Talented singer Carrie Underwood is the cover girl of the Vegas magazine April/May 2012 issue. In the accompanying interview, the star dishes on her new album, her tours and her desire to return to American Idol.
Carrie Underwood is the latest star to grace the cover of Vegas
magazine. Looking absolutely amazing in a series of super feminine
outfits, the star reveals she is working on promoting her upcoming
album and shares some important details about her tour, American
Idol experience and the concept behind some of the album's most
A song very dear to her heart is 'Good Girl' as she used to relate it: ‘Good Girl’ is about that girl that you know or you have been—I know and I have been this girl before—and she’s got stars in her eyes and the guy isn’t good enough for her and doing Lord knows what behind her back, and she thinks the world of him. Love is blind, right? So she doesn’t see him for what he is. And I’m the one trying to talk some sense into her: ‘What is wrong with you? You’re awesome, and you’re with…that?’ It’s really rocking—it’s definitely a foot-tapper. The rest of the album, however, will lean toward the melodramatic. There’s a little bit of a darker side to it,” she says. “It’s just stormier.”
Still, the new album isn't defined by ballads like her previous projects: “I’ve always been known for power ballads, and there’s not really that at all in the album,” she says. “I honestly think it’s just because the album kind of makes itself. We’ll look at the end and think what could we use more of, but it is what it is. I don’t think, Oh, I need this power ballad. If you can’t find a song like that, you don’t force it. I have one song that’s so beautiful and so moving but it’s so quiet. It’s a story, and you really listen to it—I’m not trying to impress people with what I can do. I’ve done enough by now that I don’t have to sing to the moon with every single song.”
The star also shares some secrets as far as the tours are
concerned. It appears that although she agrees that such a grand
project requires quite a lot of preparation, she is quite baffled
at idea of doing a little warm-up before the show: “I’ll hear
people warming up for an hour before they go on stage, and I’m
like, ‘You’re wasting it! What are you doing?”
Carrie sure knows how to highlight her beauty on her own, so she opts for another type of service in order to stay fresh throughout her tour: “I do my own hair and makeup on tour, so I figure [a trainer] is my splurge. I don’t take a giant team with me, so I feel like that’s the one thing I deserve while I’m on tour: Someone to say, ‘Hey, let’s go!’ and keep me motivated.”
But, despite her busy schedule and her fame, she has not forgotten about the show that helped her get the recognition she deserves and plans going back to work on the format: “American Idol isn’t even just a part of my past—it’s the catalyst that led me here. It’s always so much fun going back because so many of the people who worked on the show when I was there still work there. Plus, it’s fun to meet a new batch of contestants and see how bright and starry-eyed they all are.”, she stated.
Read the full interview in the latest issue of the magazine.
Photo courtesy of Vegas Magazine