Is Carrie Underwood Plotting a Collaboration with One Direction?

Image Courtesy Chris Hollo/Grand Ole OpryIs Carrie Underwood plotting a collaboration with pop superstars One Direction? The band is managed by Simon Cowell, who was a judge on American Idol when Carrie was crowned the winner in 2005.

Carrie tells U.K.'s Daily Mail, "If One Direction ever wants to go country, I'm here."  She adds, "I think I should get on the phone to Simon."

When asked if she would ever step into Simon's shoes as a judge on a TV singing competition, Carrie says, "I feel like it would be really hard to be honest, and I do think a lot of judges lose face, because I think people really need to hear it like it is. I think I'd be too nice.”

Carrie's country music career is keeping her very busy these days. Her first compilation, Greatest Hits: Decade #1, came out just last week featuring her latest hit, "Something in the Water."

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Little Big Town Announces 2015 Dates for Pain Killer Tour

Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLittle Big Town will continue their Pain Killer tour into 2015 with special guest Chris Stapleton. The new round of dates kicks off March 5 in Savannah, GA. These shows follow LBT's run through the United Kingdom starting February 10 in London.

Look for Little Big Town to perform the halftime show at the 2014 Capitol One Orange Bowl in Miami on New Year's Eve.

Here are Little Big Town's new tour dates:

3/5 -- Savannah, GA, Johnny Mercer Theatre
3/6 -- Birmingham, AL, BJCC Concert Hall
3/8 -- Chattanooga, TN, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium
3/12 -- Evansville, IN, Aiken Theatre
3/13 -- Louisville, KY, Louisville Palace
3/14 -- Muncie, IN, Emens Auditorium
3/19 -- Davenport, IA, Adler Theatre
3/20 -- St. Louis, MO, Fox Theatre
3/27 -- Sioux City, IA, Orpheum Theatre
3/28 -- Enid, OK, Enid Events Center

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Little Big Town Announces 2015 Dates for Pain Killer Tour

Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLittle Big Town will continue their Pain Killer tour into 2015 with special guest Chris Stapleton. The new round of dates kicks off March 5 in Savannah, GA. These shows follow LBT's run through the United Kingdom starting February 10 in London.

Look for Little Big Town to perform the halftime show at the 2014 Capitol One Orange Bowl in Miami on New Year's Eve.

Here are Little Big Town's new tour dates:

3/5 -- Savannah, GA, Johnny Mercer Theatre
3/6 -- Birmingham, AL, BJCC Concert Hall
3/8 -- Chattanooga, TN, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium
3/12 -- Evansville, IN, Aiken Theatre
3/13 -- Louisville, KY, Louisville Palace
3/14 -- Muncie, IN, Emens Auditorium
3/19 -- Davenport, IA, Adler Theatre
3/20 -- St. Louis, MO, Fox Theatre
3/27 -- Sioux City, IA, Orpheum Theatre
3/28 -- Enid, OK, Enid Events Center

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Brad Paisley Explains His Visual Approach to Songwriting

Image Courtesy Arista NashvilleBrad Paisley always thinks of the visuals his words will create in the listeners' minds when he's writing hit songs like his latest offering, "Perfect Storm."

Brad says, "My idea of country music is always about the pictures it paints for you. I don’t like songs that don’t give me images in my mind."

That approach can be found in rock and pop music as well, even if the meaning of the lyrics isn't always clear. Brad points to The Eagles' classic "Hotel California" as an example.

"I don’t know totally what that’s about, but you know, ‘On a dark desert highway,’ you know, it’s just…you see everything they’re sayin'," Brad explains.

"Perfect Storm" is the latest single from Brad's current album, Moonshine in the Trunk, available now.

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Brad Paisley Explains His Visual Approach to Songwriting

Image Courtesy Arista NashvilleBrad Paisley always thinks of the visuals his words will create in the listeners' minds when he's writing hit songs like his latest offering, "Perfect Storm."

Brad says, "My idea of country music is always about the pictures it paints for you. I don’t like songs that don’t give me images in my mind."

That approach can be found in rock and pop music as well, even if the meaning of the lyrics isn't always clear. Brad points to The Eagles' classic "Hotel California" as an example.

"I don’t know totally what that’s about, but you know, ‘On a dark desert highway,’ you know, it’s just…you see everything they’re sayin'," Brad explains.

"Perfect Storm" is the latest single from Brad's current album, Moonshine in the Trunk, available now.

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