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Carrie Underwood Doesn’t Like to Label Herself – Or Her Music

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When it comes to the ongoing country vs. pop debate, Carrie Underwood says that she doesn’t necessarily like to label herself, but chooses to remain loyal to the genre that launched her superstar career immediately after winning ‘American Idol.’

“I’ve never been one for doing remixes,” Underwood says of her decision to bypass mainstream success in order to keep her music true to form. “Then I’ve gotta decide which version am I gonna be tonight: country Carrie or pop Carrie? I’d rather just make country music that anybody can get into no matter what they listen to.”

Adding to her logic, Underwood shares, “I’m not gonna try to make it something that it’s not. I’m not gonna think, ‘I need to ‘countrify’ this by adding more fiddles and steel guitar.’ We do creatively what the song wants.”

That’s not to say that the ‘Blown Away’ starlet hasn’t experienced an crossover success since her 2005 debut. The monster hit ‘Before He Cheats’ gave the Oklahoma native her first Top 10 pop radio single, though the track was never officially remixed. Underwood has yet to alter any of released singles to cater to mainstream radio.

To date, Underwood has sold more than 17 million singles and 13 million albums on the strength of her 13 No. 1 singles earned at country radio.

Though she may not be competing for pop airplay, the country superstar continues to be a dominating force at her core format seven years into her career. The singer’s latest single, ‘Two Black Cadillacs’ jumped to No. 18 on Billboard’s country airplay chart last week after only five weeks on the chart. The haunting track as the third single from her latest platinum-selling studio album, ‘Blown Away.’

Next: See Carrie Underwood in Her 'Idol' Days

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