Carrie Underwood isn't hiding her relationship with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo anymore. He accompanied her Tuesday night to the Academy of Country Music Awards, where Carrie took home Top Female Vocalist of the Year honors, as well as Album and Video of the Year. The two have been linked together since December but had never talked about their relationship until the night of the awards show. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that when asked about her date, Carrie smiled and said, "We're really good friends and we hang out and we support each other in everything that we do. It's great to have somebody here who's got your back." GAC calls him her "purse-holder."
Brad Paisley was punked pretty hard at the beginning of his new tour by his three opening acts Jack Ingram, Kellie Pickler and Taylor Swift. Known as country music's biggest prankster, Brad admits he is planning to get them back in a big way. "They played a joke on me where they dressed up as ticks and Jack was an exterminator and he came out and sprayed them and they died," he tells Dial-Global.
"They fell on the stage and they had to pull them off all through the song, which was great for my current single. But at the same time, they have no idea the battle that they're gonna be in. This is it, this is dangerous!" Still, Brad admits he appreciates the gang's pluckiness. "It's fun having these new people," he says. "They are so gung-ho, and they wanted to get me first."