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.

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  • Scott

    That’s very strange. Country music fans are usually very accepting of views contrary to their own.

  • Kendra

    I think that they should have artists of different genre as judges on American Idol. Also that it should be a fair competition and not ridged. I felt cheated because I voted every week since America was able to vote. Then I hear on the radio that this contest is ridged and that the judges are instructed what to say as far as their comments to the contestants. I heard that Phillip Phillips was suppose to win regardless of how America voted. Guess the guy from Nashville was right. Phillip won. So if your company doesn’t care how America feels, why ask who we think would make a good judge. You will pick who you want. In case you are interested I think Reba McEntire and Janet Jackson and Lionel Richie would make wonderful judges. I think they would be fair and fun to have on the show.