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Carrie Underwood Named to ‘Time 100′

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Time Magazine has named Carrie Underwood to its ‘Time 100′ list.

The annual list ranks the 100 most influential people in the world. The entire list will appear in the May 5 issue of Time, available on April 25, or can be seen online now at

Underwood’s longtime friend Brad Paisley wrote her profile for the issue.

“Not only has she earned her place [in country music], she’s raised the bar: a prolific songwriter, a trend-setter, and an Opry member. But it’s her decency as a person that is so impressive,” he writes.

In addition to being part of the list, Underwood will also be the headlining performance at the Time 100 Gala on April 29 at New York City’s Jazz at Lincoln Center. Attendees at the gala will include past and current list honorees.

2014 marks the 11th year of the list, which recognizes individuals based on more than just fame, focusing on activism, innovation and achievement.

“The Time 100 is not a list of the most powerful people in the world, it’s not a list of the smartest people in the world, it’s a list of the most influential people in the world,” the magazine has printed in the past. “They’re scientists, they’re thinkers, they’re philosophers, they’re leaders, they’re icons, they’re artists, they’re visionaries. People who are using their ideas, their visions, their actions to transform the world and have an effect on a multitude of people.”

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