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April 3, 2008

Interviewing Carrie Underwood

Monday, I talked to pop country star and American Idol winner Carrie Underwood for a piece that ran in today's LIVE section.

(She's performing at the 1st Mariner Arena with Keith Urban next week.) 

I had 10 minutes on the phone with her, but she answered all my questions in seven.

To get ready for the interview, I watched videos of previous interviews with her and read as many stories about her as I could.

Underwood is pretty savvy about speaking to the press.

When I talked to her, she was sweet but also straight and to the point.

Here's a link to the article.

(Photo by Andrew Eccles)


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 2:48 PM | | Comments (5)
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7 minutes in heaven?

I would have spent minutes8-10 trying to convince her I'm a better sidekick than romo, and that she should join me @ 1 World for veggie burritos after the show.

@ mather.

Yeah, cuz inviting a country star to veggie burritos would get you some!

aw man why diid she broke up with Chase?? He's like a freakin hot guy and they both looked like a perfect couple..I was rootin for boh of em but oh wells it has happened..i still love Carrie's music & a fan of her :D

@G.M.

She's a veggieterrier

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About Erik Maza
Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at erik.maza@baltsun.com. Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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