Behind-the-scenes: Our July cover girl Carrie Underwood | Elle Canada Blog
It’s pouring rain and grey outside here in Toronto today. So what better day to relive the hot, humid and hilarious time we spent in Nashville in April while shooting the incomparable Carrie Underwood for our July cover? And I have to say: I’m so excited for this one to hit newsstands next week.
We arrived in Nashville and were greeted by an airport full of rockers (or wannabe rockers, perhaps) toting well-worn guitar cases and dreams of country music stardom.
But when we set up in the Craft Studio the next day (with one of our favourite photographers John van der Schilden and Carrie’s new album Blow Away blasting courtesy of Bob from Sony Music’s Nashville office, who drove their office copy all the way over), we got to hang with one of country music’s biggest stars.
And what a pleasure it was.
Carrie, having just jetted back from performing in Las Vegas at the Academy of Country Music Awards, was a true Southern belle—but was happy to channel a little Cali girl styling for our cover shoot. The highlight of the day for me, though? Getting to hear Carrie sing along to Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem” when it came onto the radio.
I’m quite sure her goose bump-creating vocals could make a country music fan out of anyone. I’m actually pretty sure they already have. So crank up Blown Away—her single “Good Girl” is already a smash hit—and enjoy our July issue. I hope you guys have as good a time reading it as we did producing it!
Amazing!! She looks and "is" fantastic
she looks beautiful on the cover!!! Can't wait for the scans
She is stunning in purple! She looks very poised lol
Wow she looks great on the cover! I love what she is wearing.
omg she looks amazing..can't wait to pick this up!
Is it just me or does her face look a little different? lol
Ooh, I don't like it at all...Something's weird...She looks like she's in pain
Love the colors!!!! and she looks gorgeous !!!!!- wish we could see the other shoot photos
Carrie looks gorgeous - again! Love the colorful cover! This mag will definitely be flying off the shelves!
Awesome! I've never bought Elle Canada before, but I guess I'll have to now lol.
o g she looks amazing!!! how cool that she covered Elle canada!!!
i wonder if she is getting Elle Usa cover too??
She looks stunning, I don't see anything different about her face. That's our 29 year old, gorgeous Carrie! Love the purple top and the beautiful jewel tones in her skirt!! Can't wait to read what she says!!
Not really a fan of the over-photoshopping, but do happy to have more Canadian promo!
Holy sexy legs Batman!!! Something is off, I agree. To me it's around her eyes though.
Thanks Ann. You post the neatest articles.