Carrie Underwood Learns to Run on ‘Paisley Time’
Last week, prior to the start of the 2011 CMA Music Fest, superstar Carrie Underwood spoke candidly with Billboard magazine journalist Wade Jessen about her booming career at the Billboard Country Music Summit seminar held in Nashville.
Since being crowned the winner of the fourth season of 'American Idol,' Underwood has taken country music by storm, scoring 10 No. 1 singles, three consecutive multi-platinum albums, and 60 trophies at numerous award shows, including the Grammys.
With as much achievements and accolades Underwood has scored, you would think she is in complete control of every direction of her career, but she admits that is not the case ... and she is completely fine with that.
"I don't know if anybody in the music industry or entertainment industry ever feels like, 'Oh yes, I know exactly what I'm doing,'" she said. "I feel that I am really lucky to have been born with a personality that just kind of goes with everything. I like to know what I'm doing, but I just go with it. It's kind of nice not being in control. It's kind of nice to just be excited and be happy and surprised."
One of her favorite surprises in recent months was when details for recording a duet with Brad Paisley finally came to fruition.
"We both wanted to do [a duet]," she said. "[But] let me tell you something about Brad Paisley ... Brad is not on time. You tell him something's going to happen 30 minutes before so he shows up on time. I've learned this from co-hosting with him. He's a great guy, but he's on 'Paisley Time.' And I always say, 'Waiting on a woman'? Yeah right! [But] It all worked out so perfectly. I was so happy. I felt like that was given to us. I was so excited about the song."
Paisley and Underwood's duet, 'Remind Me,' is quickly blazing up the country singles chart and well on its way to becoming another chart-topper for both singers.
Watch the Carrie Underwood Interview at the Billboard Country Music Summit