Carrie Underwood was on Colbert recently in an outfit and with styling that would be perfectly suited for a stage performance. Check out the video below, she had on a short blazer with sequin tassels and a silver bustier underneath! As someone who loves dressing up, I enjoy it when celebrities are committed to their personal style and dress to the nines. As a professional gossip, she could tone it down a little for interviews. Carrie gives a good interview I have to say. She was promoting her tour and her gig hosting the CMA Awards for the 12th time. She also talked about the 15th anniversary of her Idol audition. Carrie grew up in a small town in Oklahoma with less than 3,000 people and her parents still live there. She was 18 when she was on Idol and had never flown on a plane before! There were a bunch of layovers and she missed a connecting flight due to another plane being late. She described it jokingly but it all sounded scary to her. My favorite part was when she described working with Dolly Parton, who is co-hosting the CMAs with her and Reba McEntire.
She had never been on a plane before Idol
It was terrifying. It still freaks me out. I was by myself and there were lots of connecting flights. One plane was late so I missed the next plane. I was on the phone with our contact person ‘please don’t get me off the show.’
Her impression of Dolly
Dolly is amazing. I’ve been around her many times. I got to sing with her a few years back. She’s exactly what you would expect her to be.
How Dolly is at rehearsals
[I wear sweatpants.] [Dolly] shows up to rehearsals [in] this leather tracksuit, high heels and the hair and the makeup, yards of rhinestones. She looks like Dolly. I was like ‘You don’t own sweatpants do you?”
On celebrating the legacy of women in country music, this year’s CMAs theme
Women are the backbone of country music. They’re some of the greatest country artists of all time. Dolly, Reba, Loretta, Patsy, Tammy, they don’t even need last names. They taught me how to sing, act, dress, how to be on stage.
It’s not surprising to hear that Dolly is decked out always for everything. In that context Carrie’s outfit makes complete sense. Dolly is a great role model. If you want to show up in a face full of makeup and dressed to the nines, do that! If you want to be in sweatpants or a house dress and wear sneakers, do that. Also, it’s cool that the CMAs are celebrating women in their industry. I need to watch Ken Burns’ country music documentary! Kaiser watched it, we talked about it on podcast #31, and my dad raved about it too. Neither one of them are big country music fans.
Look at this outfit! Can we get the 9 to 5 remake already? Ooh or Dolly could just make a cameo on Grace and Frankie, that would be cool too.
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Here’s Carrie’s interview!