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If 2006 was Carrie Underwood's coming-out party at the CMA Awards, 2007 solidified her place among the current greats of country music.

For the second year in a row, Underwood won two big awards in Nashville on Tuesday night, repeating as female vocalist of the year and nabbing single of the year for "Before He Cheats." Last year, she won the Horizon Award.

A Huge Winner

"God had blessed me with so many wonderful things in my life, and I will spend my entire life trying to figure out why," Carrie Underwood, 24, said after beating out Reba McEntire and other veterans for the vocalist award.

"If you had told me a few years ago I would have been nominated with the people that I have been nominated with, I would have called you insane."

 Carrie Underwood: A winner at American Idol, country music, and life.

Unfazed by rumors of her boyfriends (past and present) maybe dating others - Tony Romo and Sophia Bush, Chace Crawford and Katrina Bowden - Carrie continues to make her name in country music. We couldn't be happier.

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We've heard from her at length. Now it's his turn. Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford is finally speaking out about his new girlfriend Carrie Underwood.

"She's a classy girl," Chace Crawford told Us Weekly at the 2007 Angel Ball in NYC October 29. No word on whether he and Carrie are going steady. But looks like it.

A Carrie Underwood Photo

Crawford, 22, and Underwood, 24, have apparently been dating since July. He first introduced himself to her at Hyde in West Hollywood in May.

The pair has gotten even cozier recently in the Big Apple as he shoots his new CW hit show and she promotes her new album, Carnival Ride, dining for two at NYC's Nobu and sipping champagne and kissing a lot at NYC club Marquee.

"Chace and Carrie are in love," an Underwood pal says. "They are both working all the time right now, but together whenever they can be."

No word on whether Underwood and Crawford will be spending Thanksgiving together â€" although, if they do, it could be somewhat awkward.

Crawford, a Texas Native, says that his plans are "going back to Dallas to see the family. A lot of eating. Maybe the Cowboys football game."

Underwood, of course, dated Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who's moved on to partying with Alli Sims and getting lap dances from Britney Spears.

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While the lovely Blake Lively has yet to comment on the budding relationship of Chace Crawford and Carrie Underwood, another Gossip Girl co-star, Nicole Fiscella, can't say enough good things about the new romance.

Chace Crawford "is having a good time" with Carrie Underwood, according to Fiscella, at Tiffany & Co.'s Blue Book Collection launch Saturday.

Underwood Photo

"They're the cutest couple," Fiscella says of Crawford and Underwood, who have been spotted hanging out around New York City in the last month.

The pair has been hanging out and stopping everywhere from the hip hot spot Marquee to Justin Timberlake's Southern Hospitality restaurant.

"Chase is just such a great guy," Nicole Fiscella, 23, says of her 22-year-old Gossip Girl co-star.

"He's so much fun and he just loves his life right now. He seems to be having a good time with [Carrie]."

Underwood, the 24-year-old American Idol winner, who finds Crawford "really cute," has plans to meet Chace Crawford's Gossip Girl costars soon.

"We were all going to meet up one night and I didn't get to meet her yet," says Fiscella, "But I hear she's a great girl."

We would have to agree. Tony Romo, you missed out.

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He's from Texas and she's from Oklahoma, so it's no wonder Chace Crawford and Carrie Underwood opted for some Southern Hospitality - as in Justin Timberlake's restaurant in New York City - on their latest date!

The American Idol winner and star country singer, 24, has been spotted going on a series of dates with the Gossip Girl actor, 22, and we just have to say that we're nuts about this adorable new celebrity couple.

Carrie Underwood at the ACMs

Chace Crawford and Carrie Underwood stopped at restaurant Destino earlier in the night before following that up with more food, drinks and dessert at the pop star's restaurant, which opened this year.

The pair dined on BBQ wings, Justin Timberlake's "Grannie's Pecan Pie" (which uses a real recipe from Justin's grandma) and looked "pretty lovey dovey," according to an observer at the hip new eatery.

Carrie Underwood and Chace Crawford were spotted again on Wednesday, as he watched her - during her press tour to promote her new album, Carnival Ride - perform on Live with Regis and Kelly. As usual, she was great!

One person surprised to see Chace Crawford backstage at the talk show? His own Gossip Girl co-star, Blake Lively, who was also a guest!

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Chace Crawford of Gossip Girl and Carrie Underwood of our dreams look like they are really enjoying each other's company these days!

In New York to promote her new album, Carrie Underwood took Tuesday night off to hang out with her new boyfriend, who she's quite fond of.

Carrie Underwood at the Golden Globes

"He's really cute," the American Idol winner recently said of Chace Crawford. "He's got cool hair, he's a nice height and he just has beautiful blue eyes."

Carrie Underwood and Chace Crawford: Very cute together.

The hot pair, first reported as a couple last week, was spotted on another dinner date. Chace Crawford and Carrie Underwood shared a romantic meal at upscale Italian restaurant "Destino" on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Carrie's new album, Carnival, was released yesterday, making it the second biggest album to drop this month. Britney Spears' Blackout is due in stores October 30. On second thought, check that, Carnival is the biggest!

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At The Hollywood Gossip, our staff agrees that Carrie Underwood would be among the top five celebrities we'd date ... if, you know, we were the types of people who dated celebrities, rather than mere celebrity news writers.

But maybe we have an opening. In a recent interview with the Tennessean, Carrie Underwood talks about the pitfalls of celebrity love. Call us up, Care-Bear!

A Huge Winner

At issue, specifically? Romance rumors and love in the public eye with NFL quarterback Tony Romo and now Gossip Girl hunk Chace Crawford.

"Eventually you are going to get busted if you are dating someone," Carrie Underwood tells the Tennessean, the Nashville daily newspaper.

"Although there are definite ways around it."

In this profile, part of the country star's media tour to promote her new album, Carnival Ride, the American Idol winner, 24, talks about Romo and the pitfalls of keeping her private life private after Idol.

Regarding Tony Romo, Underwood says they were never a couple. It might have been an option at one point, but it wasn't meant to be - and they're still good friends to this day.

"Right now, the place we are at, he is my best friend. He'll call me after games... Either I'm flying high with him or making him feel better," Carrie says.

"It took a little while to get to this point. It seemed like maybe for a bit we were headed there. We never got there."

As for dating while famous, Carrie Underwood acknowledges that her romantic life very often becomes public knowledge, but "it's just weird when it's not a date and people immediately assume it is."

It's also hard to know if a man likes her for who she is.

"I like hanging out with people that I know through someone. Then at least that person at some point will allude to their character, 'Oh my gosh, he's such a great guy,' or, 'She's fun to hang out with.' When meeting people in general, I like to have a reference to go off of."

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Now, she's known for being a top-selling country music artist and for dating Chace Crawford.

But a few years ago, no one had ever heard of Carrie Underwood. She was just another American Idol hopeful, trying to impress judges Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell.

Let's hearken back to that simpler time with this classic celebrity photo:

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The awesome Carrie Underwood takes the cover of Entertainment Weekly this week, and it is a well-deserved honor. Not just because she's adorable, either.

Her 2005 debut, Some Hearts, has become the most successful album from any American Idol contestant, selling nearly 6 million copies, outselling even Kelly Clarkson's Breakaway. Here are some Carrie Underwood interview snippets:

On being "not country enough" for some fans of her genre: "On Top 40 stations, no one cares if have Fergie next to 50 Cent. They're quite different. Why can't you have me next to somebody that's more traditional country?"

Beautiful Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood on whether she likes fame: "I love being able to perform and potentially make a difference in somebody's day or somebody's life. Sometimes things can get kind of scary. I was in Victoria's Secret the other day, which I went to for the first time last year, 'cause, I don't know, I have a weird thing about that... I have problems going into a store like that. I'm a private person, and I don't want people knowing what kind of underwear I like. It's creepy!

THG NOTE: One possible solution is simply to wear no underwear, a la Britney Spears, although that opens up the floodgates to upskirt pics.

On her romance with Tony Romo: "Point blank, he is about football. I don't know if it's that I'm not quite his type, but he's not at the point in his life where he'd be willing to sacrifice football. He hated so much that people thought that he was paying more attention to me and that was causing him to not do well."

THG NOTE: Let's hope her new flame, actor Chace Crawford, is never accused of performing badly. We wouldn't count on it. We love him on Gossip Girl!

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It was only last year when the sweet, sexy, sassy Carrie Underwood admitted to being "horrible around guys." That was then, this is now, people.

The 24-year-old country crooner and former American Idol champion seems to be hitting her romantic stride, linking up with Gossip Girl hunk Chace Crawford.

"He's really cute," Carrie Underwood recently said of Chace Crawford, a 22-year-old Texas native. "I've met him and he seems like a really nice guy. He's got cool hair, he's a nice height and he just has beautiful blue eyes." Wow, she's met him!?

The pair stopped by Manhattan's Marquee nightclub last Friday, then popped into Gramercy Park Hotel's hip Rose Bar on Saturday night. Hot stuff!

"At one point, they were holding hands, off to the side of the table, like they didn't want people to see," says an observer.

Earlier this year, the American Idol queen and Academy of Country Music and Country Music Television Video Award winner was linked to Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. That relationship appears to be over.

You can catch Chace Crawford on Gossip Girl tonight on The CW.

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Move over, John Mayer and Minka Kelly. Carrie Underwood and Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford are the newest couple to feature a current music star and an up-and-comer from a critically acclaimed, ratings-impaired TV show.

Chace Crawford, 22, and the insanely cute Carrie Underwood, 24, were locking lips last Friday at NYC club Marquee, according to OK! Magazine.

"They were canoodling all night and stayed until close," revealed one eyewitness.

Saturday, the couple was spotted at Mario Batali's Del Posto restaurant, the Soho Grand and the Rose Bar in the Gramercy Park Hotel.

Well then, that's a lot of eating and drinking together! These two are totally dating. They are together more than Rihanna and Josh Hartnett lately.

At the Soho Grand, Chace Crawford, who stars on the new CW series Gossip Girl with Blake Lively and Leighton Meester, "held court with [Carrie Underwood] at their own private table, kissing and not leaving each other's side."

All we have to say about this is that it's been a tough week for Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, the last handsome youngster linked to the American Idol country queen. First they get drubbed by the Patriots and now this.

Carrie Underwood Biography

Carrie Underwood, Bangs Carrie Underwood, a native of Checotah, Oklahoma, rose to fame when she was named the winner of American Idol Season 4. Then Carrie... More »
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Checotah, Oklahoma
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Carrie Marie Underwood

Carrie Underwood Quotes

I feel more beautiful when I see the pictures after. I'm like, 'I wish I had felt like I looked like that when I was actually there.'

Carrie Underwood

I’m content with 90 percent of me. I like my teeth. Sometimes I wonder if my orthodontist realizes how important he was.

Carrie Underwood
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