By InStyle Staff
Sep 14, 2012 @ 3:34 pm
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Carrie Underwood’s Blown Away tour kicks off today in Manchester, N.H., and we caught up with the country superstar to get the inside scoop! “For this album, I took a lot of time away from performing to really work on the songs and the lyrics and make sure everything was perfect,” CMA female vocalist of the year nominee  told “So I really missed being able to perform often. I love the whole being on stage thing.” Visit to find out when her 50-plus tour makes a stop near you, and click through the gallery to find out the 10 things she told us she’ll be up to once the curtain comes down!

— Christina Shanahan