Carrie Underwood Gets Waxed

Brody Vercher | October 23rd, 2008

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  1. [...] On Jessica Andrews announced project for Carolwood: “I am glad to hear that Jessica Andrews will be putting out a new album, but not sure about having Jay DeMarcus as producer. Jessica has always been one of my favorites and her music has never left my iPod.” — Lanibug [...]
  1. Lanibug
    October 23, 2008 at 11:30 am

    I am glad to hear that Jessica Andrews will be putting out a new album, but not sure about having Jay DeMarcus as producer….Jessica has always been one of my favorites and her music has never left my ipod.

  2. Kelly
    October 23, 2008 at 11:31 am

    i caught the waco bros in Austin at sxsw a while back and was really impressed with their energy. good stuff from some pioneering “bloodshot era” alt-country guys….

  3. Matt B.
    October 23, 2008 at 11:35 am


    Jay DeMarcus is the producer on a couple of James Otto’s songs (“For You” was one of ‘em) and I generally have a favorable opinion of him. He’s a fine choice as a producer. I wonder if the label will try and release a duet between Jessica and Marcel down the line as they’re both Lyric Street/Carolwood artists and are a couple.

  4. Trailer
    October 23, 2008 at 11:38 am

    I’m glad for Jessica Andrews that she has a new label… unfortunately that kinda ruins an honest cover I designed…

    Nifty headline.

  5. Rick
    October 23, 2008 at 11:47 am

    In that list of reasons why Taylor Swift will be around awhile none of them even hint that she writes or performs good music, which I guess has become kind of irrelevant these days. Taylor’s new album will feature a duet with Colbie Caillat, Taylor and her band listen to Def Lepperd before her concerts, and she will be singing in the Jonas Brothers movie. Sounds like an “classic airhead country” icon to me……

    Speaking of Taylor Swift, her new “behind the scenes” video uses Katy Perry’s “Hot and Cold” as the soundtrack. Now that’s what I call country! The video is very entertaining although I think Taylor’s cat steals the show:

    I have a question for Stephony Smith: Why did your paarents spell your first name to include the word “phony”? Did they have ESP and forsee the future direction of mainstream country music? Hmmmm……

  6. Rainbow
    October 23, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    That wax doll was seriously disturbing.

  7. J.R. Journey
    October 23, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    Yeah, that wax doll kinda disturbed me too, Rainbow. I had to scroll down to the rest of the pictures to be sure which one was the real Underwood.

    On an side note, does anybody know if the wax museum with all the country music stars in Nashville is still open? I have pictures from a visit when I was about 10 or so that include Hank Williams Jr, George Jones, Conway Twitty, etc.

    I heard the car museum with Dolly’s blue cadillac and one of Elvis’ cars (among dozens of others) was closed …

  8. Chris D.
    October 23, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    I liked the Swift video, it was entertaining, and I guess her cat really is grumpy all the time… Of course, I love “Hot N Cold” but I hate Katy Perry with a passion, except that song, if that makes any sense.

    I couldn’t tell which Carrie was real until I saw that one always had the same expression. CMT has a full body shot of both Carrie’s FYI.

    I also enjoyed the Womack article.

  9. Sam G.
    October 23, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    “Willie Nelson takes the pot for most expensive at $4,000 for custom crocodile Luchesses…”

    Just couldn’t write a sentence about Willie Nelson and not use the word “pot,” eh?

  10. Lanibug
    October 23, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    OK – so if Jay produced some of Jamey Johnson’s album, I am not so scared, as it is one of my current favorites — as least is is not John Rich — just so long as they do not take forever getting the album out –

  11. Dan Milliken
    October 23, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Eh, I feel like I’ve seen better wax statues. They didn’t really nail Carrie’s face, in my opinion.

    Thanks so much for the shout-out, Brody!

  12. Matt B.
    October 23, 2008 at 2:31 pm


    Jay worked on James Otto’s not Jamey Johnson’s CD. Still, Jay’s cuts are pretty good and you can guarantee there won’t be ‘bombastic crunchy guitars production on it.

  13. Marc
    October 23, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Yeah, talk about a slap in the face… great news on a new Jessica Andrews CD…. *SLAP* RF style influence. oof.

  14. Peter
    October 23, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    “Apparently, female country stars no longer sport sequins, cleavage, blue eye shadow or big hair, which was disappointing, but the dudes mostly still wear cowboy hats, which is good to know. I have no idea why, but it comforts me.”

    Do they not have CMT in LA? How 1987 of Ms. Guero…

  15. Lanibug
    October 23, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    OK – I was tying at work so sue me — either way I like them both

  16. Joey
    October 23, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Carrie looks so cute! Wow! That wax figure is impressive– that is the dress Carrie wore at the CMAs 2 years ago to perform Before he cheats. It is hard to tell the real from the fake– incredible!

    I am so happy for CArrie! Great honor to be asked.

  17. Nashville4u
    October 23, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    That is good news for Jessica Andrews as anytime Disney gets behind something you know it will at least get put out with some exposure.

    The Carrie Underwood wax figure is crazy because it looks pretty much like her, a little off but still good work. I see some of those things who don’t even look like the people their trying to resemble.

  18. Rick
    October 23, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    Peter, the Time Warner cable TV system in Southern California carries both CMT and GAC as part of a premium programming package but I doubt if Lisa Guerro has ever watched them. Remember this is a reporter who “doesn’t normally listen to country music”.

    I know how to tell the real Carrie Underwood from the wax figure! Interview them both and the most interesting answers will probably come from the wax figure! (Sorry, I just couldn’t pass that up.)

  19. northtexas
    October 23, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Per the latest R&R real time tracker it looks like Carrie has another number one single and Taylor’s right on her heals:

    No.1 Carrie Underwood Just A Dream
    +15588 Taylor Swift Love Story

  20. what?
    October 24, 2008 at 12:17 am

    Carrie has her own special blend of cool.

  21. Todd
    October 24, 2008 at 1:41 am

    Rick you know there is another way to tell the difference, the wax figure injects more energy into it’s concerts than Carrie does.

  22. Anna
    October 24, 2008 at 3:06 am

    Todd, have you been to a Carrie concert in the past year? I went a week ago to the one in Boston, it was fantastic. Extremely well reviewed from the Boston Globe.

    Oh, wait. Though Carrie actually attempts to hit notes in her concerts unlike other artists who do insert energy by jumping around, flipping hair a lot, and pretending to be hardcore.

  23. PaulaW
    October 24, 2008 at 8:07 am

    @ JR — it’s been a couple of years since I’ve been to it but there were some of the wax figures in a small museum in the ‘shopping area’ where the ET theater, and the Crystal Palace and all that stuff are. If I remember hearing right quite a few years ago they were all stored somewhere after the original museum closed and some of them were damaged (melted) but some were rescued and put in this new display.

  24. Taylor Swift
    March 16, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    ongrads to taylor keep it up!!!!!!!! keith urban to!

  25. Marcos Day
    March 16, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Taylor only had a few more album sales than the Jb. Taylors album came out in Dec. and Jb’s came out in August. The Jb’s 4th album will beat hers anyways.

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