Carrie Underwood Named as One of TIMES Most Influential People

TIME magazine has named six-time Grammy winner Carrie Underwood to the 100 most influential people in the world  The full list and related tributes appear in the May 5 issue of TIME, available on newsstands today (April 25) and now at

Carrie will also headline a performance as part of the TIME 100 Gala to be held on April 29 at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.

The TIME 100 features pairings of the influentials and the guest contributors TIME selects to write about them.  Carrie’s longtime friend Brad Paisley serves as the guest writer for her profile in this year’s issue.  He shares, “Not only has she earned her place [in country music], she’s raised the bar: a prolific songwriter, a trend-setter, and an Opry member.  But it’s her decency as a person that is so impressive.”

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