Carrie Underwood Covers Glamour, Talks Songwriting and Splurges

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Left: Carrie Underwood covers Glamour in a Rochas dress, Cosabella bustier, and Camilla Dietz Bergeron necklace. Right: The singer in a L'Wren Scott sweater, Marc Jacobs skirt, and Miu Miu boots.

A little bit country, a lot of glamour.

Carrie Underwood covers the June issue of Glamour looking every bit the pop princess in a silky Rochas dress and Cosabella bustier—but the singer insists she’s every bit the down-home girl she’s always been.

“Country music is for real people,” she said when asked if she could ever write music about her new glammed-up life. “I think it would be very hard to write about my Louboutins. Do you know what I mean? My giant house, it’s not relatable. But my husband came from a small town and hardworking parents like I did, and I don’t think we’ve lost the mind-set. We don’t have a bowling alley in our basement. We don’t have houses on the beach and one in New York and one in L.A. I drive a three-year-old Ford Escape Hybrid. We don’t care about stuff like that.”

That’s not to say she doesn’t splurge every once in a while. She regularly sports gowns by the likes of Oscar de la Renta and Maria Lucia Hohan (and when she hosted the Country Music Awards last fall, she even sported 10 over-the-top ensembles in one evening!), but she says her first big “I’ve made it” purchase was not all it’s cracked up to be.

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Left: Underwood goes for a drive in a Tory Burch dress. Right: Dressing down in an Isabel Marant tee, Michael Michael Kors shorts, and Marc Jacobs pumps.

“My first stupid purchase was an accident,” she said. “I was in Paris and went into one of those big, name-brand, fancy-schmancy designers, and I picked up a sweatshirt. Maybe I didn’t understand the price tag. I’m really bad with numbers. But when I went to check out, that sucker was $2,000.”

The June issue of Glamour hits newsstands May 8.