Carrie Underwood emerged from the promise of her 2005 American Idol win to become a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, and film. A seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner, she has amassed over 100 major honors, sold 64 million records worldwide, and recorded 26 #1 singles, 13 of which she co-wrote, with a catalog of songs that have been streamed more than 2.6 billion times worldwide. The first female artist to be twice named the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year, Underwood was recognized by Pollstar as the top female country touring artist for each of her headlining tours in 2008, 2010, 2012, and for 2016’s “The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round.” Carrie also topped Billboard’s Top 25 Tours of 2016 as the leading female country artist and was the leading female artist on Country Aircheck’s top country radio performers list for her success in both 2015 and 2016. All five studio albums, Some Hearts, Carnival Ride, Play On, Blown Away, and Storyteller – are certified Platinum or multi-Platinum, and each an American Music Awards winner as Favorite Country Album – and tallied an incredible 40 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. The RIAA’s highest certified country album artist to debut this century, Underwood also holds the distinction of the highest album certification of any country artist to emerge since 2000 with the 8x Multi-Platinum success of her 2005 debut, Some Hearts. She is the all-time Top Country Artist (male or female) on RIAA’s Digital Single Ranking, also placing her among the Top 5 females in the history of RIAA’s Digital Single Program across all genres. In December of 2014, she released her Platinum-certified Greatest Hits: Decade #1, which produced two new #1 hits co-written by Underwood, including the RIAA-Platinum, GRAMMY-winning “Something in the Water.” The Grand Ole Opry member demonstrated her creative diversity in 2013 starring as Maria von Trapp in NBC’s three-hour holiday blockbuster, the Emmy®-winning The Sound of Music Live!, whose airings attracted 44 million viewers. The reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Underwood claimed her fourth win in the category amid the ongoing success of her chart-topping platinum fifth studio album, Storyteller, which produced four #1 hits. In 2017 Underwood will return for the fifth season as the voice of primetime television’s #1 program, Sunday Night Football, and this November, she will co-host the CMA Awards for a tenth consecutive year.
Multi-platinum-selling global superstar Carrie Underwood released the track listing and songwriters for her upcoming studio album, Cry Pretty, available on September 14th. Her first time officially in the Producer chair, Underwood co-produced Cry Pretty alongside David Garcia and she co-wrote nine of the songs featured on the album making it one of her most personal albums to date.
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) August 20, 2018
Underwood wrote the title track and lead single, “Cry Pretty,” with Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose (The Love Junkies). Underwood, exposing pure, raw emotion earned critical praise for her powerful debut performance of “Cry Pretty” at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.
“She brings dignity and drama to being broken. And in her power-vocal relentlessness, Underwood shatters conventional wisdom with a potent few words and a squealing guitar.” – Hits
“…a classic country song with soul at its cathartic heart” – NPR
“…channeled her inner country-soul diva” during the “knockout rendition.” – Rolling Stone
Cry Pretty includes a bonus track also co-written by Underwood featuring Ludacris, “The Champion” which opened NBC’s Super Bowl LII and was incorporated into the 2018 Olympic Winter Games coverage earlier this year.
Cry Pretty Track List:
- Cry Pretty (Carrie Underwood, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, Liz Rose)
- Ghosts On The Stereo (Hillary Lindsey, Tom Douglas, Andrew Dorff)
- Low (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Hillary Lindsey)
- Backsliding (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Hillary Lindsey)
- Southbound (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Josh Miller)
- That Song That We Used To Make Love To (Hillary Lindsey, Jason Evigan)
- Drinking Alone (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Brett James)
- The Bullet (Marc Beeson, Andy Albert, Allen Shamblin)
- Spinning Bottles (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Hillary Lindsey)
- Love Wins (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Brett James)
- End Up With You (Hillary Lindsey, Brett McLaughlin, Will Weatherly)
- Kingdom (Carrie Underwood, Chris DeStefano, Dave Barnes)
Produced by David Garcia and Carrie Underwood
Bonus Track – The Champion (Carrie Underwood, Brett James, Chris DeStefano, Christopher Bridges PKA Ludacris) Produced by Jim Jonsin
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.
THE CRY PRETTY TOUR 360:
|May 1, 2019||Greensboro, NC||Greensboro Coliseum|
|May 3, 2019||Birmingham, AL||Legacy Arena at the BJCC|
|May 4, 2019||N. Little Rock, AR||Verizon Arena|
|May 6, 2019||San Antonio, TX||AT&T Center|
|May 9, 2019||Phoenix, AZ||Talking Stick Resort Arena|
|May 11, 2019||Las Vegas, NV||MGM Grand Garden Arena|
|May 12, 2019||Fresno, CA||Save Mart Center|
|May 14, 2019||Sacramento, CA||Golden1 Center|
|May 16, 2019||Oakland, CA||Oracle Arena|
|May 18, 2019||Bakersfield, CA||Rabobank Arena|
|May 21, 2019||Portland, OR||MODA Center at Rose Garden|
|May 22, 2019||Spokane, WA||Spokane Arena|
|May 24, 2019||Tacoma, WA||Tacoma Dome|
|May 25, 2019||Vancouver, BC||Rogers Arena|
|May 28, 2019||Edmonton, AB||Rogers Place|
|May 31, 2019||Saskatoon, SK||SaskTel Centre|
|June 2, 2019||Winnipeg, MB||Bell MTS Place|
|June 9, 2019||Toronto, ON||Scotiabank Arena|
|June 10, 2019||Ottawa, ON||Canadian Tire Centre|
|June 13, 2019||Hershey, PA||GIANT Center|
|June 15, 2019||Cincinnati, OH||U.S. Bank Arena|
|June 16, 2019||Indianapolis, IN||Bankers Life Fieldhouse|
|June 18, 2019||St. Louis, MO||Enterprise Center|
|June 20, 2019||Milwaukee, WI||Fiserv Forum|
|June 21, 2019||Minneapolis, MN||Target Center|
|June 23, 2019||Lincoln, NE||Pinnacle Bank Arena|
|Sept 10, 2019||San Diego, CA||Valley View Casino Center|
|Sept 12, 2019||Los Angeles, CA||STAPLES Center|
|Sept 14, 2019||Salt Lake City, UT||Vivint Smart Home Arena|
|Sept 16, 2019||Denver, CO||Pepsi Center|
|Sept 18, 2019||Wichita, KS||INTRUST Bank Arena|
|Sept 19, 2019||Kansas City, MO||Sprint Center|
|Sept 21, 2019||Houston, TX||Toyota Center|
|Sept 22, 2019||Lafayette, LA||Cajundome|
|Sept 24, 2019||Dallas, TX||American Airlines Center|
|Sept 25, 2019||Oklahoma City, OK||Chesapeake Energy Arena|
|Sept 27, 2019||Nashville, TN||Bridgestone Arena|
|Sept 29, 2019||Columbia, SC||Colonial Life Arena|
|Sept 30, 2019||Raleigh, NC||PNC Arena|
|Oct 2, 2019||New York City, NY||Madison Square Garden|
|Oct 4, 2019||Washington, D.C.||Capital One Arena|
|Oct 5, 2019||Philadelphia, PA||Wells Fargo Center|
|Oct 10, 2019||Boston, MA||TD Garden|
|Oct 12, 2019||Pittsburgh, PA||PPG Paints Arena|
|Oct 13, 2019||Buffalo, NY||KeyBank Center|
|Oct 16, 2019||Cleveland, OH||Quicken Loans Arena|
|Oct 17, 2019||Louisville, KY||KFC Yum! Center|
|Oct 19, 2019||Atlanta, GA||Philips Arena|
|Oct 20, 2019||Jacksonville, FL||Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena|
|Oct 23, 2019||Memphis, TN||FedExForum|
|Oct 24, 2019||Tulsa, OK||BOK Center|
|Oct 26, 2019||Des Moines, IA||Wells Fargo Arena|
|Oct 27, 2019||Sioux Falls, SD||Denny Sanford PREMIER Center|
|Oct 29, 2019||Chicago, IL||United Center|
|Oct 31, 2019||Detroit, MI||Little Caesars Arena|
*Tickets on sale Friday, Aug 24 for Wichita, Kansas City and Sioux Falls
About Carrie Underwood:
Carrie Underwood emerged from the promise of her 2005 American Idol win to become a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, and film. A seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner, she has sold 64 million records worldwide and recorded 26 #1 singles, 13 of which she co-wrote.
She will release Cry Pretty, her first studio album on Capitol Records Nashville on September 14, marking the first time she has co-produced her own album. The title track and lead single was released worldwide on April 11. Co-produced and co-written by Carrie, it has already topped the iTunes Top Songs charts in 12 countries. In Spring 2019, Carrie will launch The Cry Pretty Tour 360, which will kick off in May and will play 55 arenas across the U.S. and Canada. Earlier this year, she released the hit event anthem she co-wrote, “The Champion” featuring Ludacris, which opened NBC’s Super Bowl LII and was incorporated into the network’s coverage of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
In 2013, Carrie starred as Maria von Trapp in NBC’s three-hour holiday blockbuster, the Emmy®-winning The Sound of Music Live!, whose airings attracted 44 million viewers. She is lead designer for her fitness and lifestyle brand, CALIA by Carrie Underwood, which launched in 2015 and is exclusively available at DICK’S Sporting Goods nationwide and online at www.caliastudio.com. This Spring, Carrie celebrated her 10th anniversary as a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry and will return this Fall for her sixth season as the voice of primetime television’s #1 program, Sunday Night Football. This November, Carrie and Brad Paisley will co-host the CMA Awards for the 11th consecutive year.
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