So you've become the latest "American Idol." What's next?
Each winner of the Fox singing contest has answered that in his or her own way, and it's no surprise Carrie Underwood has paid a few visits to Nashville lately. As the first country-oriented "Idol," she has found Country Music Television an ideal venue for her first major TV appearances since her victory in May. She will perform on the six-hour special "CMT 100 Greatest Duets" that airs Saturday at 5 p.m. and will be profiled in a "CMT in the Moment" special later this year.
Underwood teams with Jamie O'Neal to sing "Does He Love You," originally recorded by Reba McEntire and Linda Davis, during the two-hour concert that caps the special and features a countdown of the top 12 songs. Other concert highlights include Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers in a reunion, singing their early-'80s hit "Islands in the Stream"; spouses Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black reprising their successful song "When I Said I Do"; and Patty Loveless and Travis Tritt crooning the Loretta Lynn-Conway Twitty tune "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man."
Underwood has been on an "American Idol" concert tour with last season's other nine finalists since her win. With the tour closing, she is ready to hit the studio to make her debut album, which will follow her "Idol"-winning single, "Inside Your Heaven."