USMagazine, Monday, February 11, 2013, 8:15am (PST)
She's all lit up! For her performance at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards in L.A. Feb. 10, Best Country Solo Performance winner Carrie Underwood sang a medley of her No. 1 hit, "Blown Away," and her latest single, "Two Black Cadillacs."
The 29-year-old country singer was introduced by up-and-coming country musician Hunter Hayes, who performed his Grammy-nominated hit "Wanted."
During her set, Underwood stood in place as various images were projected onto her ivory Theia dress. "We wanted it to be artful and dramatic," the American Idol winner told reporters post-show.
"There's so many big performances at the Grammys," Underwood added. "I just like to stand still and sing sometimes. So this was the best way to do that, and it still created something visually attention-capturing and beautiful."
"I feel like country music out of Nashville is something that -- I don't want to say has been overlooked for long time -- but I feel like we've always done so amazing," she explained. "[The Grammy producers] did a really good job of having a little bit of everything and it's amazing. I'm proud to have been part of that representing Nashville."