Carrie Underwood Admits: I’m Forever Indebted to ‘American Idol’ (PHOTOS)

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Carrie soaks up the sun in the Bahamas.
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Looking hotter than ever, Carrie Underwood dons some sexy outfits in Vegas magazine’s April/May issue. The country sweetheart even opens up about her new album, her loving husband and the franchise that launched her to international fame, American Idol.

With her forthcoming album, Blown Away, due in stores on May 1, she is spending a lot of time with her hockey player husband Mike Fisher before she goes on tour again — because he won’t be coming with her.

“We see each other as much as we can, but he’s not one for road life. He can’t really sleep on the bus. You can’t have a giant bed in the back, so I’m like, ‘You’re touching me! Go away. What are you doing? Scoot over!’ He gets bored. I think if he ever comes out with us on tour for any length of time, I’m going to have to find him something to do!”

As the fourth season winner of American Idol, Carrie has no regrets — and loves seeing all the new contestants each season.

American Idol isn’t even just a part of my past- it’s the catalyst that led me here. It’s always so much fun going back because so many of the people who worked on the show when I was there still work there. Plus, it’s fun to meet a new batch of contestants and see how bright and starry-eyed they all are.”

Read more of Carrie’s Vegas interview and see more pics.