One of my colleagues, scanning the Web, found this Esquire.com interview with Carrie Underwood.
In it, the Oklahoma native and massively big country star makes a cryptic statement about Atlanta:
Atlanta? Tough town. It’s hard to get people to show up for anything. What do people do there?
I’m not sure what she means. I know she’s been here a few times to do concerts. The one I went to last, in which she co-headlined with Keith Urban in 2008, was sold out. I mean, we certainly showed up to Gwinnett Arena!
The first leg of her 2010 “Play On” concert tour conveniently skips Atlanta.
One blogger below notes that she has been to a couple of Thrashers games when her boyfriend on the Ottawa team is in town. That may not have left a good impression.
This gawker blogger notes that some of her other answers come off kind of sad e.g.
As you step off that stage, you’re pretty much alone.
My cell phone is my best friend. It’s my lifeline to the outside world.
It’s hard to find people who don’t want something from you.
People think, Oh, you travel around, you get to see the country. I’ve seen basements, I’ve seen concrete, I’ve seen pillars.
And here’s a funny quote about her ex:
On whether ‘Cowboy Casanova’ is about her ex Tony Romo: “No. I would never immortalize a guy that did me wrong. I would never give him that much credit.”