Carrie Underwood will take the stage at the 2015 CMT Music Awards. The broadcast event marks the first time that she will sing on live TV since her son Isaiah Michael Fisher was born on February 27, reported Rolling Stone.
As for her competition? Carrie is the leader of the nominations pack with five nominations in three different categories. As a result, she will compete against herself. Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack, RaeLynn, Maddie and Tae, Dierks Bentley, and Sam Hunt also have more than one nomination in the race for the gold.
And as an indication of what’s to come for award season, Carrie just earned Top Christian Song honors at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, a tribute to “Something In the Water” that expresses her Christianity, reported Taste Of Country.
During that song, Carrie reveals her belief that baptism is an important step for Christians, and she completes “Something In The Water” with a partial verse of “Amazing Grace.”
Reflecting on the meaning of that song, Underwood emphasized the joy that she has found in Christianity.
“It’s really kind of a joyous, uplifting song about changing your life for the better and kind of having that ‘a-ha’ moment, to waking up and your life being different from that moment forward.”
Carrie also is serious about her belief that a vegan lifestyle benefits both her body and animals, reported Self.
“I love eating and talking about food. I’ve been a vegetarian for seven years. But after seeing a friend who looked amazing and had recently gone vegan, I thought, What’s holding me back? Now I’m 95 percent vegan.”
As for her exercise routine, it’s all about cardio and strength-training, especially when she has a red carpet event.
“I do more cardio and fewer weights than usual. Although strength training is important, I don’t want to look too muscular on the red carpet,” she revealed.
And Carrie isn’t alone in taking off the weight with a vegan diet. As the Inquisitr reported, other vegan celebrities include Natalie Portman and Beyonce.
Just like Carrie, both Natalie and Beyonce are proud moms who used plant-based diets to restore their pre-baby bodies. And they also exercise, with Natalie a fan of hiking and the gym and Beyonce working out with a trainer.
A vegetarian for years, Portman became a vegan when she read author Jonathan Safran Foer’s book Eating Animals. To avoid fat, sugar, and salt, Natalie makes her own food.
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