• CARRIE UNDERWOOD RETURNS TO AMERICAN IDOL AS A MENTOR TO THE REMAINING CONTESTANTS AND ALSO PERFORMS ‘CRY PRETTY.’

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    MAY 7, 2018 – Carrie Underwood will return to American Idol as a superstar guest mentor on Sunday, May 13 (airing live on ABC 8:00 PM Eastern/7:00 PM Central/5:00 PM Pacific).  Her appearance was announced during Idol’s live show on Sunday, May 6, along with a worldwide exclusive look at her new music video for the lead single and title track from her forthcoming album, Cry Pretty.  The full video can now be viewed HERE.

    The top five contestants, consisting of Gabby Barrett, Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Maddie Poppe and Michael J. Woodard, will perform songs from the Carrie Underwood songbook on next week’s live show, following a special mentoring session with her during a surprise trip to Nashville.  Underwood will also perform her hit single, “Cry Pretty,” which Underwood co-wrote and co-produced, and debuted in its first week sales at #1 in the U.S. all-genres, topping the iTunes Top Songs charts in 12 countries.  The new album – her first for Capitol Records Nashville – will be released on September 14, marking the first time she has co-produced her own album.

    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 over 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.  She has won 12 American Music Awards, 17 CMT Music Awards, 10 Billboard Music Awards, 6 CMA Awards, and is the first female artist to be twice named the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year.  She recently took home her 14th career ACM Award for Vocal Event of the Year for “The Fighter,” her collaboration with Keith Urban.

    In 2013, Underwood 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.  Her 2015 platinum studio album, Storyteller, produced four #1 hits.  In 2015, she launched and is lead designer for her fitness and lifestyle brand, CALIA by Carrie Underwood, which is exclusively available at DICK’S Sporting Goods nationwide and online at www.caliastudio.com.  2017 marked her fifth season as the voice of primetime television’s #1 program, Sunday Night Football, and last November she co-hosted the CMA Awards for the tenth consecutive year.  This year, Carrie celebrates 10 years as a proud Grand Ole Opry member and 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.

     

     

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  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD WINS CMT MUSIC AWARD FOR FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR.

    Carrie Underwood picked up the award for Female Video of the Year for “The Champion” at Wednesday night’s CMT Music Awards. This was her 18th win at the Awards show, the most of any artist in the show’s history.

    Carrie co-wrote “The Champion” last year with fellow songwriters Brett James, Chris DeStefano and Christopher Bridges PKA Ludacris, who Underwood asked to collaborate on the event song produced by Jim Jonsin. “The Champion,” originally written to open NBC’s Super Bowl LII with its own video seen by over 131 million viewers worldwide, and was incorporated into NBC’s current coverage of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Globally, “The Champion” reached No. 1 on the iTunes Top Songs chart in 10 countries including the U.S. where it held the top spot throughout its release week then rose back to the top of the chart for four consecutive days after the Super Bowl LII opening. The song also debuted Top 5 on the all-genre Top 200 Digital Songs chart and reached No. 7 on the Spotify US Viral 50 Chart.

    Carrie will release her new album, Cry Pretty, September 14th. It features the title track which is currently  making its way up the country charts.

    Audio / CARRIE UNDERWOOD SAYS SHE AND “THE CHAMPION” CO-WRITERS, BRETT JAMES AND CHRIS DESTEFANO, RESEARCHED GREAT SPORTS SPEECHES TO INSPIRE THEM TO WRITE THE SONG.

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    “The Champion,” originally written to open NBC’s Super Bowl LII with its own video seen by over 131 million viewers worldwide, and was incorporated into NBC’s current coverage of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Globally, “The Champion” has reached No. 1 on the iTunes Top Songs chart in 10 countries including the U.S. where it held the top spot throughout its release week then rose back to the top of the chart for four consecutive days after the Super Bowl LII opening. The song also debuted Top 5 on the all-genre Top 200 Digital Songs chart and reached No. 7 on the Spotify US Viral 50 Chart.

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  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD PREMIERES NEW ‘CRY PRETTY’ VIDEO ON AMERICAN IDOL.

    Carrie Underwood premiered the video for “Cry Pretty” during American Idol on Sunday night (May 6th).

    Carrie co-wrote “Cry Pretty” with the “Love Junkies” (Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose). The song will be the title track from her forthcoming album, Cry Pretty.

    Carrie will perform the song as she makes her return to Idol May 13th.

     

  • MOTHER’S DAY LINERS 2018

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    Audio / LINER Carrie Underwood (Mother's Day)

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    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Mother's Day) 1

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    Audio / LINER George Strait (Mother's Day)

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    Audio / LINER Jordan Davis (Mother's Day)

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    Audio / LINER Josh Turner (Mother's Day)

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    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (Mother's Day)

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    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (Mother's Day)

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    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (Mother's Day)

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    Audio / LINER Maddie & Tae (Mother's Day)

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  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD TEASES SNEAK PEEK OF NEW VIDEO FOR ‘CRY PRETTY.’

    Carrie Underwood posted on social media Sunday night’s episode of ABC’s American Idol will show a sneak peek of her new video for “Cry Pretty.”

     

     

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD PRAISES THE PREDS IN THE PLAYOFFS.

    Carrie Underwood has high hopes for the Nashville Predators, a team which includes her husband Mike Fisher. Last year, the Preds went to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time, and she thinks 2018 is going to be a big playoff for the team, as well.

    “I think this year is definitely going to be another one for the books, and I think they’re going to be amazing and play amazing,” says Carrie. “Whatever they do, they’re just gonna give it their all, so hopefully, that leads them back to another Stanley Cup Final round, but we’ll see. But I know they’re excited.”

    The Nashville Predators have made it to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, which has them hitting the ice against the Winnipeg Jets. They’re down 2-1 in the series and are set to play Game 4 on Thursday (May 3rd) in Winnipeg.  Carrie brought the team good luck when she performed the Anthem on Sunday at Game 2 as they won the game in double overtime.

    Carrie is making her way up the country charts with her new song, “Cry Pretty,” which is the title cut from her upcoming album, due September 14th.

    Audio / Carrie Underwood talks about the Nashville Predators and what this year of playoffs will be like for the NHL team.

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    Carrie Underwood (Preds this year) OC: …they’re excited. :19
    “I think this year is definitely going to be another one for the books, and I think they’re going to be amazing and play amazing. Whatever they do, they’re just gonna give it their all, so hopefully, that leads them back to another Stanley Cup Final round, but we’ll see. But I know they’re excited.”

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD AND LITTLE BIG TOWN HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE LIST OF PERFORMERS FOR THIS YEAR’S CMT MUSIC AWARDS.

    Carrie Underwood and hosts Little Big Town have been added to the list of performers at this year’s CMT Music Awards, in addition to Dan + Shay and Florida Georgia Line. A few special collaborations have been announced for the show, as well. Dierks Bentley will perform with tour mates Brothers Osborne and Darius Rucker will be joined by tour mate Charles Kelley (Lady Antebellum), Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean.

    Carrie has four nominations, including Female Video of the Year, Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year for “The Champion” featuring Ludacris. She’s also nominated for CMT Performance of the Year with Keith Urban for “The Fighter” at last year’s CMT Music Awards.

    The members of Little Big Town are up for two awards, including Group Video of the Year for “When Someone Stops Loving You” and CMT Performance for “Stand Up for Something” with Andra Day, Common, Lee Ann Womack and Danielle Bradbery for last year’s Artists of the Year special.

    They join previously announced performers Chris Stapleton, Sam Hunt, Luke, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and Kelsea Ballerini.

    The 2018 CMT Music Awards will air live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville June 6th at 8pm ET on CMT.

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD AND DIERKS BENTLEY SURPRISE THE CROWD AT THE NASHVILLE PREDATORS STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF GAMES AGAINST THE WINNIPEG JETS.

    Carrie Underwood showed up to support the Nashville Predators (and husband Mike Fisher) and surprised the crowd by performing the National Anthem before Game 2 of the second round Stanley Cup Playoffs series against Winnipeg at Bridgestone Arena Sunday (April 29th).  She must have been a good luck charm, since the Preds bounced back from a loss to the Jets on Friday with a thrilling 5-4 double overtime win on Sunday to tie the series 1-1.

    Dierks Bentley teamed up with bluegrass legend Del McCoury to perform the Anthem prior to Game 1 on Friday.

    Already this season of playoffs has seen Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley and Maren Morris performing the anthem in the first round against Colorado.

    Last year was unprecedented with the Preds in the Stanley Cup Finals. Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Little Big TownTrisha Yearwood, Kelly Clarkson, Martina McBride  and Faith Hill were the surprise Anthem performers.

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD IS A HUGE SUPPORTER OF THE NASHVILLE PREDATORS.

    Carrie Underwood is a card-carrying Nashville Predators fans and is happy to let people know how much she supports the team. Her husband, Mike Fisher, came out of retirement this year to play once again for the NHL team. Last year during the Stanley Cup Finals, people around the world found out how much the team is loved by Nashville.

    “I think going to the Stanley Cup Finals last year was such a confidence booster. I mean, nobody expected them to make it as far as they did. I did, but [laughs] nobody else. We seem to be the underdogs in every single situation,” says Carrie. “And seeing Mike and hearing Mike talking about those guys and how much talent was on the ice and how much they had in them, it wasn’t surprising to me at all that they made it to the finals last year.

    Carrie found it surprising there were people who didn’t know Nashville was more than just a music town.

    “It was amazing to me and surprising to me that people didn’t know Nashville’s a hockey town. I would even do interviews, and they were like, ‘Oh, everybody’s jumping on the bandwagon.’ I’m like, ‘No. There’s no bandwagon. That arena is full every single game.’ So, to see the town like really get out and show everybody how much support they have behind the Predators was incredible, and for people all around the country to see how much Nashville loves the Predators was just incredible. And the town was absolutely electric the few weeks leading up to the final, especially during that last week or so. To see 100,000 people lining Broadway, I mean, that was incredible, so let’s do it again.”

    The Predators defeat Avalanche 5-0 in Game 6 to advance to Round 2. They’ll play the Winnipeg Jets who they will host in Game 1 at Bridgestone Arena at a yet-to-be-announced date.

    Carrie just released her new single, “Cry Pretty,” the title track from her upcoming album, set for release September 14th.

    Audio / Carrie Underwood wasn’t surprised the Nashville Predators made it to the Stanley Cup Finals last year.

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    Carrie Underwood (Preds Stanley Cup Playoff) OC: …last year. :25
    “I think going to the Stanley Cup Finals last year was such a confidence booster. I mean, nobody expected them to make it as far as they did. I did, but [laughs] nobody else. We seem to be the underdogs in every single situation. And seeing Mike and hearing Mike talking about those guys and how much talent was on the ice and how much they had in them, it wasn’t surprising to me at all that they made it to the finals last year.”

    Audio / Carrie Underwood talks about Nashville being a hockey town and how much Music City supports the Nashville Predators.

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    Carrie Underwood (Nashville a hockey town) OC: …do it again. [laughs] :47
    “It was amazing to me and surprising to me that people didn’t know Nashville’s a hockey town. I would even do interviews, and they were like, ‘Oh, everybody’s jumping on the bandwagon.’ I’m like, ‘No. There’s no bandwagon. That arena is full every single game.’ So, to see the town like really get out and show everybody how much support they have behind the Predators was incredible, and for people all around the country to see how much Nashville loves the Predators was just incredible. and the town was absolutely electric the few weeks leading up to the final especially during that last week or so. To see 100,000 people lining Broadway, I mean, that was incredible, so let’s do it again.” [laughs]

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE DATE FOR HER NEW ALBUM, CRY PRETTY.

    Multi-platinum global superstar Carrie Underwood will release Cry Pretty, her first studio album on Capitol Records Nashville on September 14th.  The title track and lead single was released worldwide on April 11th and is the most added song at Country radio this week.  “Cry Pretty” has already topped the iTunes Top Songs charts in 12 countries and quickly racked up over 1.3 million streams in the U.S. with only two days of reporting. In addition to co-writing the single with Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, and Liz Rose (aka The Love Junkies), Carrie is co-producing her album with fellow writer/producer David Garcia.

    Underwood says, “At this point in my career, I feel stronger and more creative than ever.  I think you can hear that in this new album.  It’s emotional, it’s soulful, it’s real, and we also have some fun on there too.  I hope everyone loves it as much as I have loved making it.”

    On Sunday night at the 53rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards™, Underwood took home her 14th career ACM Award for Vocal Event of the Year for “The Fighter,” her collaboration with Keith Urban, after bringing the audience to their feet with her emotional performance of “Cry Pretty.”  Billboard ranked the “vocal dynamo” performance as the best of the night, touting “this is how you do an award show performance” while Rolling Stone noted that Underwood “channeled her inner country-soul diva” during the “knockout rendition.”

    Underwood, who is a seven-time Grammy Award winner, gives fans an intimate look inside her recording and co-producing process for Cry Pretty in this exclusive album trailer.

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    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.  In 2013, the Grand Ole Opry member 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.  Her latest platinum studio album, Storyteller, produced four #1 hits.  2017 marked her fifth season as the voice of primetime television’s #1 program, Sunday Night Football and last November, she co-hosted the CMA Awards for the tenth consecutive year.  Earlier this year, she released the hit event anthem “The Champion” featuring Ludacris, which she wrote with Brett James, Chris DeStefano and Christopher Bridges PKA Ludacris and was produced by Jim Jonsin to open NBC’s Super Bowl and was incorporated into NBC’s coverage of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

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    Audio / Carrie Underwood talks about being a producer on her upcoming album, Cry Pretty.

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    Carrie Underwood (producing new album) OC: …proud of. :58
    “The Cry Pretty album is the first time I’ve put myself into having the title of producer. I’ve been so lucky with all of my other projects just been surrounded by people that very much wanted my opinion creatively in every aspect and they’ve listened to what I wanted, because at the end of the day it’s my name, it’s my music. So, I’ve been very lucky, and it just seemed to be the next step to kind of take even more ownership over my music and my art and be a producer on the album. I’ve been lucky enough to work with David Garcia who’s an incredible songwriter and producer, and I’ve learned so much through working with him. So, it’s been a wonderful process and it’s given me something, another step creatively to take that I’m very proud of.”

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