Mar 27Carrie Underwood To Perform New Single on ‘American Idol’
Carrie Underwood will perform her brand new single “See You Again” on American Idol on Thursday, April 4. “See You Again” was written by Underwood, Hillary Lindsey andDavid Hodges, and is the fourth single off her platinum-selling album, Blown Away. American Idol will air on FOX from 8:00pm to 9:00pm EST.
“See You Again” was one of three songs penned by Underwood, Lindsey and Hodges when the producers of the film Chronicles of Narnia asked if Underwood would be interested in writing for the movie. One of the other songs penned by the trio, “There’s A Place for Us” was performed by Underwood for the film.
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American Idol gets its second winner on the performers’ list forThe Academy of Country Music Awards. Carrie Underwood will perform on this year’s show, joining previously announced performer Kelly Clarkson in the lineup.
Underwood, a two-time ACM entertainer of the year, is up for top album and female vocalist this year.
Also added to the ACM’s list of performers: Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum and Little Big Town. They join previously announced performers Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait and the Band Perry.
The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will air live from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, April 7 (8 p.m. ET/5 PT, CBS). Shelton and Bryan will co-host the show.
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Mar 25Carrie Underwood Drives to No. 1 with “Two Black Cadillacs”
Carrie Underwood drove her latest single, “Two Black Cadillacs,” all the way to No. 1 on the Mediabase Country Airplay charts this week. The feat marks Carrie’s 17th No. 1 single and her 8th No. 1 as a songwriter. Co-written by Carrie, Josh Kear, and Hillary Lindsey, the track was recently certified Gold by the RIAA.
In other Carrie news, she will perform on the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, where she is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year for the eighth consecutive year and Album of the Year for Blown Away. She has won a total of 10 ACM Awards, including Entertainer of the Year twice. In 2010, she was honored with the ACM Triple Crown, an award presented to an artist with wins for New Artist, Male/Female Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year.
Carrie is currently on her Blown Away Tour with special guest Hunter Hayes. After learning that “Two Black Cadillacs” had reached No. 1, Carrie announced on Facebook that her new single will be “See You Again.”
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Mar 11Underwood Honored by Country Music Association of Australia
Pictured (L-R): Gary Overton, CEO & Chairman, Sony Music Nashville; Carrie Underwood; and, Rachel Fontenot, Associate Director, Marketing, Sony Music Nashville.
Just prior to Carrie Underwood taking her “Blown Away Tour” to London, Dublin and Belfast and then various dates in Canada, Sony Music Nashville’s Chairman and CEO Gary Overton christened her international bon voyage with a surprise presentation.
Recently, Carrie was awarded the “Top-Selling International Album of the Year” for Blown Away by the Country Music Association of Australia; but, she was unable to personally receive her “Golden Guitar” trophy at the ceremony in Tamworth, Australia.
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Mar 8Carrie Underwood to Celebrate First Anniversary of Turning 29
Carrie Underwood is turning 30 on Sunday (March 10). Or is she?
“It’s actually not my birthday,” she recently told reporters. “It is the first anniversary of my 29th birthday. So it’s more of an anniversary celebration than a birthday. I mean, I’ll still, like, blow out candles and stuff ’cause, you know, I want my wish, but it’s not a birthday.”
So how will she celebrate this, um, anniversary?
“I’m totally gonna splurge, and I made sure my husband’s takin’ me out for a date night, ’cause we haven’t had one ’cause we’ve both been away from each other!” she says. “But I just want to be a glutton and”—she laughs—”have a cupcake at the end!”
A gluten-free vegan cupcake, of course.
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‘American Idol’ winner and country music starlet Carrie Underwood knows what it’s like to sing your heart out and then wait for judges to decide your musical fate, and she’s willing to do it… if she can be the bearer of good news.
The ‘Two Black Cadillacs’ singer says she would consider taking her singing competition experience to the judging panel of Simon Cowell’s ‘X-Factor’ show, but has some hesitation about breaking the hearts of wannabe musicians. She may be thinking back to her days of competition, remembering all the devastated ‘Idol’ hopefuls who received the ‘thanks, but no thanks’ from the judges.
The fan-favorite beauty shows her soft side, as she tells Glamour magazine, ”I’d never say never. I think I could do things in a very constructive way. But those initial auditions, where you have to say no or tell someone to stop? I don’t know if I could do that.”
If Underwood ever decides to be a judge on ‘X Factor,’ it will need to happen once her schedule clears, as she is on the second leg of her tour with Hunter Hayes. The singer has ‘Blown Away’ music fans with her powerful vocals and jaw-dropping beauty since 2005, when she first took the ‘Idol’ stage, receiving six Grammys and recording four successful country albums since. Hopefully, she’ll continue trekking forward as one of country music’s beloved icons.
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