Posted on March 1, 2015 | 0 comments
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Grateful to have @carrieunderwood and @mikefisher1212 on board in support of the .

Carrie Underwood and her husband, Nashville Predator Mike Fisher, are showing their support for an important cause.

The country music superstar and her husband joined in with Tennessee Senator Bob Corker to show people how to take part in the End It Movement for Shine a Light on Slavery Day, which takes place on Friday (Feb. 27). They posed for a pic that Corker posted in a tweet, with each of them sporting a red X on one hand.

According to its website, the End It Movement is “a coalition of the leading organizations in the world in the fight for freedom. Our amazing coalition partners are doing the work, on the ground, everyday, to bring awareness, prevention, rescue and restoration.”

The group’s statistics estimate that 27 million people exist in slavery around the world today. That number includes more than 60,000 people in the United States alone. Despite the fact that slavery is illegal in every country of the world, it continues to exist in forms such as bonded labor, forced labor and human trafficking. Slavery is the second-largest form of organized crime in the world, generating more than $150 billion annually.

Even more distressing is the fact that nearly 55 percent of forced laborers are women and girls. According to the End It Movement, nearly one out of every five victims of the slave trade is a child, and the average age at which a person enters the sex trade in the United States is 12-14 years old.

The website encourages people from all walks of life to join in by marking a red X on one hand and posting a photo to social media using the hashtag #EndItMovement. You can also donate directly to the organization, or even build your own team to take part in the movement.

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Posted on March 1, 2015 | 0 comments
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Carrie’s new sporting good line is set to debut this Thursday (March 5th) and now you can preview the items that Carrie and her team have been coming up with here. Everything from Headbands, Yoga Pants and more are in this exciting new collection. For more information on the line visit the CALIA by Carrie Underwood official website here and be sure to check out their Instagram page for more updates.

Posted on February 19, 2015 | 0 comments
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Kevin Branscum said he was not prepared for the news that a donation from Carrie Underwood would help save his partner. Branscum wants to talk with Underwood personally to express his gratitude. “I just want to thank her,” the Checotah man said. “Everything caught me totally off guard. I’m grateful. Branscum and his German shepherd, Gino, have been a team since 2012. Branscum is a K-9 narcotics investigation officer for the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Department, and Gino is his track, apprehension and narcotics detection dog. What started as a simple surgery for Gino quickly turned into something more serious.

“We went to the vet to treat an ear hematoma Gino had,” Branscum said. “We scheduled surgery to drain the blood out. They were prepping for surgery and the plan was to put him to sleep and clean his teeth. Before putting him to sleep they had to do some blood work.”

However, Gino’s blood work showed that he had contracted heartworms from a mosquito during the summer. Gino’s surgery is on hold while Branscum helps Gino get well, but it has become stressful and expensive. “We’ve been going to vets for months, and we’ll be done with treatment in May,” Branscum said. “Treatment includes pills and injections. We started a pill which he has to take for 30 days, and he has 120 pills to take. March 9th he starts injections. There’s three altogether. Once he’s done, they will run test.”

The total cost for the heartworm procedure is almost $2,000, and each vet visit for Gino is $100. Branscum said he will have spent around $4,000 from December until now.

When animal rescuer Bernita Rittenhouse heard about Gino, she sprang into action to help. Rittenhouse was able to get a message to Underwood, who donated two autographed guitars, one for Gino and one for the Eufaula Fire Department to raise funds.

The details have not been worked out to determine when the fundraisers will take place or how they will be conducted. The guitar for Gino will be auctioned, but Rittenhouse doesn’t have the specifics on how or when it will be auctioned.

Underwood’s support for Gino has left Branscum speechless. “I’m grateful,” he said.” There’s really no words for it. It’s awesome. Being that she’s from around here makes it even that much more special. I was definitely surprised.” Because Gino is privately owned, the sheriff’s department cannot help with Gino’s mounting medical bills. But the community has heard Gino’s story and has reached out to Branscum to help in any way they can. Checotah schools is doing a fundraiser,” Branscum said. “They got wind of it, and I want to just thank the community for such a big success. This wasn’t in my agenda, and it makes all the difference in the world.”

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Posted on February 18, 2015 | 0 comments
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He Admits He Has “No Clue” What Her Life Will Be Like as a Parent

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley have been friends for years. I remember seeing her open for him at the end of 2006 and thinking, “I bet those two will be friends forever.”

So here we are, some eight years later, and so much has changed.

Paisley has since become a father to two boys. And now Underwood is on the verge of having her first son.

So surely he’s got some advice for her. Or maybe he doesn’t.

“I have no clue what to tell her,” Paisley told me during his recent visit to Chicago. “I’ve gotten a few of texts from Carrie … like, ‘Who’s your pediatrician?’ And, ‘How do you do that?’ Or, ‘What’s this?’”

Even though Paisley has the fatherhood thing down to a science, he admits it’s very different for a female artist.

“My kids get to be home with my wife, their mother,” he noted. “And it’s a much different thing when it’s the mom going on the road. I cannot imagine what it would be like if she’s got a weekend with three shows, and she’d have to just leave breast milk in the fridge. That would be rough.”

Paisley’s own sons Huck and Jasper come out on the road now and then, but he told me if it were up to them, they would always be there.

“It’s easier for them to be home because they have school and homework. But they do like it out here,” he said of the road. “They are really good kids, and this age is the greatest thing ever.”

Even Underwood’s husband Mike Fisher doesn’t quite know what to expect about life with a new baby.

“I think that’s important, and obviously kids are going to add a different dynamic that I can’t wait for. I think it’s going to be awesome,” Fisher recently told The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville. “(Having kids) is something that a lot of people say it’s hard to explain until it really happens, and then it’s the greatest thing ever. I’m just kind of thinking about wanting to be the best dad I can be.”

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Posted on February 10, 2015 | 0 comments
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Carrie Underwood continues her reign as America’s sweetheart in her new sweet-as-pie — no, make that sweet-as-frosted-cake — commercial for Almay. In the ad, the makeup brand’s ambassador is a heavy dose of utterly adorable as she ices a cake while revealing her “guilt-free pleasure:” the brand’s Smart Shade Butter Kiss lipstick. Her favorite thing about the shades? How fool-proof they are. “I got the pleasure of getting a sneak peek of them way before anybody else,” Underwood tells PEOPLE. “I love that the names aren’t anything crazy, just things like ‘light berry,’ so even I can’t mess up!”


Not that the star is in much danger of that. The “All-American Girl” singer (and ad campaign star) is an old hand when it comes to doing her tour hair and makeup and once said “I don’t think I ever have makeup-free days, to be honest.” But when it comes to her personal beauty icons, she likes the “normal and natural” look. “I’ve always loved Reese Witherspoon. She kind of seems like a normal person in general. Any time I’ve ever talked to her, she’s just super sweet,” she says. “She just looks kind of like that all-American girl, you know?”


In a photo from the set, Underwood displays a childhood photo with her mom, and the sweet image gets us all the more excited for the 31-year-old expectant star tomeet her son. The singer, who describes her day to day beauty look as “quick and effortless,” says she’s trying to pare down even more as she prepares for her new arrival.

“I’ve become friends with the round brush so I can style my hair as I blow it dry instead of blowing it dry then trying to curl it, which takes up a large portion of my time,” she says. “I still want to feel good about myself even as I’m just bopping around the house taking care of baby, but I weaned to try some new things that might make my life a little bit more simple!”

And don’t look for her to become schlubby just because she’s up all night feeding and changing diapers. “I like my comfy clothes, but I always have to have my hair and makeup somewhat done,” she says. “I might be wearing sweat pants but the rest of me is done up!”

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Posted on February 9, 2015 | 0 comments
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Huge congratulations to Carrie on winning her 7th Grammy Award last night in a pre-telecast before the live show. Carrie of course was not there to accept her award (For Best Country Solo Performance for Something In The Water) Carrie did take to Twitter to share her excitement.


You watch can Carrie being announced as the winner here

Posted on February 6, 2015 | 0 comments
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Some songs are just special from the word go, and such was the case with Carrie Underwood‘s ‘Something in the Water’ lyrics.

Underwood co-wrote the tune with Chris DeStefano and Brett James, two of Nashville’s hottest hit songwriters, and according to DeStefano, it came together easily in one writing session.

“Going in to write with Carrie, it’s always an adventure, because obviously she can do so many different things stylistically,” he tells Taste of Country. “I had this little musical idea I brought in. It was basically just a lot of instruments, and the vibe was kinda there. It just had an emotion to it. I started playing it in the room for Brett and Carrie, and I remember saying, ‘Well, you guys are hopefully gonna like this, or hate it.’”

Once the other writers grabbed on to DeStefano’s idea, it was Underwood who provided the song’s title. “She said, ‘I have this song title, ‘Something in the Water,’ and she kind of explained what she wanted to write about, and we were just immediately like, ‘Oh gosh, that would really be beautiful over this,’” DeStefano adds. “So we immediately knew. It was just one of those things where the whole vibe of the song really began at that point, really strong right from the get-go.”

DeStefano, who is affiliated with ASCAP in Nashville, says that continued all the way through the session. “It was just a magical day,” he recalls of writing Underwood’s ‘Something in the Water’ lyrics. “There was just an energy in the room, and it was really powerful.”

“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.”

The resulting song is unapologetic in its strong Christian message. The lyric takes the old cliche of “something in the water” and turns it into a statement about the power of baptism and forgiveness: “Couldn’t fight back the tears so I fell on my knees / Saying, ‘God, if you’re there come and rescue me’ / Felt love pouring down from above / Got washed in the water, washed in the blood and now I’m changed / And now I’m stronger / There must be something in the water.”

The track also incorporates ‘Amazing Grace’ into the music at the end.

“We had hinted at it or suggested it in the bridge, and we had tracked the vocal and were vibing out to it, and I remember hearing Carrie starting to sing it toward the end there, and it was like, ‘We just have to do that. That sounds amazing,” DeStefano explains. “And it just unfolded into, ‘What if it just ended on ‘Amazing Grace’? That would be amazing to just bring it, just announce it, not pull any punches with it.”

It’s rare for a song with that much of an overt Christian theme to find its way to the mainstream, even in country music, 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, logging seven weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and still counting. It’s also nominated for Best Country Solo Performance at the 2015 Grammy Awards, and since all three writers share a strong Christian faith, the opportunity to being that kind of message to a wider audience has been one of the most satisfying parts of the experience for them.

“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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Posted on February 3, 2015 | 0 comments
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Jimmy Fallon

The Patriots won the Super Bowl Sunday night, and to honor the biggest football event of the season, a slew of performers gathered on The Tonight Show to pay tribute with an amazing a cappella version of Queen’s “We Are The Champions.”

Jimmy Fallon and The Roots kicked off the Brady Bunch set-up as more pop stars joined in for a rendition that included Sam Smith, Usher, Meghan Trainor, Ariana Grande, One Direction, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, and Carrie Underwood.

Posted on February 3, 2015 | 0 comments
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She’s worn plenty of glamorous gowns the past few months, but Carrie Underwood‘s secret to feeling pretty during her pregnancy isn’t about getting all dressed up.

“Just knowing that the whole process itself is really beautiful … Even when I feel pretty large, it really is such a miracle and such a beautiful thing,” the country singer, who’s expecting her first child this spring, tells PEOPLE.

But despite embracing the special time in her life, Underwood, 31, is also awaiting the go-ahead to get in shape and bounce back to her pre-baby self.

She’s worn plenty of glamorous gowns the past few months, but Carrie Underwood‘s secret to feeling pretty during her pregnancy isn’t about getting all dressed up.

“Just knowing that the whole process itself is really beautiful … Even when I feel pretty large, it really is such a miracle and such a beautiful thing,” the country singer, who’s expecting her first child this spring, tells PEOPLE.

But despite embracing the special time in her life, Underwood, 31, is also awaiting the go-ahead to get in shape and bounce back to her pre-baby self.

“I’m looking forward to reclaiming my body,” she admits. “I’ve been saying it’s been on loan for the past many months … I’m excited to take it back.”

And with a little more than two months to go until she welcomes her baby boy, the mom-to-be and her husband Mike Fisher still have one big item left on their to-do list.

“We don’t have a baby name. We need to lock that down here pretty soon,” Underwood, a brand ambassador and the face of Almay’s new Simply American campaign, says.

“We joke a lot about funny things that go with Fisher, but there’s not some family name that I have had to be like, ‘No! That’s terrible!’”

For more from Underwood, pick up the 2/16 issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

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Posted on January 30, 2015 | 0 comments
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The 2015 ACM Award Nominations were announced today, huge congrats to Carrie for Scoring three of them. She is nominated in the following categories

Female Vocalist of the Year

Brandy Clark
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Video of the Year

‘American Kids,’ Kenny Chesney
‘Cop Car,’ Keith Urban
‘Drunk on a Plane,’ Dierks Bentley
‘I’m Not Gonna Miss You,’ Glen Campbell
‘Somethin’ Bad,’ Miranda Lambert feat. Carrie Underwood

Vocal Event of the Year

‘Lonely Tonight,’ Blake Shelton feat. Ashley Monroe
‘Meanwhile, Back at Mama’s,’ Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill
‘Somethin’ Bad,’ Miranda Lambert feat. Carrie Underwood
‘The South,’ The Cadillac Three feat. Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley and Mike Eli
‘This Is How We Roll,’ Florida Georgia Line feat. Luke Bryan

 Congrats to Carrie and to all the nominees you can read a full list here, and catch the ACM Awards live from Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19th at 8/7c on CBS.