Photo: Carrie Underwood Cuddling Up To Puppies

Carrie Underwood’s ‘Not Close To Taylor Swift’

In the latest issue of Allure magazine, Carrie Underwood lets her guard down and talks about Taylor Swift, the TV show Nashville and Gay marriage. Regarding her relationship with Taylor Swift, Carrie said, “I’m not close to her.” “We run into each other at events. We’re never in the same place at the same time.”

Regarding the hit TV show Nashville, she hopes country fans can tell the difference between fiction and reality.

“I’m not like that at all,” she said. “It’s juicy, but I hope not everybody thinks that everything goes down like that in Nashville, and we’re evil. To be honest, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with other types of music — and we’re the least drama-rific people.”

When asked about gay marriage, Underwood said she considers herself a Christian — and accepting others, she added, is part of Christian morality.

“I’m in favor of acceptance,” she said. “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 have that power. 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.”

Pick up a copy of Allure magazine on newsstands now and check out the her photo shoot for the magazine. Enjoy!

Country Music Superstars On Pinterest

Are you addicted to Pinterest? If you’re like us, once you start pinning, it’s very, very hard to stop. We did a little research last night to find out which country music superstars are also addicted to Pinterest. Surprisingly, the number is very small considering how many use Facebook and Twitter on a regular basis (although, as hectic as their lives are, it’s no surprise they don’t have time for another time-consuming social media addiction…).

With that being said, here’s a look at who we’ve found so far (if you know of other official accounts, please let us know):

Lady Antebellum: http://pinterest.com/ladyantebellum – Lady A. are pretty active…  That’s not surprising considering how much they use Social Media to keep their fans in the loop on a daily basis. As of today, they have over 12,800 followers and 553 pins including personal pics like this one of Hillary and her Goldendoodle Baker:

 

Martina McBride: http://pinterest.com/MartinaMcBride – Martina’s account is pretty active, and at the time of this post, she’s only three followers away from 10,000. If you’re on Pinterest and not following her, let’s help push her over the 10,000 mark today. What I like about Martina’s board is it’s not a Martina McBride shrine, but instead features pins of things Martina likes such as this one of a ‘fine’ bottle of Boone’s Farm Strawberry Hill wine (brought back memories of lawn parties at Alabama…)

 

Sara Evans: http://pinterest.com/saraevansmusic/ – According to Sara’s activity, it’s been a few weeks since she last did anything, but she does have over 3,000 followers and is following 25. On Sara’s board, you’ll find unique pins like this one of Sara and Luke Bryan at CMT Crossroads.

 

Little Big Town: http://pinterest.com/littlebigtown/ – It’s been about a month since they were active on the site, but there are over 300 pins to check out like the one below of LBT backstage at Jimmy Fallon. Currently, they’re following over 100, and over 2,000 are following them.

 

Keith Urban: http://pinterest.com/keithurban – Keith’s account doesn’t appear to be that active, but there are over 300 pins to check out, and he’s got over 6,900 followers as of today. Plus, you’ll get to see pics like the one below of Keith using the ‘Old Booth’ app. Yikes!

Source: oldbooth.com via Keith on Pinterest

 

Sarah Darling: http://pinterest.com/darlingmusic/ – I can personally vouch for Sarah’s board as we’ve talked back and forth a number of times. Sarah’s very active on the site, and admirably, her board doesn’t just feature pictures and videos of herself. However, as a big fan of Sarah, I’m thankful she is pinning some personal photos of herself like the one below. Pretty cool photo, huh?

 

Edens Edge: http://pinterest.com/edensedge – They have a little over 300 followers and about 200 pins to check out. It’s been about four weeks since they were active, so I’m not sure how much they’re using the account, but they do have some pretty interesting pics as evidenced below…

Source: whosay.com via Edens on Pinterest

 

Trisha Yearwood: http://pinterest.com/trishayearwood – Trisha has over 6,000 followers and was fairly active about a month ago. Like Martina McBride, Trisha’s account appears to be about stuff she cares about, and not really about her musical career. Although, it is interesting to note that Linda Ronstandt is apparently her biggest musical inspiration:

 

Rascal Flatts: http://pinterest.com/therascalflatts/ – It’s been over nine weeks since the boys had any activity on the site, but there are some unique photos on their board like the one below of Joe Don’s dog Pippa sitting on Tucker’s little sleeping head…

Source: twitter.com via Rascal on Pinterest

 

Mary Sarah: http://pinterest.com/marysarahmusic/ – Mary Sarah is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter living in Nashville by way of Texas. If you’re not familiar with her, check out our interview with her last year. Mary’s pretty active on Pinterest, and she has some cool pics to browse like the one below with The Oak Ridge Boys’ Joe Bonsall.

Source: bitrebels.com via Mary on Pinterest

 

Oh, and last, but not least…  The Country Site:  http://pinterest.com/todayscountry – We’re about as active as you can get.  With 130 boards and over 2,800 pins and counting, we’re definitely hooked, and we love it!  If you’re on Pinterest, please check out our board and follow us if you’d like.  Thanks and happy pinning!

Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift Win Country Music Awards At The 2012 American Music Awards

The 2012 edition of the American Music Awards will forever be known as the Bieber edition that garnered the lowest ratings in it’s history. In case you didn’t see it, Justin Bieber won the Artist of the Year award as well as a couple of other awards. Since this is country site, that’s all I’ll say about Mr. Bieber.

The big winners in the country music category though were:

Country Female Artist: Taylor Swift

Source: ew.com via The Country on Pinterest

 

Country Male Artist: Luke Bryan

 

Country Band, Duo or Group: Lady Antebellum

 

Country Album: Carrie Underwood’s Blown Away

 

2012 CMA Awards Red Carpet Photos – Taylor Swift, Kellie Pickler, Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher

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Photo: Carrie Underwood High School Yearbook Photo

Toofab.com is featuring a great collection of Celebrity Yearbook photos. While browsing through the photos, we came across this one of Carrie Underwood. I’ll say this, here’s one guy who can trump all his buddies when they’re talking about past girlfriends…

And The CMA Award Nominees Are….

Wednesday morning, the nominations for the 46th Annual Country Music Association Awards were announced on Good Morning America by Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan, who took over for Lady Antebellum who weren’t able to fly out of Nashville due to bad weather. The winners will be announced on November 1, 2012, and the show will be hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley for the 5th consecutive year.

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the 46th annual CMA Awards Nominations:

The nominations are:

Entertainer Of The Year:
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist:
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist:
Kelly Clarkson
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

New Artist:
Lee Brice
Brantley Gilbert
Hunter Hayes
Love & Theft
Thompson Square

Vocal Group:
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo:
Big & Rich
Love & Theft
Sugarland
Thompson Square
The Civil Wars

Single:
Dirt Road Anthem – Jason Aldean
God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton
Home – Dierks Bentley
Pontoon – Little Big Town
Springsteen – Eric Church

Album:
Chief – Eric Church
Four The Record – Miranda Lambert
Home – Dierks Bentley
Own The Night – Lady Antebellum
Tailgates & Tanlines – Luke Bryan

Song:
Even If It Breaks Your Heart – Written by Will Howe & Eric Paslay
God Gave Me You – Written by Dave Barnes
Home – Written by Dan Wilson, Brett Beavers & Dierks Bentley
Over You – Written by Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton
Springsteen – Written by Eric Church, Ryan Tyndell & Jeff Hyde

Musical Event:
Dixie Highway – Alan Jackson & Zac Brown Band
Feel Like A Rockstar – Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw
Roll Me Up And Smoke Me Before I Die – Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristofferson & Jamie Johnson
Safe & Sound – Taylor Swift ft. The Civil Wars
Stuck on You – Lionel Ritchie & Darius Rucker

Music Video:
Come Over – Kenny Chesney
Over You – Miranda Lambert
Pontoon – Little Big Town
Red Solo Cup – Toby Keith
Springsteen – Eric Church

Musician:
Sam Bush – Mandolin
Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar
Dann Huff – Guitar
Brent Mason – Guitar
Mac McAnally – Guitar

Photos: Carrie Underwood on The Today Show – August 15, 2012

Carrie performed on The Today Show as part of their summer concert series yesterday. As you can see from the photos below, she looked fantastic! Can she rock the short shorts or what?

By the way, if you want to watch Carrie’s performance on the show, check it out on TodaysCountryMusicVideos.com. Enjoy!

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Carrie Underwood Performing At The CMA Songwriters Series In Boston, MA – July 31, 2012

Photo Courtesy of The Red Cup Diaries – All Rights Reserved

Our New England connection, Michele from The Red Cup Diaries went to the CMA Songwriters Series in Boston, MA last night, and in her own words, Carrie’s “voice live was absolutely amazing. AMAZING QUALITY TO HER VOICE!”

Michele took some awesome photos from the performance. You can check out all the photos on Facebook here.

And, the video below features the entire concert from start to finish! Enjoy.

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World Premiere Video – Carrie Underwood – ‘Blown Away’ – Official Music Video

Get ready to be ‘Blown Away’ by Carrie Underwood’s new video for Blown Away. It premiered last night on Eonline.com and you can now watch it here. What are you thoughts? Pretty powerful video, huh?

P.S. It will be live here on 8/1/12, but you can watch it right now on Eonline.com.

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