Carrie Underwood has been a busy woman lately! With co-hosting “Good Morning America”, her upcoming move to New York for her starring role in “The Sound of Music”, and the announcement that she will be co-hosting the CMA Awards again this year, it seems as though we will be seeing a lot of the country music super-star in the upcoming months.
Many may not know this about the former American Idol, but Carrie graduated from college with a degree in communications and journalism from Northeastern State University in Oklahoma. She tested the waters at becoming a news anchor by co-hosting Good Morning America. Carrie delivered the “Pop News” section of the show, and was flawless! Is Carrie thinking of making a career change? Check out the video to see for yourself.
Some other interesting “Carrie” news: Carrie has been cast for the role as Maria von Trapp in “The Sound of Music”. Julie Andrews first made this role famous in the original movie from 1965, and Carrie will be making the move to the “Big Apple” to try and fill Andrew’s shoes. The musical will be presented live on NBC December 5, 2013, for all to see.
Speaking for everyone at NBC, we couldn’t be happier to have the gifted Carrie Underwood take up the mantle of the great Maria von Trapp. She was an iconic woman who will now be played by an iconic artist.
NBC’s chairman Bob Greenblatt
Last but not least…Carrie has agreed to co-host, alongside Brad Paisley, the CMA awards again this year, making it the sixth consecutive year for the duo. The President of the CMA Board of Directors made a statement saying, “Carrie and Brad are the consummate hosts. They have the respect of our industry, artistic credibility, critical acclaim, and a quick-witted, genuine rapport that makes them popular with our audience and the viewers at home. We are delighted to have them back as hosts for the sixth year.”