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When Carrie Underwood decided to team up with Brad Paisley on their single, ‘Remind Me,’ she probably didn’t expect the fellow country singer to be competition … for her husband! At Wednesday night’s CMT Music Awards, Underwood accepted her first award for collaborative video of the year with Paisley, whom her hockey player husband, Mike Fisher, hugged first, according to People. The surprised five-time nominee played it cool and jokingly asked the Nashville audience, “Did you see my husband hug him first?” Fisher may have been too caught up in the bromance, but he didn’t miss his opportunity to show some love to his rock star wife when she won video of the year.


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From the start, Carrie Underwood was never shy about her personal beliefs, especially when releasing her single, ‘Jesus Take the Wheel’ in the early part of her career. The song went on to become a powerful smash in country music, landing the ‘American Idol’ winner her first chart-topping hit.

In a recent interview with Glamour magazine, Underwood said the song’s content never worried her as far as how fans would embrace her or the song. “It wasn’t a worry to me at all,” she says in the magazine. “Country music is different. You have that Bible Belt-ness about it. I’m not the first person to sing about God, Jesus, faith [or] any of that, and I won’t be the last. And it won’t be the last for me, either. If you don’t like it, change the channel.”

As far as her personal life goes, Underwood and her hubby, Mike Fisher, try to fit time into their daily lives to practice their spiritual beliefs with one another. “Every Wednesday, my husband and I have a study group with our friends,” reveals the powerhouse singer. “I attend church. We try to devote time in the morning [and] say a prayer. I’m not a big reader, though. I have to feel it, hear it, touch it [and] be involved in it.”

Underwood’s new headlining Blown Away tour kicked off in late May. The trek also features newcomer Hunter Hayes. Click here for a full list of dates where the two will be performing this summer.


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Miss Underwood, the charts are yours. Please use them as long as you like, then deposit them in the bin marked “Wow!”

Yes, indeed, Carrie Underwood’s latest single, “Good Girl,” has now reached the top of Billboard‘s country songs chart to claim equal rank with Underwood’s album, Blown Away, which has resided on the peak of the CD list for the past five weeks.

New to the albums chart is the circuitously titled Opus Collection: Commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the Birth of Johnny Cash, debuting at No. 6. (Wonder if it contains Cash’s immortal “I Traverse on Foot the Figurative but Firm Demarcation Between Temptation and Fidelity”?)

Also new: Wade Bowen’s Given (No. 9), the Mavericks’ Suited Up and Ready EP (No. 47) and Hank Williams’ The Greatest Hits Live: Volume 2 (No. 67).

The Essential Brooks & Dunn re-enters at No. 65 and the soundtrack Country Strong: More Music From the Motion Picture at No. 73.

There are three new songs to declare: the Mavericks’ “Born to Be Blue” (No. 54), Bucky Covington’s “I Wanna Be That Feeling” (No. 59) and Lionel Richie’s “Deep River Woman” with Little Big Town (No. 60).

Jaida Dreyer’s “Guy’s Girl” and Taylor Swift’s “Eyes Open” come back to the songs chart at No. 55 and No. 58, respectively.

Rounding out the Top 5 albums segment are Luke Bryan’s Tailgates & Tanlines, Richie’s Tuskegee, Eric Church’s Chief and Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party, in that order.

Songs No. 2 through No. 5 are Church’s “Springsteen,” the Zac Brown Band’s “No Hurry,” Kip Moore’s “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” (last week’s No. 1) and Bryan’s “Drunk on You.”

Was that you I saw in the parking lot at CMA Music Festival? Nasty!


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Carrie Underwood has been hitting it out of the park all week.

The 29-year-old country music star had two prestigious wins at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville on Wednesday, before singing to an adoring crowd at the sold-out CMA Music Festival last night.

And today the songbird topped the week off with a performance of a different kind, joining fellow celebrities and pro-athletes for a friendly game of softball to raise money for cancer research.


Hitting it out of the park: Carrie Underwood stepped up to the plate at the Greer Stadium in Nashville today for the 2012 City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge

Underwood took to the field at the Greer Stadium in Nashville for the 2012 City Of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge, joining fellow celebrities Scotty McCeery, Brantley Gilbert, Lauren Alaina and David Nail.


The songbird looked every bit the sports professional in a red, white and blue softball uniform, which had ‘Underwood’ emblazoned across her back.

The singer’s famously long legs, more familiar to fans in short sequined skirts and high heels, looked equally dazzling in navy shorts, red knee-high socks and navy sneakers with bright pink shoe laces.

Not just a pretty face: The 29-year-old singer’s performance on the field topped off a stellar career week, which saw her bring home two gongs from the CMT Awards on Thursday, and sing to a sold-out crowd on Friday night


Stepping up to the batting plate, the singer put some serious focus into her swing as fans and fellow celebrities looked on.

Underwood was playing for the Grand Ole Opry team, which included fellow country singer and former American Idol competitor Lauren Alaina and country singer Brantley Gilbert.

The team was pitted against the After MidNite team, whose players included former Idol Winner Scotty McCreery and fellow country music artist Chuck Wicks.

Carrie’s Grand Ole Opry team went in to bat against the After MidNite Team (pictured)

Underwood showed no signs of fatigue on the field, despite a big performance last night at the CMA Music Festival, where she performed alongside a large roster of country stars including Blake Shelton and Jake Owen.

The former Idol winner stole the show with energetic performances of her hits ‘All-American Girl’, ‘Jesus, Take the Wheel’ and ‘Before He Cheats’

The star sang to a sell-out crowd wearing sequined short shorts and an American flag tank top.

Dangling hoop earrings, multiple layered necklaces and a chunky jewelled cuff completed her look.


All-American Girl: Underwood wore sequined short shorts and a stars-and-stripes tank top last night as she belted out popular hits including ‘Good Girl’ and ‘All-American Girl’

The 29-year-old’s wins at the CMT Awards earlier this week make a total of nine CMT belt buckles since 2006.

In addition to the coveted Video of the Year gong, she also won Collaborative Video of the Year award alongside Brad Paisley.

Married for two years to Nashville Predators hockey star Mike Fisher, Underwood took some time on the CMT Awards red carpet on Wednesday night to offer some advice to the newly engaged Miley Cyrus.

‘If you can, be engaged for a while, plan everything slow and take your first couple of years just to really hang out,’ she told Extra.


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Another sold-out crowd greeted the performers at the 2012 CMA Music Festival’s LP Field as Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Jake Owen, Brantley Gilbert and Ronnie Milsap all delighted the crowd on a beautiful Friday night (June 8) while the temperature hovered around 70 degrees.

Randy Houser and The Voice‘s Gwen Sebastian also contributed short sets from an acoustic stage at the Tennessee Titans’ football stadium.

Underwood’s soaring voice highlighted the lineup and the night — she showed up with all the extra energy she gained at the CMT Music Awards two nights before — but her supporting cast did more than just warm up the crowd.

Starting off with a tag team of classic country stars, the Oak Ridge Boys led the crowd in the national anthem and their signature hit, “Elvira,” before Milsap took the stage just as the sun was going down.

Many young fans seemed unsure of who the piano-playing singer was, but his songs stood the test of a cellphone-distracted audience as Milsap had the crowd swaying along to “Stranger in My House” and “Stand by My Woman Man” in no time.

Following Milsap was the hard charging Gilbert and his equally hard-nosed band. He may be the only country artist employing a double kick drum, an instrument that is mostly used in hard rock and heavy metal. But as he sings in his hit song, “Country Must Be Country Wide,” the genre is spreading its wings, and fans in the stadium loved the heavier approach.

With the arched stage looming like a hillbilly version of Radio City Music Hall, Gilbert threw his hands up and shouted, “Let’s raise some hell!” before jumping into “My Kinda Party,” the tune he wrote and Jason Aldean took to No. 1. He backed that up with another Aldean hit, the infectious “Dirt Road Anthem,” and showed his softer side on “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do.”

After a quick equipment change, Owen took the stage next and delivered one of the most energetic sets of the night.

Sprinting across the stage and all but doing backflips, Owen delighted the crowd and showed he’s still a smooth ladies man, even if he just got married about a month ago.

“Eight Second Ride” started things off, and though it drew a huge response from fans, there was much more to come. Owen sat at the edge of the stage and let the crowd sing the signature lines in “Yee Haw,” then brought the entire stadium to its feet for his latest single, “Alone With You.”

The girls especially loved that tune and went completely wild when the Florida native added an extra line to the end of the song. After “But you kiss me when you’re drunk,” he crooned, “I won’t be your booty call.” Oh, to be young.

Owen also introduced a new song, a regret-filled tune, “The One That Got Away,” focusing on a brief summer fling which could have been so much more.

“Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” found the audience so enthralled with Owen that he actually took his chances with a little crowd surfing, which by country standards, went extremely well.

Owen was deposited back onstage just in time to close his set with an extended rendition of “Barefoot Blue Jean Night.” Feeling like a career-defining song, it featured sing-alongs, some impromptu rapping and an entire stadium full of arm-waving fans. It almost appeared as though not one fan was left sitting as Owen left the stage.

Not to be outdone, The Band Perry took over and showed off their tight family harmonies as Kimberly Perry stalked around the stage with her brothers at her side. Their set was a sweet affair, even though much of their subject matter seems to deal with brokenness.

“You Lie,” “Postcard From Paris” and “If I Die Young” are all decidedly downers. But sung with smiles and lots of waves to the front few rows, they still seemed upbeat. “All Your Life” and a cover of Queen’s “Fat Bottom Girls,” on the other hand, were just for kicks.

Up next was Shelton, who has been busy this week recording tracks for his upcoming album. Even on a night when he seemed dead tired from working in the studio, the tall singer mustered the energy for a few toasts and some fine singing.

Going on at about 10:20 p.m., the beach balls came out and the party officially hit full swing with the opening notes of “All About Tonight.” He raised his glass once more and delivered a picture-perfect rendition of “God Gave Me You,” with his backing band deeply in the pocket of a smooth groove.

“There is a crap-load of country fans out there,” deadpanned the fun-loving Oklahoman.

“Drink on It” was the logical follow-up, and even at lower volumes, Shelton’s voice came across full and clear.

He only had one request during his time onstage, and it was fulfilled whole-heartedly.

“Just one time,” he said, “I want everyone here to sing every word of one of my songs.”

Wisely, he picked the smash hit “Honey Bee.” Shelton fetched his glass and departed the stage on that note, with a loving crowd behind him.

The moment the entire stadium seemed to be waiting for arrived as Kimberly Perry introduced Underwood to a roaring welcome.

Dressed in an American flag tank-top and sparkly short shorts, Underwood skipped out onstage and jumped straight into her current No. 1 single, “Good Girl.”

With the crowd bathed in red lights and strobes flashing all over the stage, she seemed extra energetic, maybe because she won CMT video of the year and collaborative video of the year with Brad Paisley two days earlier at the CMT Music Awards.

“I came [to the CMA Music Festival] once when I was 14 and got to do all the things that you’re doing,” Underwood announced to the crowd. “It’s such an honor to take this stage. I just have one question — are there any all-American girls out there?”

“All-American Girl” and “Jesus, Take the Wheel” followed in quick succession, showing off Underwood’s huge voice and ability to stretch out a high note for what seems like minutes.

She also introduced “Blown Away,” the title track of her new album. Its story revolves around a dysfunctional family and the young girl who secretly wished for a tornado to come carry them away. With a power pop feel to it, the song showed Underwood reaching out a little further to the mainstream audience and featured a digital tornado swirling behind her band on large video screens.

As her set came to an end, she joked about “Last Name” by saying, “This is what not to do at CMA Fest!”

She offered a few more soaring high notes on “Before He Cheats,” took one last look at the massive audience and skipped happily off the stage, a job well done.

Fireworks rang out as the stadium emptied around midnight, the CMA party horde moving on to find one last neon nightcap before getting up and doing it all over again the next day.


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Photos of Carrie performing at the CMA Music Festival last night. Check them out!

Public Appearances > 2012 > June 8: CMA Music Festival – Press Room

Public Appearances > 2012 > June 8: CMA Music Festival – Show

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Carrie is the cover girl of Elle Canada’s July issue! I have added scans to the gallery, be sure to check them out, Carrie looks amazing!

Magazine Scans > 2012 > Elle Magazine (Canada) – July 2012

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On Wednesday Carrie attended the 2012 CMT Music Awards with husband Mike Fisher. She performed Good Girl. Congratulations are also in order, she won Video of The Year for the third straight year for Good Girl and Collaborative Video Of The Year for Remind Me with Brad Paisley.

Public Appearances > 2012 > June 6: CMT Music Awards – Arrivals

Public Appearances > 2012 > June 6: CMT Music Awards – Show

Public Appearances > 2012 > June 6: CMT Music Awards – Backstage

Photoshoots > 2012 > Session #007

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