Carrie Underwood, who received two Grammy nominations last week for her latest album, Play On, says that the first song on the album, "Cowboy Casanova," is absolutely not about her ex-boyfriend, Dallas Cowboys quarterback and esteemed choke artist Tony Romo. "I would never immortalize a guy that did me wrong," Carrie told Esquire magazine. "I would never give him that much credit."
We think immortalize might be the wrong word for having a Carrie Underwood song written about you—she's not exactly Carly Simon, you know?—but that's still a veiled slap at Romo. Carrie's been dating Ottawa Senators player Mike Fisher for about a year, and recently denied reports that they were planning to move into a cozy little love nest festooned with Sooners memorabilia and maple leaves. She and Tony dated briefly back in 2007, so it does make sense that a song on the album she recorded two years and a couple of boyfriends later wouldn't be about him. Carrie Underwood Says Dating Is Hard
Sadly for conspiracy theorists, the Underwood-Romo breakup came two years after her single "Before He Cheats" detailed all of Carrie's intricate, if poorly thought-out, revenge fantasies (sweetheart, if you're going to destroy his leather seats, don't carve your frigging initials into them. That's evidence). No, the reason for their breakup just seems to have been a classic clash between career and family. "Point blank, he is about football," Carrie said at the time. "I don't know if it's that I'm not quite his type or whatever, but I don't think he's at the point in his life where he would 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.''
Wow. We see a pattern. So to sum up: "Cowboy Casanova" is not about Tony Romo. Neither is "Before He Cheats." Carrie Underwood is very happy sharing Christian side hugs with Mike Fisher. The Cowboys are 8-4 this season. (The Senators are 14-11. Maybe there is something to this distraction thing.) And maybe Tony Romo should try dating ladies who don't threaten his masculinity and/or concentration to the point that he bobbles the snap in playoff games.
Via Us Weekly. Photo via Bauer-Griffin.