“Good Morning America” correspondent Robin Roberts (a former Atlanta sports announcer and radio host) interviewed Carrie Underwood for last night’s pre-CMA special.
She co-hosts the show again tonight with Brad Paisley. She’s up for female vocalist of the year and musical event of the year for her duet with Randy Travis. She has sold more than 10 million copies of her three albums. That third album “Play On” just came out last week and has sold about 300,000 copies its first week, a big total nowadays.
The first single off that album, “Cowboy Casanova” is No. 1 on the Mediabase 24/7 charts, her 8th No. 1 country hit. (Her two other singles peaked at No. 2).
In other words, she’s on top of the world professionally.
The segment doesn’t reveal much new for Carrie fans. But it’s still fun to re-live her journey from “Idol” four years ago until now. Roberts flew with Underwood to her hometown Checotah, Okla. They bowled at Fast Lane bowling, where she had her post-prom party. Her first swing? A strike! Of course…
We see videos of her singing “Somewhere Out There” in elementary school, in chorus, crooning a country tune as a teen and competing in pageants.
Ottawa Senators NHL player Mike Fisher is her current boyfriend but as Robin noted, they do remain under the radar – at least it’s a far less tabloid friendly combo as NFL quarterback Tony Romo.
“We stay in,” she said. “We’re not big party goers… if anybody asks about personal, private things. I’m just really happy and that’s kind of where I leave it.” Marriage and kids timeline? “It depends on what God has planned.”
And even when she is in the tabs, she’s never seen boozing it up or cheating on someone. She remains that clean-cut country gal we know and love.
Check the entire segment out here: