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Fifth Harmony listen to country artists to give them an adrenaline rush for their tour.
Fifth Harmony listen to country music prior to performing.
The 'Worth It' hit makers - which is comprised of Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, Camila Cabello, and Lauren Jauregui - have revealed country musicians, including Carrie Underwood and Sam Hunt, get them in the mood to perform.
Kordei shared: ''Well for the last few shows I've been requesting country music.
Continue reading: Fifth Harmony Listen To Country Music Prior To Going On Stage
The Country Music Television awards had some pretty stand-out moments.
Carrie Underwood reigned at this year's CMT Music Awards on Sunday night (June 5th 2016), taking home two awards out of the three she was nominated for and giving an immense performance of her latest single. Five other artists also took home awards for the seven categories.
Carrie Underwood takes home two awards at the CMT Music Awards
Unsurprisingly, 33-year-old Carrie Underwood's Canadian Country Chart topper 'Smoke Break' has landed her Female Video Of The Year at the Country Music Television awards, with her performance on the TV series 'Instant Jam' earning her CMT Performance Of The Year. The singer also wowed the audience with a rendition of her brand new single 'Church Bells', taken from her number one fifth album 'Storyteller'.
With the passing of each decade, the music industry is constantly set alight by the most recent saviour of pop and Connor4Real is the latest major record label cash cow but behind every great talent there's a whole host of people working behind the scenes to create the finished Connor4Real package.
Carrie Underwood, appearing on 'Today' on Friday 26th September, said she still feels "kind of weird" about her pregnancy but that's she's "really excited" to be a mum.
Carrie Underwood explained how she was feeling about her pregnancy on Today.
This will be the 'American Idol' alum and her NHL star husband's first child together.
Carrie Underwood is pregnant! The 31 year-old singer and her NHL player husband Mike Fisher are expecting their first child together, and fisher announced the exciting news herself on Monday (Sept 1st) via social media.
The 'American Idol' alum shared an adorable photograph on Instagram of her two pet dogs wearing "I'm going to be a big brother" and "I'm going to be a big sister" matching shirts, with the caption, "In honor of "Labor" Day, Ace & Penny would like to make an announcement. Their parents couldn't be happier..."
Continue reading: Carrie Underwood Is Expecting First Child With Husband Mike Fisher
If her new album didn't do it, Miranda Lambert's CMT performance definitely cemented her place as the queen of country.
If last year was the year of Taylor Swift, then we’re starting to think 2014 belongs to power couples like Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. That’s what the CMT awards are seem to be trying to convince us, at least. Not only did Miranda perform at the CMT stage on Wednesday, she and her husband also cleaned out in various categories, including their matching awards for Male and Female Video of the Year. Shelton won for Doin’ What She Likes and Lambert scored with Automatic.
Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert - queens of country.
Who's making the rounds at this year's NY Fashion Week.
Fashion Week is in full swing, so as per tradition, everyone is looking to the front row at fashion shows as much as the runway. For a while now, the front row has been the place to be seen, not just to see next season’s looks. So it’s about time for a round-up of this year’s most fashion-conscious celebrities.
Robb might play an 80s suburban teen on television, but her style definitely wasn't left behind.
The Rebecca Minkoff show on Friday attracted a whole host of Millenial Hollywood starlets. Anna Kendrick sat next to Carrie Underwood, who sat next to The Carrie Diaries star AnaSophia Robb, who sat next to Girls star Zosia Mamet. In short, it was like a nominees list for a Teen Choice award. Apparently, after taking fashion blogs by storm, Rebecca Minkoff is now steadily conquering young Hollywood as well. And with a collection dominated by short skirts, school girl inspired uniform dresses and uber-trendy dark makeup looks, it’s no surprise that the show appears to the younger crowd.
Continue reading: Fashion Week Front Row: Why The Best Seats Go To The A-Listers
Critical and audience reception for the live broadcast has been mixed
The hills were alive last night, as NBC broadcast the live stage version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic stage show The Sound of Music. Favouring the original stage production over the 1965 movie version, the three hour showcase was one of the biggest talking points in America and managed to draw in a considerable audience number throughout its broadcast, but was it actually any good?
The show received a mixed reception from viewers and critics alike
The live broadcast was the second highest trending topic on micro-blogging site Twitter, falling just behind the death of former South Africa president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandella. On Twitter, audiences at home wrote of their approval or disapproval throughout the broadcast, with the overall view of the production being skewered down the middle as to whether it was any good. Some people loved it, and were particularly full of praise for Underwood, whilst others loathed the production, and were critical of the lead performance from the country star.
Carrie Underwood in 'The Sound of Music'? Not for everyone, but this might just work...
Carrie Underwood is doing The Sound of Music – those words probably send chills down a lot of people’s backs. After all, Underwood is a modern icon of country, The Sound of Music is a staple of musical theater and never the twain shall meet. Except they have and in fact, Underwood’s casting as Maria in the new adaptation for television makes a lot of sense.
Underwood does make a nice addition to the cast photo, at least.
Since winning American Idol in 2005, Underwood has gone on to win six Grammy awards and more than 100 other awards. Despite having only four acting credits to her name (mostly cameos) the country songstress has proven that she can pull off a great live show.
'The Sound of Music' is set to broadcast live on NBC this Thursday (Dec 5th), hopefully the one-off event will satisfy the legion of fans of the 1965 feature film.
NBC has a big night ahead of them on Thursday (Dec Thurs 5th) as the live broadcast of the musical 'The Sound Of Music Live!' will take place. The forthcoming production will star Carrie Underwood as 'Maria,' a role that British actress Julie Andrews made famous in the 1965 feature film.
Carrie Underwood will be playing 'Maria'
True Blood's Stephen Moyer will take on the role of 'Captain von Trapp', an Austrian naval hero who begins to fall in love with the free-spirited nun 'Maria.'
Continue reading: 'The Sound Of Music' Is Set To Return In A LIVE TV Performance On NBC
Taking on the legendary role hasn't gone quite as swimmingly as Underwood had planned...
It appears as though Carrie Underwood is getting quite a lot of hate tweets for taking on the role of Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music remake. And while her live performance is only week away, she’s still getting pejorative messages via Twitter.
Carrie Underwood has received some Twitter-based grief surrounding her role in The Sound of Music
"I get hate tweets and stuff like, 'You're not Julie Andrews!'" Underwood, who is 30-years-old, told Entertainment Weekly. "I know I'm not Julie. Nobody is and I would never pretend that I was… I know my place."
Continue reading: Carrie Underwood Hate Tweets Fill Up SInger's Timeline
Carrie Underwood is preparing for a live TV performance of 'Maria' in 'The Sound Of Music' but insists to the twitter haters: "I know I'm not Julie".
Carrie Underwood is under a lot of pressure as she is undertaking a huge task of playing 'Maria' in a live TV version of 'The Sound of Music' in December.
Julie Andrews made the role famous almost 50 years ago, back in the 1965 film, and this is where the legion of fans have their problem.
"I get hate Tweets and stuff like, 'You're not Julie Andrews!'" the 30 year-old tells Entertainment Weekly's Entertainers Of The Year issue.
Continue reading: Carrie Underwood Hate Tweets Nightmare For 'The Sound Of Music' Role
The star of the timeless 1965 musical has given Underwood her blessing to take on Maria
NBC have lined up a very special treat for musical lovers this Christmas, albeit one that initially aroused warning when its lead role was announced. Whilst some people have seen the appointment of Carrie Underwood to portray the kindly nun Maria in their live broadcast of The Sound of Music as a poor casting decision, one person who thinks she'll make a great Maria is the woman who launched the character into the instantly recognisable character she is today: Julie Andrews.
Andrews thinks Underwood is more than worthy as a successor
Andrews has given Underwood her blessing to take on the iconic role, with the star of the 1965 version of the play insisting that her country-singing successor has all the right qualities for Maria.
Blake Shelton was the big winner of the night, but veteran George Strait took home the top honour
The Country Music Association Awards lit up the Nashville nighttime on Wednesday, 6 November, as 'Country Music's Biggest Night' went off with a bang at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Aired live on ABC last night, the hosts for the evening were once again the ever-reliable Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, who oversaw some memorable moments over the course of the night.
Blake Shelton performs at the CMA Music Festival
Leading the nominations pack for the 47th annual awards was rising star Kacey Musgraves, who led with six nominations in total. Right behind, with five nominations, was Miranda Lambert, but it was her husband Blake Shelton who finished the night as the biggest winner, taking home two gongs during the ceremony. Officially, it was Taylor Swift who went home with the most awards, although her wins for the Music Event of the Year (shared with Tim Mcgraw and Keith Urban) and the sought-after Pinnacle Award had already being revealed prior to the awards show. She also won (again, sharing with McGraw and Urban) for Music Video of the Year for 'Highway Don't Care.'
Underwood performed 'Yesterday' during a tribute section at the Emmy's on Sunday (22 Sept.) night, and promptly suffered a backlash online
Carrie Underwood was introduced to the stage by Don Cheadle at last night's 65th Annual Emmy Awards in what was supposed to be a moving tribute to the stars that we have lost over the past year, whilst also celebrating the 50th anniversary of the death of former-President John F. Kennedy and the first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show by The Beatles. As moving as the whole thing was supposed to be, there were plenty of people who thought otherwise, and the singer promptly received heaps of criticism following her performance.
Carrie Underwood was "off key" in her performance
Cheadle introduced a montage of news clips and archive footage from the 1960s featuring the presidency of JFK and his assassination, as well as clips from the height of Beatlemania. Underwood then took to the stage to give her own version of one of the Fab Four's most famous tracks, but as far as a great number of Twitter users were concerned, the clips of the Kennedy assassination wasn't the only murder that occurred on the night.
Continue reading: Carrie Underwood Suffers Backlash Following Emmy's Beatles Tribute
Having served as part of a hosting team in 2009, NPH is back hosting the Emmy's all by himself this time
Neil Patrick Harris will look to further his claim as a natural awards show host when he takes to the stage at the 65th Annual Emmy Awards this Sunday, 22 September. Having built up an impressive resume already as co-host of the awards in 2009 and as a four-time host of the Tony Awards, the How I Met Your Mother star needed no incentive to take on the challenge of hosting the Emmy's this year.
Harris is relishing the chance to host the Emmy's again
"I love TV and the motley crew of people that are part of it," Harris told reporters on Wednesday as the red carpet was laid out in front of Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre ahead of Sunday's ceremony. As the host of the celebration of television, you can bet that NPH had praise for the current crop of shows looking to be honoured at the awards show. He continued, in reference to the wide-ranging scope of shows up for awards, "I think that makes for a better viewing experience of television than ever, and I'm happy to be the guy in charge of honoring that."(via USA Today)
The nominees for this year's CMA Awards have been announced and it's safe to say the list is packed with talent.
The CMA nominations have been announced, y’all, and this year everyone’s favorite country girl Taylor Swift appears to have some competition, in the face of debutante Kacey Musgraves. Both Swift and Musgraves received six nods for the country awards, including categories, which have been almost reserved for Taylor for the past couple of years – Album of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year.
Taylor might have some tough competition in the face of newcommer Kacey Musgraves.
The other favorite to win some of those… pointy… statuettes this year is Miranda Lambert, whose work has been nominated in both solo and group categories (with Pistol Annies) and whose special brand of sass has been making waves this year. Lambert’s husband, Blake Shelton is also up for five categories, including Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year. No surprises there, but with Swift, Musgraves and Carrie Underwood all competing in the Album category, he’ll have a tough time beating the odds. The same goes for the Entertainer category, where Shelton is once again up against that powerhouse of a performer Swift, as well as Jason Aldean, George Strait and Luke Bryant – all huge names in country at the moment.
Carrie Underwood meets stage. Keep calm, everyone involved is alright.
Carrie Underwood is a talented, rich and beautiful country singer, but she became instantly more relatable to clumsy regular folk everywhere, when she took a rather ungraceful tumble onstage during her Corpus Christi concert on Thursday. To her credit however, Underwood took the fall and subsequent injury, even tweeting a picture of her foot (expertly pedicured, of course) in a walking brace.
Good news, it's not broken...AND I got some new footwear! pic.twitter.com/chJ2zBLDyX— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) September 6, 2013
Continue reading: Stage Tumble Leads To Some Hilarious Tweeting From Carrie Underwood
The 'True Blood' star will play Captain Georg Von Trapp in the upcoming NBC production, with Carrie Underwood starring as Maria
Stephen Moyer has been cast as Captain Georg Von Trapp in the upcoming adaptation of the classic musical The Sound of Music. The True Blood star will feature alongside Carrie Underwood, who is playing Maria, in NBC's version of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, which will air on the network just in time for Christmas.
Moyer will make the departure from being a sexy vampire to being a family-minded army captain this Christmas
Moyer will star in the three-hour production, which is being based on the original 1959 Broadway production of The Sound of Music rather than the classic 1965 movie version, in what will be a major departure from his more familiar role in the raunchy HBO vampire series. However far away it seems from his True Blood credentials though, the 43-year-old actor has more than his fair share of musical experience, having most recently starred in a version of Chicago at the Hollywood Bowl.
Continue reading: Stephen Moyer Hired To Add Extra Bite To New 'Sound Of Music' Adaption
Who knew that it would be such a good match?
The Rolling Stones might have a few years on youngsters in the business these days, but they have no qualms about collaborating with new talent, as their recent performance, featuring Carrie Underwood, clearly shows. The Stones stopped by Toronto's Air Canada Centre last weekend and performed a gig off their 50th anniversary tour.
One of the biggest surprises of the night came as the band launched into an amped up rendition of “It’s Only Rock’n’Roll (But I Like It)” Just as Jagger was ripping through the second verse, Underwood, typically a country songstress, strutted up on stage and joined in, launching into a sing-off that must have been worth hearing live. Underwood even got her own moment to shine, with a brief solo right before Jagger joined back in. Then the audience even got treated to a bit of a visual show, when, during the lively instrumental provided by Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts, the two singers bust a move together. You’d think the younger Underwood would have the upper hand in that, but Mick definitely wasn’t letting up.
Continue reading: Rolling Stones Unite With Carrie Underwood To Rock Toronto
Underwood tweets her delight after the show
Yeah, yeah we’ve all been on stage with The Rolling Stones. Oh wait, actually we haven’t. So no wonder Carrie Underwood was tweeting her delight after she got the chance to appear with the grizzled rock veterans during their show at Toronto’s Air Canada Center.
According to E! Online, the country star joined the group for a rendition of ‘It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll (But I Like It)’. She was unable to hide her delight after coming off stage and told her followers "I just sang with the @RollingStones! Holy cow! I walked off stage and said, 'What just happened?!' Still can't believe it!" The exuberance of the 30 year-old mega star just goes to show that the stature of the British group is still sky high.
However Underwood isn’t the only star to have joined the group on their tour of North America, in fact she joins an extended list of stars who’ve turned up to play with Mick Jagger et al. Among the other names who have appeared with the band on their jaunt, include Dave Grohl, Tom Waits, Keith Urban, Gwen Stefani and Katy Perry. Perry decided to grind up against the 69 year-old Mick Jagger during her turn. It was weird.
Continue reading: Carrie Underwood Makes Rolling Stones Cameo Live Appearance
Carrie Underwood is happy to admit she was "the accident" in her family.
Carrie Underwood, the 30-year-old country star, covers the June issue of Marie Claire wearing a Burberry Prorsum swimsuit with a price tag of $1,195! In the accompanying interview, Underwood opened up about life growing up in Oklahoma and her current home life with hockey pro husband Mike Fisher.
"I'm not a mushy person at all. We were never a huggy family. Or a 'let's talk it out' family. Technically, I have siblings, but they are quite a bit older than me. I was the accident, so I have the only-child syndrome going on," she explained. Underwood, who won American Idol in 2005 and went on to become one of America's biggest country stars, said of her rise to fame, "At the beginning of my career, I used to have panic attacks. People were touching me, screaming - it made me really nervous. In public, I just get nervous. It's a physical reaction, feeling like the walls are closing in.The fans are great. It's not their fault. I don't ever want to come across as ungrateful. But on my end, it is hard for me to process because I am still just me."
As for starting her own family, the singer said she doesn't feel old enough to have children yet, admitting, "I know I am mature. But being responsible for another human?"
Continue reading: Carrie Underwood On Oklahoma Upbringing "I Was The Accident"
In a week packed full of announcements and shocks, Tom Cruise has signed on for another Mission: Impossible movie, reigniting the debate as to whether he can still truly be considered one of Hollywood's top stars.
Cruise Control: Great news for fans of both Tom Cruise and Mission: Impossible this week after it was announcement the Hollywood star has signed on for a fifth instalment of the action-thriller franchise! Given the quality of Ghost Protocol, we can't wait to see what's next!
Office Politics: The will-he won't-he rumors about Steve Carell's potential return to The Office have finally been put to bed after it was announced the nation's favorite incompetent boss would return for the season finale on May 16! Oh, and you're getting an extra 15 minutes too!
30 year-old replaces Faith Hill for the show's seventh season
Carrie Underwood is to replace Faith Hill on Sunday Night Football – err, not as a host, she’ll be taking over the theme tune that her country contemporary recently vacated. Hill has been singing Waiting All Day For Sunday Night for six seasons of the NFL show but recently revealed she wouldn’t be returning for a seventh, but the producers have done well in getting Underwood in instead, who will adapt the song to suit her style.
Talking to Billboard, Underwood commented "For me, it just always seemed like something that would be fun to do.” She added "To watch Faith do it week after week, to see that hype for the game, it's something that's so cool." Underwood’s stock is arguably as high as country legend Hill’s; she’s a former American Idol winner and six-time Grammy winner after all, not to mention hugely successful commercially and has come into contact with the NFL before – singing the national anthem at the 2010 Super Bowl.
She’s also married to hockey player Mike Fisher of the Nashville Predators who is friends with several NFL players and is apparently thrilled with his wife’s new career move. "He's a sports dude," she said. "Yeah, he plays hockey, but he definitely loves football, as do I." The first Sunday night game is scheduled for September 8th between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants.
Continue reading: Carrie Underwood Replacing Faith Hill On Sunday Night Football
Carrie Underwood has already sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl.
Carrie Underwood will sing the opening theme to NBC's Sunday Night Football program, the network announced on Tuesday (April 7, 2013). It appears to be a plum deal for the country star, given SNF is easily one of the most-watched television shows in the country. The new season kicks off in September.
Grammy-winner Underwood replaces fellow country star Faith Hill on the show, who had sang the theme 'Waiting All Day For Sunday Night' since 2007. "I'm very excited," Underwood, 30, told Reuters, "I think it's a perfect fit and I am such a sports fan and football fan, and we love Sunday nights around my household, so for me to be a part of it is something really special."
Underwood's signing is probably more relevant to sports fans given she is married to the Canadian ice hockey star Mike Fisher. She also sang the national anthem at the 2010 Super Bowl - the biggest event on the football calendar. A prominent musical introduction has become a staple for prime time football broadcasts in the U.S. since Hank Williams Jr reworked his song 'All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight' as the theme for the Monday Night Football program in 1989.
Continue reading: Carrie Underwood 'Very Excited' To Be Joining 'Sunday Night Football'
Country legends softly rock the O2 Arena over two days
If you thought you were safe from country music UK, then think again, because Nashville Tim Mcgraw headed across the Atlantic to play a special show at the O2 Arena in London, billed as Country To Country, on Saturday night (March 16, 2013).
McGraw on stage at the O2 on Saturday
The country music star likes to control the few areas of her life that she feels able to
Carrie Underwood has spoken about her ‘OCD’ approach to time-keeping, arguing that it’s one of the few elements of her life that she can control, so she likes to be early for any appointments, wherever she can. “I'm O.C.D. about time, I'm early for everything to the point where it freaks people out,” says the country music star. “That's my one - it's a good thing I guess, but I know it's annoying to the people around me. I'm on time for everything. If I'm late something's wrong, like I've wrecked my car… My life is so nuts, there are few things I am in control of, but those I am uber in control of. That's why I'm on time, because I can control that.”
The pressures of fame don’t just affect Underwood’s approach to punctuality though. She admitted that she is ‘weird’ about food and cleanliness too, telling the Daily Mail “I'm weird about food, because I can be… There's certain organisational things. Stuff has its place all the time. I'm not a clean freak, but there are certain things that have their place and that's the place they have to stay.”
Carrie is in London, currently, because she’s headlining the Country to Country music festival, taking place at the O2 Arena in the capital city. Carrie told the UK publication that she’ll be mixing up her set a bit so that those attending the event will know some of the songs, as well as introducing them to her newer material. “we definitely want to sing songs we thought people might recognise a bit more, so there's stuff from my first album that I haven't done for a while in my concerts back home.”
Underwood and Swift: is there anything to the feud rumors, or were they devised by the American tabloid press to drum up some excitement ahead of a dull looking Grammy Awards? It's becoming clearer by the day that it may well have been the latter, with Carrie Underwood claiming she knows nothing of any bad blood between herself and the biggest country star in the world. Rumors ahead of the Grammys suggested Swift had made it clear that she didn't intend to sit anywhere near Carrie inside the Staples Center, "Taylor feels Carrie is always rude to her, so she steers clear of her," a source recently told US Weekly.
Underwood addressed the rumors during an interview with Gayle King for a CBS This Morning interview (set to air Wednesday), saying, "No [there's no feud], not that I know of at least." Seemingly in a pleasant mood, Carrie said she was a big fan of Swift, even revealing which song is her favorite. "I really like 'I Knew You Were Trouble.' It sounded a lot different for her. I liked the branching out, trying some different sounds," she told King. Though Underwood's remarks certainly make it less likely that such a feud really exists, we're still to hear from Taylor Swift, who was reported to have ordered the Grammys seating planners to split the pair up in the first place. The question is, why would Underwood be rude to the 'We Are Never, Ever Getting Back Together,' singer?
Both entertainers had prominent roles at Sunday's Grammy Awards, with Swift opening the show and Underwood delivering perhaps the most memorable performance of the night in a 'digital projection screen dress' while singing Blown Away and Two Black Cadillacs.
Continue reading: Underwood And Swift: Are Carrie And Taylor Really Feuding?
Ahead of the Grammys awards on Sunday, speculation was rife that Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood had made it very, very clear that they didn’t intend to sit anywhere near each other inside the Staples Center. “Taylor feels Carrie is always rude to her, so she steers clear of her,” a source recently told Us Weekly. So was it true? Were the two biggest names in country music really at each other’s throats?
Not according to Underwood.
The 29-year-old Grammy winner was quizzed on the apparent feud by Gayle King for a CBS This Morning interview (set to air Wednesday), saying, “No [there’s no feud], not that I know of at least.” Somewhat ironically, Carrie said she was a big fan of Swift, even revealing which song is her favorite. “I really like ‘I Knew You Were Trouble.’ It sounded a lot different for her. I liked the branching out, trying some different sounds,” she told King.
Continue reading: Carrie Underwood Opens Up About Her ‘Feud’ With Taylor Swift
Enough about the winners of the Grammy Awards, what we want to know is who won when it came to the fashion parade! Yes, whilst Mumford & Sons might well have taken the evening's top prize, album of the year, their folky style has no place in this piece, the best dressed last night (February 10, 2013) as usual proving to be those who constantly show pedigree when it comes to stepping out of an evening looking glamorous. We'd count Beyonce among those; even when she is putting a foot wrong - like lip-syncing the national anthem - she manages to come out it blooming, so choosing an outift to wear for the Grammy's should be no problem for her. So it proved with the above black and white retro looking number.
Carrie Underwood’s $31 million necklace was the talk of the town at last night’s Grammy awards. Most singers want to look a million dollars when they show up to perform at the Grammys but Carrie decided she was going to go one better. Or 30 better, to be precise, as she rocked up wearing a stunning designer necklace, by Johnathon Arndt.
The necklace, according to US magazine, featured 381 carats of oval, pearl, marquis and brilliant white diamonds, a press release from Arndt revealed. Carrie wore the necklace to complement her black, strapless Roberto Cavalli dress. Or, in this instance, we suppose she was wearing the Roberto Cavalli dress to complement the $31 million worth of bling that she was sporting. Underwood, 29, joked that the necklace was “worth more than me.”
It wasn’t just the jewellery that stunned the Grammy’s audience though. During her performance, in which she sang her tracks ‘Blown Away’ and ‘Two Black Cadillacs,' she wore what appeared to be a simple, light grey ball gown. When the performance was under way though, the dress projected a variety of different images. It was a very different look to the one that she opted for off-stage but it seems that both were considered winners in this year’s awards style stakes.
To say a person or performer lights up a room is often merely a turn of phrase, but when it comes to Carrie Underwood, it is meant in the most literal of senses. Her sensational performance at the 55th Grammy Awards last night in Los Angeles was given something extra by her extraordinary dress which acted as a screen for which to project a variety of beautiful light imagery onto.
Underwood proved that her win for Best Country Solo Performance was well deserved as she sang 'Blown Away', the track for which she won the award. The incredible Theia couture gown was adorned with roses, butterflies and more abstract shapes as the song went on. The singer had to stand perfectly still for the effect to work, which she managed to do effortlessly.
As the Daily Mail reports, the dress was designed by four people and took 80 hours to make. With hand embroidered Swarovski crystal detailing, and 10 yards of satin, it was managed to bridge the gap between fashion and technology. And despite it being difficult to tear your eyes away from the dress during her performance, that was part of the effect. "There are so many big performances at the Grammys and sometimes I like to just stand still and perform," she said. "So (the dress) was the best way to do it, to create a cool environment."
Continue reading: Carrie Underwood Lights Up The Night In Stunning Gown At The Grammys
The end of the year never fails to spark numerous lists about our favourite celebrities and all the best and worst things they're known for over the past 12 months, top twenty celebrity melt downs, top 5 weddings, top 50 breakups, most scandalous, most attractive, least lucrative, and the list of lists goes on. But Do Something has compiled a list of the most charitable celebrities, so it really is one worth checking out.
Here's a quick run down:
20. Drew Bees
19. Sofia Vergara
18. Olivia Munn
17. Carrie Underwood
16. Demi Lovato
15. Ryan Seacrest
14. Emma Stone / Andrew Garfield
13. Ben Affleck
12. George Takei
11. Jay Z and Beyonce
10. Ian Somerhalder
9. Selena Gomez
8. Lebron James
6. Robin Roberts
5. Justin Bieber
4. Lady GaGa
3. Channing Tatum
2. Miley Cyrus
1. Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood has some big shoes to fill, but hopefully she will ease into them nicely when she takes on the role of Maria Von Trapp in the latest adaptation of The Sound Of Music.
The TV adaptation, which will be filmed next year to air around the 2013 festive period, is the latest take on the Rogers and Hammerstein classic, whose most famous incarnation came in 1965 when Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer starred in the multi-Oscar winning 1965 film version. The show has constantly been on the stage since it was first debuted in 1959, becoming an instant classic.
Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, referred to the appointment of Underwood in a statement to the press, saying: "Speaking for everyone at NBC, we couldn't be happier to have the gifted Carrie Underwood take up the mantle of the great Maria von Trapp."
Continue reading: Carrie Underwood To Star In New Adaptation Of Sound Of Music
The hills are set to be alive with the sound of Carrie Underwood, when the country-pop star takes on the role of Maria Von Trapp in the upcoming TV adaption of the Sound of Music.
The former American Idol winner will take on the famous role in a new TV production for NBC, based on the much-loved Broadway original. The latest adaptation will see Underwood perform live over a three-hour broadcast, set to air next year, a network executive revealed yesterday (Nov 30th).
The TV adaption is being produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the production team behind NBC’s well-received musical series Smash, as well as having helmed the acclaimed film versions of musical hits Chicago and Hairspray, so there's few worries over whether those in charge will know what they're doing. The pair are also in charge of the upcoming Academy Awards Ceremony in February, so expect a song and dance or two for then.
THe 40th anniversary of the American Music Awards brought out all the big names that you'd expect from the US music industry and more, with stars past and present rubbing shoulders at a truly star-spangled gathering at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles yesterday (November 18, 2012). However, despite the presence of Youtube sensation Psy - who closed the evening by being joined by MC Hammer for his huge hit 'Gangnam Style' - the US biggest selling artist of the year Taylor Swift, and pop royalty Usher and Christina Aguilera, there was only name on everybody's lips. Justin Bieber took home the top award of the evening, Artist Of The Year, and his mom Pattie Mallette was there to celebrate it with him.
OK, so the majority of the US public have just one race on their minds today and that’s the US Presidential race. But once that’s been decided in a few hours, all thoughts will surely be turning to the all-important albums chart race… surely? Can any of this week’s releases threaten Taylor Swift’s position at the top or will she get a second term at number one?
Aerosmith have returned, after an 11-year hiatus from writing any new material. Time appears to have stood still on Aerosmith-land in those eleven years and Music From Another Dimension is pretty much as you would expect an Aerosmith album to sound. Of course, Steven Tyler’s presence on American Idol has brought the attention of Aerosmith back to a new generation of fans, so much of this material may well even sound fresh to them.
Jason Aldean’s ‘Take A Little Ride’ has taking a pretty long ride – straight to the top of the country music charts.
The latest single from Aldean has ben at the top of the charts for three weeks now and is showing no signs of shifting just yet. According to tasteofcountry.com, the success of ‘Take A Little Ride’ is not just good news for Aldean, but also for the three writers involved in penning the chart-topping track: Rodney Clawson, Dylan Altman and Jim McCormick.
‘Take A Little Ride’ is the sixth in a string of Jason Aldean songs to top the country music charts; it certainly seems that he has the Midas touch when it comes to creating chart success for himself (with a little help from his record label of course… and the songwriters). Prior to the release of this current track, Aldean had found success with ‘My Kinda Party,’ ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay,’ ‘Dirt Road Anthem,’ ‘Tattoos on This Town’ and ‘Fly Over States.’ On October 16, 2012, Jason Aldean will be releasing his fifth studio album, Night Train, from which the current track is the debut single.
Rihanna is top of the table for the main category, as she wards off competition from Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Maroon 5 and Canadian rapper Drake for artist of the year. She’s also in line for female soul/R&B artist and best album, and will lock horns with Minaj for the female pop/rock artist category. Minaj could be recognized for her album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, in both the pop/rock and rap/hip hop categories this year, and she’s nominated for favorite rap artist, too. Minaj has been attracting extra attention recently; her very public feud with Mariah Carey on American Idol culminated in a strange gun threat, but most seem sure the ‘diva-off’ is being played up by Fox to boost the talent show’s viewership.
Elsewhere in the awards, teenage singer Bieber landed three nominations this year, tying with British boy band One Direction, Maroon 5, Drake and R&B star Usher. Adele and Taylor Swift – who dominated the awards last year - received one nomination apiece. Swift will fight for female country artist against Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert, while Adele was nominated in the favorite adult contemporary artist category alongside Kelly Clarkson and Train. The AMA’s - which will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year - are determined by fans through online voting, which starts on Tuesday. The ceremony and performance show will be broadcast live from Los Angeles on November 18.
Thirteen year old Bethany Hamilton loves to surf; she comes from a family of surfers, so there is nothing more she likes doing then catching some waves, in Hawaii, where she lives. When not surfing, she likes hanging out with her friends and flirting with guys, like any other teen her age.
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