Hardworking and humble, Carrie Underwood may be Nashville’s biggest star. With the October 23 release of her 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville album Carnival Ride,the whirlwind that has become Underwood’s life is about to accelerate even more. Since winning “American Idol” in 2005, Underwood has sold nearly 6 million copes of “Some Hearts”. But her new album, she feels, is an even stronger reflection of who she is. Purchase this issue of Billboard to read the full story.
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