OFFSTAGE: Carrie Underwood Goes Ombre on New Album

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It has never taken me four hours to put together an eight-piece puzzle. Until Carrie Underwood kept all of us glued to our computers Monday (March 5) as she and her team revealed her upcoming album cover bit by tiny bit. It was excruciating but so rewarding. Because, as usual, Underwood looks glamorous and fabulous on the cover of Blown Away , due out May 1. In a strapless ombre gown that graduates from a rich gunmetal gray at the top to a pale dove gray at the bottom. And her platinum platform ankle-strap pumps complete the look. It’s safe to say I am blown away by her Blown Away look. How about you?

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.