OFFSTAGE: Carrie Underwood’s Six Seconds of Tire Time

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Carrie Underwood is only on the tire swing for six seconds, but I can spend about 10 times that making observations about the cute little Vine video she posted Monday night (Aug. 26) on Twitter . All she did was tweet, “Fun at Paisley Manor,” and she attached a six-second video of herself (and a little bit of Brad Paisley) hanging out at what looks like his Nashville-area home. She is on a tire swing. Like a cool old-school tire hanging by a rope from a tree. First Underwood is sitting in it, then standing on it, then kind of laying down in it. And from the sound of her “wheeeee” during the whole video, she sure seems like she’s having a fabulous time. Even though Paisley is in some kind of all-black outfit for his little role in the video, Underwood is dressed like an All-American Girl, in a red T-shirt, jean capris and flip-flops. Could the video have just been a day of R&R for the busy country singers? Or is it part of an eventual promo video for their upcoming gig as CMA Awards hosts? All Paisley had to say about Underwood’s tweet is, “This is so random.”

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