Carrie Underwood Avoids Getting Personal
Carrie Underwood uses her music to tell stories, but those tales are generally about other people or made up characters. While the superstar has written and/or recorded a few very personal songs, she says she prefers to narrate the stories rather than put her own life in the spotlight.
“It’s hard to put yourself out there. I feel like I do it in spurts or there’s glimpses, but I know I’m pretty hard to get to know. That’s just part of my personality (laughs), so I have more fun telling other people’s stories. I mean, there’s songs that I’ve been able to find throughout my career or write throughout my career that are very important to me, very special to me, and, I mean, off the last album, ‘Forever Changed’ was one that was so deep and like I could never perform that live ever. It will never happen. It has never happened. That’s just not an option (laughs) because it’s so special to me, but as a writer it’s just more fun, I think, so that’s why I like to tell other people’s stories and make it not so much about me.”
Carrie will be in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 22nd to perform on the American Music Awards. The show airs live on ABC beginning at 8 pm.