Carrie Underwood Rocks a New Style on the Red Carpet, Plus What She's Been Up to Lately

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Carrie Underwood Rocks a New Style on the Red Carpet, Plus What She's Been Up to Lately

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Carrie Underwood has plenty to talk about.

While attending the 2012 CMT Artists of the Year event on December 3, Carrie Underwood walked the red carpet in a gorgeous black sleeveless Katharine Kidd jumpsuit that had sheer paneling at the neckline. She paired her frock with red pumps that had black toe caps, and finished off the look with bracelets and a clutch. She wore her hair down in soft waves, and while she looked lovely, it would have looked even better if her tresses were straight and slicked back into a ponytail. We're used to seeing her in ultra-feminine long gowns or short dresses, so this is quite the change and we love the look. Other than stunning on the red carpet, what else has she been up to lately?

"Sound of Music" role

The songstress is making the iconic movie, "The Sound of Music," more modern by taking over the role of Maria von Trapp in the NBC version of the musical. She's undoubtedly excited about the part, but we wonder how Julie Andrews feels about her famous role and the movie being turned into TV version. Before the news was released at the end of November of Carrie landing the part, she tweeted a photo on November 17 of a book about the movie along with the caption, "I was just given the most wonderful gift! So many pictures and stories! Who doesn't love "The Sound of Music?" The three-hour movie is set to air during the holidays in 2013. Do you think she'll be good in the role?

More tour dates

As if the "American Idol" alum wasn't busy enough already with all the dates she's lined up for her Blown Away tour, she's added seven more on the the schedule. Fans in Canada and Europe are sure to be happy about this news although US fans are going to be a bit disappointed. Some of the additional dates she's added include Dublin on March 14, London on March 17, and Prince George, British Columbia, on May 21; none are in the US.

Donation of concert proceeds

When Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast at the end of October, it caused unimaginable devastation. The 29-year-old was so moved by what happened, she donated all the proceeds from her November 9 show in Atlantic City to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. To her fans, especially those in the Garden State, her generosity means more than she probably knows. While on stage, she said "We're so glad to be here, and even more glad to be here this evening. You know, after something like this, you wonder whether the show should go on. We thought, this building was still here, so it must be here for a reason." She followed up by saying "I wouldn't feel right making any money off of tonight's show. So anything I make is going right back into the community here." Kudos to her for her selfless donation!

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