(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.)
Carrie Underwood recently told Rolling Stone she is a big fan of Nashville (the TV series and probably the city, too) because she thinks the show represents Music City really well. “I love watching the show because I’m like, ‘I eat there,’” she said. But she does want people to know that as real as the show seems, you can’t believe everything you see . “I hope they [viewers] don’t think all the ladies of country music are that scandalous because I promise you, we’re not. I hope people don’t think it’s all backstabbing and everybody sleeping with everybody else,” she said of the fictitious way that the drama has a few songwriters who jump from bed to bed and one young starlet who thinks she can solve all her problems with a make-out session. “That’s really not [the case], at least to my knowledge. There might be all kinds of stuff going on that I don’t know about, but not in my world. People really are pretty open and friendly and normal.” Open and friendly and normal, but at least with an imagination to come up with a scandalous song (“Two Black Cadillacs”) about a man’s wife and his mistress joining forces to murder him.