Jan 30Carrie Underwood Joins ‘Tickets-For-Charity’ Program
19 MUSIC/ARISTA NASHVILLE artist CARRIE UNDERWOOD has partnered with ACM LIFTING LIVES’ TICKETS-FOR-CHARITY to benefit the non-profit organization C.A.T.S. FOUNDATION during the 2013 portion of her “BLOWN AWAY TOUR.”
TICKETS-FOR-CHARITY gives fans access to seats at otherwise sold out concerts, with proceeds from the tickets benefitting the artist’s favorite charity, rather than ticket re-sellers.Other Country artists who have teamed up with the program are ZAC BROWN BAND, BRAD PAISLEY, TOBY KEITH and more.
“CARRIE’s personal commitment to charity is truly inspiring. We’re honored to have her tour join the ACM LIFTING LIVES’ TICKETS-FOR-CHARITY program this year to help us reach more fans and improve more lives through the power of music,” said ACM LIFTING LIVES Chairman, MARK HARTLEY.
The C.A.T.S. FOUNDATION (CHECOTAH ANIMAL, TOWN, AND SCHOOL FOUNDATION) helps a variety of local causes in CARRIE’s OKLAHOMA hometown. “My hometown means everything to me. I’m so thankful for my fans and their support through TICKETS-FOR-CHARITY,” said CARRIE.
Fans can visit www.TicketsForCharity.com/ACMLiftingLives to purchase exclusive tickets to the first 10 rows of UNDERWOOD’s “BLOWN AWAY TOUR.” For more on CARRIE UNDERWOOD, go to www.CarrieUnderwood.com.
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Jan 28Carrie Underwood – Two Black Cadillacs: Behind The Scenes
Jan 26American Idol Winner Carrie Underwood Talks About Her Grammy Nominations and “Special” Performance
American Idol winner Carrie Underwood’s star has been on an epic rise ever since she won the show in season 4. The gorgeous country singer was recently added to perform at this year’s 2013 Grammy Awards, which only seems her due considering she has five of them at home already and is nominated for several more. The Tennessean caught up with her at a recent press event at which all the Nashville nominees gathered to celebrate.
“I have a little something special planned,” she said in the interview, adding that “it feels good” to be a nominee. The (relative) newlywed said she’s really had a chance to grow with her new album and the fans “are loving it.” She’s also thrilled that her new single, “Blown Away,” earned her songwriters Chris Tompkins and Josh Kear a grammy nod for “Best Country Song,” on top of a grammy nomination for “Best Country Solo Performance”.
“I loved the song the first time I heard it. I feel very lucky to have gotten my hands on it before anybody else.” In fact, she explains, “It was such an epic song, that it just made sense to name my album [after it].”
Who are you most excited to see perform at the 2013 Grammy Awards?
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Jan 25Carrie Underwood weighs in on artists’ lip-synching
In the wake of questions over Beyonce’s rendition of the national anthem at Monday’s presidential inauguration, one artist who knows the pressure of the spotlight spoke out Tuesday in Nashville.
“Because if I’m up there singing one of my songs, and I mess up the words, who cares? I’ll laugh it off, and they’ll laugh it off, and it’s funny,” Underwood said. “But when you have something so important, for some big, important event – and all eyes are on you – that’s a lot of pressure.”
Underwood, who is nominated for two Grammy Awards for her chart-topping hit, Blown Away, stopped by the Nashville Grammy chapter’s party at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel.
While the U.S. Marine Band later backed off its initial comments that Beyonce had performed with a pre-recorded version of the anthem, and the singer herself has not yet commented, Underwood said she doesn’t second-guess others’ performances.
“I don’t sit around and say, ‘Are they or aren’t they? I’m not sure.’ But I can speak for myself, I don’t – if I were sick, I would sing sick. That’s not my cup of tea,” Underwood said.
Underwood added that she hasn’t performed with a voice track.
“I’ve never tried it, so I don’t know what it’s like. So, for me, I would really respect somebody a lot more if they got up – even if they were sick or whatever – and gave it their all,” she said.
A representative for Hendersonville, TN, resident Kelly Clarkson said she sang live to perform My Country, ‘Tis of Thee at the inauguration Monday.
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Jan 24Carrie Takes a Caddy for a Spin in New Video
Clear the road! Carrie Underwood admits she was a little worried about driving the titular car in her eerie new video for her latest single “Two Black Cadillacs.” Especially since the classic Caddy was only on loan from its owner.
“I had to drive this poor man’s car. I got behind the wheel and it was like driving a boat,” she tells Country Weekly. “I said, ‘You have insurance, right?’”
Fortunately, she completed her on-screen road trip without nary a scratch, thrilling both Carrie and, we assume, the car’s owner. The story of a cheating husband and the wife and mistress who make him pay, “Two Black Cadillacs” is a murder ballad written by Carrie with Hillary Lindsey and Josh Kear.
“The song itself is so visual that I feel you can fill in the blanks and let your imagination do the work when you listen to it. You can come up with this really dark story about a guy who pissed off the wrong women!” Carrie says, laughing. “Pardon my French. It’s just juicy and good.”
Look for more on the making of the video for “Two Black Cadillacs” in the Feb. 4 issue of Country Weekly, on stands Jan. 28.
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