Carrie Underwood’s world is a long way from the hard- luck themes of her songs, says
LISTEN to her tough- girl tunes and gutsy ballads and you’d think Carrie Underwood’s life was rough and full of heartbreak.
Her new album, Blown Away, is rife with songs of revenge, abuse and love gone wrong, but with a happy marriage and massive music career, Underwood is far from broken.
‘‘ Being in love and having my wonderfully normal life outside of the music business, I feel like I really want to play different characters,’’ the world’s biggest female country music singer says.
‘‘ I want to go somewhere else with my songs other than ‘ look how happy I am, I love my husband so much’.’’
Right now, the Oklahoma- born Underwood, 29, is focusing on getting her new tunes out to the world.
She will tour Australia for the first time next month, playing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and even our country music capital – Tamworth.
‘‘ I haven’t been to Tamworth before and I heard Keith Urban played there and loved it, and it sold out super- duper quick,’’ she says on the phone from New York.
Underwood hopes husband Mike Fisher will join her on the Australian leg of her tour to celebrate the pair’s two- year wedding anniversary on July 11.
She met the Canadian ice hockey player backstage at one of her concerts in 2008 and were married in a secret ceremony in North Carolina.
Underwood burst on to the music scene in 2005 when she won American Idol. Since then, she’s notched up five Grammys, six American Music Awards and dozens of country music gongs.
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