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Carrie Underwood: Stop Comparing Me To Taylor Swift!

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Seriously! They're wayyy different!

Just because Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood are both country-poptarts doesn't mean they offer the same flavor! How stereotypical! Pfft!

And Carrie is absolutely tired of the comparisons!

When she's not busy fighting the hateful backlash to her gay marriage support, she's arguing her case for the differences between her and Swifty, saying:

"I'm a little bit older than she is and I feel like our music's completely different and if anyone tries to make any comparisons they really haven't listened to either one of us. Our songs are definitely different. She sings a little bit lighter sometimes and it's just a difference in our brand of country."

There you have it!

Swifty generally brings the raw softness, and Carrie brings the sassy toughness!

So don't make the mistake of comparing them again… 'less you want those cowboy boots walkin' all over you! ;)

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63 comments to “Carrie Underwood: Stop Comparing Me To Taylor Swift!”

  1. 1

    Carrie was diplomatic enough not to point out the differences in their voices. Carrie has a great voice - Taylor's is pretty, but weak.

  2. 2

    Carrie is HOTT! and Taylor is Well

  3. 3

    Re: rosebud99 – Hahaha! You beat me to it. I don't follow either one too closely, but I know Carrie can sing and that you can tell her songs apart. I'm not sure if I have heard one Taylor Swift song or a dozen.

  4. 4

    Re: rosebud99 – I think you were being diplomatic.

  5. Dan says – reply to this


    Carrie wishes she was more like Taylor since she cant sell sell a handfull of albums anymore lol. The worst thing for her career is to talk about Taylor…nobody cares about carrie underwood anymore.

  6. Imelda says – reply to this


    She should be grateful she's being compared to Taylor (x melodramatic girl

  7. 7

    taylor swift shouldnt be a singer given that she can't sing better than the average joe. carrie underwood was meant to sing and she is FLAWLESS live. there's zero comparison here. carrie rocks, taylor is ehh.. i like her songs but let's be realistic.. i haven't heard her sing one song live where she's been on key the whole time.

  8. 8

    N1Currie should keep her mouth shut. She would be a nobody without the AI millions and weekly exposure to enormous audiences+ songs written for her.

    At least the other girl got where she is the old-fashioned way. By playing and writing music /performing until she got noticed and signed.


  9. Marta says – reply to this


    Sounds like Ms. American Idol #4 is a bit jealous of Taylor. Why would Carrie say petty little opinions like that.Silly girl needs to learn how to walk with her head held high and Not worry when people confuse her with Greatness. One day you'll be as good as Taylor…lol dout it though.

  10. Mcmuffin says – reply to this


    Soon enough nobody will want to be associated with that little brat Taylor Swift. DOn't blame Carrie for making that clear at all!

  11. G says – reply to this


    What a backhanded compliment. She sings a little bit lighter is code for bitch can't sing haha.

  12. give says – reply to this



    this is why she touring in london right now where all the tickets are sold out.

    yes taylor sells more records but this is because she is marketed to tweens.

    talk about TALENT

  13. Mike says – reply to this


    Carries album flopped…I wouldn't put her in a catagorie with Taylor either. Carrie doesn't write any off her songs and has zero business sense. Carrie has been slowly dying for years now…just another person trying to get attention off of Taylor.

  14. Rachel says – reply to this


    Carrie's last album was hardly a flop. Even so, neither are really my cup of tea, but I do think Carrie has a much better voice than Taylor.

  15. jess says – reply to this


    People compare them? I've never heard that and I listen to country Music. Carrie has a great voice but her songs suck!

  16. pmackey33 says – reply to this


    yes please do as carrie aint even in the same level as taylor. taylor is on top of country music and carrie is some where in the middle. just look at the numbers and u will see taylor trumps carrie in just about ever category number wise and numbers never lie. for a girl who cant sing she sure can sell out them stadiums in a matter of min's.

  17. pmackey33 says – reply to this


    Re: rosebud99 – yep that is why carrie avg. 7k fans per concert and taylor 20k. because she cant sing.

  18. pmackey33 says – reply to this


    Re: Rachel – well hate to brake it to u but more people buy taylors albums and songs way more then carries and the numbers tell a different story.

  19. anonymous says – reply to this


    Carrie has a fantastic voice. The only thing going for Taylor is that she can write songs.

  20. pmackey33 says – reply to this


    Re: give – she sold out a 5k hall its not like she sold out the O2 arena like taylor did last year. please carrie is trying to open up to the uk because she top off her limit in America

  21. pmackey33 says – reply to this


    Re: Mcmuffin – yep she is a brat who writes her own songs runs her own management company and has the top country in american and the world. carrie cant even compare to that.

  22. 22

    Re: pmackey33 – I'm not saying she can't sing - I'm just saying Carrie has a better voice. But Taylor writes catchy tunes that have a lot of appeal. I like them both.

  23. gin says – reply to this


    Carrie's last tour is not even sold out and she played in a much SMALLER venue. Take that everyone before bashing on Taylor again. Carrie has a better voice but Taylor gets most of the love cuz her songs are goddamn more catchy than Carrie.

  24. pmackey33 says – reply to this


    Re: okay17 – and yet taylor keeps breaking records no other artist has done and its all because she cant sing. u stick with that it will get u far in life.

  25. oblio says – reply to this


    You, Mario, are morally bankrupt!! I love how you try to profit off of your "Bullied Bus Monitor Karen Klein Talks To Today" post by making the "donated link on your main page go to your "Perezitos" page to get more hits on your shite websites. That is a new low, even for your shameless, sorry a$$.

  26. 26

    The difference is Carrie's career is all but over now that she's offended country music fans by supporting gay marriage.

  27. allangr says – reply to this


    Re: Mad Dog – Wow Mad Dog ,you talking a little silly Today !!have you not been reading the comments about Carrie supporting Gay Marriage ,lots more positive comments than negative ones,me thinks her Career will be just fine ,real fine!!!

  28. jack says – reply to this


    I think Carrie definetely has jealousy towards taylor.. Taylor burst into the scene as a 16 year old girl, with a guitar, and a record with every song written by her. She has gained success essentially world-wide (speak now went on a 4 continent, 19 country tour). she plays a boat load of instruments, and is one of music's biggest artists, not just country. I think Carrie just expects to be america's sweetehart, but Taylor has come to the scene with raw talent, class, and a love for music. Im not in any way saying carrie isnt talented, just that Taylor is rightfully bigger than she is, at a younger age.

  29. mariaNOW says – reply to this


    Sorry, but Miranda Lambert brings the sassy toughness. And that's that.

  30. 30

    Re: pmackey33 – yeah because my opinion about taylor swift will make a big impact on my life. singing talent doesn't necessarily sell records. some people with the best voices flop and some people with not so good voices are a huge hit. taylor writes good songs, i said i like her songs, and she has worked hard, but when it comes to vocals, carrie blows her out of the water. you don't need to get defensive when other people don't love taylor swift. her voice isn't great, get used to it. byebye

  31. barny says – reply to this


    Regarding Taylor Swifts fans:1) Taylor sells more Albums because the Majority of her fan base is female teenagers who do not know what real talent is. 2)Taylor has no choice ,she has to write her own songs.Her voice is weak and has very limited range when it comes to High and Low notes. 3) the only time she wins big awards over Carrie is when Carrie is not up for the same Award.Lets not forget how she ran ads to get people to vote for her for one Award Show 4)Ever notice how Taylor is afraid to take time off because she knows if she does her fan base will realize there are a lot more talented Female singers.Do i need to keep going are do you Taylor fans see the REALITY now.

  32. Kelly says – reply to this


    Gosh, stupid fans. Carrie is way more talented than Taylor but Taylor is more popular. They're on the same level as each other. No one is worse or better.

  33. 2005Carriefan says – reply to this


    If Taylor Swift was so good why did Carrie beat her in both categories at the CMT music awards and can have fans other than teens and all Taylor writes about is her stupid love life Carrie writes about dramatic things so CARRIE UNDERWOOD IS A BETTER SINGER, PERFORMER, ACTOR, WRITER AND PERSON. Carrie is named the sexiest woman in country music

  34. Brian says – reply to this


    A huge difference between them is Taylor can actually write her own songs.

  35. 35

    Carrie writes her own music. All her singles have never gone lower than #2. She has a #1 on the top 100, something Taylor never got and she put more songs to pop radio. Carrie is having a monster year selling out concerts, and Good Girl has gone platinum. Carrie brings classic country and gospel to her concerts. Taylor is Hollywood. Her career will be over when someone like John Mayer or worse gets to the press first, and tells how awful Taylor is in relationships

  36. Care4carrie says – reply to this


    a! Don't compare Carrie to Taylor Swift. Taylor can't sing live on stage.She's always out of tune. She writes song about boys and a guys that broke up with her. Her fans are all Teens doesn't know what a good music is. Carrie have a fantastic voice,Flawless. She can sing anything, pop, classical, ballads, traditional country, gospel, etc. etc. Carrie
    also writes beautiful meaningful song that you can relate to people's everyday life .
    No comparizon at all. Zero.

  37. Riveter says – reply to this


    Re: dodgyend – The old fashioned way by her father's money,CEO OF Swift Group a Merrill Lynch Financial advisory Team.With his payoffs,he managed to get Taylor into the music biz,cuz thats what his little girl wanted.Talent had very little to do with it.

  38. Realist56 says – reply to this


    Agree with the Taylor supporters. Taylor has won more SINGING awards then any other woman her age. She is staring in movies, donating millions to charity AND she is awesome live! Carrie, I love you but you dont follow your faith enough which makes you fake and lets face it…. Taylor sells more albums then anyone in the WORLD! This is a compliment being confused with the wonderful miss Swift

  39. dave says – reply to this


    Re: Dan – Taylor is pop nothing real about her she is a terrible vocalist

  40. dave says – reply to this


    Guys stop believing everything you read, I can't see Carrie saying this at all

  41. pmackey33 says – reply to this


    Re: barny – explain to me this question why has carrie not been nominated for a CMA EOTY award yet in her career but taylor has twice and won twice and that has nothing to do with teenyboppers and fan votes that is the cma's that votes on that.

  42. r325r says – reply to this


    carrie underwood can sing haha

  43. Daniel says – reply to this


    Re: Dan – You are completely nuts. You must be a teeny bopper if you can't tell the difference between real talent. Carrie is far superior. Go ask you mommie for your allowance so you can buy taylor's music. It's probably the only possession you have.

  44. 44

    Re: Riveter – Educate yourself, fool:

  45. 45

    Carrie Underwood is awesome. Taylor Swift is obnoxious!

  46. 46

    Word on the street is that Underwood is quite a bitch and diva when camera is not rolling. Never heard similar stories about Taylor.

  47. 47

    Tay has more fans like it or not, she's more successful

  48. kay says – reply to this


    So in translation, with out trying to be mean

    Taylor sings a little bit lighter = Taylor can't really sing
    Difference in our brand of country = Taylor is not country, she's pop (then again Carrie is also pop!)

    In truth, Carrie can sing better but Taylor actually writes her own music. But is it just me or does she sound like she has a chip on her shoulder about Taylor? Hmm…

  49. 49

    What a joke. I love those folks who come around spewing hatred for Carrie because they're obsessed with tone deaf Swift. The best part? When they use completely made up statistics as their argument. GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT. Everyone knows Taylor’s story of her father BUYING her million dollar record deal, while Carrie was chosen by the public as the next Queen of Country and boy did she deliver. Just the other day, when “Good Girl” hit #1 on the Country Singles Charts, Carrie passed Reba for the most #1 singles EVER by a Female Country Artist (it was her 12th country #1, breaking the tie with Reba at 11. Carrie has 15 #1 singles now overall, 12 on the country charts alone).

    Carrie's country, Taylor's Pop. The quicker people realize that, the easier this becomes. Want proof? All that Taylor has accomplished and yet she hasn't been asked to be a member of Country's GREATEST HONOR…the Grand Ole Opry. It has nothing to do with age or length of career because it only took Carrie a few years to be asked and Garth Brooks inducted her.

    Taylor won CMA Entertainer of the Year awards because it's based off sales, not talent. They even say so when they read the description of the award during the show. It's not an ARTIST OF THE YEAR award, it's a "who sold the most albums, tickets combined" award. Again, get your facts straight before you spew garbage and sound like an idiot.

  50. 50

    Carrie doesn't write any of her own songs? Really? Hmmm…she co-wrote 8 of the 14 tracks on her newest album, Blown Away. More importantly, of the 15 #1 SINGLES SHE NOW HAS, SHE CO-WROTE SEVEN OF THEM, and became the FIRST COUNTRY ARTIST (male or female) IN HISTORY (and the only American Idol winner ever) to achieve 10 No. 1 singles from their first two albums. She has more #1 singles than ANY other female country artist (12 of her 15 are Country #1s). Reba is now second with 11. As an aside, writing your songs isn't a big deal, some of the greatest singers of all time didn't write their own songs. Whitney, Mariah, Celine, etc. Some of the greatest female country artists of all-time didn't write most of their own music either. But Carrie does, so the argument is moot anyway.

    She still holds the record for the fastest selling debut country album in Nielsen SoundScan history (Some Hearts). It is also the best-selling solo female debut album in country music history and the best-selling country album of the last 10 years (Billboard named it their Country Album of the 2000s).

  51. 51

    She's fading away? Her most recent had an historic debut, opening at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and the Country Album Chart and spent 5 weeks in a row at the top of the country chart (the first country album to spend that many weeks in a row at #1 since 2010). Carrie became only the second country artist in the 47 year history of the chart to have each of their first four albums debut at No. 1 (along with Miranda Lambert who released her 4th album before Carrie did). By debuting at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 chart, Carrie became just the second country artist in history (along with Linda Ronstadt, NOT Taylor Swift) to have three consecutive albums debut in the top spot.

    As far as Taylor touring and selling out more shows than Carrie? Bullshit. Carrie's last two headlining tours, 2008’s “Carnival Ride Tour” and 2010’s “Play On Tour,” had Carrie performing for a combined total of nearly 250 shows with 2.2 million fans in attendance, and she wrapped both years as the top-ranked female country touring artist." TOP-RANKED FEMALE COUNTRY TOURING ARTIST!

    Any questions?

  52. 52

    For those who never saw it, watch this performance and it will ERASE ANY DOUBT as to who is better. If case you missed it, this was a concert where ALL THE BEST female artists in Country music were honored (everyone from Reba, The Judds, Jennifer Nettles, Martina McBride and of course Carrie Underwood).

    This was the final performance of the night and it BROUGHT EVERYONE TO TEARS, it brought them to their feet and it brought the damn house down.

    Wow…'Nuff said.

  53. Jessica says – reply to this


    Re: pmackey33

    So now how many records you sell indicates your level of talent? When has that EVER been true? Anyone who knows anything about the music business knows it's not about the album & ticket sales, it's about who your management is. No one gets anywhere on actual talent anymore.

  54. TAYLOR SUCK says – reply to this


    WOW! there are a lot of people here WHO LIKES TAYLOR A LOT THAN CARRIE!………………






  55. snc says – reply to this


    Carrie clearly has a stronger voice but their songwriting styles are nothing to be compared… because Taylor actually writes her own songs, and damn well at that.

  56. snc says – reply to this


    Re: dodgyend – You, my friend, comment for the win.

  57. mqs says – reply to this


    Please stop comparing carrie and taylor they're both country music singers. Im not really crazy about country music its so annoying cuz they all sound alike except of course taylor swift she's not too country. I only like shania twain, faith hill and martina macbride. Talylor can't sing live but she's more appealing than carrie. Carrie is the type of a snobish person. Good thing there's an AI if not she wont be recognize at all and thanks to Kelly Clarkson who started it all.

  58. Fred says – reply to this


    pmackey33-Taylor is a spoiled rich kid that was handed everything in life and horrible voice and I cannot stand to watch her perform. HORRIBLE

  59. 59

    well both are successful, but carrie can really sing, and taylor can't both co writes but taylor is more of the writer, both know how to perform, but even thought i like carrie more than taylor, but she whens she is the bigger star and sells more albums

  60. junebug says – reply to this


    carries career will follow the dixie chicks after the gay marriage remark. We all know the real lady in country is Miranda!!!

  61. snc says – reply to this


    Re: jack – Exactly.

  62. Fred13 says – reply to this


    Re: Dan – are you kidding me? No one cares about Carrie Underwood? I shit you not. If no one cares any more why is her new music video at number 1? Why are all her tours sold out? Why is her album at diamond? Oh that's right, because people love her. Don't be silly, Carrie Underwood is very talented and is every thing Taylor Swift wants to be. She actually has talent, she can sing like an angel, sounds better live then on her album, is beautiful, actually plays country music and is married. Taylor can't even hold a relationship that will last more then 4 months. If you are going to say no one cares anymore why don't you get you facts straight.

  63. CJ says – reply to this


    Re: Mike – ummm 1. Carrie's album in no way "flopped" Good Girl was the longest running #1 country single of 2012, and also won best video of the year at the CMT awards. Blown Away was also a hit, not to mention two black Cadillacs is starting to make a run on the charts.
    2. Carrie co- writes plenty of songs on her album
    3. Carrie has one of the most AMAZING voices of our generation unlike Taylor who is horrid live
    4. Taylor is a good writer ill give you that…… If you are into teen pop. She in no way should be compared to Carrie for Carrie is the queen of modern country while TSwift is off trying to be a hipster, with maybe 1 song on RED that can be called country.