Entry: Heeere's Amy...aaand Gordie... Tuesday, August 22, 2006



This is the first of many stories on people who are connected to Carrieworld in some way.

Heeere's Amy...

Some of us have been very fortunate to make the acquaintance of Amy, the lovely
merchandiser, who will be at most of the Carrie concerts this year. Here are a couple of
pics to help introduce Amy to everyone who hasn't met her yet.



That's Amy above on the right. This picture was taken at the Ironstone Vineyards concert.

Carrie's band and others at the Mid State Fair concert. Ashley Clark, Mark Childers, Me,
Ed Eason, Amy, Sharkie.

So, this is Amy! If you see her selling all those t-shirts and other fun Carrie stuff, buy tons
of stuff! There's the black Carrie shirt, the white Carrie shirt, the pink hat, the celphone
strap, the plush doggie, the keychain, the Carrie pic, and the concert photobook, which I
think is a work of art! Amy is usually pretty busy with her Carrie goodie sales, but be sure
and give her a big hello from CarrieNEWS!

- Rich


WGAR Cleveland

Beginning Monday August 21st, countdown to the front row with Mantel and Michelle!

Listen at 7:10a for the time you’ll hear the Carrie Underwood Double Play of the Day and you could be at the show courtesy of Arista Nashville and part of a private sound check party where you’ll meet Carrie on Thursday!  

Mon 8/21-3p
Tue 8/22-11a
Wed 8/23-4p
Thur 8/24-8a


 

Profile of Gordie Sampson

Hits/Cuts/Chart Action: "Jesus, Take The Wheel," Carrie Underwood; "My Name," George Canyon; "Paris," Faith Hill; "The Hard Way," Keith Urban; "This Life," LeAnn Rimes

The following is an excerpt of an interview from Music Row Magazine


Gordie recalls his first trip to Nashville: "I want to say I was 26, something like that. I hooked up with some Canadians in town—Ralph Murphy and Tinti Moffatt were two important ones. I slept on their floors and they introduced me to people and guided me through the choices that you make when you're eager and starving. I'm forever indebted to them for that. The more time I spent in Nashville the easier it got, the more doors became unlocked. It just really feels like home there now."

His first Universal Canada album was released at about the time of that first Nashville visit. "I had singles in Canada that were doing really well and was getting video play on MuchMoreMusic up here, our version of MTV2. Sort of a triple-A video station."

But two albums' worth of respected material, despite generous Canadian airplay, hardly prepared Gordie for what would happen when "Jesus, Take The Wheel" became hitched to the meteoric rise of a certain American Idol
winner. "I got way more press out of writing a song for Carrie Underwood than I ever did for anything I did as an artist," he's quick to admit. "The cool thing is that I'll do a show as an artist and draw some people as a result of riding on Carrie's wave. It's very strange 'cause people will ask me to sing the song and I can't sing it! There's a bit of sorting out involved in maintaining the two paths."

From his earliest Nashville days Gordie has enjoyed the benefits of co-writing. "I confess to being a born co-writer. I really enjoy the process. One of the coolest things I learned in Nashville was being able to surrender your trust to the other person. When you're trying to hack out a line you learn a lot by saying to yourself, 'OK, even though I don't agree with him I'm gonna trust my co-writer on this.' That's happened for me a couple of times on songs that got cut, where I look back and go, 'Oh my God, If I'd have gone with my own feeling it wouldn't have been as good!'

Read more about Gordie Sampson at Musicrow.com


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More pics from last weekend's Carrie concert in Louisville...





Photos: Carrie Underwood Fanspace


CHART DATE: 08/21/2006
LAST UPDATE: 08/22/2006 14:06:32
NOW IN: FINAL
LW TW artist / album label power index % change
-- 1 CHRISTINA AGUILERA RCA/RMG 355,598 --
BACK TO BASICS
-- 2 LYFE JENNINGS SONY URBAN/COLUMBIA/CRG 136,520 --
THE PHOENIX
-- 3 TRACE ADKINS CAPITOL NASHVILLE 106,957 --
DANGEROUS MAN
-- 4 CHERISH SHO'NUFF/CAPITOL 91,051 --
UNAPPRECIATED
-- 5 CHEETAH GIRLS 2 WALT DISNEY RECORDS 80,044 --
SOUNDTRACK
3 6 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC V22 SONY MUSIC GROUP 79,016 -23%
VARIOUS
-- 7 OBIE TRICE SHADY/INTERSCOPE 76,679 --
SECOND ROUND'S ON ME
1 8 RICK ROSS DEF JAM/IDJMG 75,881 -61%
PORT OF MIAMI
5 9 STEP UP LAFACE/ZLG 70,470 +12%
SOUNDTRACK
9 10 NICKELBACK ROADRUNNER/IDJMG 52,469 +15%
ALL THE RIGHT REASONS
7 11 GNARLS BARKLEY DOWNTOWN/ATLANTIC ATL G 50,282 -8%
ST. ELSEWHERE
2 12 BREAKING BENJAMIN HOLLYWOOD 50,208 -62%
PHOBIA
11 13 RASCAL FLATTS LYRIC STREET 39,513 -5%
ME AND MY GANG
4 14 CASSIE BAD BOY/ATLANTIC/ATL G 38,618 -62%
CASSIE
15 15 PUSSYCAT DOLLS A&M/INTERSCOPE 38,569 0%
PCD
12 16 HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL WALT DISNEY RECORDS 38,155 -4%
SOUNDTRACK
26 17 JOSH TURNER MCA NASHVILLE 37,430 +30%
YOUR MAN
6 18 KIDZ BOP KIDS 10 RAZOR & TIE 36,722 -34%
VARIOUS
22 19 HINDER UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC 35,452 +14%
EXTREME BEHAVIOR
17 20 YUNG JOC BAD BOY/ATLANTIC/ATL G 34,945 -7%
NEW JOC CITY
20 21 RIHANNA DEF JAM/IDJMG 34,332 0%
A GIRL LIKE ME
13 22 LETOYA CAPITOL 32,015 -19%
LETOYA
21 23 PANIC! AT THE DISCO FUELD BY RAMEN/WMG 31,091 -6%
A FEVER YOU CAN'T SWEAT OUT
18 24 TOM PETTY AMERICAN/WARNER BROS. 30,727 -15%
HIGHWAY COMPANION
10 25 DMX SONY URBAN/COLUMBIA/CRG 30,626 -30%
YEAR OF THE DOG...AGAIN
24 26 PHARRELL STAR TRAK/INTERSCOPE 28,903 -5%
IN MY MIND
25 27 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS WARNER BROS. 28,841 -4%
STADIUM ARCADIUM
16 28 STONE SOUR ROADRUNNER/IDJ 28,124 -26%
COME WHAT(EVER) MAY
23 29 NELLY FURTADO GEFFEN 27,287 -12%
LOOSE
27 30 THE FRAY EPIC 26,836 0%
HOW TO SAVE A LIFE
34 31 CORINNE BAILEY RAE CAPITOL 26,599 +18%
CORINNE BAILEY RAE
28 32 NE-YO DEF JAM/IDJMG 25,813 -2%
IN MY OWN WORDS
31 33 CARRIE UNDERWOOD ARISTA/RMG 24,684 -1%
SOME HEARTS
30 34 DIXIE CHICKS OPEN WIDE/MONUMENT/COL 23,028 -8%
TAKING THE LONG WAY
33 35 TIM MCGRAW CURB 22,438 -3%
GREATEST HITS VOL.2
36 36 RODNEY ATKINS CURB 21,168 -3%
IF YOU'RE GOING THROUGH HELL
29 37 INDIA.ARIE UNIVERSAL MOTOWN 21,099 -18%
TESTIMONY: VOL.1, LIFE & REL...
37 38 AFI INTERSCOPE 21,049 -2%
DECEMBERUNDERGROUND
32 39 FIVE FOR FIGHTING AWARE/COLUMBIA/CRG 20,073 -19%
TWO LIGHTS
39 40 WRECKERS MAVERICK/WARNER BROS. 20,027 +5%
STAND STILL, LOOK PRETTY
38 41 BLUE OCTOBER UNIVERSAL MOTOWN 19,893 +4%
FOILED
19 42 STEVE HOLY CURB 18,856 -47%
BRAND NEW GIRLFRIEND
-- 43 SNAKES ON A PLANE NEW LINE 18,442 --
SOUNDTRACK
8 44 SLAYER WARNER BROS. 17,702 -66%
CHRIST ILLUSION
-- 45 K.T. TUNSTALL VIRGIN 17,451 --
EYE TO THE TELESCOPE
46 46 TOBY KEITH SHOW DOG NASH/UNIVERSAL 16,256 -6%
WHITE TRASH WITH MONEY
48 47 BUSTA RHYMES AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE 16,183 +3%
THE BIG BANG
-- 48 JAMES BLUNT CUSTARD/ATLANTIC/ATL G 16,135 --
BACK TO BEDLAM
42 49 BUCKCHERRY ELEVEN SEVEN MUSIC 15,899 -12%
15
-- 50 SNOW PATROL A&M/INTERSCOPE 15,728 --
EYES OPEN

Source: Hits Daily Double

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