the guy that played my dad. I felt uncomfortable, to be honest. He was that good because he was so intense and so angry. … There was no script. We went in and acted out the scene the way we thought it might happen. And I actually left with bruises on my arm from when he would grab me and I would pull away. I had finger marks on my arm when I left at the end of the day, so I was like, ‘Wow.’ … It was intense. I wasn’t just imagining it, it was really intense.”

When CMT asked about the potential controversy the video may stir, Underwood insisted that she did not plan for any of it to be controversial.

“That’s not what we were aiming for at all. I try to stay away from controversy in any form or fashion. It was just such a great story and such a mini-movie, listening to the song, and we really wanted to do it justice in the video,” she said.

Underwood’s tiny bruises are nothing compared to the great feedback she has received.

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