Carrie Underwood is up for fun

The Checotah native, who will bring her theatrical live show to Oklahoma City's Ford Center on Wednesday, stays open to interesting opportunities.
BY BRANDY McDONNELL Modified: October 19, 2010 at 8:50 am •  Published: October 19, 2010
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"As far as like writing about my life, I figure that one's definitely the most (personal). People could probably watch that video and listen to the song and, like, get a glimpse of how I'm feeling right now," Underwood said.

The newlywed got to revisit her marriage memories a month later while filming the wedding-themed "Mama's Song" video, which features her mother, Carole, and new husband.

"Mom's up for anything. She just likes being around us and hanging out and having fun with us. And then Mike, I mean, my whole take on that one was I was like, 'Either you do it, or I'm going to have to hire an actor to come play my husband, which is gonna be weird.' So, he was for it," she said with a laugh.

"It was definitely still an emotional time for my mom 'cause she was kind of just reliving it. I am the baby. I know I'm 27 years old, but to my parents, I'll be forever 6. I think that she was definitely reliving some of the emotional things that were going on with her on the actual wedding day.

The Grammy winner has been acting in more than just music videos this year, appearing on "How I Met Your Mother" and portraying a youth counselor in the upcoming film "Soul Surfer," based on the story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack.

"The movie was great. That whole experience was great. It was a lot of fun. I had no idea what I was doing but everybody on set was so great working with me," she said.

"As far as future things, I don't know. I mean, I really try not to have too many goals. I've said this before, but things just have a way of coming up. I'm all about doing what I love, and if something else gets thrown in the mix, then I definitely have an open mind towards it.

"I guess I want to do things to have fun and that I can look back on my life and be proud of and my kids can look back and see what I've done and maybe think their mom's kind of cool."



In concert

Carrie Underwood with Billy Currington and Sons of Sylvia

When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Where: Ford Center, 100 W Reno.

Information: (800) 745-3000 or www.okfordcenter. com.

On TV

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will co-host and perform on the 44th annual CMA Awards, which will air live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., from 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 10 on ABC.

Underwood will compete for female vocalist of the year and album of the year for "Play On" during the Country Music Association's annual awards show.

For more information on the CMA Awards, follow BAM's Blog at blog.newsok.com/bamsblog.

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