LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian were two of the people featured on In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts. Roberts’ show was broadcast from Nashville, the country music capital of the world. It was a perfect pre-show for the 2010 CMA’s which will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.
The 38-year-old Paisley, who has 16 number one singles including his hit Water, 3 Grammy awards and 3 CMA awards as Male Vocalist of the Year, is one of the major singers on the country music scene. Brad Paisley can sell out a stadium in an hour.
Paisley, who is considered a sexy guy, but also a nice guy, grew up in Glen Dale, West Virginia, a place he fondly calls “Mayberry.” But even though he designed his present home to be peaceful like a “Mayberry,” fans can see it’s far from a “Mayberry.” Paisley now lives on an 85 acre spread outside of Nashville with his wife Kimberly Williams, famous for her role in Father of the Bride. Paisley’s tour, ironically called the H2O tour, almost didn’t happen due to the major flood in Nashville that ruined and severely damaged his equipment.
LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian
LeAnn Rimes, 28, and Eddie Cibrian, 37, have been one of the most controversial celebrity couples of the last year. But the two people who cheated on their spouses to be with each other say they’re “madly in love.”
LeAnn Rimes, who became a Best New Artist at the age of 14, rejects the notion that she was a stalker of Eddie Cibrian, working feverishly to pull him away from his wife and family. She says the situation was more than what was portrayed in the tabloids. But then she doesn’t deny that it happened, only that, “I don’t live my life with regret. I can’t.”
Although we know that LeAnn Rimes, who once sued her father and her record company, is considered a homewrecker by some, we may not have known other things about her. She was a woman on a non-stop schedule with no time to slow down. “There would be days when I would wake up and not want to put on a show for anyone,” said LeAnn.
We may not have also known that Rimes developed a skin disorder, psoriasis. It was so bad it covered most of her body and took a long time to get under control. Dealing with the disorder was especially difficult since she still had to face the public and fans.
What the tabloids failed to tell us about beautiful 27-year-old Carrie Underwood, who has been on the major music scene for just five years after winning American Idol, is that she rarely sees her love these days, Canadian pro hockey player Mike Fisher. Soon after the two were married, they parted. She’s busy on tour and he’s a hockey player. “I really don’t feel like I’ve lived married life yet,” said Carrie Underwood, who was married in Greensboro, Georgia in July of 2010.
We also learned that Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher are not looking to have kids anytime soon. “We just want to be together and keep it as simple as possible,” said Carrie Underwood. No baby for the couple who barely sees each other. Carrie is hoping to spend time with her hubby, who she calls “Cowboy,” after her tour is over.
Kelly Pickler, 24, is another American Idol star who, unlike Carrie Underwood, didn’t win, but made it anyway. Carrie Underwood is the bigger star, but Kelly Picker has built a successful career. Now the girl who came from hard times is living in a beautiful Nashville home with her three dogs, her Grandpa and soon the man she is engaged to, Kyle Jacobs, who is a song writer.
Miranda Lambert’s album Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, including such songs as Gun Powder & Lead, is why Esquire magazine named her their “Terrifying Woman of the Year.” Lambert, now a superstar in country music, was once homeless, along with her parents, when she was a young girl. Today, Miranda Lambert is a woman who has been nominated for 9 CMA awards including Album of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. Lambert, who owes her confidence to her confident mom, is planning to marry fellow singer Blake Shelton in the spring. One of Lambert’s best songs is her The House That Built Me, not as gritty as gun powder.
In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts on ABC – November 3, 2010