Carrie Underwood has solidified her “All-American Girl” title with so many gorgeous Almay shoots (there was the one for Smart Shade lipstick and then her Simply American beauty ad!) that we couldn’t wait to catch up with her for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at her new commercial for the cosmetic label’s Intense i-Color shadows.
In the clip she explains that she’s a total “eye girl,” and that any hint of sparkle makes her feel special, especially for a dramatic party look. “I like things that shimmer, I like things that sparkle,” she explains. “A little more eyeliner, a little more mascara. And just kind of zhuzh it a little bit.” And the finishing touch to any look? A pair of heels, which make her feel “more fabulous!”
As far as her beauty advice goes, she advises people to not play around with makeup. “Have fun with it. Try something a friend told you about; try something that you saw in a magazine. Be creative!”
But the best thing about Almay? It’s great for busy moms, according to Underwood, who says the brand “makes it easy, and makes you feel good.” And being an extremely busy new mom herself (in February she welcomed a son with husband Mike Fisher) she knows a thing or two about multitasking.
Check out the behind-the-scenes video below! What you think of her latest campaign? Sound off below!
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Carrie Underwood’s “Little Toy Guns” becomes the #1 song at country radio. Jason Aldean goes Top 5.
Amid intensified conversation about the gender disparity on country radio, a female artist tops the Mediabase country radio singles chart for a second straight week.
Seizing the throne from Kelsea Ballerini, whose “Love Me Like You Mean It” slips to #5 this week, is Carrie Underwood. Up two places this week, Underwood’s single “Little Toy Guns” reaches the apex of the listing.
Not simply the leader in Mediabase chart points, “Little Toy Guns” also received the most tracking week airplay. Its weekly spin count of ~8,019 tops the ~7,865 mark garnered by Blake Shelton’s #2 “Sangria.”
Shelton’s tune, however, reached a larger audience during the June 21-27 tracking week. It received ~57.131 million audience impressions, while “Little Toy Guns” scored ~56.155 million.
In addition to receiving the greatest number of audience impressions from Mediabase stations, “Sangria” is also the real-time leader on the Billboard panel. It thus appears poised to reach #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart and thus render “Little Toy Guns” a Mediabase-only #1.
That fate is nothing new for Underwood, whose recent singles “See You Again” and “Two Black Cadillacs” (among others) topped only the Mediabase listing.
“Little Toy Guns” becomes Underwood’s eighteenth career #1 hit on Mediabase (including the “Remind Me” duet that initially appeared on Brad Paisley’s “This is Country Music”). With Hot 100 #1 “Inside Your Heaven” and Hot Country Songs #1 hits “Somethin’ Bad” and “Something in the Water” included, Underwood can claim a total of 21 career chart toppers.
— Also in this week’s Mediabase Top 5: Tim McGraw’s #3 “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools (with Catherine Dunn)” and Jason Aldean’s #4 “Tonight Looks Good on You.” The latter is making its first Top 5 appearance.
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Carrie Underwood says she was trying to avoid that cheesy Mommy-moment on her upcoming studio album, but she couldn’t help it. The singer tells Taste of Country Nights radio show that she’s written a song about 3-month-old Isaiah, and she’s wanting to share it.
“I’d be very willing to put money that it will be on there,” Underwood says of the tune, which has a title she wouldn’t reveal. She does tell ToC Nights host Sam Alex that one day during a songwriting session, the song just kind of came pouring out of her. It’s not simply called “Isaiah,” that much we know. Fans will have to wait until the project is released to see if the song makes the cut, and to learn what it’s all about.
As for motherhood in general, Underwood is still living under the new mommy glow. “He’s just this gift and such a smiley baby and so easy to be around,” she describes, almost smiling through the phone. “I’m a grouch in the morning and I wake up and he wakes up and he’s just smiling at me. So he just makes my life better.”
Underwood is still in studio working on the new album. In fact, she missed the clinching game of the Stanley Cup finals earlier in the week. The Chicago Blackhawks — the team that knocked husband Mike Fisher’s Nashville Predators from the playoffs earlier this year — won, but she was blissfully unaware until her husband told her the news. Her head is down … unless she’s looking up to see that baby smile.
Sam Alex is the host of Taste of Country Nights radio, a syndicated night show which airs on more than 60 Townsquare Media Group stations nationwide.
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Carrie Underwood is giving fans a little insight into what they can expect from her upcoming album.
The new mom has “more than a good start” on her next release, and she says that it’s likely that the project will include a song inspired by her son, Isaiah.
“I kind of tried to stay away from it,” she tells USA Today. “I didn’t want to force anything or have anything be cheesy or weird, like, ‘Oh, she had a baby, so she’s singing about her baby.’ It just kind of happened one day.”
Underwood gave birth to her son Isaiah in February, and she’s been staying relatively out of the limelight since then, making her first red carpet appearance at Wednesday’s (June 10) CMT Music Awards, where she took home three trophies. The “Little Toy Guns” singer says that even though the song about her son will most likely be on the album, she’s not 100 percent sure what will make the final cut.
“I’ll cut anything,” she says. “I have no loyalties to any song, even if it’s one I wrote. But I think it’ll make it on there.”
As she’s making progress on the new record, Underwood says that she’s careful to work on only a few songs at a time, and while the album will have some new ideas represented, it won’t be a huge departure for her stylistically.
“We’re taking things in sections,” she says. “it’s like, with these three songs, we know we’re good, so let’s do those. We’ll do those, I’ll vocal them, then we’ll pick another group of songs. I’m figuring out the last few, I think.
“There are some things on there that are definitely familiar, but there’s a lot of growth that has happened, as well. It’s going to sound a little bit different — still the things that fans will obviously know is me. I’m not going crazy or anything , but it’s a little bit of a shift.”
“I think I honestly expected — it’s gonna sound weird — but I expected the worst,” she tells PEOPLE, fresh off her history-making sweep at Wednesday’s CMT Music Awards. “I’ve never been around babies before, to be honest, but he’s so laid-back!”
The country singer says both she and husband Mike Fisher have been pleasantly surprised by how easily the three and a half months since their son’s birth have gone.
“We’re laid-back parents and he’s a laid-back baby and … it surprised me that it’s a little easier than I thought it was gonna be,” Underwood, 32, says. “I think I just expected, like, screaming, crying baby all the time, and he’s just happy and smiley and gorgeous.”
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Motherhood sure looks good on Carrie Underwood!
Just three months after welcoming baby Isaiah Michael Fisher, the 32-year-old singer showed off her slim, post-baby body at Wednesday’s CMT Music Awards. Because Carrie had a C-section delivery, she couldn’t immediately get back in the gym. But, as she told E! News’ Alicia Quarles, she found other ways to get back down to her pre-pregnancy weight.
It helped, of course, that Carrie didn’t pack on too many excess pounds while she was expecting. “While I was pregnant, I did everything I could to try and make smart choices,” she explained. “And if I couldn’t really like work out, work out, I’d go walk, and I just tried to stay active.”
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And after she had Isaiah? “I couldn’t work out for a few weeks because I ended up having to have a cesarean—blah, blah, blah, too much information,” she said with a laugh.
In any case, Carrie didn’t lose her cool when she couldn’t hit the gym right away. Instead, she “kind of alter(ed) my diet,” she said..
Then once Carrie’s body healed and she got the go-ahead to work out again, she got right back into it! Being a new mom with a crazy busy schedule doesn’t leave a ton of time to schedule in those sweat sessions, though, but Carrie’s learned to be flexible with her workouts. “I made it happen where I can, when I can pretty much,” she told E! News.
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This doting mama is never too far from Isaiah in anything she does. “I schedule things around feedings and stuff like that,” she said. “Anything I do I’m like, every three hours, ‘I gotta go feed my baby!'”
And what a precious baby he is! Carrie couldn’t help but gush over her adorable, “super cuddly” little man. So what’s the best part about being Isaiah’s mommy? And how does mom already know her son is “going to be a sweet, sweet, guy”? Watch the clip above to find out!
For more 2015 CMT Awards coverage, tune in to E! News Thursday at 7 and 11 p.m.
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“Isaiah’s first band rehearsal … as you can see he and his daddy were totally into it!” the country star, 32, captioned a Saturday photo of husband Mike Fisher with their son, who was sporting a pair of oversized blue headphones — presumably for the noise.
They looked like they were working: Both boys are sound asleep in the pic.
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Looking good, Carrie Underwood!
The 32-year-old multi-Grammy-winning country star and American Idol alum showed a trim post-baby body at a recent photo shoot for her new fall line of CALIA fitness lifestyle apparel.
In an exclusive behind-the-scenes pic, Underwood is seen wearing a tight blank top over black, red and blue printed leggings, paired with a long, maroon cardigan. Her blond hair is styled in a French braid.
Underwood launched her first CALIA collection, which includes tees, tanks, bottoms, sweaters, jackets, bras, underwear and sports equipment and accessories, exclusively at Dick’S Sporting Goods in March, days after she gave birth to her and her NHL star husband Mike Fisher‘s first baby, son Isaiah Michael Fisher.
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A great motivation to get back in shape post-baby? Shooting a campaign for your fitness line!
On Monday, new mom Carrie Underwood did a photo shoot for Calia, and PEOPLE has the exclusive first look at the impressive result.
“Having a baby definitely changes your routine, and I have to work around his schedule,” the singer, 32, told PEOPLE from the set of the line’s fall campaign. She and Nashville Predators player Mike Fisher — who will celebrate their fifth anniversary on July 10 — welcomed their first child, son Isaiah Michael, in February.
“Whenever he goes to sleep, I do the things I need to do for myself and make workouts happen when they can.”
For Underwood, the past few months has been all about juggling motherhood with her music and fashion career.
“I really haven’t taken that much time ‘off’ because there are always things to do,” she adds. “It’s been really nice to be able to focus my attention on Isaiah and our family. It’s been really good! But it’s been really nice as well to be creative, working on music, working on Calia. Making clothing that every woman can wear and enjoy makes me feel good.”
The perks of being a designer are pretty great too: “Definitely one of the most fun parts is all the great clothes I get to wear!”
As for her return to the stage — which kicks off June 9 at the Grand Ole Opry, followed by June 10’s CMT Music Awards and CMA MusicFest on June 13 — Underwood says she can’t wait to perform: “I’m excited to get back onstage.”
For more from Underwood’s shoot, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.
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