Have you been writing any news songs for next album?
I've been writing some but not as much as I want to. I've been so busy on the Brad Paisley Tour that I really haven't had time to sit down and focus. But I can't wait to get back to Nashville and get with some of the writers from "Small Town Girl" and some new writers too. Writing songs is like going to therapy.
Are you dating anyone? What would you do if a fan asked you out?
I've been dating Jordin Tootoo. He's a hockey player for the Nashville Predators. He's taught me how to ice skate, and I've tried to teach him how to sing but he needs a lot more lessons. Now, is that a proposition?
Will you be co-hosting or doing a guest correspondent gig on TV again?
I love to do that but there's nothing planned right now. I am going to sing on "Good Morning America" Monday and "Regis & Kelly" Tuesday. I have asked Ellen Degeneres if she wants to sky-dive though!
Has moving to Nashville, Tenn., and living by yourself in your own apartment been a hard adjustment for you? Does your grandpa ever come to Nashville to visit you?
It's been both fun and a little scary moving to a new town where you don't know many people, but everyone in Nashville is so friendly, and it's been easy making new friends. As for visitors from home, they come when they can.
How many pairs of red high heels do you own?
A lot of red high heels and a lot of high heel shoes in general! I've never counted them, but let me put it this way, they take up a whole room and part of the dining room in my apartment so if you come visit, bring your own dining table.
What's your favorite song on the album? Why?
That's a hard one to answer. I wrote "My Angel" and dedicated the album to my grandmother so that song is so special. I love, "Didn't You Know How Much I Love You." The lyrics are so powerful and a lot of people can relate to it. I like the range of the vocals too.
Nashville or North Carolina?
Both! Nashville is like a big, small town. There's a lot of things to do, but it's easy to get around and the people are so nice. I love the songwriters and community of people who love and live music. North Carolina is where I'm from and will always be home. My best friends in the world are there and it's great to go and visit.
What advice would you give to fan considering cosmetic surgery?
You have to be happy with what you see in the mirror, so it's a personal decision. I'm not endorsing it but I'm not opposed to it either.