Following a performance at CMA Fest last year, she talked to Entertainment Tonight about her record, Denim & Rhinestones, as well as her performance at the Grand Ole Opry.
Guests in the audience hilariously caught a glimpse of her oldest son, Isaiah, breakdancing in the wings as she belted out Randy Travis’ “I Told You So,” and it sounds like she may have a little performer on her hands.
And while a future in show biz might be in the cards for Isaiah one day, she’s going to make sure he learns the value of a dollar and hard work before he leaves the nest.
Sure, he’s only seven years old, but Carrie says that she and husband Mike Fisher have him do little chores around their family farm already and pay him for his work.
Which means Isaiah’s gonna be footing the bill for his Father’s Day gift for Mike this year:
“I got freaked out today, I was like, ‘Tomorrow’s not Father’s Day, right?’ Cuz I haven’t done squat, so I gotta figure that out.
My son’s been doing chores around our farm, trying to earn money. So we will pay him for his work, he’ll go pull weeds in my garden and stuff like that, and he has quite the hefty savings. He donates some.
I’m gonna be like, ‘You’re gonna buy your daddy a gift, he ain’t my daddy. You earned that money, guess what? Guess what?'”
I’m sure she’s partially joking, but it’s still refreshing to hear that a megastar like her is going out of her way to instill those values in her sons and ensure they both have a great work ethic in order set them up for future success.
And who knows, maybe we’ll see Isaiah up on stage with Carrie at the Opry someday…
Carrie Underwood Announces Deluxe Edition of ‘Denim & Rhinestones’
Buckle up Carrie Underwood fans; a deluxe album is dropping come September.
Announced today, Carrie Underwood will release her Denim & Rhinestones Deluxe Edition on September 22nd, featuring six new songs, including the track she dropped today, “Take Me Out.”
The superstar took to Instagram to share the news with fans:
“I love the ‘Denim & Rhinestones’ album so much that we’ve added six more tracks and have a deluxe version coming September 22, which includes my new single ‘Out Of That Truck.’
You can pre-order/pre-save the ‘Denim And Rhinestones (Deluxe Edition)’ and get another new track, ‘Take Me Out,’ today!”
Along with the announcement of the deluxe album, Underwood is also launching a new Sirius XM radio station titled Carrie’s Country (Channel 60).
The 24/7 radio station will feature picks hand curated by Underwood, spanning genres from rock, gospel, and of course, the country songs and artists that have inspired her extensive discography. Outside of just music, listeners of her station will also hear exclusive stories behind her songs.
Of course, though, with it being a Carrie Underwood station, you will get plenty of her songs you know and love.
The two singles she has already released that will appear in the album’s extension highlight very different undertones.
“Take Me Out” has light and airy melodies that highlight the feelings of being in love but longing for your lover to take you out on the town—the narrator’s struggle of knowing that relationships go through phases but longing for that flirtatious spark.
Whereas “Out Of That Truck” has a rawer sound, with lyrics essentially leaving a good luck message to an ex of moving on and how memories will haunt him for quite some time.
These two singles capture two sides of Underwood’s songwriting that she is known for effortlessly.
Looking forward to seeing what is in store for the other tracks we will see come September.
“Take Me Out”
“Out Of That Truck”
Carrie Underwood Says “Before He Cheats” Came From Personal Experience
I don’t know how someone could ever cheat on Carrie Underwood, but apparently, it happened…
Carrie recently appeared on Sirius XM’s Howard Stern Show to promote her new Sirius channel Carrie’s Country, which will be coming in June, and they got to talking about her hit song “Before He Cheats.”
From her debut studio album Some Hearts, it would go on to become a massive crossover hit and a #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for five straight weeks, and even a top ten hit on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 charts.
Written by Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins, it actually started out as a song for Gretchen Wilson, but ultimately, that didn’t work out.
And Carrie told Howard that she and her label were actually nervous about putting the song out, because it was much more aggressive than the single they released prior, her mega hit “Jesus Take The Wheel.”
She also joked that she hadn’t really destroying anyone’s car, but the fun part about music can be getting to play a character that’s so different from who you are:
“That’s the fun thing about music. You do get to play a character. You do get to sing about things, or write things, or make music videos or whatever, about things that you wouldn’t actually do in your life.
But it is fun to get into character and act like you would. It’s usually towards the end of the show or it’s the encore, and I feel like immediately when it comes in, the audience just starts bumping.
There’s this weird little undulation thing that just starts happening, the crowd comes alive.”
And that’s when he asked if she had ever been cheated on or personally gone through that kind of thing, and she said she had back in her 20’s when she was in college.
Carrie added that it was a “very big moment” in her life, where she realized that she was with someone she thought she knew so well, and she couldn’t have been more wrong:
“I mean, at the time I was young. I was in my 20’s, I was in college.
And I feel like that was a very big moment where it was like, I really thought I knew this person, and it turns out I really did know this person at all.”
She also added that she might not have really been in love as she views it now:
“Probably as in love as a 20-something year old could be, you know?”
And when it comes to revenge and how she feels about that relationship now, Carrie says it’s not something she really ever thinks about, but she did ultimately have the last laugh…
“I don’t think about it that much anymore, but earlier in my career thinking about, he’s probably in the grocery story checkout line and I’m on a magazine. There’s a little pettiness.”
And speaking of petty, one of the top comments for the “Before He Cheats” music video on Youtube always makes me laugh…
“Tip, ladies: don’t slash all four tires. Insurance pays for that. Just slash three, and he’ll have to pay for them himself.”
And while I don’t think that’s actually true, leaving him with one good tire might sting a little more.
You can watch part of her interview with Stern here:
Carrie also performed her 2012 #1 hit “Blown Away” during the show: