OFFSTAGE: Why Carrie Underwood Is a Keith Urban Fan

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Carrie Underwood loves Keith Urban’s music. And, really, who doesn’t? But still, it’s pretty cool to hear an artist of her caliber talk about Urban the way she does in an interview with an Australian website. “He’s obviously insanely talented,” she says. No argument here. And then she says, “He’s such a cornerstone of country music, and you all should be very proud to claim him as your own.” She also said that while she is visiting Australia in June, she’s going to try to see the zoo in Sydney. Meanwhile, Underwood’s legs are beating actress Emma Robert’s legs by 83 percent in’s celebrity short-shorts edition. In jean shorts and gold sandals, she makes traveling through the Toronto airport look so good.

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