But I bet she will still not allow a little kid to meet her backstage at a huge country music festival!!

Carrie Underwood’s Fall Follow-Up
Los Angeles (E! Online) – Carrie Underwood doesn’t want to spend her life jaded, waitin’óor just resting on her laurels.
Arista Records and 19 Recordings announced Monday that the follow-up to the country crossover star’s mega-hit debut Some Hearts has been slated for an Oct. 23 release.
While it seems as if Underwood must be on her third or fourth album by now, that’s only because the multiplatinum-selling Some Hearts took up residence at number one on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart back in 2005Ö and managed to return to that spot multiple times over the next two and half years.
The hit-filled album, which dropped Nov. 15, 2005, has been certified six-times platinum in the U.S., is the best-selling country disc/download of 2007 so far, with nearly 1.1 million copies sold just this year.
After the American Idol-assisted success of the Grammy-winning “Jesus Take the Wheel,” it was unsure whether Underwood would have mass-market appeal, but with spunky tunes such as “Before He Cheats” and “Wasted,” she’s become a powerhouse on the pop charts, as well. Some Hearts was named the best-selling album of all genres at the Billboard Music Awards in December, Underwood’s eighth sales-fueled trophy in two years.
Two Grammys (Best New Artist and Best Female Country Vocal Performance for “Jesus Takes the Wheel”), five Academy of Country Music Awards, three CMT Music Awards, two CMA’s and one American Music Award after coming out on top on the fourth season of Idol, Underwood’s doing okay.
Some Hearts spawned seven singles, three of which went platinum, and Underwood also had a hit with her cover of the Pretenders’ “I’ll Stand by You,” which she performed on the Idol Gives Back charity special in April.
The 24-year-old Oklahoman’s as-yet untitled sophomore effort is being produced by Some Hearts collaborator Mark Bright and will feature some more songwriting by Underwood, who co-penned the tune “I Ain’t in Checotah Anymore” on Some Hearts.
Before she repeats, however, Underwood can be heard on Brad Paisley’s latest album, 5th Gear, on the tune “Oh Love,” and she’s set to help kick off New York’s Fall Fashion Week by performing Sept. 6 at the fourth annual Fashion Rocks! gala at Radio City Music Hall.
Also scheduled to perform at the event, to be hosted by Jeremy Piven and broadcast the following evening on CBS, are Aerosmith, Alicia Keys, Avril Lavigne, Usher, Fall Out Boy, Jennifer Hudson, Fergie, Jennifer Lopez, Ludacris, Martina McBride and Santana.