Carrie Underwood

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    August 22, 2014

    Country Music's 10 Biggest Pop Crossover Successes

    The line that designates what is and is not country music is muddier than most of us are willing to admit. What is abundantly clear, though, is that country music appeals to more people than just rednecks and sappy beer drinkers. Taylor Swift may think she's reinventing the wheel in her journey from ... More >>

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    July 31, 2014

    Why Maddie & Tae's "Girl In A Country Song" Is Good For Country Music

    If you listen to country music, it's almost assured that you feel like everyone is dumping on your favorite genre as of late. As "bro-country" increasingly becomes the butt of the joke for serious music critics and old-school fans alike, this unfortunate plague on country music's artistic house cont ... More >>

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    July 16, 2014

    8 Surprisingly Feminist Country Songs Written By Dudes

    We all know that country music, by and large, isn't the most progressive of musical genres. With loudmouth GOP musicians like Charlie Daniels and Hank Williams Jr., it's easy to forget that country music isn't all about trucks, America and hating President Obama. Believe it or not, there are surpris ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    The Fifteen Restaurants and Bars in DFW That Play the Best Music

    Many moons ago, I worked at an Applebee's Bar & Grill. It's been a while since I threw in the apron, but to this day I still cannot listen to a handful of songs that were on a torturous loop at the neighborhood bar and grill, including "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles, "Joy to the World" ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    The “Ag-Gag” War

    Behind the scenes of the death match between Big Ag and undercover animal-rights activists.

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    February 13, 2012

    The Best and Worst Performances of Last Night's Grammys

    Five Best Performances 1. Jennifer Hudson Grammy host L.L. Cool J had a hard enough job presiding over a celebration undercut by tragic circumstances, and he achieved a perfect, almost pastor-like tone from the get-go. But Miss Hudson's musical tribute to Whitney Houston - a subtly searing but stil ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011
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    November 4, 2010
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    October 11, 2010

    Over the Weekend: Carrie Underwood, Billy Currington, Sonsy of Sylvia at American Airlines Center

    Carrie UnderwoodAmerican Airlines CenterOctober 9, 2010Better than: Austin City Limits. OK, not really. But at least she can sing.All photos by Rachel ParkerMake the jump for more photos.​If you are looking for a concert where you could bring the whole family, including grandma, go to a Carrie Und ... More >>

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    July 12, 2010

    Today In Music News: Sugar Minott Passes, Carrie Underwood Gets Hitched And Usher Gets Busy

    Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, July 12, 2010...Reggae singer Sugar Minott has died.Looks like all us guys can cross Carrie Underwood off our lists... she got hitched.Usher shows Weezy ain't got nothin' on his work ethic as he sets the release for his second album in six months.

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    May 27, 2010

    Idol Rich: And the Winner Is...

    ​This is, essentially, a "closure" post. I think we all have to come terms with the fact that Fort Worth/Cool's Casey James was let go in favor of the inferior Lee DeWyze. Whether or not I think CJ should be the American Idol, I've blogged the finale because he and a couple of other North Texans w ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    Idol Rich: CJ Inexplicably a B3

    ​America gave up 33 million votes last night. I'm not sure who I would've swapped Big Mike for to keep him out of the Bottom Three, but I would've definitely put Aaron Kelly in there instead of Fort Worth's Casey James. The B3 announcement came relatively quickly in the show, after a Rascal F ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010

    Show Announcements: Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Carrie Underwood, The Hold Steady, The Script, More...

    Ariel Pink​My all-time favorite music list is riddled with bands that started out being a little too weird and "out there" for me. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti is on that list of bands. The band started off sounding like a slightly out-of-tune AM radio to me, but the blissed-out melodies enticed ... More >>

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    January 26, 2010

    This Just In: American Idol Sucks. Seriously, They Missed HER?!

    Cherisse Symons​ I don't watch American Idol because I  don't believe in American Idol. Other than Carrie Underwood and (sorta) Daughtry, the "winners" don't really become rock stars. Simon's about to leave for Ellen. What the what? But mostly, I just think the show jumped ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Should Tony Romo Re-Shuffle His Deck?

    Way back from the good ol' days.​Something's up with the Dallas Cowboys quarterback. Tony Romo's not the frolicking, free-wheeling player we fell in love with back in 2006 and '07. These days he stays in the pocket. He sulks on the sideline. Most importantly, he sucks in the game. It's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2009

    Jump For Glee, Starring Three Locals and an Amazing Version of "Somebody to Love"

    Justin Kimball High School Class of 1969 represents on last night's episode of Glee.​While we keep tabs on the Dallas and Richardson designers cutting and sewing their way to the middle on Project Runway, which has been rendered a hot mess by Lifetime, keep in mind: Three locals populate the cast ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009

    Big Bad Bob

    See the life of Wills live onstage

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    February 3, 2009

    43 Observations About Super Bowl XLIII

    Steelers 27, Cardinals 23: Best Super Bowl ever? Santonio Holmes' tip-toe TD: Best Super Bowl catch ever? The Boss: Best Super Bowl halftime show ever? Better late than never, I've got XLIII thoughts about Super Bowl 43: 43. Gotta make it snappy. My free Grand Slam at Denny's is calling. 4 ... More >>

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    December 23, 2008

    Top 10 Country Albums of 2008

    Photo by Michael Alan GoldbergTwo young blondes with toothy smiles and hard-core work ethics, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood, helped country expand its fan base in these years of shrinking music sales. Meanwhile, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2008

    Our Cups Runneth Dry

    We can dream, no? Don’t much like our chances in either of this weekend’s international sporting cups – Davis or Ryder. Come to think of it, this dude has a better chance of being named Time's Man of the Year. In tennis we'll be playing against the world's No. 1 player; In golf we' ... More >>

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    August 18, 2008
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    June 16, 2008

    Jessica Simpson Likes Her Meat

    Mike Fuentes for Unfair Park A mid-afternoon breather after a morning full of actual news: We now direct your attention to this suitable-for-framing Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo photo, which apparently is being taken as a right cross to the jaw of one of Tony Romo's exes, "sexy vegetarian" Carrie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2008

    Country Thunder USA in Waxahachie Cancels, Blames Everything Except The Music

    Ain't nothing wrong with Carrie, Darryl. Next weekend’s three day-Country Thunder USA Festival in Waxahachie has been abruptly cancelled. Planned to take place May 30 though June 1, the event was to feature such acts as Pat Green, Tim McGraw and Carrie Underwood, along with dozens of other loca ... More >>

  • Music

    April 10, 2008

    Miranda Lambert

    Saturday, April 12, at Lone Star Park, Grand Prairie

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    March 4, 2008

    Jessica Simpson vs. Carrie Underwood

    The official spark starting the official battle royale between Jessica Simpson and Carrie Underwood could be starting here, no thanks to Tony Romo. As you may know, Simpson is planning on making the move to the country music scene and was apparently none too encouraged by her beau. Meanwhile, Romo's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2008

    Jessica Simpson Goes Country

    People Magazine reports Jessica Simpson is going all Carrie Underwood on us. Simpson has headed to Nashville (hi, Matt Pulle) to begin recording, OK, wait for it, a country album. Not only that, she'll also be penning some of the songs for the album saying, "Writing is a release for me." Sort of lik ... More >>

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    December 31, 2007
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    December 27, 2007

    ...and Thank You for Tony Romo

    'Tis the season to thank those who helped stuff our stockings with Tony Romo

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    October 30, 2007
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    October 24, 2007

    Tony Romo's Dating Wonder Woman?

    Well, maybe not Wonder Woman, not yet. But 25-year-old Sophia Bush has been oft-mentioned as a candidate to fill the star-spangled costume for Joss Whedon's alleged 2009 big-screen redo. But, see, that's burying the lead, because only a few days after Carrie Underwood said Cowboys QB Tony Romo's hea ... More >>

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    October 19, 2007

    The One Thing a Dallas Cowboys Fan Wants to Hear

    In the upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly, Carrie Underwood says, yeah, she and Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo were this close to being a couple. (This, after previously insisting they were just good friends.) But Romo wouldn't commit -- couldn't, says the former American Idol, who's now dating som ... More >>

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    August 17, 2007

    Tony Romo's Shirt by Levi's

    The September GQ, with Barack Obama on the cover, features the, ugh, "Young Guns" of the National Football League -- such QBs as Vince Young, Matt Leinart, Jamarcus Russell, Brady Quinn and Ben Roethlisberger. But none of 'em gets the spread bestowed upon Tony Romo -- whose "exhilarating debut made ... More >>

  • News

    August 9, 2007

    Romo Holiday

    Tony Romo makes a short, sweet journey from anonymous backup to A-list celebrity

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    June 21, 2007

    Almost Famous

    Dallas' other quarterback content with triumphant anonymity

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2007

    He's Started, What, 11 Games?

    So, Tony Romo wants a new contract. And he predicts the Dallas Cowboys have "a shot at winning the whole thing" this year, meaning, of course, the Super Bowl. And rumors are flying that he and Carrie Underwood are about to get engaged. And some dude made this lavish tribute video to Romo, which jus ... More >>

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    May 15, 2007

    A Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Does Interviews. Wait, That Can't Be Right.

    We had two choices: run a picture of Wade Phillips or this one of his daughter, Tracy, who you might know from that My Chemical Romance video. Sorry, Wade. And thanks! A Dallas Cowboys head coach did something today that hasn’t happened in five years. Yep, Wade Phillips appeared on local radio for ... More >>

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    April 23, 2007


    Yeah, so maybe Tony Romo and Carrie Underwood are dating after all. But Ghostbar? Jesus, Tony. You can do so much better. According to Perez Hilton, Carrie Underwood and Tony Romo were spotted mugging down at our very own Ghostbar this weekend. Unsure? It probably looked like some kind of big-eared ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2007

    Re: Romowood

    A Friend of Unfair Park sends word there are photos of Dallas' favorite quarterback and Carrie Underwood enjoying theyselves at the Ghostbar this weekend. And, sure enough, they're on Kidd Kraddick's Web site. (They'd be even cooler without that "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning" logo smeared all over t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2007

    From the Penthouse to the 'Port

    How much do you think a Quincy Carter rookie card's worth, anyway? "Thanks for calling Mud Bugs hockey. How may I direct your call?" Uh-oh. It's nearly always ominous when your first attempt to find a former Dallas Cowboys quarterback leads you to a minor-league hockey team based in Shreveport. Yes, ... More >>

  • Music

    March 29, 2007

    Singles Going Steady

    High-Class Broads

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    January 19, 2007

    Romo Not an Idol Speculator

    Carrie Underwood -- seriously, I know I should know the name, but... Breakin' freaking news: Carrie Underwood is not dating Tony Romo. See? "He is a very nice guy and I've talked to him a few times, but we are very much not together." That's what the Amerkin Idol tells Beverly Keel of The Tennessea ... More >>

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    January 15, 2007
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    January 8, 2007

    Let the Healing Begin

    Yeah, yeah. Tony Romo muffed the field-goal hold. Whatever. The Seahawks woulda scored again anyway. And Romo still gets to wake up next to Carrie Underwood. You? An empty can of Coors Lite. Just know that it's going to get worse before it gets better: Romo: Built in a day, destroyed in a snap. Hear ... More >>

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    January 5, 2007

    Sleepless in Seattle?

    You know why the Cowboys should win? Because Seattle has Pete Hunter. Remember him? No? Lucky you. I know what you're expecting me to say. Something pessimistic yet clever, like, perhaps: Screw the anointing oil; get out the embalming fluid. Not today, Cowboys fans. The sun rose in the west, Dane Co ... More >>

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    December 27, 2006
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    December 26, 2006
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    November 23, 2006

    America's Extreme

    Cowboys tiptoeing line between super and stupor

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    July 20, 2006

    No Cheese, Please

    Kenny Chesney and crew hit Frisco

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    Carrie Underwood | Bo Bice

    Some Hearts (Arista Nashville) | The Real Thing (RCA)

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    August 11, 2005
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