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• Posted on Aug 11th, 2012 • By
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If you saw Brad Paisley in concert this summer (or last), depending on where you sat, you may have thought that Carrie Underwood was live and in the flesh at the show to perform her duet “Remind Me” with Brad.

In all of those cases, you were seeing a hologram of Carrie, which looked VERY REAL, in person.

However, if you were at the Grand Ole Opry recently to see Brad Paisley in concert, you were in luck!

Carrie Underwood emerged from the shadow of stage left to perform with Brad, looking stunning in a lavender dress and very high heels.

Check out the video of the performance, below.

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• Posted on Aug 11th, 2012 • By
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On July 31, Carrie Underwood spent a day with many patients at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Carrie took part in a program called Country Music Healing Tour, a partnership between Boston radio station WKLB and the hospital.

The tour introduces patients to country music artists and allows them to spend time together. Carrie spent time in the medical/surgical and pediatric bone marrow transplant units. She autographed CDs for all of the kids and sang “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” by special request made by a two-year old.

“We are so grateful to Carrie for partnering with us to bring this one-of-a-kind experience to the children and families at Floating Hospital,” said WKLB Program Director Mike Brophey. “This is a very special opportunity for us to participate in a small way in the healing process of the hospital’s pediatric patients, and the generosity of Country performers like Carrie Underwood is what makes it possible.”

Carrie also took to her Twitter to share a video of a special little girl that she met during her visit. “Met a brave young lady and fellow songwriter today named Chloi. Such a positive spirit! So sweet!”

To see the video, click below:

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• Posted on Aug 3rd, 2012 • By
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Country Music Association has tapped Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley as the hosts of its 46th annual awards. The upcoming ceremony, which will air live from Nashville on November 1, will mark the fifth time the country music artists at the helm of the award-giving event.

The two singers, who collaborate on song “Remind Me”, have apparently begun the preparation for the gig. On Wednesday, August 1, CMA posted on its Facebook page that Underwood and Paisley had a photo shoot with photographer Bob D’Amico.

Later on Thursday, the Sarah Hill of “Soul Surfer” tweeted a picture of her and Paisley along with some kids on a park. “Clowning around on set! Whose kids are these?!” she wrote in a caption of the photo.

Underwood and Paisley have hosted the CMA Awards since 2008. At last year’s ceremony, they pulled a double duty by taking the stage as musical performers in addition to serving as the hosts. It’s unclear if they will perform again at this year’s gala.

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• Posted on Aug 3rd, 2012 • By
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On July 31, Carrie Underwood joined top Nashville songwriters for a two-hour acoustic in-the-round performance as part of the CMA Songwriters Series in Boston.

Underwood — who was accompanied by industry heavyweights Bob DiPiero, Luke Laird, Carey Barlowe, Hillary Lindsay and Brett James — proved to be “the best singer I’ve ever heard,” according to DiPiero. These songwriters have an impressive resume of penning some of Country music’s biggest hits — ranging from Underwood, Tim McGraw and Blake Shelton to Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery and Lady Antebellum. Much like previous sessions, each tunesmith took on one of their massively penned hits, according to where they sat on stage, while the other singers joined in at their leisure.

The musical extravaganza kicked off with DiPiero strumming on his guitar and belting out McGraw’s “Southern Voice.” Then the show continued down the line with several other craftily written hits like Underwood’s “So Small” and “Jesus Take the Wheel.” Also, Lady Antebellum’s “American Honey” and Little Big Town‘s “Pontoon” were definite highlights of the evening.

There was even some pop crossover appeal when James broke out his guitar for a lovely cover of Kelly Clarkson‘s hit “Mr. Know It All.” It certainly was interesting to her the male perspective on such a female power anthem. In addition to this unexpected treat, Lindsay later introduced an uncut song called “Concrete Heart” that was the perfect balance of convincing songwriting, Country twang and melodic goodness.

As the evening wound down, Underwood had the pleasure of closing out the night with a rousing rendition of her No. 1 single “Good Girl,” much to the satisfaction of the throngs of fans in the audience. Needless to say, the evening of good music demonstrated exactly why Underwood, Lindsay, James and the rest are the best to come by in the business. They have what it takes to produce chart-topping success time and time again.

Here is the full setlist:

“Southern Voice” by Tim McGraw

“Take a Back Road” by Rodney Atkins

“So Small” by Underwood

“Do You Think About Me?” by Underwood

“The Truth” by Jason Aldean

“Daddy’s Money” by Ricochet

“Pontoon” by Little Big Town

“Undo It” by Underwood

“Jesus Take the Wheel” by Underwood

“Mr. Know It All” by Kelly Clarkson

“If You Ever Stop Lovin’ Me” by Montgomery Gentry

“Hillbilly Bone” by Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins

“Temporary Home” by Underwood

“American Honey” by Lady Antebellum

“Cowboy Casanova” by Underwood

“Gone” by Montgomery Gentry

“Dink in My Hand” by Eric Church

“Two Black Cadillacs” by Underwood

“Concrete Heart” (uncut track)

“When the Sun Goes Down” by Kenny Chesney

“Good Girl” by Underwood

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• Posted on Jul 26th, 2012 • By
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For parents and children across America, back-to-school time is approaching. To celebrate teachers and the impact they have on their students, CBS announced on July 24 that the network is airing a one-hour charity concert called “Teachers Rock,” starring country superstar Carrie Underwood, Grammy Award nominee Josh Groban, plus country artist Dierks Bentley and pop group Fun.

The one-hour entertainment special is presented by Walmart and Walden Media’s upcoming feature film “Won’t Back Down.” In addition to performances by Carrie Underwood, Josh Groban, Dierks Bentley and Fun, “Teachers Rock,” a special tribute to teachers and education, will include personal recollections from:

Video: Won’t Back Down preview

  • Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters
  • 6-time Grammy Award winner Usher
  • Adam Levine and James Valentine from Maroon 5
  • 3-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep
  • 2-time Grammy Award winner LL Cool J
  • Academy Award nominee Viola Davis
  • Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • Pauley Perrette from “NCIS
  • Actress Jennifer Garner
  • Actor Jack Black
  • Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman
  • Actress Miranda Cosgrove

During the “Teachers Rock” benefit concert, CBS will air scenes from Walden Media’s motion picture “Won’t Back Down,” starring Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal as two determined mothers, one a teacher, who will stop at nothing to transform their children’s failing inner-city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children.

Proceeds will benefit three nonprofit organizations: DonorsChoose.org, Feeding America and Teach for America. “Teachers Rock” airs at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Saturday, August 18 on CBS.

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• Posted on Jul 26th, 2012 • By
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Watch out for this guys Carrie is going to perform on NBC’s Today Show on August 15!

Carrie Underwood is headed back to NBC’s Today August 15 to perform as a part of the show’s Summer Concert Series.  Her appearance is part of a full week of outdoor concerts on Todayfollowing NBC’s coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics.  Carrie will perform her latest single, “Blown Away,” during her set.  It’s the title track of her fourth studio album which was released earlier this year.





• Posted on Jul 21st, 2012 • By
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The rumors are confirmed! Carrie Underwood has indeed joined forces once again with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, this time on his band’s upcoming album, Music From Another Dimension. The legendary rockers hope featuring the country music superstar on the new project will earn them a whole new fanbase.

“The surprise track was a duet — and he recorded the duet with Carrie Underwood,” confirms Mike Mullaney, Music Director of Boston radio station Mix 104.1. “People should think back to the one that Bon Jovi did with Jennifer Nettles from Sugarland (“Who Says You Can’t Go Home”) — that kind of vibe. Obviously he’s fresh off ‘Idol’ and he knows the power of Carrie Underwood. At first, the rest of the band didn’t want to put it on there but their label convinced them, ‘Guys, this will get you airplay in red states.’ So that was that.”

The former “American Idol” champion and former “Idol” judge (who recently announced his departure from the show after two seasons), first performed together at the 2011 ACM Awards, which was followed by a special CMT Crossroads taping, in conjunction with the Super Bowl XLVI.

Carrie isn’t the only country singer, nor the only former contestant of the reality TV talent show, to appear on the rock band’s new album. Lauren Alaina revealed earlier this year that she had lent her vocals to the upcoming project, as well.

“Yesterday: returned to idol & then went to the studio to record background vocals for the new Aerosmith record,” she tweeted in March. “#ISTHISREAL? Thank u Steven!”

Carrie will kick off the North American leg of her Blown Away tour on September 14 in Manchester, N.H., with Hunter Hayes serving as her opening act. See her complete list of tour dates here.

Aerosmith’s Music From Another Dimension will be released November 6. Pre-order the album here.

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• Posted on Jul 21st, 2012 • By
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Carrie Underwood would make a great choice for one of the vacant American Idol judges’ slots, according to another former Idol champ, Kelly Clarkson.

Speaking with Us Weekly, Kelly supported the idea of Carrie returning to the Fox show that launched both of their careers, citing the fact that Carrie studied journalism in college.  Kelly added, “She can have that face…that bluff face!  She can put that on!  She would be good.”

Kelly, who just completed her first season as a mentor on ABC’s Duets, says she wouldn’t want to be a judge herself.  She said, “Mentor is more my style.  And not just mentoring, getting to be a part of the song with them, getting them amped up — from our rehearsals to stage, it’s so exciting being on stage. It’s fun!”

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