Carrie Underwood glows on the cover of Marie Claire!

Carrie Underwood looks beautiful and glowing on the cover of Marie Claire Magazine‘s June 2013 issue!

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Below are some excerpts from the interview:

On her personality: “I’m not a mushy person at all. We were never a huggy family. Or a ‘let’s talk it out’ family. Technically I have siblings but they are quite a bit older than me – I was the accident – so I have the only-child syndrome going on. I’m a little more selfish, a little more independent, a little closed. I do wish I were softer. I wish I were able to form relationships better. But hey, I mean…I’m not a sociopath.”

On anxiety: “At the beginning of my career, I used to have panic attacks. People were touching me, screaming – it made me really nervous. In public, I just get nervous. It’s a physical reaction, feeling like the walls are closing in. The fans are great. It’s not their fault. I don’t ever want to come across as ungrateful. But on my end, it is hard for me to process. Because I am still just me.”

On awkward moments: “My husband calls me the queen of awkward moments. Anything that can be made awkward, I will make it awkward.”

What she wrote in her high school yearbook: “You were supposed to say what you would be doing in 10 years, and I said, ‘I will be rich, famous, and married to a hot guy.’ I guess I should have added a few more things.”

On having kids: “I don’t feel old enough to have kids. I know I am mature. But being responsible for another human?”

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Carrie Underwood shows off $31 million necklace at the Grammys!

Carrie Underwood stepped out with more than $31 million necklace at the Grammys on Sunday night!

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Underwood wore an embroidered black strapless Roberto Cavalli gown, which she paired off with a necklace designed by Johnathon Arndt that is featured with 381 carats of oval, pear, marquise, and round brilliant white diamonds.

She won a Grammy for the best country solo performance.

Speaking on the red carpet about the $31 million necklace, Underwood stated:

“It’s heavy on my soul. I’m afraid someone is going to tackle me and steal it … It’s worth more than me.”

When Shaun Robinson of Access Hollywood asked the singer if her necklace came with a bodyguard, she responded:

“Actually it didn’t. Unless they’re lurking. They might be that good. This is worth like more than me, and everything I have, and have ever had and ever will have.”

 

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Grammy Awards 2013 Winners List Revealed!

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards is being held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 10, with LL Cool J as host.

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Below  is the list of winners for the 2013 Grammys:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Babel, Mumford and Sons

RECORD OF THE YEAR

“Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye Feat. Kimbra

BEST NEW ARTIST

Fun.

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM

Uncaged, Zac Brown Band

BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION

“No Church in the Wild,” Kanye West and Jay-Z, Feat. Frank Ocean and The-Dream

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM

Stronger, Kelly Clarkson

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE

“Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM

Channel Orange, Frank Ocean

SONG OF THE YEAR

“We Are Young,” Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Fun. Featuring Janelle Monáe)

BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE

“Blown Away,” Carrie Underwood

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE

“Set Fire to the Rain,” Adele

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

“Somebody That I Used To Know,” Gotye Feat. Kimbra

BEST POP INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM

Impressions, Chris Botti

BEST DANCE RECORDING

“Bangarang,” Skrillex Feat. Sirah

BEST DANCE/ELECTRONICA ALBUM

Bangarang, Skrillex

BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM

Kisses On The Bottom, Paul McCartney

BEST HARD ROCK/METAL PERFORMANCE

“Love Bites (So Do I),” Halestorm

BEST ROCK SONG

Lonely Boy,” Dan Auerbach, Brian Burton & Patrick Carney, songwriters (The Black Keys)

BEST ROCK ALBUM

 El Camino, The Black Keys

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM

Making Mirrors, Gotye

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE

“Climax,” Usher

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE

“Love on Top,” Beyoncé

BEST R&B SONG

“Adorn,” Miguel

BEST R&B ALBUM

Black Radio, Robert Glasper Experiment

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE

“N****s in Paris,” Jay-Z and Kanye West

BEST RAP SONG

“N****s in Paris,” Shawn Carter, Mike Dean, Chauncey Hollis & Kanye West, songwriters (W.A. Donaldson, songwriter) (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

BEST RAP ALBUM

Take Care, Drake

BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

“Pontoon,” Little Big Town

BEST COUNTRY SONG

“Blown Away,” Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)

 

BEST NEW AGE ALBUM

Echoes of Love, Omar Akram

BEST IMPROVISED JAZZ SOLO

“Hot House,” Gary Burton & Chick Corea, soloists

BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM

Radio Music Society, Esperanza Spaulding

BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM

Unity Band, Pat Metheny Unity Band

BEST LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE ALBUM

Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You), Arturo Sandoval

BEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUM

¡Ritmo!, The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band

BEST GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY PERFORMANCE

“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord),” Matt Redman

BEST GOSPEL SONG

“Go Get It,” Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters (Mary Mary)

BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN SONG (Tie)

“10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord),” Jonas Myrin & Matt Redman, songwriters (Matt Redman)

“Your Presence Is Heaven,” Israel Houghton & Micah Massey, songwriters (Israel & New Breed)

BEST GOSPEL ALBUM

Gravity, Lecrae

BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC ALBUM

Eye On It, TobyMac

BEST LATIN POP ALBUM

MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition, Juanes

BEST LATIN ROCK, URBAN OR ALTERNATIVE ALBUM

Imaginaries, Quetzal

BEST REGIONAL MEXICAN MUSIC ALBUM (Including Tejano)

Pecados Y Milagros, Lila Downs

BEST TROPICAL LATIN ALBUM

Retro, Marlow Rosado Y La Riqueña

BEST AMERICANA ALBUM

Slipstream, Bonnie Raitt

BEST BLUEGRASS ALBUM

Nobody Knows You, Steep Canyon Rangers

BEST BLUES ALBIM

Locked Down, Dr. John

BEST FOLK ALBUM

The Goat Rodeo Sessions, Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile

BEST REGIONAL ROOTS ALBUM

The Band Courtbouillon, Wayne Toups, Steve Riley & Wilson Savoy

BEST REGGAE ALBUM

Rebirth, Jimmy Cliff

BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM

The Living Room Sessions Part 1, Ravi Shankar

BEST CHILDREN’S ALBUM

Can You Canoe?, The Okee Dokee Brothers

BEST SPOKEN-WORD ALBUM

Society’s Child: My Autobiography, Janis Ian

BEST COMEDY ALBUM

Blow Your Pants Off, Jimmy Fallon

BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM

Once: A New Musical, Steve Kazee & Cristin Milioti, principal soloists; Steven Epstein & Martin Lowe, producers (Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova, composers/lyricists) (Original Broadway Cast With Steve Kazee, Cristin Milioti & Others)

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA

Midnight In Paris, (Various Artists)

BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, composers

BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA

“Safe & Sound” (From The Hunger Games), T Bone Burnett, Taylor Swift, John Paul White & Joy Williams, songwriters (Taylor Swift Featuring The Civil Wars)

BEST INSTRUMENTAL COMPOSITION

“Mozart Goes Dancing,” Chick Corea, composer (Chick Corea & Gary Burton)

BEST INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGEMENT

“How About You,” Gil Evans, arranger (Gil Evans Project)

BEST INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGEMENT ACCOMPANYING VOCALISTS

“City Of Roses,” Thara Memory & Esperanza Spalding, arrangers (Esperanza Spalding)

BEST RECORDING PACKAGE

Biophilia, Michael Amzalag & Mathias Augustyniak, art directors (Björk)

BEST BOXED OR SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE

Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection, Fritz Klaetke, art director (Woody Guthrie)

BEST ALBUM NOTES

Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles, Billy Vera, album notes writer (Ray Charles)

BEST HISTORICAL ALBUM

The Smile Sessions (Deluxe Box Set), Alan Boyd, Mark Linett, Brian Wilson & Dennis Wolfe, compilation producers; Mark Linett, mastering engineer (The Beach Boys)

BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM, NON-CLASSICAL

The Goat Rodeo Sessions, Richard King, engineer; Richard King, mastering engineer (Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile)

BEST REMIXED RECORDING, NON-CLASSICAL

Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix), Skrillex, remixer (Nero), Joseph Ray, Skrillex & Daniel Stephens, remixers

BEST SURROUND SOUND ALBUM

Modern Cool, Jim Anderson, surround mix engineer; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer; Michael Friedman, surround producer (Patricia Barber)

BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM, CLASSICAL

Life & Breath – Choral Works By René Clausen, Tom Caulfield & John Newton, engineers; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer (Charles Bruffy & Kansas City Chorale)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, CLASSICAL

Blanton Alspaugh

BEST ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE

“Adams: Harmonielehre & Short Ride In A Fast Machine,” Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (San Francisco Symphony)

BEST OPERA RECORDING

“Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen,” James Levine & Fabio Luisi, conductors; Hans-Peter König, Jay Hunter Morris, Bryn Terfel & Deborah Voigt; Jay David Saks, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)

BEST CHORAL PERFORMANCE

“Life & Breath – Choral Works By René Clausen,” Charles Bruffy, conductor (Matthew Gladden, Lindsey Lang, Rebecca Lloyd, Sarah Tannehill & Pamela Williamson; Kansas City Chorale)

BEST CHAMBER MUSIC/SMALL ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE

“Meanwhile,” Eighth Blackbird

BEST CLASSICAL INSTRUMENT SOLO

“Kurtág & Ligeti: Music For Viola,” Kim Kashkashian

BEST CLASSICAL VOCAL SOLO

“Poèmes,” Renée Fleming (Alan Gilbert & Seiji Ozawa; Orchestre National De France & Orchestre Philharmonique De Radio France)

BEST CLASSICAL COMPENDIUM

“Penderecki: Fonogrammi; Horn Concerto; Partita; The Awakening Of Jacob; Anaklasis,” Antoni Wit, conductor; Aleksandra Nagórko & Andrzej Sasin, producers

BEST CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL COMPOSITION

“Hartke, Stephen: Meanwhile – Incidental Music To Imaginary Puppet Plays,” Stephen Hartke, composer (Eighth Blackbird)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL

Dan Auerbach

BEST REMIXED RECORDING, NON-CLASSICAL

“Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix)” Skrillex, remixer (Nero) Joseph Ray, Skrillex & Daniel Stephens, remixers

BEST SHORT FORM MUSIC VIDEO

“We Found Love,” Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris, Melina Matsoukas, video director; Juliette Larthe, Ben Sullivan, Candice Ouaknine & Inga Veronique video producers

BEST LONG FORM MUSIC VIDEO

“Big Easy Express,” Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros & Old Crow Medicine Show Emmett Malloy, video director; Bryan Ling, Mike Luba & Tim Lynch, video producers

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2012 American Country Awards winners revealed!

The 2012 American Country Awards last December 11 at Las Vegas where the biggest names in country music assembled!

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The biggest winner is Luke Bryan who won nine awards among them is Male Artist of the Year and overall Artist of the Year, plus many other honors.

Carrie Underwood and Lady Antebellum took home the top female and group artist categories, respectively.

Below is the complete list of winners from the 2012 American Country Awards:

Artist of the Year: Luke Bryan

Artist of the Year: Male: Luke Bryan

Artist of the Year: Female: Carrie Underwood

Artist of the Year: Group: Lady Antebellum

Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist: Jake Owen

Artist of the Year: New Artist: Lauren Alaina

Album of the Year: Luke Bryan, Tailgates and Tanlines

Single of the Year: Luke Bryan, “I Don’t Want This Night to End”

Single of the Year: Male: Luke Bryan,I Don’t Want This Night to End”

Single of the Year: Female: Miranda Lambert, “Over You”

Single of the Year: Group: Lady Antebellum, “We Owned the Night”

Single of the Year: New Artist: Hunter Hayes, “Wanted”

Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist: Brantley Gilbert, “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do”

Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration: Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, “Remind Me”

Music Video of the Year: Luke Bryan, “I Don’t Want This Night to End”

Music Video of the Year: Male: Luke Bryan, “I Don’t Want This Night To End”

Music Video of the Year: Female: Miranda Lambert, “Over You”

Music Video of the Year: Group or Collaboration: Little Big Town, “Pontoon”

Music Video of the Year: New Artist: Hunter Hayes, “Wanted”

Touring Artist of the Year: Jason Aldean

Song of the Year: Eric Church, “Springsteen”

Most Played Radio Track: Luke Bryan, “I Don’t Want This Night to End”

Most Played Radio Track: Male: Luke Bryan, I Don’t Want This Night to End”

Most Played Radio Track: Female: Miranda Lambert, “Over You”

Most Played Radio Track: Group: Zac Brown Band, “Keep Me in Mind”

Most Played Radio Track: New Artist: Kip Moore, “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck”

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