Carrie Underwood loves being a 'hockey wife'
January 7th, 2011
10:20 AM ET

Carrie Underwood loves being a 'hockey wife'

Married life certainly suits Carrie Underwood. Since exchanging vows with Ottawa Senators hockey player Mike Fisher last July, the country queen has transformed into quite the happy homemaker.

"It is nice being a hockey wife," 27-year-old Underwood said yesterday in an interview with Minneapolis radio station K102. "Of course now, I'm, like, cleaning the house, buying the groceries... I can spend hours in a grocery store, and I'm the happiest person in the universe."

Though their careers keep them busy – and often in different countries – Underwood says that she and 30-year-old Fisher, who have homes in Nashville and Canada, make an effort to spend as little time apart as possible.

"We're together a lot more than people think we are," says the "American Idol" champ. "Even if it's just for a day, we get to pop in. We'll make sure we put the extra time and effort to do that."

Carrie Underwood: Marriage is a lot like dating
September 10th, 2010
01:33 PM ET

Carrie Underwood: Marriage is a lot like dating

The honeymoon is over for Carrie Underwood – in fact, it feels like she never even said "I do."

That's because being married "is a lot like dating," Underwood told Women's Health magazine for their October issue.

"Sometimes our schedules will click, sometimes they won't," said the 27-year-old country queen, who wed Ottawa Senators hockey star Mike Fisher, 30, in July. "But that's good because we're both independent."

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May 26th, 2010
01:31 PM ET

Forbes ranks top 'Idol' earners

Regardless of who wins “American Idol” season nine, be it Crystal Bowersox or Lee DeWyze, it appears that neither has mega-success to look forward to.

According to a Forbes ranking of the top earning “Idol” contestants, the music market is pretty well saturated with almost 100 "Idol" alumni and the odds are against this season’s winner raking in the dough.

Last year’s winner, Kris Allen, sold only 300,000 copies of his album, and if ratings and vote tallies are any indication, fans may have moved beyond voting for their favorites with their wallets.

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April 21st, 2010
05:49 PM ET

'Idol Gives Back' and takes away

The stars will be out Wednesday night for “Idol Gives Back.”

This year’s show is scheduled to include performances by Elton John, Carrie Underwood, The Black Eyed Peas, Annie Lennox, Jeff Beck, Joss Stone and Mary J. Blige. Tuesday night’s guest mentor, Alicia Keys, will also perform.

Watch a review of Keys’ time as a mentor:

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March 23rd, 2010
11:09 AM ET

Carrie Underwood has lost one of her own

Country star Carrie Underwood has suffered a tragedy.

On Saturday, a truck driver carrying stage equipment for the singer's "Play On" tour was killed in a fiery crash on I-95 in Connecticut around 8 a.m., according to the Hartford Courant newspaper.

“This accident has brought much sadness to everyone on the road," said tour manager Geoff Donkin on behalf of Underwood and the entire band and crew on the tour. “We’ve lost one of us and we are all truly thinking of his family. No one ever expects anything like this to happen on tour.”

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Filed under: Carrie Underwood • Celebrities • Music
February 4th, 2010
11:10 AM ET

Carrie Underwood lands a movie role

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"American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood is headed to the big screen. The country singer will be starring opposite Helen Hunt and Dennis Quaid in the film "Soul Surfer," set to begin production in February.

The movie is based on the autobiography of Bethany Hamilton, the pro-surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack six years ago. According to a release for the film, Carrie will be playing a church youth leader.

The Grammy winner became engaged to her hockey-player boyfriend, Mike Fisher, over the holidays. She told reporters on the red carpet on Sunday night that no date had been set for the wedding.

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