The singer, who shares a passion for animals and fitness, chatted with PEOPLE this week about “one last thing” …
Last time I splurged
I’m not a car person at all, but my husband [Mike Fisher] is, so we got one of the new Corvettes. It’s fun and black. We didn’t get a convertible because Mike likes to take it to the [race] track.
Last time I did a happy dance
Yesterday. I recently bought myself and all of my friends a Fitbit [fitness tracker]. When you reach your goal, it buzzes. I set my goals pretty high, so I deserved that happy dance.
Last good deed I did
I went to visit my parents a few weeks ago and spent two days cleaning out some pretty messy pens at an animal shelter, Happy Paws. It was long and grueling, but the people that run the shelter are wonderful.
Last time I blushed
I was dancing and acting silly in the box at one of my husband’s [Nashville Predators] hockey games. I didn’t realize I was being filmed until I saw the clips a day later.
Today (February 07) Carrie was in New York taking part in Fashion Week. Carrie attended a show by Peter Som before heading to a show by Rebecca Minkoff where she caught up with Anna Kendrick and Anna Sophia Robb. Check out over 80 HQ photos from both events.
– Appearances From 2014 > February 07: Peter Som – Front Row & Backstage – MADE Fashion Week
– Appearances From 2014 > February 07: Rebecca Minkoff – Front Row & Backstage – MBFW
It’s no secret that there are different expectations for female country artists than there are for men, and Carrie Underwood has decided to speak out about the issue.
In an interview with Billboard, Underwood talks about how difficult it is for women to make the country radio charts — only three of the top 25 artists on Billboard’s Top Country Songs in 2012 and 2013 were women.
“You would think that we would be farther along in the thinking about women in country music,” Underwood says. “I like to think things are getting better, but then I see stats like [the one cited above] and realize that women really do seem to get the short end.”
Underwood was one of the women who made the Top 25 list both years, along with Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert, but she hopes more women will be joining them in the next year.
“There is certainly not a shortage of talented ladies out there that want so badly to get their fair shot in this business. But there seems to be only room for only a few,” she says. “[But] there seem to be so many male singers out there who can be viewed as similar, and there seems to be plenty of room for all of them … we see new male artists have their first single reach No. 1 on the charts, but it generally takes a female a lot longer to build momentum.”
One reason could be that women tend to record songs with more substance and less of a party theme than their male counterparts. But Underwood also notes a different expectation in the industry for women than for men.
“It seems women are expected to be so much more than men, which means we have to work that much harder,” she says. “We’re the ones under the microscope. We’re expected to sound perfect. We’re expected to look perfect all the time. We’re expected to be style-setters, whereas the boys roll onto the stage in their jeans, T-shirts and baseball caps. I don’t know what we all can do to change this. But I do hope it does change. I would love to see more women making their mark in the music that I love so much . . . There are so many more out there just waiting for their shot. I hope they get it!”
Congratulations to Carrie who is nominated for two Academy of Country Music Awards.
Female Vocalist of the Year
Video Of The Year (Two Black Cadillacs)
The 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will air Sunday, April 6 on CBS.
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood have responded to a copyright infringement lawsuit over their 2011 hit, ‘Remind Me.’
Songwriter Amy Bowen filed the suit in May of 2013, claiming the song — which appeared on Paisley’s ‘This Is Country Music’ album — was lifted from one of her own compositions.
Bowen, who is known professionally as Lizza Connor, says she wrote a song called ‘Remind Me’ in 2008, which she later played as part of a 14-week songwriting workshop. The class included a panel of several professional songwriters, including Kelley Lovelace and Chris DuBois, who are co-writers of the No. 1 hit along with Paisley.
Bowen’s complaint alleges she played the song as part of a critique session, and was told it would work well as a duet. Her filing claims that although there are substantial differences in the two songs, the repeated phrase “remind me” and the rise and fall in intonation are similar enough to constitute infringement.
In addition to Paisley, Underwood and the songwriters, the suit names producer Frank Rogers, Sea Gayle Music, EMI April Music and Sony Music Entertainment as defendants. Bowen is asking for $10 million.
In December of 2013, a judge in Nashville ruled that the case had enough merit to go to trial.
Now Paisley and Underwood have fired back. “Defendants (Paisley and Underwood) deny any wrongful conduct, omissions, infringement or any other activities alleged by Plaintiff in this District or elsewhere or that they are liable to the Plaintiff for any claims,” the latest filing reads (quote via Taste of Country).
DuBois has also responded with a countersuit. According to Radar Online, he alleges that participants in the clinic signed a consent agreement in which they basically surrendered their rights to sue for copyright infringement for songs they played during the workshop. He claims Bowen broke that contract, and is asking her to pay for damages.
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As previously announced, Revlon, Inc. announced this week that Checotah native Carrie Underwood is joining Almay as a global brand ambassador.
Check out how beautiful she looks in her first Almay ad shoot.
The multiplatinum recording artist and performer is one of the top names in the entertainment industry with 18 No. 1 singles, six Grammys and countless award wins. However, she is known as much for her values and accessibility as she is for her accomplishments. Like Almay, she believes in enhancing women’s natural beauty and appreciates that all of the products are made with the highest quality standards making them safe for women with sensitive skin and eyes, according to a news release.
The country music superstar will represent the full range of Almay products, including the newest 2014 launches. As the face and voice of Almay, she will appear in global, multimedia campaigns spanning television, print, in-store, digital and social platforms. Underwood’s first campaign will break this week, highlighting her unique style and personality.
“Carrie embraces Almay’s approach to beauty and products. Despite her enormous success, she is still a real girl from Oklahoma at the core and a self-professed makeup junkie who likes to try out new makeup looks in her spare time. Almay makes it easy to play with makeup and helps women look their most beautiful which is why we could not be more excited for her to join the brand,” said Julia Goldin, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Revlon, Inc., in the release.
Underwood said in the release, “Honestly, I could never be associated with a company I didn’t believe in. I love Almay’s positive approach to beauty because it’s so important to celebrate our natural beauty and enhance what makes us unique. I’m also really impressed by their products, which I use in my daily life and when I’m working. There’s really something for everyone and every occasion – whether you want to get that perfect ‘no-makeup makeup look’ or create a fun, amped up ‘date-night’ smoky eye.”
Exclusive behind-the-scenes content from Underwood’s campaigns will be available on Almay.com and Almay’s social media channels throughout Underwood’s partnership with Almay.