• CARRIE UNDERWOOD’S CRY PRETTY ALBUM MAKES COUNTRY HISTORY AS IT DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD’S TOP 200 ALBUM CHART!

    Carrie Underwood‘s new album, Cry Pretty, has debuted at the top of  Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart today.  The collection is the biggest all-genre debut by a female in 2018, topping Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy (April 6, 2018). The album debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Top Country Album Charts with 265,654 equivalent album units, making Underwood the only woman in history to land four country albums at the top of the all-genre Billboard 200 chart. The critically-acclaimed album is the best-selling Country album debut of 2018, as well as the biggest Country album debut since August 7, 2015 (Luke Bryan’s Kill The Lights) and the biggest female Country album debut since October 22, 2012 (Taylor Swift’s 2012 Red).

    Cry Pretty’s debut week also marks the most first week streams by any female in Country music. This is Underwood’s seventh consecutive album to debut at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart, representing all of her first seven albums including her Greatest Hits: Decade #1.

    Check out the Billboard article here.

    NPR declares that Cry Pretty “pushes her creative boundaries and leans into modern R&B, while retaining the Oklahoma singer-songwriter’s country roots” and “Underwood’s voice owns pretty much anything it touches.”

    Rolling Stone lauds Underwood as “Arena country’s mightiest voice, as Cry Pretty reaffirms.”

    Entertainment Weekly has called the album “Her most emotionally accessible work to date.”

    Underwood was recently featured in a profile on CBS Sunday Morning, as well as performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Ellen Show. She received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Sept. 20 and performed at the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas. Nominated as Favorite Female Artist – Country, Underwood will perform at the 2018 American Music Awards on Oct. 9 following her promotional tour in Australia, which will include an appearance at the iconic Deni Ute Muster festival. Fans will get the chance to watch multiple performances from Carrie that night as she is also set to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm ET / 10:35 CT on ABC immediately following the 2018 American Music Awards live broadcast.

    Cry Pretty is Underwood’s first release on Capitol Records Nashville and her first time co-producing alongside David Garcia.  She co-wrote nine of the songs on the album including her current single, “Love Wins,” with David Garcia and Brett James.  She recently released the official music video for “Love Wins,” which was directed by Shane Drake. View HERE.

    Underwood returns this fall for her sixth season as the voice of primetime television’s #1 program, Sunday Night Football. This November, she and Brad Paisley will co-host the CMA Awards for the 11th consecutive year.

    In spring 2019, Underwood will launch a new arena tour, The Cry Pretty Tour 360. Sponsored by CALIA, the new tour will kick off on May 1 in Greensboro, NC, and will play 55 arenas across the U.S. and Canada and be promoted by AEG Presents.  She will be joined on tour by special guests Maddie & Tae and Runaway June.

    Audio / Carrie Underwood says fans will hopefully get a bigger glimpse of who she is when they listen to her album, Cry Pretty.

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    Carrie Underwood (what fans can expect) OC: …ever had before. :39
    “I literally meet fan club members and fans at meet and greets and things like that that will say, ‘I voted for you on American Idol. I’ve been a fan club member since it started,’ and that’s absolutely incredible. I feel like we’ve kind of just all grown and evolved together, and I feel like that’s so cool. I hope they listen to this album and maybe get a bigger glimpse of me and who I am because I definitely feel like this project has been a bigger representation of me as a person, as an artist, as a creative being, because I’ve had so much more of a hands-on approach with this album than I’ve ever had before.”

    Audio / Carrie Underwood says she learned a lot about herself as a co-producer with David Garcia.

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    Carrie Underwood (prepping to record a song with David Garcia) OC: …up here, you know? :48
    In working as a producer with David, I feel like I learned so much about, obviously making music, but also about myself as an artist, myself as a writer and myself as a vocalist. I feel like previously in my career, I love being technically good. I love to sing. It’s what I love to do, and I take a lot of pride in working hard at being good at what I do. But I would go in with David and it would be time to record, put my vocals down. Like we’re doing this. I’m stepping up to the plate. Here we go. I’m going to hit a grand slam, and in my mind, that’s what I’m thinking. I’m going to sing every note perfectly. I’m going to be great. I’m talking myself up here, you know?”

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD AND JIMMY FALLON CHANNEL KENNY AND DOLLY.

    Carrie Underwood and Jimmy Fallon give an impromptu live karaoke duet of Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s “Islands in the Stream” after filming NBC’s Tonight Show in Central Park. Check out the video below.

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  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD RECEIVES A STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME.

    Carrie Underwood was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday (September 20th), becoming the 2,646th star on the Walk right outside the famed Capitol Records building on North Vine Street.

    “How does a girl from Checotah, Okla., end up with a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame? I will tell you how.” She raved about her family, including her parents and her husband Mike Fisher, who she called “an incredible man who thinks I’m so much better than I am in every way.” She also spoke to her three-and-a-half year old son, saying “Isaiah Michael, I love you so much…and I’m proud of you, and I believe in you, too.”

     

    Former American Idol judge Simon Cowell celebrated Carrie, explaining he once predicted she would become the best-selling artist in the history of the show. CMA co-host and friend Brad Paisley praised not only her career, but her humanitarian efforts. “She not only goes into our [country] format and starts having one hit record after another — and is still having hit records — she goes from there to doing good works in this world, and making sure that she’s giving back,” he said. “Between herself, Mike, her family — they live the kind of life all of us would be proud to live.”

    Carrie just released her new album, Cry Pretty, last week and has hit the airwaves with her latest song, the inspirational “Love Wins.”

    Video / Carrie Underwood Walk of Fame

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  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD PERFORMS “LOVE WINS” ON THE ELLEN DeGENERES SHOW.

    Carrie Underwood appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday (September 19th) to talk about her new album, Cry Pretty, as well as perform the inspirational “Love Wins,” her second release from the collection.

    The superstar will receive her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday (September 20th), and she will follow that up with a Spotify Listening Party Q&A beginning at 7pm ET/4pm PT.

     

    Video / Carrie Underwood performs "Love Wins" on the Ellen DeGeneres Show

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  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD WILL PERFORM ON THIS YEAR’S AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS.

    Carrie Underwood will perform at this year’s American Music Awards. She’s one of the first round of performers announced for the show, which also includes Imagine Dragons, Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ign (the latter of the two will perform together).

     

    Twelve-time American Music Award winning artist and 2018 nominee in the Favorite Female Artist – Country category, Carrie returns to the AMAs stage for the first time since 2015 to perform a song hot off her recently released sixth studio album, Cry Pretty. She just released her new song, “Love Wins.”

    The 2018 American Music Awards, hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles October 9th at 8pm ET on ABC.

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD SINGS ABOUT HER OWN “KINGDOM” ON THE NEW ALBUM, CRY PRETTY.

    Carrie Underwood gets up close and the most personal on her new album, Cry Pretty. One of the songs she wrote and recorded for the album and that speaks straight to her soul is the uplifting, goosebump-inducing and domestically lovely “Kingdom.”

    “It ain’t always pretty as a picture
    And it ain’t a mansion on a hill
    It’s perfectly imperfect
    It’s worth more than it’s worth
    It’s our life, it’s our heart, it’s our home
    This is our kingdom”

    “I feel like ‘Kingdom’ is just all about the things that make you. I’m from a very small town in Oklahoma. When I sing this song, this is what I think of,” she says. “We had everything that we needed. Everything. We did not have a lot of extras in our lives, and that was, I think, a good thing. But to me when I think, I’m gonna cry, [starts crying] when I think about home it’s the best thing. I’m so glad that I grew up where I grew up with my amazing family and the house that we grew up in that my parents still live at in that tiny town with not a lot to do and not a lot of extras. That is part of me.”

    Carrie loves going home to Checotah, Oklahoma and staying with her parents in her childhood home and she recently told CBS Sunday Morning [see link below] that being at home lets her “sleep.” “I feel like this is the only place that my soul can rest,” she said. “It’s just when I come here, I can turn off, and there’s no other place in the world like that…I sleep when I’m here. I mean, I sleep, and I don’t get that anywhere else.”

    Catch Carrie on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday (September 19th). On September 20th, she will receive her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and will perform at the upcoming iHeart Radio Music Festival on September 22nd in Las Vegas.

    Audio / Carrie Underwood gets emotional when talking about the song “Kingdom,” because she thinks about growing up in her home in Oklahoma.

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    Carrie Underwood (Kingdom) 2 OC: …part of me. 1:14
    “I feel like ‘Kingdom’ is just all about the things that make you. I’m from a very small town in Oklahoma. When I sing this song, this is what I think of. We didn’t have an abundance of fancy stuff. We didn’t live in some giant house or some, I mean there was really nothing to do but we kind of had each other and we were really proud of what we had. My parents worked really hard for everything that they were able to give us, and I respect that so much. Our house wasn’t that special but it’s home. So as a child you – I don’t want to say we were poor. That’s the wrong word because we had everything that we needed. Everything. We did not have a lot of extras in our lives, and that was I think a good thing. But to me when I think, I’m gonna cry, [starts crying] when I think about home it’s the best thing. I’m so glad that I grew up where I grew up with my amazing family and the house that we grew up in that my parents still live at in that tiny town with not a lot to do and not a lot of extras. That is part of me.”

    Video / Carrie Underwood on CBS Sunday Morning

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  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD APPEARS ON NBC’S TONIGHT SHOW AND DEBUTS HER NEW SONG, “LOVE WINS.”

    Carrie Underwood talked about her new album, Cry Pretty, as well as shares some of the German she had to learn after getting sick on tour and admits that she tests to see if her son inherited her singing talent on NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Carrie also made her television debut performance of her new single, “Love Wins.” Check it out below.

    Video / Carrie Underwood on Tonight Show

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    Video / Carrie Underwood performs "Love Wins" on Tonight Show.

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  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD TO “FLIP THE SWITCH” ON THE OPRY’S SIGNATURE BARN AS PART OF A TWO-SHOW 10TH EDITION OF OPRY GOES PINK.

    The Grand Ole Opry® and Carrie Underwood are joining together in the fight against breast cancer on Friday, October 26 with a special 10th Annual Opry Goes Pink. Opry member and Capitol Records Nashville’s superstar Underwood will flip the switch on the Opry’s signature barn backdrop, turning it pink for the night as the “Cry Pretty” star takes the stage to perform on two shows that night. Underwood also flipped the switch on the inaugural Opry Goes Pink in 2009.


    Underwood and the Opry have teamed to create Cry Pretty Opry Goes Pink packages featuring Opry Goes Pink tickets, Underwood’s “Cry Pretty” album due Sept. 14, and a collectible print. Beginning today, when fans order the package or tickets, $5 from every package and ticket sold will be donated to the fight against breast cancer. Tickets and packages are available at opry.com and at (800) SEE-OPRY.

    About the Grand Ole Opry

    The Grand Ole Opry®is presented by Humana®.  Opry performances are held every Friday and Saturday of the year, with Tuesday night shows through December, Wednesday night shows through Sept. 26,  and seasonal Opry Country Classics shows on Thursdays. To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com. The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn.  Celebrating nine decades of entertainment, the Opry can be heard at opry.comand wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP).  For more information, visit opry.com.

     
    Photo courtesy Grand Ole Opry LLC. Chris Hollo, photographer
  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD CRY PRETTY ALBUM SPECIAL.

    Multi-platinum selling global superstar Carrie Underwood is set to release her eagerly-anticipated new album, Cry Pretty, on Friday, September 14th. Cry Pretty will be her first studio album on Capitol Records Nashville and marks the first time she has co-produced her own album. The lead single and title track, “Cry Pretty” debuted as the #1 song in the U.S. all-genres. The song also topped download charts in 38 countries around the world and amassed over 3.5 billion social impressions across 66 countries during its week of launch in April, which was culminated with a show-stopping performance on the “2018 ACM Awards” telecast. Carrie co-wrote the powerful single with Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, and Liz Rose (aka The Love Junkies) and co-produced Cry Pretty with fellow writer/producer David Garcia. She just released her new single and video for “Love Wins.”

    We are celebrating this new release with a one-hour special featuring several tracks from the new album, plus some of Carrie’s biggest hits. The program is non-exclusive and commercial-free.

    CLEARANCE WINDOW:

    Friday, September 14th – Saturday, September 22nd

     

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  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD’S CRY PRETTY SHOWCASES LIFE LIVED.

    Carrie Underwood releases her new studio album, Cry Pretty, on Friday (September 14th), and she says there was a lot of personal and professional growth between her 2015 Storyteller album and this new collection of songs, which she co-produced with David Garcia.

    “There was definitely a lot of growth for me as a person – emotional growth and spiritual growth and my family. And I feel like just kind of taking more ownership in my thoughts and my feelings and my wants and my creative abilities and just taking more ownership over all of those things and wanting that to translate into this album,” says Carrie. “I like to take time between projects. It’s like when do you have time to live the life you’re writing about? It’s so important to me…Whatever I’m doing, I want to completely immerse myself in and that includes living a life, and I just feel like that’s so important. And for me as a mom and as a wife and as a friend and daughter and all of those things, it’s just important to take a minute to live a life worth writing about.”

    Carrie has scheduled several appearances in promotion of Cry Pretty. She’ll perform on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Thursday (September 13th) followed by the Today Show Summer Concert Series on Friday (September 14th), CBS Sunday Morning (September 15th) and The Ellen Show (September 19th). On September 20th, she will receive her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and will perform at the upcoming iHeart Radio Music Festival on September 22nd in Las Vegas.

     

    Audio / Carrie Underwood says there was a lot of growth between her previous album, Storyteller, and her new collection, Cry Pretty.

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    Carrie Underwood (growth between albums) OC: …writing about. 1:07
    “I feel like between Storyteller and Cry Pretty, there was definitely a lot of growth for me as a person – emotional growth and spiritual growth and my family. And I feel like just kind of taking more ownership in my thoughts and my feelings and my wants and my creative abilities and just taking more ownership over all of those things and wanting that to translate into this album. I like to take time between projects. It’s like when do you have time to live the life you’re writing about? It’s so important to me. I like to go on tour and when I’m out, I’m out. I’m on the road. We are working hard. We’re killing it. We’re doing what we do. When I write, I want to write. I want to immerse myself in that. Whatever I’m doing, I want to completely immerse myself in and that includes living a life, and I just feel like that’s so important. And for me as a mom and as a wife and as a friend and daughter and all of those things, it’s just important to take a minute to live a life worth writing about.”

     

    Audio / LINER Carrie Underwood (Cry Pretty available this week)

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    Video / Carrie Underwood Love Wins video

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