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If anyone saw the Super Bowl what a great great game that was they would have heard American Idol winner and country superstar Carrie Underwood sing the National Anthem. Underwood did with her voice what Kelly Clarkson did last week with her written words give it to Scott Borchetta, the head of Big Machine Records,, who tried defending Taylor Swift by knocking American Idol performers. Swift, you remember, suffered a major backlash for her off-key, less than stellar singing with  ...
Carrie Underwood scored the primest of prime-time career gigs - singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl at this year's New Orleans Saints-Indianapolis Colts mash-up in Florida a week from Sunday. Underwood should thank her lucky stars at CBS and the NFL, not to mention her lucky stars for this great gig. Most of the time, landing the spot is a real good thing - just ask Whitney Houston, who did a stellar job on singing the anthem before her career spiraled downwards (not because of her Super Bowl outing either). Underwood has the vocal chops to pull off the Anthem just fine. Let's hope she gives it at least some country bent.  ...
Kudos to Carrie Underwood for pushing the effort to combat malaria in Africa. In early May, Underwood went to Angola to publicize and participate in the battle. Underwood, an American Idol winner, went to the southern African country as part of the American Idol "Idol Gives Back" charity effort. Underwood delivered bed nets and backpacks with school supplies at an orphanage. The bed nets help prevent people being bitten by mosquitoes and contracting malaria. She later visited a health center helping pregnant women with malaria counseling and treatment.  ...
Looking back at 2006 (Dec 2006)
2006 proved to be another difficult year for the entire music industry. The same culprits - downloading and at times unexciting music - contributed to a less than stellar bottom line. But despite belt tightening, not all was glum country- wise. Several acts moved onwards and upwards in 2006. Brad Paisley gained more of the acclaim he richly deserved. Alan Jackson earned credit for going against the grain once again with musically spare albums ("Like Red on a Rose" and "Precious Memories")  ...

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