Carrie Underwood took home Top Christian Song honors at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (May 17).
Underwood has never been shy about publicly expressing her Christian faith, and “Something in the Water” talks about the importance of baptism and conversion as a means to changing your life: “There’s somebody saying what I’m saying to you / Opened my eyes and told me truth / He said just a little faith and it’ll all get better / So I followed that preacher man down to the river and now I’m changed / And now I’m stronger.”
The song ends with Underwood singing part of “Amazing Grace.” “It’s really kind of a joyous, uplifting song about changing your life for the better and kind of having that ‘a-ha’ moment, to waking up and your life being different from that moment forward,” Underwood says. It’s rare for a song with such an overt Christian theme to find its way to the mainstream, but “Something in the Water” has become not only one of the biggest hits of the year, it’s also Underwood’s longest-running No. 1 song to date. Songwriter Chris DeStefano tells Taste of Country it was obvious the song was special from the outset.
“It’s very humbling to be part of it,” DeStefano relates. “One of the things that’s been really exciting for me — I know it sounds crazy — is just reading tweets, and seeing how it’s affecting people directly. You’re able to really see people’s emotions as they’re writing on Twitter. It’s incredible that it’s having such a powerful effect on people. As a songwriter, that is all you can hope for, is to affect people and touch people, and make a difference in their lives, in small ways and big ways.”
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Congrats to Carrie who has scored 5 CMT Music Award Nominations this morning, she is nominated in the following categories
Female Vocalist of the Year
Something in the Water & Little Toy Guns
Video of the Year
Something in the Water & Something Bad (With Miranda Lambert)
Collaborative Video of the Year
Something Bad (With Miranda Lambert)
Be sure to vote for Carrie daily here from now up until the show that will air live on June 10th only on CMT.
It is the end of an era! Fox announced on Monday that it will officially be ending American Idol after its upcoming 15th season.
It’s hard to believe a whole decade has passed since country singer Carrie Underwood first auditioned for the golden ticket that would send her on to Hollywood.
A then 21-year-old Carrie, wearing a pink T-shirt and jeans, wowed the judges with her rendition of I Can’t Make You Love Me by Bonnie Raitt.
Well, she didn’t have to try very hard! America fell in love with the soft-spoken blonde from Checotah, Oklahoma, and her career was launched into superstardom after she won the fourth season of the show in 2005.
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Carrie Underwood – who welcomed her first child, Isaiah Michael Fisher, with husband Mike Fisher on Feb. 27 – was an obvious choice to include in our World’s Most Beautiful issue – she’s not only stunning, but supremely talented.
What wasn’t so obvious though, at least not to a 13-year-old Underwood, was that perms are a very, well, distinct look.
“When I was 13, I got a perm, and it was a big mistake – shocker!” Underwood tells PEOPLE. “It wasn’t my first perm, but it most definitely was my last. It took my hair a while to recover, but I learned my lesson – no more perms!”
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Carrie Underwood is breaking from her history of singing mother-daughter songs now that she has welcomed a son.
The country music star and her husband Mike Fisher welcomed their first child, Isaiah Michael, on Feb. 27. With previous hits about mother/daughter relationships such as “Mama’s Song,” “All-American Girl,” and “Forever Changed,” Underwood acknowledged that she has never had a song pertain to a mother/son connection.
“I just kind of feel a little sad ’cause all my songs are about having girls,” Underwood explained to Unreality TV.
Consequent to the birth of her son, Underwood plans on penning a special song about boys and their mothers in new music that is expected to appear on her forthcoming fifth studio album.
“Like, little boy baby Fisher’s got nothin’,” she joked. “Even ‘Forever Changed,’ which is one of my favorite songs, is definitely like a mother/daughter kind of a song, so… I’m gonna have to get on that.”
Also, “Mama’s Song,” which Underwood co-wrote in honor of her mother ahead of the singer’s 2010 marriage to Fisher, has a “whole new meaning” to the former “American Idol” winner ever since she welcomed her son. As for the new album, Underwood has hinted that she is “definitely” planning on heading back to the recording studio and releasing new music later this year, according to BBC Radio 2.
Meanwhile, in addition to songs about women, Underwood is well-known for her strongly Christian-themed songs, including the most recent hit, “Something in the Water.” The faithful ballad includes conversion and baptism motifs while also encouraging listeners to keep the faith. Earlier in her career, Underwood’s hit “Jesus Take the Wheel” soared on song charts, earning the singer two Grammy Awards for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song.
In a past interview, Underwood dismissed any “risk” behind blending her faith with country music.
“After I released ‘Jesus Take the Wheel,’ people started saying, ‘Oh, it’s kind of risky. You’re coming out with a religious song,'” the 32-singer told Esquire magazine. “And I was thinking, ‘Really?’ I grew up in Oklahoma, I always had a close relationship with God. I never thought it was risky in the least. If anything, I thought it was the safest thing I could do.”
The angelic voice
Beautiful. Intelligent. Extraordinarily talented. These are just a few words that describe the incomparable Audra McDonald. She has acted on television and in movies, graced theater and concert stages and given a gift to countless fans with a voice that I can only describe as being blessed by God.
Audra has accomplished incredible things in her career. She’s won more Tony awards than any other Broadway performer, most recently for playing Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. But I feel the greatest legacy she will leave behind lies in the works she does for others.
Never afraid to stand up for what she believes, Audra is a strong voice speaking out for humane treatment of animals, dignity for the homeless and marriage equality.
I had the pleasure of getting to know Audra during our time on NBC’s telecast of The Sound of Music Live! and I can honestly say that simply being in her presence was a gift. She is mesmerizing. I would often find myself messing up lines or songs because I was in awe of everything she was doing as the Mother Abbess.
I knew from the moment I heard her angelic voice that I was in the presence of greatness, and my thoughts about her were only intensified when I saw a glimpse of her amazing heart. I am proud to call myself her fan—and to call her my friend.
Underwood is a seven-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter
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Christian country singer Carrie Underwood has really embraced motherhood, so much so that she is inspired to write new songs about her firstborn son Isaiah Michael Fisher on her new album.
Unreality TV UK revealed that Underwood feels that her songs have “a whole new meaning” now that she is a mother herself. She earlier wrote “Mama’s Song” and dedicated it to her mother before she wed National Hockey League (NHL) player Mike Fisher back in 2010, but now she wants to dedicate something to her son.
“I just kind of feel a little sad ’cause all my songs are about having girls,” she joked as she noted some of her other female-centred tracks such as “All-American Girl” and “Forever Changed.”
“Like, little boy baby Fisher’s got nothin’! Eeven ‘Forever Changed,’ which is one of my favourite songs, is definitely like a mother/daughter kind of a song, so… I’m gonna have to get on that,” she said.
Underwood first introduced her son to her fans with an Instagram post of his hand. “Tiny hands and tiny feet…God has blessed us with an amazing gift! Isaiah Michael Fisher – born on February 27. Welcome to the world, sweet angel!” she wrote on her Instagram account (@carrieunderwood).
The songstress later shared a picture of Isaiah in the cutest way possible. She had her sleeping son cradle his father’s hockey stick and she wrote, “The Predators are in the playoffs! Just waiting to get called up!”
Underwood and Fisher earlier bumped heads with regards to their son’s name. The American Idol alum said that she really did not like the name her husband had his heart set on.
“He keeps trying to push the name ‘Bo’ for our little guy,” she told US 99.5 during a radio interview. “I just won’t have it. Bo Fisher? I don’t know. I don’t like it. He thinks of it like a bow and arrow.”
In the end, the couple decided on Isaiah which is a Hebrew name meaning “Yahweh is Salvation.”
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Congrats to Carrie who scored another Billboard Music Award Nomination the other day. Carrie is nominated this year for Top Christian Song for Something In The Water. She is competing in the category with the following nominees
We’re not too sure if Carrie will be attending the awards just yet but if we find out we’ll let you know. Be sure to catch the show live on May 17th at 8/7c on ABC.
When a Canadian mother took to Facebook to help out her young son, she had no idea what would happen and who would respond.
Turns out Oklahoma country music star and new mom Carrie Underwood was among the thousands who responded to a post by Melissa Camus talking about how not one child had RSVP’d to her 13-year-old son’s birthday party, according to etonline.com.
Underwood’s husband, Mike Fisher, was born in Peterbrough, Ontario, Canada, and played processional ice hockey there until moving to the Nashville Predators.
“Some of you have seen me post about my son, Odin. His struggles with bullying, his difficulties with Aspergers,” his mother wrote. “Well, today is his 13th birthday. And, unfortunately, not one kid rsvp’d to his birthday ‘hang out’ invite.”
She said on the website that her son wanted to go bowling and asked members of a local Facebook group to text his birthday wishes and suggest ways to make his day the best ever, the website reported Monday.
Motherhood: Stealing precious glam-time from new moms since forever.
Carrie Underwood claims she didn’t have enough time to get her hair together in a new picture via Instagram on Sunday, March 15, but the new mom couldn’t have been more radiant in her selfie as she showed off her easy time-saving hack.
“No time to fix the hair today. Headband to the rescue! #KeepItSimple @caliabycarrie,” the American Idol winner, 32, captioned the shot, which featured a blue braided headband.
The “Something in the Water” singer and husband Mike Fisher, welcomed their first child, a son named Isaiah Michael Fisher, on Feb. 27, and obviously, late-night feedings and constant diaper changes leave no room for elaborate hair-styling sessions. However, the self-proclaimed beauty addict didn’t cut corners with her makeup.
“I don’t think I ever have makeup-free days, to be honest,” Underwood revealed to Yahoo! Style in November 2014. “I don’t want to walk by a mirror and feel like I haven’t given some sort of effort.”