Underwood has maintained a no-Twitter stance since 2009. In 2010, she told Good Morning America host Robin Roberts, "I'm not into it...it's just not for me."
The singer explained to Roberts that she preferred answering questions and blogging on a fan club site instead, noting that even with this method privacy was a concern: "I've seen stuff I've said on my blog be picked up by other venues, so anything I say on there will get out."
Underwood (rather wisely) also told Roberts that she just plain feared she would get herself in hot water using Twitter. "I know a lot of people who get themselves in trouble with things they write on Twitter and that would be me," she said."If I get upset about something and I'm like, 'I'm gonna blog about this,' it'll take me awhile to get to my computer and log on and by the time I get on there, the steam is gone."
"Twitter and Facebook and those things, if you're mad or you're crazy at the moment...it's too immediate," she continued. "There's no time to cool off and think about what you're going to say before you say it. So, I'd get in trouble."
Well, apparently Underwood has decided the risk is worth it, so we'll see exactly how well she manages to control herself in her new forum. However--it's a pretty safe bet that Underwood won't become as prolific as, say, LeAnn Rimes. Her new verified account to date has only one innocuous tweet: "Hello Twitter world!"
Will you be following Carrie on Twitter? Be sure to let me know!