Carrie Underwood Dodges Gay Marriage Backlash

Carrie Underwood can hear the storm blowing, but she’s staying inside. The “Blown Away” singer recently came under fire for her support of gay marriage in an interview with UK newspaper The Independent. But the Baptist-raised country star would rather focus on her music than the politics behind her stance.

“I was asked a difficult question in the last five minutes of an interview and I answered it the best way I knew how, and after that I do what I do and I love making music and I generally try to stay out of any kind of controversy,” she said to The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday (June 19).

The American Idol winner is focusing on her busy first visit to London, where she’s winning UK hearts with country music and promoting her new album, Blown Away. She’s had a whirlwind week appearing on ITV show Loose Women and signing copies of her new album at HMV on Oxford Street in London. And on Thursday, she’s scheduled to perform at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the same venue to host Adele‘s sold-out live concert last year.