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    Carrie Underwood on Opry, Women in Country, and… Mudvayne

    Carrie Underwood on Opry, Women in Country, and… Mudvayne

    By ANGEL LENISE January 31, 2014



    Something spiritual happens when you step into the theater of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry. Even if you’re not versed in country music, the venue still engulfs you in its majesty. The pew-style seating evokes a sense of community and that old-time religion. The six-foot circle of oak wood embedded center stage, cut from the Opry’s former Ryman Auditorium where the likes of Patsy Cline and Hank Williams performed, represents a deep-rooted tradition. The history, the legends, the giants. It’s enough to bring you to tears, just like it did Carrie Underwood.

    We joined Underwood at the newly-renovated site, where she gave a group of beauty editors a tour, her first as the new face of Almay beauty. She apologized while standing in what is affectionately called, and hashtagged, #thecircle, overwhelmed with the magic of the moment. Celebrity aside, the American Idol alum-turned-Opry member didn’t shy away from a sincere moment; it was as though Underwood had only then realized that she belonged to the storied institution.

    Earlier that morning, we cozied up to Underwood in her Hermitage Hotel suite where she shared her thoughts on the state of women in country music, dished on what it’s like backstage at the Opry, and told us about the first time she met living legend Loretta Lynn.

    Angel: You won American Idol back in 2005, then went on to be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry just three years later—such a huge accomplishment! What’s been one of your most memorable moments at the Opry since then?

    Carrie: I’d never met Loretta before. I knew she was going to be here so I was excited. Somebody comes up behind me and smacks me on the rear, and I’m offended for a split second. I’m like “Who would dare walk up behind me and smack me on the bum?” I turn around, and I’m like “oh my gosh, it’s Loretta!” She didn’t really stop to say anything, she just smacked me on the rear!

    A: We hear stories about how casual the atmosphere is backstage at the Opry. From an insider, what’s it really like?

    C: It’s basically where people can just hang out, you know what I mean? Hang out around the artists. The artists feel comfortable… it’s really, really famous people surrounded by fans. It’s really relaxed. There’s no other venue like this, anywhere.

    A: We saw you on the cover of Country Weekly with Reba McEntire and Miranda Lambert, where the glossy proclaimed 2014 the year of the woman. How do you feel about the state female artists in the genre?

    C: For country music, I would really love to see more females doing really well. The ones who are out there—myself, Miranda, Reba, Taylor—are doing really well. I would just love to see more! It makes me a little sad when I do look at the charts and I see one female in the top 20. I really hope that this is the year of the woman, and I really hope that there are some really breakthrough, amazing female artists that people can hear. I hear them all the time! You can walk up and down Broadway [in downtown Nashville] and hear people singing, and think “They’re better than I am!” You know what I mean? You think “Wow, why aren’t you super famous right now?”



    A: Which acts do you have your eye on?

    C: I do love Lauren Alaina. I know a lot of people are into Kacey Musgraves and her writing style. Sarah Darling has such a sweet voice. There are a lot of females that are kind of waiting for their opportunity.

    A: Who is one artist, from now or from the past, that you would like to share the stage with?

    C: If I could go back in time—I’ve always been a huge fan and lover of Freddie Mercury. I would listen to him when I was a kid. He could do so many amazing things with his voice. People like that, who had incredible voices, I was always drawn to. I would want to try to do what they do [with their voices]. They were my teachers.

    A: What would we find most surprising if we thumbed through your iPod?

    C: When I work out, I like to listen to things that are really angry! I couldn’t do it on a daily basis, or driving in my car—I think that would be kind of weird. But when I’m working out, I love really hard rock music. Like Mudvayne.


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    Thanks for posting the interview
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    Thanks for posting Ann. I am a fan of Mudvayne and dig their sound. I like to listen to them in my car. Carrie has some hard rock love in her. LOL
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    And out of left field comes the Freddie Mercury reference. I can't remember Carrie ever mentioning she was a Freddie Mercury fan even once over the last 9 years.

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    I have no idea who Mudvayne is.

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    I can't remember her mentioning Freddie either---however---she has good taste in music. I will bet she would sound awesome if she cut loose with some hard rock/heavy metal. I would pay a high ticket price to see and hear that.

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    Queen.

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    Thanks Ann, so sweet that she got emotional in the Circle!!
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    I was thinking I remember Carrie mentioning Freddie Mercury and his voice on her first trip to London. Can't remember which interview though.
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    Mercury is arguably the greatest musical artist ever
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    thanks for posting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cary78663 View Post
    And out of left field comes the Freddie Mercury reference. I can't remember Carrie ever mentioning she was a Freddie Mercury fan even once over the last 9 years.
    She mentioned him once before in an interview in 2012. You have to be a Sun subscriber to read the original article, but the Examiner has a snippet on their site:

    If, perchance, the singer ever had to put on a dinner party, she says she would love to invite the late Freddie Mercury to her dinner table -- you know, if we lived in the Twilight Zone. "I grew up listening to Queen and I feel like he lived such a crazy life and would be a lot of fun," she says.
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    Nu feminist?!

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    she mentioned Freddie last year too ,as a favorite singer - CMT : News : OFFSTAGE: Carrie Underwood Eats Like a Man

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    Did you notice what she said about Kacey Musgraves? Not that she is one of her faves but that other people are into her for her writing. Which honestly, Kacey has a very weak voice, so that makes sense.

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    Carrie Underwood on Opry, Women in Country, and… Mudvayne

    By ANGEL LENISE January 31, 2014




    Something spiritual happens when you step into the theater of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry. Even if you’re not versed in country music, the venue still engulfs you in its majesty. The pew-style seating evokes a sense of community and that old-time religion. The six-foot circle of oak wood embedded center stage, cut from the Opry’s former Ryman Auditorium where the likes of Patsy Cline and Hank Williams performed, represents a deep-rooted tradition. The history, the legends, the giants. It’s enough to bring you to tears, just like it did Carrie Underwood.

    We joined Underwood at the newly-renovated site, where she gave a group of beauty editors a tour, her first as the new face of Almay beauty. She apologized while standing in what is affectionately called, and hashtagged, #thecircle, overwhelmed with the magic of the moment. Celebrity aside, the American Idol alum-turned-Opry member didn’t shy away from a sincere moment; it was as though Underwood had only then realized that she belonged to the storied institution.

    Earlier that morning, we cozied up to Underwood in her Hermitage Hotel suite where she shared her thoughts on the state of women in country music, dished on what it’s like backstage at the Opry, and told us about the first time she met living legend Loretta Lynn.

    Angel: You won American Idol back in 2005, then went on to be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry just three years later—such a huge accomplishment! What’s been one of your most memorable moments at the Opry since then?

    Carrie: I’d never met Loretta before. I knew she was going to be here so I was excited. Somebody comes up behind me and smacks me on the rear, and I’m offended for a split second. I’m like “Who would dare walk up behind me and smack me on the bum?” I turn around, and I’m like “oh my gosh, it’s Loretta!” She didn’t really stop to say anything, she just smacked me on the rear!

    A: We hear stories about how casual the atmosphere is backstage at the Opry. From an insider, what’s it really like?

    C: It’s basically where people can just hang out, you know what I mean? Hang out around the artists. The artists feel comfortable… it’s really, really famous people surrounded by fans. It’s really relaxed. There’s no other venue like this, anywhere.

    A: We saw you on the cover of Country Weekly with Reba McEntire and Miranda Lambert, where the glossy proclaimed 2014 the year of the woman. How do you feel about the state female artists in the genre?

    C: For country music, I would really love to see more females doing really well. The ones who are out there—myself, Miranda, Reba, Taylor—are doing really well. I would just love to see more! It makes me a little sad when I do look at the charts and I see one female in the top 20. I really hope that this is the year of the woman, and I really hope that there are some really breakthrough, amazing female artists that people can hear. I hear them all the time! You can walk up and down Broadway [in downtown Nashville] and hear people singing, and think “They’re better than I am!” You know what I mean? You think “Wow, why aren’t you super famous right now?”



    A: Which acts do you have your eye on?

    C: I do love Lauren Alaina. I know a lot of people are into Kacey Musgraves and her writing style. Sarah Darling has such a sweet voice. There are a lot of females that are kind of waiting for their opportunity.

    A: Who is one artist, from now or from the past, that you would like to share the stage with?

    C: If I could go back in time—I’ve always been a huge fan and lover of Freddie Mercury. I would listen to him when I was a kid. He could do so many amazing things with his voice. People like that, who had incredible voices, I was always drawn to. I would want to try to do what they do [with their voices]. They were my teachers.

    A: What would we find most surprising if we thumbed through your iPod?

    C: When I work out, I like to listen to things that are really angry! I couldn’t do it on a daily basis, or driving in my car—I think that would be kind of weird. But when I’m working out, I love really hard rock music. Like Mudvayne.


    Carrie Underwood on Opry, Women in Country, and... Mudvayne
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    I was aware that she liked freddy as well.

    She defintely is drawn to people with exceptional singing. Not surprising.
    You always emulate that which you reach for.

    No point in reaching for singers that are not exceptional if you have a voice like carrie Underwood.

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    Loved the interview - thanks for posting!! She has really matured in the last couple of years - been awesome watching her growth and being her fan!!! What a lady!
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    loved this interview! thanks for posting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Countrygirl64 View Post
    Did you notice what she said about Kacey Musgraves? Not that she is one of her faves but that other people are into her for her writing. Which honestly, Kacey has a very weak voice, so that makes sense.
    Actually, she doesn't say that. What she says is "I know a lot of people are into Kacey Musgraves AND her writing style."

    I know you can interpret almost any short quote in a variety of ways, but I would say that putting both the person and her style into two halves of a sentence, linked by "and" is more likely to imply that people could be into both.
    I'm glad that she highlighted the writing style - I hope some of Carrie's new songs go further in a similar direction. (if you don't actually like Kacey's voice, well and good - it would still be Carrie singing - but I find the fact that she's specifically included writing style in her short comment to be rather exciting)
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    Five women, sharing the Opry stage for a photo publicity shoot. They all know it so well - or did they ask Carrie for directions on finding their way there?


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