Carrie Underwood Covers Billboard Magazine

Posted Tuesday April 17, 2012 11:22 AM GMT

With her new album "Blown Away" set to be released on May 1st, Carrie Underwood amped up promotions by landing the cover of the new issue of Billboard magazine.

Set to hit newsstands April 21st, the 29-year-old country cutie sported a wild hairdo for the publication;s front page while opening up about topics such as her music lyrics and balancing work with married life.

Highlights from Miss Underwood's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Billboard!

On leaving romance out of her lyrics (for the most part):
“I don’t do love songs. If you look back at all of my albums, there might be one or two. Love is the most complicated of human emotions. Everybody writes about it, and everybody sings about it, and in my opinion, most of the time not very well. If you’re going to put something out that is about the most amazing and complicated of God-given emotions, it better be dang good.”

On what music she fancies:
“I never feel like I’ve pigeon-holed myself into a certain kind of song. I’ve taken all of my albums into as many different directions as possible, while still keeping them coherent. This is just a whole new level of that. I really do think there’s something for everyone.”

On juggling work with married life:
“It seems like people have an album out every year and they are on a ‘perma-tour’ is what I call it. They tour permanently, all the time. I think I just made that word up. They live on tour and when they aren’t on tour, they are making an album. To me, if you have no life in between albums, you have nothing to write about. I have to live.”

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