CMT — Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum and Luke Bryan are on the first list of performers announced for the 2015 CMT Music Awards.

The star-studded lineup was announced Tuesday morning (May 19). Additional performers, presenters and the host for the loudest night in country music will be revealed in the weeks to come.

The awards show will be broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on June 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.




Congratulations to Carrie Underwood who is nominated at the 2015 CMT Music Awards. Her nominations are as follows:

Video of the Year
Carrie Underwood, “Something in the Water”
Darius Rucker, “Homegrown Honey”
Dierks Bentley, “Drunk on a Plane”
Florida Georgia Line, “Dirt”
Jason Aldean, “Burnin’ It Down”
Kenny Chesney, “American Kids”
Lady Antebellum, “Bartender”
Lee Brice, “I Don’t Dance”
Luke Bryan, “Play It Again”
Maddie & Tae, “Girl in a Country Song”
Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood, “Somethin’ Bad”
Sam Hunt, “Leave the Night On”

Female Video of the Year
Carrie Underwood, “Little Toy Guns”
Carrie Underwood, “Something in the Water”

Lee Ann Womack, “The Way I’m Livin’”
Miranda Lambert, “Little Red Wagon”
RaeLynn, “God Made Girls”
Reba, “Going Out Like That”

Collaborative Video of the Year
Blake Shelton featuring Ashley Monroe, “Lonely Tonight”
Brantley Gilbert featuring Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett, “Small Town Throwdown”
Jennifer Nettles featuring Brandy Clark, “His Hands”
Kenny Chesney with Grace Potter, “Wild Child”
Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood, “Somethin’ Bad”
Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill, “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s”

The awards show will air live June 10 from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. VOTE NOW!!!




Christian Today — 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.”






Rolling Stone — The life of Little Jimmy Dickens, the small-statured Grand Ole Opry star who died January 2nd, was celebrated yesterday during a memorial service at Dickens’ home away from home: the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. With photos of the charismatic country-music ambassador flanking the Opry stage, artists from Brad Paisley to Old Crow Medicine Show took turns remembering Dickens and singing in his honor.

Carrie Underwood and Vince Gill provided the most emotional moment of the morning with a duet on Gill’s “Go Rest High on That Mountain.” The 1995 ballad has become “the most used funeral song in the country,” Gill told Rolling Stone Country with amazement last June. He performed the spiritual at the funeral of George Jones as well, on the very same stage in 2013, with help from Patty Loveless.

Prior to Gill and Underwood’s performance, both spoke about their friendship with Dickens, with Underwood sharing a touching story of how he would always greet her with a kiss of her hand. Gill, ever the musician, talked at length about the guitar he was holding, a Telecaster that belonged to a member of Dickens’ band. Watch a video of Gill and Underwood’s duet above.

Dickens, the longest-performing member of the Grand Ole Opry, was admitted to the hospital on Christmas Day after suffering a stroke. He died a week later from cardiac arrest at age 94.




Country Weekly — The 2015 People’s Choice Awards wrapped up last night (Jan. 8) at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles, with Carrie Underwood, Hunter Hayes and Lady Antebellum taking home fan-voted honors in the country categories.

Carrie earned her seventh overall People’s Choice Award by winning Favorite Female Country Artist, while Hunter was named Favorite Male Country Artist. Lady Antebellum was presented with the Favorite Country Group honor. Taylor Swift won the overall Favorite Female Artist prize. The Band Perry was also on hand, presenting one of the honors given to film, TV and music stars.

Carrie, who wasn’t able to attend the show, left a pre-taped video message thanking her fans for the win, and their support over the last 10 years.






Earlier this week Carrie attended the very first American Country Countdown Awards in Nashville on December 15 where she took the stage to open the show with a medley of some of her greatest hits. Photos have been added to the gallery.



GALLERY LINKS:
– Award Shows > Award Shows From 2014 > December 15: American Country Countdown Awards – Arrivals
– Award Shows > Award Shows From 2014 > December 15: American Country Countdown Awards – Show
– Award Shows > Award Shows From 2014 > December 15: American Country Countdown Awards – Backstage




Official Site — Superstar Carrie Underwood makes it five for five this week as her newly released Greatest Hits: Decade #1 (19 Recordings/Arista Nashville) becomes her fifth consecutive album to debut at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums sales chart. The 25-song collection – which includes her new single, the GRAMMY®-nominated smash, “Something in the Water” – tops the chart with first-week sales of 94,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, delivering the best-selling debut for a hits collection by an artist in any genre of music in more than six years.

Greatest Hits: Decade #1 also powers its way into the Top 5 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, debuting at #4, with the chart’s sales and streaming methodology registering an equivalent of 103,000 albums.

Remarkably, not since November of 2005, when Underwood emerged on the scene with her now-7x-Platinum debut album, Some Hearts, has any female artist debuted with as high an opening-week sales tally for a hits package.

“One of the most spectacular elements of Carrie Underwood’s career continues to be the sheer depth and breadth of her music, whatever the subject matter, from the most nuanced performances to songs that just blow the roof off,” remarked Sony Music Nashville Chairman & CEO Gary Overton. “With her Greatest Hits package debuting at #1, and ‘Something in the Water’ already a massive hit, it’s an incredible testament to how profoundly Carrie’s songs have connected with fans over the past 10 years, as well as the awesome promise of the decades of music still to come.”

Kicked off by the record-setting success of the Gold-certified Top-5-and-climbing first single, “Something in the Water” (penned by Underwood, Chris DeStefano, and Brett James), Greatest Hits: Decade #1 also includes the new song “Little Toy Guns” (written by Underwood, Chris DeStefano, and Hillary Lindsey) and four songs in never-before-released versions, as well as all 18 of Underwood’s #1 hits.

Greatest Hits: Decade #1 is available for sale here.




The nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards were announced earlier this month and Carrie is nominated for two awards. Her nominations are as followed:

Best Country Solo Performance
Give Me Back My Hometown (Eric Church)
Invisible (Hunter Hayes)
Automatic (Miranda Lambert)
Something In The Water (Carrie Underwood)
Cop Car (Keith Urban)

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Gentle On My Mind (The Band Perry)
Somethin’ Bad (Miranda Lambert Featuring Carrie Underwood)
Day Drinking (Little Big Town)
Meanwhile Back at Mama’s (Tim McGraw Featuring Faith Hill)
Raise ‘Em Up (Keith Urban Featuring Eric Church)




I have updated the gallery with Carrie’s most recent appearances as well as added new photos to a few older appearances. Thanks so much to Mary and Holly for donating photos! I’ve left you all a link to our latest uploads so that you can check out the new photos more quickly!



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Last night Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley made a cameo on the hit ABC show Nashville for the CMA themed episode. The two are even the hosts in the fictional world! Check out 33 logoless high definition captures in the gallery.



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– Television Series > 2014 – Nashville > 3×08 – You’re Lookin’ At Country