Though she’s still a little way off her due date (she confirmed she’s due in Spring 2015), Carrie Underwood is proudly showing off her ever-growing baby bump.
During press interviews for her upcoming greatest hits album ‘Greatest Hits: Decade 1,’ the ‘Good Girl’ singer wore a long sleeved grey dress that perfectly showed off her growing tummy. At the start of the month, her CMA Awards co-host jokingly let-slip live on the awards show that she and her husband, Nashville Predator’s hockey star Mike Fisher, are expecting a baby boy.
Before Underwood can take any time off to enjoy her bundle of joy, the superstar looks set to be prettybusy. She just dropped her new single ‘Something In The Water,’ which hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs, Country Digital, Christian Songs, Christian Digital and Christian Streaming charts, and she’ll be performing the song at the first every American Country Countdown Awards on December 15th.
She’ll also be dropping her Greatest Hits on December 9th, and is set to stop by daytime talk show ‘The Talk’ in New York that same week.
But even after the birth of her spring baby, it doesn’t look like she’ll be slowing down too much. On July 15th, she’ll be heading to Ohio to perform at Country Concert ’15, and she’ll then be appearing at the Great Allentown Fair in early September. Underwood also revealed in a recent interview with BBC Radio 2 that she’s hoping to release brand new music in 2015.
Until then, it’s thought that the singer’s next single will be ‘Little Toy Guns’, which also features on her upcoming compilation album. Speaking to The Country Vibe, Underwood revealed that the song is about a child her who hears her parents fighting, and “[wishes] their words weren’t real” and were just “little toy guns and they didn’t hurt you.”
The country superstar announced her pregnancy back in September with the super cute picture above. “In honor of labor day,” the singer tweeted out, “Ace & Penny would like to make an announcement. Their parents couldn’t be happier!”
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When Carrie Underwood appeared on the 4th season of American Idol nine years ago, she was a pretty, wide-eyed small town girl from Oklahoma who had never been on an airplane. What a difference a decade makes. Since winning Idol, the singer, and now Brand Ambassador for Almay, has been on a meteoric rise. Carrie has had 18 number one singles, sold 15 million albums, won six Grammys, and just this week won Favorite Country Female Artist at the American Music Awards. It never stops. Add to all that, the spring arrival of a baby boy with husband, hockey player Mike Fisher of the Nashville Predators. I loved talking to Carrie about her serious makeup skills (she does it herself) and why she never leaves the house barefaced.
BB: Hey, Carrie. Nice to meet you on the phone.
CU: You too! Can I just say I am nervous to talk to you about makeup! [Laughs].
BB: But I hear you are amazing with makeup!
CU: I have always loved it. I had teenage sisters when I was very little, so I have great memories of watching them and my mom put on a ton of makeup in the morning. Occasionally I got into theirs without them knowing. (laughs)
BB: Were you allowed to wear makeup?
CU: I was probably actually one of the kids that actually started wearing makeup a little bit younger. If I had a daughter I might have her hold off for a little while longer, but it gave me more time to learn.
BB: Was your makeup subtle and nice or were you wearing blue eyeshadow and sparkly everything?
CU: (Laughs)I do remember having blue mascara and green mascara. And blue eye shadow of course. Things that didn’t exactly look too good!
BB: Is it true you do your own makeup before your performances?
CU: When I am on tour I enjoy doing my own hair and makeup. There are just so many people on the road, and it’s kind of therapeutic for me to be able to sit on my butt, and have all my things, and it’s quiet. It’s my time to play.
BB: What are some of your favorite products that really work?
CU: Almay’s Butter Kiss Lipstick ($6) is like a lip treatment. The color really wears throughout the day, so that is my new favorite. Something that I need after a show or the red carpet is to take my eye makeup off, and Almay’s Eye Makeup Remover Pads ($6) really do the trick.
You can read the rest of the interview here
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The only song on Carrie Underwood’s Greatest Hits: Decade #1 album that fans have not yet heard is “Little Toy Guns,” which sounds like it could be the prequel to her 2012 hit, “Blown Away.” Though she’s keeping it under lock and key until her new compilation’s December 9th release date, the pregnant star hints that the new tune drives home a message about how not to raise a child.
“There’s a little girl and she hears her parents fighting, as unfortunately a lot of kids do,” she says of the lyrics (as reported by The Country Vibe). “So it’s basically her saying, ‘I wish their words weren’t real. I wish they were like little toy guns and they didn’t hurt you.'”
Tearjerking lyrics, but with an uptempo melody, Underwood reveals, also explaining that she was inspired by observing children she knows who are dramatically affected by their parents fighting. The country superstar penned the new tune with Chris DeStefano, also her co-writer on “Something in the Water” and “Good Girl,” and Hillary Lindsey, whose long list of Underwood songs include “Last Name,” “Two Black Cadillacs” and “Jesus, Take the Wheel.”
“Little Toy Guns” is one of two brand-new songs on Greatest Hits: Decade #1, following Underwood’s current single, “Something in the Water.” Aside from platinum-selling hits such as “Before He Cheats” and “Good Girl,” the album also includes never-before-heard writing session worktapes of three songs and a duet with Vince Gill on the classic hymn, “How Great Thou Art,” recorded at the ACM Presents: Girls’ Night Out show in 2011. See the full track list for both discs in the compilation below.
Underwood, due with a boy in the spring, will perform at the December 15th American Country Countdown Awards in Nashville.
Carrie Underwood, Greatest Hits: Decade #1 — Disc One
1. “Something in the Water”
2. “Little Toy Guns”
3. “Inside Your Heaven”
4. “Jesus, Take the Wheel”
5. “Don’t Forget to Remember Me”
6. “Before He Cheats”
8. “So Small”
9. “All-American Girl”
10. “Last Name”
11. “Just a Dream”
12. “I Told You So” (featuring Randy Travis)
1. “Cowboy Casanova”
2. “Temporary Home”
3. “Undo It”
4. “Mama’s Song”
5. “Remind Me” (duet with Brad Paisley)
6. “Good Girl”
7. “Blown Away”
8. “Two Black Cadillacs”
9. “See You Again”
10. “How Great Thou Art” (with Vince Gill) [Live from ACM Presents: Girls’ Night Out]
11. “So Small” (writing session worktape)
12. “Last Name” (writing session worktape)
13. “Mama’s Song” (writing session worktape
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Congrats to Carrie who won Favorite Female Country Artist at the 2014 American Music Awards beating out the equally talented Miranda Lambert and Kacey Musgraves. Carrie was not there to accept the award last night however she did take time to thank us, the fans on Twitter this morning for voting for her.
Carrie Underwood and her husband, Mike Fisher, both had a feeling they were having a baby boy — but they didn’t want to find out in the doctor’s office during her sonogram.
In fact, they went to great lengths to keep themselves in the dark.
“[The doctor’s office is] kind of a sterile place,” Underwood explained to ABC News Radio. “We got to see all the pictures and everything. It was really cool to see that, but whenever she’d get near, near those parts we would look away.”
Instead, Underwood, 31, and her hockey player husband, 34, asked the doctor to write down the baby’s gender for them to look at when they were ready. They took the envelope containing the news of the baby’s sex with them out to a nice restaurant.
“[It was] just the two of us in a nicer setting, but we both knew,” she said. “So, that was just confirming our suspicions. We didn’t really speak of it before, ’cause we were both just like, ‘Whatever. It’s all good.’ But we knew it was a boy.”
Of course, Underwood’s CMA Awards co-host Brad Paisley told the world she was having a boy during the show earlier this month. She said she’d planned to announce the baby’s sex during the show all along, but she didn’t let Paisley in on the secret until the very last minute.
“Brad’s got loose lips. He’s a blabber mouth!” Underwood said with a laugh. “So, I was like, ‘I’m not gonna tell you until we’re ready for the rest of the world to know, ’cause I know you’ll tell people.'”
The singer has another big delivery — the double-disc compilation “Greatest Hits: Decade #1″ — due out December 9. The lead single from that project, “Something in the Water,” is already a big hit at country radio.
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We already knew that Carrie Underwood was a woman of very many talents, and after seeing the parade of stunning outfits she worked at the CMA Awards last week, it became clear that her ability to do a quick wardrobe change was one of them. In addition to the gorgeous Lorena Sarbu numbershe wore on the red carpet, the star and host of the show wore 10 different outfits over the course of the ceremony, bringing her to a grand total of 11 dresses. “I was not planning on it! I was like, if there’s one year that I’m not gonna change my clothes as much, it will be these year, because I’ll probably have a harder time finding dresses,” Underwood tells . “But I found several that I liked and I was like, you know what? I’m not gonna let a little baby bump stop me!” That’s the spirit!
The singer, who is also the celebrity face of Almay, is practiced at pulling a mid-show costume change—when she hosted the show in 2013, her dress count was at 10, and in 2012, she rocked 12 different dresses. “I love seeing pictures afterwards and hearing my friends say what their favorites were,” she tells us. “It is kind of hectic backstage, and sometimes I’m kind of running to and fro, but that’s okay! It’s fun to get to play dress-up.” Luckily, Underwood and her glam squad have the motions down to a science. Their method? Plot out each and every look, and keep them in order. “We definitely lay everything out, and during rehearsals, I run them all back and I’ll visualize the next day like, ‘Okay, now I’m gonna put on this red dress,’” she adds. “It’s a dance! It’s a well-choreographed dance we all know.” Clearly, Carrie can cut a rug.
Is there anyone more lovable than Carrie Underwood? If it’s not her charming smile or killer vocal cords, it’s her bubbly personality and upbeat attitude that’ll enchant you. And with upcoming projects including a role as brand ambassador of Almay alongside the upcoming release of her greatest hits album, we tapped the lovely (and busy!) songstress for a few of her must-have favorites of the moment. Here, everything that keeps her feeling beautiful, healthy and sane.
Her Must-Have Beauty Secret:
I’m an eyes girl. I wouldn’t leave the house without having my eyes on.
Her Must-Have Food:
Right now, for some weird reason, I love pumpkin. I even made a pumpkin pie the other day. It’s great because [pumpkin] is actually really good for you—so long as you don’t load it up with sugar.
Her Pre-Red Carpet Must-Have:
Oatmeal, quinoa, things that are filling. I also drink a ton of water … It’s great for your skin and can keep the bloat down.
Her Makeup Drawer Must-Have:
[It’s] stocked! I am a spoiled, spoiled makeup girl.
Her Must-Have Travel Item:
I definitely have Almay’s Butter Kiss Lip Balms ($7) in my purse at all times. They’re easy to throw on and feel good.
Her Must-Have #SELFMade Rule:
Being able to have a few things in your life that are about you—whether it is having those few makeup things to make you feel beautiful or making that time to go workout in the morning. Just having those things that are just for you! If you paint, if you sing, it’s about finding whatever works for you
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A a small-town girl hailing from Checotah, Okla., Carrie Underwood first came into the spotlight after her ’American Idol’ win in 2005, and the now five-time Grammy winner is celebrating 10 years of country music by releasing a two-disc album, ‘Greatest Hits: Decade #1.’
She made the big announcement on the ‘Today’ show on Sept. 26, also revealing details about the corresponding single, ‘Something in the Water.’ Since then, Underwood has been slowly disclosing other details about the record, including the track listing, the release date and the gorgeous cover. Here’s what we know about the singer’s upcoming record.
Underwood’s new record is called, fittingly, ‘Greatest Hits: Decade #1.’
“I can’t believe it’s been a decade since I auditioned for “American Idol,’” she says. “Looking back at the songs I’ve released over the years lets me relive my amazing journey. Even better, I get to include new music for the fans.”
The cover of ‘Greatest Hits: Decade #1′ is almost as gorgeous as Underwood herself. The photo is shot in black and white, giving it a classic, elegant look, and she’s laying on a tufted leather couch, looking glamorous in a beautiful dark gown, her long locks in immaculate curls. It’s, in a word, timeless.
The Release Date
Underwood will be releasing the record on Dec. 9 via 19 Recordings / Arista Nashville. It can be physically pre-ordered here, and is also available for digital pre-orders.
When the 31-year-old announced the album, she also disclosed the lead single, ‘Something in the Water,’ which features lyrics that give testament to her Christian faith: “Got joy in my heart, angels on my side / Thank God almighty, I saw the light / Gonna look ahead no turning back / Live everyday giving all that I have / Trust in someone bigger than me / Ever since the day that I believed.”
“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 explains.
Underwood’s upcoming album will showcase some of her 18 No. 1 singles spanning her four full-length studio albums, as well as other songs, totaling at 25 tracks. It includes two new songs — ‘Little Toy Guns’ (written by Underwood, Chris DeStefano and Hillary Lindsey) and ‘Something in the Water’ — plus four songs in never-before-released versions. The latter are writing session renditions of ‘So Small,’ ‘Last Name’ and ‘Mama’s Song,’ as well as a duet of the hymn ‘How Great Thou Art,’ featuring Vince Gill, from the from the Academy of Country Music TV special ‘ACM Presents: Girls’ Night Out’ in 2011.
Also included is Underwood’s first-ever single, ‘Inside Your Heaven;’ her 2009 duet with Randy Travis, ‘I Told You So;’ the foot-stomping, revenge-getting ‘Before He Cheats;’ familiar hit ‘Jesus Take the Wheel’ and many other much-loved songs.
1. ‘Something in the Water’
2. ‘Little Toy Guns’
3. ‘Inside Your Heaven’
4. ‘Jesus, Take the Wheel’
5. ‘Don’t Forget to Remember Me’
6. ‘Before He Cheats’
8. ‘So Small’
9. ‘All-American Girl’
10. ‘Last Name’
11. ‘Just a Dream’
12. ‘I Told You So’ (feat. Randy Travis)
1. ‘Cowboy Casanova’
2. ‘Temporary Home’
3. ‘Undo It’
4. ‘Mama’s Song’
5. ‘Remind Me’ (duet with Brad Paisley)
6. ‘Good Girl’
7. ‘Blown Away’
8. ‘Two Black Cadillacs’
9. ‘See You Again’
10. ‘How Great Thou Art’ (with Vince Gill) [Live from ACM Presents: Girls’ Night Out]*
11. ‘So Small’ (writing session worktape 1/24/07)*
12. ‘Last Name’ (writing session worktape 1/22/07)*
13. ‘Mama’s Song’ (writing session worktape 2/5/09)*
* (Never-before-released version)
Another New Album is Coming
As if a greatest hits album, new baby boy on the way and recently co-hosting the 2014 CMAs with Brad Paisley isn’t enough, Underwood is also working on a follow-up to her platinum-selling ‘Blown Away’ record, released in 2012. Although she hasn’t divulged much information, she says it is a “new version” of herself — and she’s been writing for it.
“I’ve been writing a lot. It feels really good,” Underwood shares.“It’s just a progression, a different sound without losing myself in it. I’m not taking some crazy musical departure from what I’ve done, but it definitely feels different. It will feel different, look different, sound different.”
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Carrie Underwood‘s beautiful baby bump is growing by the day! Her fans are loving her preggo belly, and clearly, so are her pups!
On Thursday (Nov. 13), Underwood took to Twitter to share this ridiculously adorable picture of her dog Penny Jean snuggled up against her baby boy, with only a belly between them.
“I guess my belly makes a good pillow for sweet Miss Penny Jean…” Underwood wrote on Twitter. It’s obvious he pup is very comfortable, as she’s curled up, laying smack dab in the middle of Underwood’s belly, fast asleep.
Ever since Underwood announced her pregnancy — using her dogs, of course — on Labor Day, all eyes have been on the singer. Fans have been anxious to see the star’s burgeoning bump, and we got the chance during the 2014 CMA Awards, where she (and baby) dazzled on the red carpet and on the stage (in several wardrobe changes). Underwood even made our Best Dressed List with her red carpet gown!
But although she is glowing and ever-fashionable, the singer is a normal pregnant woman. She admits even she is prone to pregnancy meltdowns when her hormones get the better of her. Rest assured, Baby Boy Fisher will be worth it!
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