For Carrie Underwood, there is no such thing as separation of church and country.
The mom-to-be megastar sat down with Cody for an exclusive interview on the same day her new single “Something in the Water” officially hit airwaves.
She exclusively reveals how the faith-based anthem came to be.
“It’s not like I said, ‘Oh, I want to write a spiritual song today.’ It just kind of happened. And I love that,” she says. “I love that we can go in and we can write fun things and we can write serious things.”
Carrie, of course, is no stranger to songs about her faith. She took her debut single “Jesus Take the Wheel” to the top of the charts back in 2005.
“It’s country music – I can sing about my faith. Gospel music and country music have always gone together. It makes me so happy that I can have all of those sides of me,” says the singer who has also rocked out to smashes like “Before He Cheats” and “Undo It.” “The song is hopefully uplifting no matter where you are on your spiritual journey. Hopefully, it can still just make you feel happy.”
“Something in the Water,” which currently sits at No. 1 on the iTunes country charts, will be featured on Carrie’s Greatest Hits: Decade #1, due out on Dec. 9.
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Carrie’s brand new single Something In The Water off of her soon to be released Greatest Hits: Decade #1 album is out on iTunes and Amazon today. This song is an inspirational Christian power ballad that really lets Carrie’s amazing vocals shine through. Carrie said in a Today show interview that the song is ”About changing your life for the better and having that ‘aha moment’ to waking up and your life being different from that moment forward.”
Please be sure to pick up a copy you won’t regret it!
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It’s been nearly 10 years since Carrie Underwood won American Idol, and the singer announced today she’ll be celebrating a decade of country stardom with a greatest-hits compilation.
Greatest Hits: Decade #1 will include new material, including single Something in the Water. The new track will be available for digital download starting Monday. Underwood wrote Something in the Waterwith Chris DeStefano and Brett James; Mark Bright produced the track.
Underwood announced the album on NBC’s Today and teased the new single with a video on YouTube.
“Something in the Water is so inspirational,” Underwood said via a new release. “It’s joyous! I can’t help but smile when I hear it. I hope it has the same effect on everyone who listens to it.”
Underwood will participate in Saturday’s Global Citizen Festival at New York’s Central Park with JAY Z, No Doubt, fun., The Roots and Tiësto. NBC will produce a one-hour primetime special that will air Saturday (9 p.m. ET).
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Carrie Underwood thinks it’s “weird” that she’s pregnant.
With her baby bump dressed in a curve-hugging LBD, the country singer, 31, appeared on NBC’s Today Friday. While there, she opened up for the first time about what it feels like to be expecting her first child with husband Mike Fisher. She said she’ll often look at her the hockey player and say, “‘I’m gonna be a mom. You’re gonna be a dad.’ It’s like, is this real life?” Underwood said. “But we’re really excited.”
“I have a wonderful mother so if I can be even a little bit like that, I think that we’ll be good,” she added.
Underwood announced her pregnancy via Instagram earlier this month.
The singer made another big announcement on Today: she’s got new music in the works! The American Idol winner played a sneak peek for Hoda Kotb and said, “The song is called ‘Something in the Water’ and it’s going to be a single off my greatest hits album, which will come out Dec. 9…It’s very uplifting.”
“I’m really excited that people are going to hear it Monday,” she added.
According to Underwood, “Something in the Water” is “about changing your life for the better and having that ‘aha moment’ to waking up and your life being different from that moment forward.”
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File this under: Weirdest TV news of the day! (But we kind of dig it.)
Carrie Underwood‘s “Two Black Cadillacs” song is becoming a TV show for Fox. Yep, you read that right.
Underwood is attached to executive produce the 6-hour “event series” with uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer. The “event series” is being written by Necessary Roughness veteran Ildy Modrovich.
The show from Warner Bros. Television will delve into a love triangle in the South. It gets murderous, naturally, when a wife and mistress catch on to a philandering man and plot to kill him.
The song was written by Underwood, Hillary Lindsey and Josh Kear. It was on Underwood¹s 2012 album Blown Away and went platinum.
Underwood got her start on Fox¹s American Idol, winning season five. She recently starred in NBC¹s live musical version of The Sound of Music. Fox is rolling out a bunch of event series this season, the first being this fall’s Gracepoint.
For anyone unfamiliar with the term “event series,” that usually means that it will only be one season—unless it’s a hit and then it can go on forever, a la CBS’ Under the Dome.
Still, Fox insists this will be a “six-hour, limited event series.”
But maybe season two can be another Carrie Underwood song?
We’re…excited? Confused? Still processing…
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Her hit “Mama’s Song” is about to take on a whole new meaning.
Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher are expecting their first child together, the couple announced on social media Monday.
The country star broke the happy news with a clever Instagram playing off of the very appropriate holiday.
“In honor of ‘Labor’ Day, Ace & Penny would like to make an announcement. Their parents couldn’t be happier …” Underwood captioned a photo of her precious pooches wearing “I’m going to be a big brother” and “I’m going to be a big sister” shirts.
Fisher, a professional hockey player, confirmed the announcement on Twitter— and gave a hint at one creative baby name.
“We haven’t picked names yet but it’s looking like Fly is gonna fly. #boyorgirl #flyfisher,” he Tweeted.
She is due in the spring.
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As Carrie Underwood belted out one heart-wrenching song after another at the NYS Fairgrandstand Wednesday night, I couldn’t help but ask myself one pivotal question: Who would ever want to break this woman’s heart?
She’s beautiful. She’s charming. She’s humble. And she’s got a voice that can overwhelm even a crowd as massive as the one at the grandstand Wednesday. So when she’s belting her heart out over some no-good man who did her wrong, you’ve got to wonder where that schmuck is now, and how hard he’s kicking himself.
For the rest of us, however, it’s a good thing some fool dared hurt her. Because heartbreak has provided the country superstar the material necessary to win a slew of Grammys and solidify herself as one of this generation’s biggest crossover stars. And that emotion (whether she wrote the songs or not) provides the backbone of a catalog that gives Underwood a chance to showcase her powerful pipes.
Underwood took to a bare-bones stage just after 8:45 p.m. Wednesday to a nearly-full house at the State Fair’s big stage. She spent nearly two hours letting her roaring voice do all the work as she churned out 20 different tunes. She was flanked on either side by her eight-piece band and backed by a massive video screen that, unfortunately, did more to distract than anything else.
With throaty heartbreak tunes like “Wasted,” “Two Black Cadillacs” and “Before He Cheats,” you would think Underwood is angry. But onstage her rage is sweet and her demeanor is all smiles. She humbly told stories about her unlikely rise to fame and winked and waved repeatedly to fans. That furious passion, however, took over whenever it was time to sing.
“Man, I love to sing,” she told the crowd with a laugh.
And sing she did, Wednesday night. She touched on numbers from the tragically heartfelt “Jesus Take The Wheel” to a rocking cover of Guns N Roses’ “Paradise City” during her two-song encore.
It was her powerful voice and lovable demeanor that won America’s heart when Underwood appeared on “American Idol” a decade ago. And those continue to win over fans to this day. The gentleman next to me, for example, was a self-proclaimed “metal head” who came with his girlfriend. But he found himself bobbing along to the show. He commented on how great her voice was. Heck, he even bought me several beers (which is a generous gesture due to the $8 price tag for a pint at the grandstand).
Opener Michael Ray – a rising singer of the country frat-boy variety — performed with passion to what he called the “biggest crowd he’s ever played for.” He’s green but eager and won the crowd over when he charged offstage and into the deeper rows of the grandstand.
Musically he’s adequate, but he knows how to work an audience. And that’s all that really matters in a genre whose biggest award isn’t “Musician of the Year,” but rather “Entertainer of the Year.”
But this was Underwood’s night. And with nothing more than a microphone she filled nearly two hours with powerfully raging country rock and heartfelt tunes.
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Underwood may be as pretty as a picture, but the singer is also very tough. She proved that in a video Paisley posted to his Instagram account, in which she displays a Coke can for the camera which reads “Legend.”
“She’s gonna crush it,” Paisley says from behind the lens.
“I’m gonna crush it” adds the songstress, grinning. A little louder and a lot more confident, Underwood says, “I’m gonna crush it!” She then raises her hand holding the Coke up to her head and crushes it … or so the video would have you believe. She smiles, displaying the smushed can.
“That’s impressive,” Paisley concludes as the clip ends.
This is all part of a forthcoming video for Paisley’s song, ‘Crushin’ It.’ He’s asking fans to send in their own videos, which may make the final cut. It’s simple — all you have to do is finish your favorite canned beverage (beer is acceptable), and then as creatively as you can, crush it! Submit videos here.
The song will be featured on Paisley’s album, ‘Moonshine in the Trunk,’ which is set for release on Aug. 25.
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Every year, fans anxiously await the announcement of the Super Bowl halftime performer … could that person be country superstar Carrie Underwood in 2015?
Sports blog TerezOwens is reporting that there’s a good chance Underwood could take the stage during next year’s big game. Apparently, a lot of signs point to the ‘Before He Cheats’ himaker.
The website says that the performer chosen for Super Bowl halftime 2015 “already has serious ties to the National Football League.” Underwood, of course, is the voice of the ‘Sunday Night Football’ theme song, and she’ll be singing ‘Waiting All Day for Sunday Night’ at the kickoff of each 2014 season game. The starlet also sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLIV in 2010 and helped the Jacksonville Jaguars unveil their new video boards recently. During Super Bowl XLVI’s Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam, she performed with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith.
Another hint it could be Underwood on the stage in 2015? A little insider info. “A few inside sources revealed to us that Carrie Underwood most likely will be doing the super bowl halftime show this year,” the website claims.
Only time will tell who will take the Super Bowl Halftime Show stage in 2015, but if it isn’t Underwood, she’ll at least be involved in the game, as she’s part of the pre-tape kick-off video.
Are you ready for some football?
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In preparation for their return to the Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 5, Underwood, 31, and Paisley, 41, tried their hands at a game of country music trivia courtesy of the show’s reigning group of the year, Little Big Town. The prize? A collectors’ edition set of Brad and Carrie bobblehead dolls!
Since 2008, the Nashville regulars have danced, sung and joked their way through the annual event honoring country music’s biggest stars. (Remember when Paisley kissed Miss Piggy?)
And if the video above is any indication of what’s ahead for November, the CMA Awards countdown officially – and happily – starts now.
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