Thursday, September 20, 2007

Some Gossip Bits... Country Style

CMT and iTunes deliver a multi-format world premiere as CMT devotes six straight hours to airing Carrie Underwood's "So Small" on Thursday (Sept. 20) from 6 a.m. until noon, ET/PT. The video also debuts Thursday morning for free streaming at The television and online event coincides with the music video's world premiere for purchase at the iTunes Store, which will be the exclusive source to purchase the video throughout its debut week. "So Small" is the first single from Underwood's second album, Carnival Ride, to be released on Oct. 23. She co-wrote the song with Luke Laird and Hillary Lindsey. The video was directed by Roman White, who won a CMT Music Award for another Underwood video, "Before He Cheats." This marks their fifth collaboration. The video is expected to be televised 66 times within the six-hour span on CMT.

Known mostly for her ballads, Trisha Yearwood kicked it up a notch with her latest single, "Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love," and she credits her husband, Garth Brooks, for her willingness to let her hair down a bit. "Garth is such a larger-than-life performer and I'm very low key," she told Dial-Global. "So when I toured with him in '98 — it was the first time we actually did stuff together onstage — I would go walk up on that huge, monster stage and here would be this beast — 'cause he just turns into a different guy out there. And I felt like, 'Okay, I just gotta hold my own here.'" Trisha said it was hard for her to get up to Garth's energy level, but she learned to adapt. "Maybe that's why many people have commented, 'This sounds different. This sounds like it's got a lot of energy.' I think that if he has an influence on me, that that might be it. He's always encouraged me to just get in there and let it rip, and I think we did that."


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