• FATHER’S DAY 2021

    Father’s Day is Sunday (June 20th), and we have audio with many of your favorite country stars! Download the soundbites below.

     

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    Audio / Adam Hambrick explains what he most admires about his father.

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    Adam Hambrick (Father’s Day-Dad) OC: …about my dad. :45“When I was a kid, my dad always included me on what he was doing. I feel like I learned a lot from watching go about life and watching him treat people well and with kindness. My dad is a pastor and I watched, my whole growing up, I just watched him serve other people, like put other people’s needs in front of himself and show up in the hospital when Sister Jeanette had surgery or whatever that thing was like any given day, it could be anything. I watched him tile floors in a new Sunday School building. I watched him do literally everything for a ton of different people in a really selfless way. That’s one of the things I admire most about my dad.”

    Audio / Brandon Lay is a father of two – Ryder and Lara June – and it was a bit of transition from one to two kids.

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    Brandon Lay (father of two) OC: …embrace. :26
    “Oh man! Now that I’m a father of two, it’s really it goes from more than just keeping one little guy alive and still having more me and Nicole time to wow, I’m actually a father. We’ve got a party of four now, not that I wasn’t before a father, but you know what I mean. I’m reaching real dad status. It’s a weird feeling, but it’s one I embrace.”

    Audio / BROTHERS OSBORNE GREW UP IN A MUSICAL FAMILY – BOTH THEIR PARENTS WROTE AND PERFORMED MUSIC. THEIR FATHER LISTENED TO A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT ARTISTS WHICH GAVE THEM THEIR OWN FOUNDATION.

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    Brothers Osborne (Dad’s music) OC: (John) …anything else. :34
    “Our dad listened to everything from Hank Williams to Willie Nelson to even pop music like Mariah Carey and Tom Petty to Bob Seger. You name it and he listened to it, so we really didn’t think about specific genres. We really just kind of soaked it all in, so we listened to it all at one time. It was just music to us. Th ere wasn’t a day in our house without the radio on or there wasn’t a weekend at our house that there wasn’t a party and people had their guitars out, so music to us is like eating and breathing. It’s just as essential as anything else.”

    Audio / Carrie Underwood talks about her own father and her husband Mike Fisher, who's a father to two young boys.

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    Carrie Underwood (Father’s Day) OC: …guy all around. 1:18
    “Well, I am very lucky in my life to have two incredible fathers – my own father and then I get to watch my husband be a father to our boys – strong, amazing men, I am very lucky to be around them. Mike as a dad is just super involved in our boys’ lives, very hands on. It takes a team, definitely, to be able to support my crazy life and Mike’s always running around doing a lot of charity things and he’s always meeting with people and he’s on different boards and stuff like that, so we’re very much switching off duties as far as taking boys here and there to school and  sports and to all the extra-curricular activities. I just love that I feel like we’re such a great team. I love it that he gets to now work with Isaiah on sports and things like that, and I know he loves it too. So, I think that’s one of my favorite qualities about Mike is just how hands on of a father he is and very willing to pick up the slack when I’m crazy busy. Obviously, he’s just a very Godly father, as well. He keeps God as the center of our family and gets to teach our boys all about that, as well. So, he’s just a great guy all around.”

    Audio / Caylee Hammack says her father is a good man.

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    Caylee Hammack (Dad) OC: …forget that. 1:19
    “My dad has this really unnerving ability to be able to build anything at all just by thinking of it. He can look at something and build it in his mind and build it by hand, and it always works. I’ve always respected him for that. He’s a very hard worker.  He’s worked every day of his life. He’s also kind, even when he doesn’t have to be. He’s the type of guy who always gives money at the light to whoever it is on the street. One of my favorite moments with my dad was when we were driving to Macon, Georgia. I was playing a show that night, and we were driving up and we saw this dog and I could tell she was a mama dog. I could tell she had babies somewhere that she was trying to nurse, and she was so skinny. And I’m a bleeding heart. I get it from my Mama, and I just start crying, and I’m like, ‘That poor dog. She’s starving trying to feed her babies.’ I thought, ‘Poor dog.” And my dad doesn’t say anything, goes up two more blocks and pulls into the McDonalds. And he goes through and he asks me if I wanted anything, and I say no. I just think he’s hungry. He goes and he buys three or four burgers, and then he goes back to that block and he drives around until we find that dog to feed it to ‘em. I just remember looking at him, being like this is what a man is; this is what a good man does, and I’ll never forget that.”

    Audio / Darius Rucker says his kids would say he was a fun dad, unless they did something wrong.

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    Darius Rucker (Father’s Day) OC: …loving dad. :41
    “I think if you asked my kids what kind of Dad I was they would probably say…Dani would say that I was a fun Dad. My little daughter would say that I was a fun dad; she thinks I’m a lot of fun. I think if you caught them at the right moment they would say I was mean [laughs] because when I’m home I’m not afraid to discipline them. I’m all fun until it’s not fun anymore and then daddy’s not the fun guy. I think that they’d say that I was a fun Dad, I’m a loving Dad and I think they would say that. I’m gone so much that when I’m home, I just shower love upon my kids. I say ‘I love you’ probably fifty times a day. We hug, we kiss all the time. I’m always wanting them to know how much I love them. So I’d hope they’d say that I was a loving dad.”

    Audio / Darius Rucker says his mother made him a good father to his three children.

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    Darius Rucker (mother’s qualities makes him a great father) OC: …my mom. :45
    “She had a lot great qualities, but she was always, family was first for her. She was always a rock and making sure she took care of us and making sure we had things we needed to have to survive – food and clothes and a home – and seeing that and seeing how hard she worked and all the things she did just really made me the father that I am today. I mean, I’m so crazy and hands-on with my kids. I think it all comes from watching my mom have to struggle so much to support us. And so now, I don’t want me or my wife to ever have to struggle, and I don’t want my kids to ever want or wonder where I am or where there mom is. I want them to always know where we are and always be taken care of, and that all comes from my mom.”

    Audio / Dierks Bentley enjoys being both dad – to daughters Evie and Jordan and son Knox – and country music performer.

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    Dierks Bentley (dad & performer) OC: …to do both. :28
    “When I get home, it’s a totally different reality that I wouldn’t trade for anything in the world. Just hanging with my girls and doing the things we do and seeing life through their eyes, it’s incredible. It takes a man to do it. It’s not a boys’ game. It takes a man to do it. I love the juxtaposition to be able to be that man and to also go on the road and act like I’m 13 years old and play video games all afternoon waiting for the fans to show up. So, it’s really a blessing to be able to do both.”

    Audio / Dierks Bentley, the father of three, is very grateful to his own dad for turning him on to country music as a kid.

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    Dierks (Father’s Day) OC: …that’s for sure. :10
    “My dad was my biggest influence in country music because my dad loved country radio. So, we always drove around listening to country radio and George Strait, Hank Williams and Randy Travis and all these guys, so. Without him, I wouldn’t be doing this, that’s for sure.”

    Audio / Eric Church describes his father and the qualities he admires in him.

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    Eric Church (Father’s Day) OC: …always admired. :29
    “My dad is a, I’m trying to find the right words to describe him. My dad is a great guy, honest guy, very call it like he sees it, which is where I get a lot of that. No BS. I’m gonna tell you how I feel whether you like it or not. I’m that guy, I’m me…My dad’s that way, so I get a lot of that from him. There’s also an honesty and an integrity that my dad carries himself with that I’ve always admired.”

    Audio / ERIC CHURCH ADMIRES HIS FATHER, AND WILL PASS ALONG SOME OF THOSE QUALITIES HE’S LEARNED TO HIS OWN CHILDREN, SONS BOONE AND HAWK.

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    Eric Church (his father’s influence) OC: …same thing. :32
    “My daddy’s always preached, and it’s something that rung true, he’s always preached authenticity. He’s always preached being honest and being true. My daddy’s from a small town, you know it’s a blue collar town, and he’s just always been pretty even-keeled; never too high and never too low. He’s always been honest and authentic. I think it’s a good template. It has been for me thus far, especially with this industry, ‘cause it’s really easy to get high and low. So, I think just keeping everything in perspective and trying to be real, and I think people can sense that, and I certainly will tell my kids the same thing.”

    Audio / Jon Langston looks up to his father and hopes to become just like him.

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    Jon Langston (Father’s Day) OC: …just fine. :16
    “My Dad has been my hero all my life. He’s the man I want to be one day when I grow up. I’m thankful for all he’s done for me and the sacrifices he’s made for our family. If I’m half the man he is one day, I’ll be just fine.”

    Audio / JORDAN DAVIS SAYS HE LOVES GETTING HIS DAUGHTER UP IN THE MORNINGS.

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    Jordan Davis (fatherhood 2020) OC: …here myself. :46
    “Fatherhood is something, it really is tough to put into words, but one of my favorite things to do is to go in and get Eloise up in the mornings, and I just see this little bundle of joy. She is just so happy. She’s got a smile just like Kristen, and so it really is just crazy to go in in the morning. She could be crying, screaming and then you walk in, and the second she sees you, it’s all smiles and laughs. I don’t know. I think the coolest thing with a kid like her age is just the innocence. You see just how happy she is to be here, and I’m very happy she’s here myself.”

    Audio / JORDAN DAVIS TALKS ABOUT HIS FAVORITE QUALITIES OF HIS DAD.

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    Jordan Davis (Father’s Day) OC: …my music. :45
    “The thing I love most about my Dad is just his overall love of life. He’s a guy that’s worked hard and is now at a point where he can enjoy it, and he’s living every day to the fullest. That’s something that I’m very thankful that I’ve seen my Dad do and something to learn from. So, that’s probably my favorite quality about the old man, and just the hard work too. My dad ran a furniture business in Shreveport for a long time with his Dad. It was great to grow up and see a guy work hard and helped his Dad build a business from the ground up to a very successful business, and that’s something that I even try to carry over into my music.”

    Audio / JORDAN DAVIS TALKS ABOUT HOW HIS LIFE HAS CHANGED SINCE HE'S BECOME A FATHER.

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    Jordan Davis (fatherhood and impending fatherhood) OC: …ever happened to me. :30
    “I’m very blessed to have Eloise and to have another baby coming in September. It’s tough to put into words the change of becoming a dad. It really is an instant change in just your outlook on everything. I think it’s been amazing for me just to come home and see Eloise be so excited. It puts a lot of things into perspective. I think it’s helped with my music. It’s helped with every aspect of my life. Becoming a dad, it’s the coolest thing that’s ever happened to me.”

    Audio / PROUD DAD OF FOUR (HAMPTON, COLBY, MARION, HAWKE), JOSH TURNER TALKS ABOUT HOW HIS THREE OLDEST SONS ARE LEARNING THE FAMILY TRADE.

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    Josh Turner (Father’s Day) OC: …one of ‘em.  1:05
    “As far as talent and potential, my oldest three, especially, they could do anything they wanted to do if they put their mind to it and their heart was there. My oldest [Hampton] is incredible at playing mandolin. Colby, we kind of noticed him turn the corner lately with the fiddle, and Marion is actually playing a ukulele that’s tuned like the top four strings on a guitar, so in essence, he’s learning how to play guitar. They’ve just kind of started incorporating some singing into some playing, so they’re starting the whole singing and playing at the same time kind of thing, and not only that, they’re even learning to play songs together on their individual instruments. So, it’s amazing to see how much they can learn in such a short amount of time. It makes me realize how much I missed out on when I was that age, ‘cause I did take some music lessons growing up and everything, but I think they feed off of each other honestly. I think that’s why they’re getting so good is because they’re all doing it, not just one of ‘em.”

    Audio / Keith Urban – father to daughters Sunday and Faith -- says there are a number of things that are at the top of the list of being a dad.

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    Keith Urban (Father’s Day) OC: …experience that. :36
    “The first thing is probably just having someone call you dad. I’m like, ‘Omigosh! I’m her dad! That’s amazing.’ That’s probably the first thing to me. I don’t know, I mean, the different personalities that our two daughters have, that’s amazing. It’s such a long list I think. I always say…I think for the people that haven’t had kids – which I hadn’t for a long, long time. I didn’t have kids ‘til later on, and being around it is not the same as having them, you know? I realize that it’s not something that can be explained until you actually sort of have it, so I’m glad I got to experience that.”

    Audio / Kip Moore talks about his late father’s influence on his music career, and how he’d play classics on their fishing trips.

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    Kip Moore (Father’s Day-dad’s influence) OC: …of us singin’ ‘em. :29
    “He would just play all those classic records – Little River Band, Jackson Brown, Springsteen, Seger, Willie Nelson, the Red-Headed Stranger, Kristofferson, Sam Cook – like classic music. He’d be singing the songs and telling us why it was such good music. And I looked up to him so much, that’s the music I gravitated towards and that’s what I continue to listen to. Whenever I think about those old fishing trips, that’s what I think about is on the way down there, him singing those songs and all of us singin’ ‘em.”

    Audio / Lauren Alaina enjoys Father's Day so she can celebrate, along with her brother, how much he means to her.

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    Lauren Alaina (Father’s Day best friend) OC: …my brother and I. :29
    “My dad is one of my best buds. I absolutely adore him. He is hilarious, and every bit of my personality came from my father directly. (laughs) He is awesome and I’m lucky to be his daughter, and I’m thankful for Father’s Day so that I can celebrate him and show him how much he means to my brother and I.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan talks about the life lessons his father taught him.

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    Luke Bryan (Father’s Day-life lessons) OC: …live by that. :46
    “Well, my dad was, I always just go back to the life lessons that always started either in a fishing boat or hunting somewhere, and that’s why I’ve always kind of been a champion of those types of behaviors certainly with your boys and your children because you get to spend time and hand down values. My dad was always big on just hard work and being good to people and a handshake is the contract. A handshake is your bond, your word. His famous saying always was, ‘Do something right the first time and you won’t have to go back and do it over again.’ I won’t say I batted a thousand perfectly on that, but I’ve kind of tried to live by that.”

    Audio / MADDIE MARLOW TALKS ABOUT HER FATHER’S FAVORITE GIFT SHE’S EVER GIVEN HIM FOR FATHER’S DAY.

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    Maddie & Tae (Father’s Day) OC: …for Father’s Day. :26
    “So, for Father’s Day, I made my Dad – I think it was right before I moved to Nashville – I made my Dad this little photo book where it had like his quotes that have stuck with me my whole life and then some pictures, and it was really funky. It looks horrible. It’s not put together, but that’s one of his favorite gifts that he’s ever gotten, and I cherish that ugly photo book thing that I made for him for Father’s Day.”

    Audio / Sam Hunt says his father taught him a lot about being a man and knowing the right thing.

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    Sam Hunt (Father’s Day) OC: …he’s great. :27
    “I’m obviously biased about my parents, but I’ve been around a lot of great men of integrity, but he is by far the best man that I know. He’s just taught me so much about being a man, doing the right thing, knowing the difference between right and wrong. And even though I don’t always follow his lead, I definitely know better because of him, and that means a whole lot to me. I was just really fortunate to have him as a dad, and he’s great.”

    Audio / Travis Denning says his father is his best friend.

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    Travis Denning (Father’s Day) OC: …for sure. :43
    “My dad – I call him ‘Diamond Dave’ and a lot of other people do too. Honestly, I don’t know if I drink more with anybody else more than my Dad. I think a super cool thing now is getting older and knowing that I’m starting to get more and more sustained as a human that it’s like my parents get to be friends now with me and my sister, which is such a cool thing. And so, yeah, me and my Dad – we love music and we love heavy metal and we love all that. We get to go to concerts and football games and drink beer and just enjoy that cool part of a father and a son and a mother and a son where now we get to be friends and it’s really cool. My Dad is my best friend, for sure.”

    Audio / Vince Gill talks about the qualities he hopes for his children.

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    Vince Gill (Father’s Day) OC: …feels like. :33
    “Kindness-hopefully make them kind and that’s all we got. Five great kids, a couple of grandkids. Those grandkids are the complete light of my life. You know, they just show up and the rest of the world can kiss my you-know-what. (laughs)  I say, ‘We’re just gonna go swing in the backyard; we’re gonna wrestle on the bed; we’re gonna eat those Goldfish (crackers), you know? And nothing else kind of seems to matter. And then I think what I love seeing, more than anything, for my kid to finally understand what it means to love, and it’s awesome to see my kid finally get it what that unconditional love really looks like and feels like.”

  • COUNTRY MUSIC SUPERSTAR CARRIE UNDERWOOD TO RELEASE POWERFUL MY SAVIOR: LIVE FROM THE RYMAN CONCERT ON DVD ON JULY 23rd.

    Seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner and three-time ACM Entertainer of the Year Carrie Underwood has recorded her first-ever gospel LIVE performance DVD, My Savior: LIVE From The Ryman. The DVD will be released internationally on July 23 by Gaither Music Group in partnership with Capitol Records Nashville with distribution by Capitol Christian Music Group/Universal. Filmed at the celebrated Ryman Auditorium, known around the world as “The Mother Church of Country Music,” the country music superstar brings her best-selling, critically-acclaimed studio album My Savior (Capitol Records Nashville) to life on that legendary stage with breathtaking performances of traditional gospel hymns Underwood grew up singing such as “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art.”

    “This is an album I have always wanted to record and I’m thrilled to be able to bring these uplifting, inspirational songs to life in this special way,” says Underwood of My Savior. Other highlights of the Ryman concert include a duet with CeCe Winans, the best-selling and most-awarded female gospel artist of all time, on the classic hymn “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.”

    Singer/songwriter Bear Rinehart, frontman of the rock band, NEEDTOBREATHE, also makes a special appearance, joining Underwood to sing on another traditional hymn, “Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus.” Southern gospel and harmonica legend Buddy Greene and 10-time CMA Musician of the Year Mac McAnally, both of whom played on the album, also appear with Underwood.  The DVD also features the time-honored classics “Because He Lives,” “Just As I Am,” “Victory In Jesus,” “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Softly And Tenderly.”  My Savior: LIVE From The Ryman, a virtual live concert performance from the iconic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, streamed live globally on Facebook on Easter Sunday, raising over $112,000 for Save the Children.

    Additionally, on July 23rd, a TV special featuring performances from the My Savior: LIVE From The Ryman DVD will air on networks including PBS, DIRECTV, DISH TV, Circle TV, TBN, RFD-TV and more; and it will air in Canada on The Miracle Channel, Vision TV, Hope TV and CTS (Crossroads). The special will also air on GAITHERTV (Roku/Apple/Amazon) and on the Gaither TV YouTube Channel for a limited time beginning July 23rd.

    Pre-orders of the My Savior: LIVE From The Ryman DVD bundled with the My Savior CD will begin on June 14 at Amazon, Walmart, Target, and other national retailers, in addition to Gaither Music https://lnk.to/MySaviorDVDCU.

     

    My Savior: LIVE From The Ryman DVD SONG LISTING:

    Jesus Loves Me (instrumental)
    Because He Lives
    Blessed Assurance
    Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus
    Just As I Am
    O How I Love Jesus
    Softly And Tenderly
    Great Is Thy Faithfulness (feat. CeCe Winans)
    I Surrender All
    Victory In Jesus
    How Great Thou Art
    The Old Rugged Cross
    Amazing Grace/Something In The Water

     About Carrie Underwood
    Carrie Underwood is a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, film, and as a New York Times bestselling author and successful entrepreneur.  She has sold more than 64 million records worldwide, recorded 27 #1 singles (14 of which she co-wrote), and has seven albums that are certified Platinum or Multi-Platinum by the RIAA, all while continuing to sell out arena tours across North America and the UK.  All nine of her consecutive album releases (two of which she co-produced) from the beginning of her career debuted #1 on the Billboard Country Chart, making her the only artist to accomplish that feat.  She has won over 100 major awards including 7 GRAMMY® Awards, 15 ACM Awards including three for Entertainer of the Year (the first female in history to win twice and the only female ever to win three times), 23 CMT Music Awards (holding the record for the most award wins ever for the show), 7 CMA Awards, and 15 American Music Awards. She has also built a successful business portfolio inspired by her passion for health and wellness, including her fitness and lifestyle brand, CALIA by Carrie Underwood, bestselling book, FIND YOUR PATH, her fit52 app, and a partnership with BODYARMOR Sports Drink.  She recently announced her first-ever residency, REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency, at The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas, which will begin December 1.

    Audio / Carrie Underwood talks about the show she played at. The Ryman Auditorium for her album, My Savior

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    Carrie Underwood (Ryman Show) :56
    “We wanted to do something special for this album. I think the album itself is very special and I feel like we all need to experience some live music, you know. So, we started thinking about where to perform it and when I think of country music and church and places that are special to me, I think of the Ryman Auditorium. There’s something so special about it. It is an auditorium, but it feels like church, I mean for many reasons. It’s just so beautiful and has such a spiritual feel to it anyway. So, we thought of bringing this album to life and what better day to stream that on than Easter Sunday. So, I’m just very excited. I’m always excited to sing but when you get to do something that’s very intimate and something that feels like home, which again I feel like this whole album feels like home, to do it in a place that feels like home is just going to be extra special.”

    Audio / Carrie Underwood talks about CeCe Winans joining her on "Great Is They Faithfulness."

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    Carrie Underwood (CeCe Winans on “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”) :58
    “I feel like one thing I will never forget about the day CeCe and I recorded  ‘Great Is Thy Faithfulness ‘ together is when she walked in she was like ‘oh, thank you for having me’ I was like ‘Oh my gosh, thank you so much for coming.’ And she’s like ‘I love this song so much,’ and she said, ‘because he IS faithful.’ And obviously she has this incredible gift from God and uses it, you know, to give back to God, but for her to come in and just like, “Oh my gosh, you believe what you’re singing.’ It sounds so silly to say that. Of course, you should, but then to hear that it’s just like ‘Oh, yes, yeah.’ So, getting to work with her and feel the power that she has in her voice, it was just such a beautiful day and just she’s a light in the world and in music and to me in the studio she certainly was that day.”

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD WINS VIDEO OF THE YEAR WITH JOHN LEGEND AT THE CMT MUSIC AWARDS.

    Carrie Underwood continues her reign as most awarded artist in the history of the CMT Music Awards with 23 wins. On Wednesday (June 9th), she took home the Video of the Year for “Hallelujah” with John Legend. During her acceptance speech she thanked him, “John Legend, thank you for sending me this incredible song and agreeing to sing with me on it and making this incredible video that I am so proud of.” However, first, she thanked the fans. “Fans, thank you so much, fans. You guys, you are the reason we are all here doing what we do, doing what we love, making music videos.”

    “Hallelujah” appears on Carrie’s holiday album, My Gift.

    Carrie also turned in a gorgeous performance with NEEDTOBREATHE on the song “I Wanna Remember,” which was shot at the Bonnaroo Farm.

     

     

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  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD AND KEITH URBAN ARE UP FOR VIDEO OF THE YEAR AT THIS YEAR’S CMT MUSIC AWARDS.

    The finalists for the 2021 CMT Music Awards Video of the Year have been announced and they are Carrie Underwood & John Legend’s “Hallelujah,” Keith Urban with Pink’s “One Too Many,” Elle King & Miranda Lambert’s “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home),” Kane Brown’s “Worldwide Beautiful,”  Kelsea Ballerini’s “Hole In The Bottle” and Kenny Chesney’s “Knowing You.”

    Fans will be able to vote here through the show, which will air from Nashville on June 9th beginning at 8pm ET.

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD, LUKE BRYAN, LAUREN ALAINA, JON PARDI, MICKEY GUYTON ADDED TO LIST OF PERFORMERS AT THIS YEAR’S CMT MUSIC AWARDS.

    This year’s CMT Music Awards will include cool collaborations, featuring some of the format’s biggest stars. Carrie Underwood will team with Christian supergroup NEEDTOBREATHE; while Lauren Alaina and Jon Pardi pair up. More collaborations include Mickey Guyton and BRELANDLuke Bryan and Thomas Rhett, as well as Chris Stapleton and Luke Combs.

    Previously announced performances and collabs include Brothers Osborne and Dierks Bentley, Mickey Guyton and Gladys Knight and the Marfa Tapes trio of Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall. 

    The top six finalists will be revealed for “Video of the Year” Tuesday (June 1st) with voting for the night’s most sought-after prize continuing through the show on June 9th.

    The 2021 CMT Music Awards will air from Nashville on Wednesday, June 9th at 8pm ET/7pm CT.

     

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD WINS BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARD FOR “MY GIFT.”

    Carrie Underwood won a Billboard Music Award Sunday night (May 23rd) for Top Christian Album for her Christmas collection, My Gift.

    When Carrie released My Gift last year, she said she had always wanted to make a Christmas album. “I love these songs. I love singing about Jesus. I love Christmas as a whole, as a time of year,” she says. “So, I have always wanted to make an album like this, so I did. (laughs) I always wanted to, so we did it.”

     

     

    Carrie is having a lot of success on the Christian charts due to her gospel album, My Savior, which debuted at the top of both the Billboard Country and Christian Charts.

    In other news, tickets for her REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency — her recently announced headlining engagement run at The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas — go on sale Today at 10am PT/1pm ET. Recently, she added six more shows, which open December 1st.

    The dates are:

    • December 2021: 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11
    • March 2022: 23, 25, 26, 30
    • April 2022: 1, 2

     

     

    Audio / CARRIE UNDERWOOD EXPLAINS WHY SHE WANTED TO RECORD A CHRISTMAS ALBUM.

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    Carrie Underwood (why she wanted to record a Christmas album) OC: …we did it. :17
    “I love these songs. I love singing about Jesus. I love Christmas as a whole, as a time of year. So, I have always wanted to make an album like this, so I did. (laughs) I always wanted to, so we did it.”

  • DUE TO INCREDIBLE TICKET DEMAND, CARRIE UNDERWOOD ADDS SIX SHOW DATES TO REFLECTION: THE LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY OPENING DECEMBER 1 AT THE THEATRE AT RESORTS WORLD LAS VEGAS.

    Due to extraordinary pre-sale ticket demand, Carrie Underwood has added six new show dates from March 23 to April 2, 2022 to REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency, her recently announced headlining engagement run opening December 1, 2021 at The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas. The six new dates, along with previously announced December 2021 dates, will go on sale to the public beginning Monday, May 24 at 10 a.m. PST.

     

    The six additional show dates going on sale are:                                                     

     

    • March 2022: 23, 25, 26, 30
    • April 2022: 1, 2

     

    Previously announced show dates going on sale are:

     

    • December 2021: 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11

     

    Tickets for all 12 show dates, plus a limited number of VIP and premium ticket packages, will go on sale to the public for all shows starting Monday, May 24 at 10 a.m. PST at axs.com/carrieinvegas.

     

    Citi® is the official presale credit card of the headliner engagements at The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas. Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets now through Sunday, May 23 at 10 p.m. PST through the Citi Entertainment® program. For complete presale details, visit citientertainment.com.

     

    Additionally, $1 from each ticket sold for REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency will be donated to Make-A-Wish Foundation of America (https://wish.org), which grants life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Underwood has been involved with the organization for more than 15 years, granting wishes since the beginning of her recording career.

     

    The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas is a joint development between Resorts World Las Vegas and AEG Presents. The brand-new, multi-level venue designed by the award-winning international design firm, Scéno Plus, will be home to Las Vegas’s largest and tallest performance stage with the furthest seat only 150 feet from the stage. Resorts World Las Vegas is the Strip’s highly anticipated new 3,500-room luxury destination opening June 24. For additional programming and upcoming announcements at The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas follow on Facebook or Instagram.

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves, George Strait, Kylie Morgan

    Carrie Underwood is featured on NEEDTOBREATHE‘s new single, “I Wanna Remember.” “I have been a huge fan of NEEDTOBREATHE forever and I was so honored when the stars aligned and Bear agreed to lend his incredible vocals to a song on my recent gospel album,” says Carrie. “Needless to say, I was thrilled when he and the band invited me to be a part of their new project.  I love the song and have had the best time getting to know and sing with these amazingly talented guys.”As you may recall, NTB’s Bear Rinehart contributed vocals to “Nothing But the Blood of Jesus” on her recent gospel album, My Savior. 

     

     

     


    Kacey Musgraves appears on the cover of the new issue of Elle magazine, in which she talks about new music, emotions and navigating her life since the release of her Grammy award-winning album, Golden Hour. Check it the cover story here.

     

    George Strait will headline the 20th Anniversary of Austin City Limits Festival this October. The festival will feature a diverse lineup of acts with 8 stages and more than 125 performances over the course of  two weekends — October 1st – 3rd and October 8th – 10th. The ACL festival will include performances by Jon Pardi, Tanya Tucker, Cam, Billie Eilish, Stevie Nicks, Miley Cyrus, Erykah Badu, Megan Thee Stallion, Dababy, Machine Gun Kelly, Greta Van Fleet and many more. For additional information, go to aclfestival.com.

     

    Kylie Morgan just premiered the music video for her song, “Shoulda,” on CMT. “I co-wrote this song over Zoom back when we thought quarantine would be over in a few months,” Kylie previously said in a press release. “Even in those first few weeks I was going crazy wanting to get back to ‘normal.’ I wanted to go sit at a bar, hug a stranger or most of all, play more shows. So, I put all of those feelings into this song by highlighting we want what we can’t have and want to do what we shouldn’t. Once this is all behind us, my dream is to play this song in a stadium full of people with everyone singing the words back to me. I hope this is our anthem for all the things we shoulda done.”

     

     

     

     

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Alan, Carrie, Darius and more

    Alan Jackson is set to perform on NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday (May 14th).

    Carrie Underwood will chat with NBC’s Today Show during the 10am hour on Thursday (May 13th) about her new Las Vegas residency, Reflection.

     

    Darius Rucker will be a guest on FOX-TV’s The Masked Singer Wednesday (May 19th). Tune in to FOX at 8pm ET.

     

     

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD ANNOUNCES REFLECTION: THE LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY AT THE THEATRE AT NEW RESORTS WORLD LAS VEGAS.

    Seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner and three-time ACM Entertainer of the Year Carrie Underwood announces her first-ever residency, REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency, at The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas, which will begin December 1st.  Underwood joins global music stars Celine Dion, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan as the founding headliners at the Strip’s highly-anticipated new 3,500-room luxury destination opening June 24, who will also call The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas their performing home. The 5,000-capacity, world-class theatre will open its doors in November 2021 and is exclusively programmed and operated by Concerts West / AEG Presents.

     

    The star-studded performances will begin with Celine Dion’s return to Las Vegas with a brand-new show and a special opening night performance to benefit COVID-19 Relief on Friday, Nov. 5.  Following Dion, Underwood’s first six shows are scheduled for December 1, 3, 4, 8, 10 and 11.  Perry will take the stage on Wednesday, Dec. 29, and Bryan kicks off his six-show engagement beginning on Friday, February 11th.

    Of her first residency, Underwood says, “Touring is one of my favorite things I get to do as a performer and we’ve all really been missing that.  I love being on the road and coming to the fans where they live but it will also be fun to get to do multiple shows in one place where people will be able to come to get that concert experience and have some fun in Las Vegas at the same time.  It’s such a special honor to be one of the first artists to get to perform in a brand new, beautiful, state-of-the-art theatre at such an exciting new destination as Resorts World Las Vegas.”

    Underwood also revealed exclusive new artwork and inspiration for REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency “The show title refers to the fact that this show will reflect the amazing journey I’ve been on for the past 16 years, as well as a glimpse into what lies ahead,” she says.

    Additionally, Underwood has arranged for a donation of $1 from each ticket sold for REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency to be contributed to Make-A-Wish Foundation of America (https://wish.org), which grants life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.  Underwood has been involved with the organization for more than 15 years, granting wishes since the beginning of her recording career.

    Tickets, plus a limited number of VIP Premium Ticket Packages will go on sale to the public starting Monday, May 24 at 10 a.m. PT at axs.com. A limited number of amazing VIP Experience Upgrades will also be available, featuring Meet & Greets, autographed memorabilia, custom merchandise and much more. Official Carrie Underwood Fan Club Members will get first access to tickets beginning Monday, May 17 at 10 a.m. PT. For more info on memberships visit carrieunderwood.fm.

    Citi® is the official presale credit card of the headliner opening engagements at The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas. Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets from Tuesday, May 18 at 10 a.m. PST to Sunday, May 23 at 10 p.m. PST through the Citi Entertainment® program. For complete presale details, visit citientertainment.com.

    The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas is a joint development between Resorts World Las Vegas and AEG Presents. The brand-new, multi-level venue designed by the award-winning international design firm, Scéno Plus, will be home to Las Vegas’s largest and tallest performance stage with the furthest seat only 150 feet from the stage. The intimate venue will feature unparalleled comfort, unobstructed sightlines and an unmatched immersive audio experience through more than 265 L-Acoustics speakers powered by L-ISA hyperreal technology.

    The four artists join Resorts World Las Vegas’s previously announced nightlife headliners Zedd and Tiësto, creating an unmatched lineup of world-class entertainers set to take the stage at the Strip’s most anticipated new resort opening June 24. All six stars recently appeared in the resort’s visually stunning commercial in anticipation of the Resorts World Las Vegas opening on June 24. The commercial premiered during the Academy Awards on April 25.

    To view the full Resorts World Las Vegas commercial, click here.

    Additional show details and programming will be announced in the coming months. For more information about Resorts World Las Vegas, visit rwlasvegas.com or follow on Twitter or Instagram.

    On the heels of her first-ever Christmas album, My Gift, and HBO Max streaming special “My Gift: A Christmas Special From Carrie Underwood” in late 2020, Underwood released her critically-acclaimed ninth studio album, My Savior, this March, featuring the beloved gospel hymns she grew up singing in church.  My Savior debuted #1 on the Billboard Country Chart, making it her ninth consecutive release to do so, extending her record as the only artist to accomplish that feat with all nine of her studio album releases from the beginning of her career.  Underwood brought the album to life with My Savior: Live From The Ryman,” a virtual live concert performance of all of the music from the iconic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, which streamed live globally on Facebook on Easter Sunday, raising over $112,000 for Save the Children.

     

     

     

     

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