Carrie Underwood Ranked Among Best-Mannered Celebrities of the Past 25 Years

Image Courtesy Jeremy Cowart/Arista NashvilleCarrie Underwood is always kind to her fans, and now she's getting formal recognition for those good manners.

The National League of Junior Cotillions releases their list of the Best-Mannered Celebrities at the end of each year. Now, in celebration of the organization's 25th anniversary, it's announced the 25 Best-Mannered People of the Past 25 Years, and Carrie Underwood is placed at #13 -- just behind Mother Theresa and Tom Hanks.

Jimmy Fallon tops the countdown for his courteous nature hosting NBC's Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Nelson Mandela, Oprah Winfrey and Peyton Manning are among the other celebrities listed.

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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockMaddie & Tae will open for Lee Brice at his headlining show at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium coming up February 24, 2015.

Craig Morgan was once a deputy in the Dickson County, Tennessee Sheriff's Department, and he put the uniform back on to pull over drivers in the area and surprise them with $100 gift cards in the days leading up to Christmas. A video of Craig's experience is now on YouTube.

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Rascal Flatts’ Joe Don Rooney Cherishes His New Year’s Eve Vacations with Wife, Tiffany

Image Courtesy CMAJoe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts always goes away for a little vacation with his wife, Tiffany, to celebrate New Year's Eve. The trip offers the couple a much-needed chance to reconnect without the stress of work and kids.

"It’s important, I think, for a couple to find the time to spend together when they can," Joe Don explains, "especially in this crazy business when you travel so much, you're gone so much."

Joe Don expects they'll bring the kids along on these New Year's trips once they get older. For now, Joe and Tiffany are looking forward to getting some alone time this week.

He says, "It’s somethin’ I definitely love to do, is be with my wife and love all over her into the New Year."

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Thomas Rhett Resolves to Literally Stretch Himself in 2015

Image Courtesy CMAThomas Rhett is looking to literally stretch himself in 2015. Since he and wife, Lauren, did a good job of working out and eating right in 2014, Thomas is resolving to expand his workout routine in the New Year.

He says, "I would say that my New Year’s resolution would be to stretch more. To maybe do a little bit more diverse workouts, such as yoga, maybe hot yoga, maybe a sweathouse kinda thing."

Thomas expects to get some spiritual benefits from his yoga practice on top of achieving a more lean and limber physique.

On the music front, Thomas expects to release a brand-new album in 2015 with the first single coming soon after his latest hit, "Make Me Wanna," finishes its run towards the top of the country chart.

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Justin Moore Explains Why He Doesn’t Play New Year’s Eve Shows

Image Courtesy Valory Music Co.Justin Moore would make an ideal headliner on New Year's Eve with his high-energy live show. So, why doesn't he go cash in and perform a big show on December 31?

"It's because I like being home with the girls," Justin explains. "You know, especially now having three [daughters]. We kind of reserve that time for just our time."

Being home over the holidays is one of the perks of Justin's success on the road.

He says, "We haven't played [in] a while on New Year's. It's been a long time. It's been probably back in the bar days since we played New Year's."

Justin returns to the road January 15 opening for Miranda Lambert in Evansville, Indiana.

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