• NEWS AND NOTES: Luke, Carrie, Eric, AJ, Strait

    Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood have earned American Music Awards nominations. Luke is up for Favorite Male Artist Country, while Carrie is nominated for Favorite Female Artist Country. The 2018 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on October 9th at 8pm ET on ABC.

    Eric Church was just announced as one of the performers at the 12th annual Stand4Heroes event at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York on November 5th. Bruce Springsteen, Seth Meyers, Jim Gaffigan, Jon Stewart and many special guests will also participate. Tickets go on sale Thursday (September 13th) at Noon ET.

    UMG Nashville has teamed up with the Gaither Music Group to create a new Gaither Gospel Series titled Country Gospel Collection. The first volume will include classic country gospel songs from some of the biggest names, including Alan Jackson and George Strait, as well as songs by Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell and Conway Twitty, among others. Country Gospel Collection Volume 1 will be released October 5th.

    Country Gospel Collection Volume 1 Track List:

    1. Just A Closer Walk With Thee- Patsy Cline
    2. How Great Thou Art- Alan Jackson
    3. What A Friend We Have In Jesus- Glen Campbell
    4. Shall We Gather At The River- Tennessee Ernie Ford
    5. Take My Hand Precious Lord- Roy Acuff
    6. I Saw The Light- Hank Williams
    7. Will The Circle Be Unbroken- George Jones
    8. In The Garden- Loretta Lynn
    9. You’ll Never Walk Alone- Conway Twitty
    10. Peace In The Valley- Johnny Cash
    11. I Saw God Today- George Strait
    12. Amazing Grace- The Statler Brothers
  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD RELEASES VIDEO FOR “LOVE WINS” AND ANNOUNCES TELEVISION APPEARANCES.

    Multi-platinum-selling global superstar Carrie Underwood released the official music video for her new single “Love Wins.”  The powerful, uplifting and colorful video was directed by Shane Drake. Carrie co-wrote “Love Wins” with David Garcia and Brett James and is the new single from her highly-anticipated studio album, Cry Pretty, available on Friday (September 14th). In addition, Carrie co-wrote eight other songs on Cry Pretty, which she co-produced alongside David Garcia.

    “This song is hopeful,” says Carrie. “It’s saying no matter who you are, what you feel, what you think, we’re all human beings. We all deserve love. We all deserve respect and we all should try to show that to one another.”

    Cry Pretty has already received early media praise. Rolling Stone declares Underwood as “arena country’s mightiest voice, as Cry Pretty reaffirms” and Entertainment Weekly calls Cry Pretty “her most emotionally accessible work to date.”

    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.

    You can pre-order the album here.


    Cry Pretty
    Track List:

    1. Cry Pretty (Carrie Underwood, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, Liz Rose)
    2. Ghosts On The Stereo (Hillary Lindsey, Tom Douglas, Andrew Dorff)
    3. Low (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Hillary Lindsey)
    4. Backsliding (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Hillary Lindsey)
    5. Southbound (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Josh Miller)
    6. That Song That We Used To Make Love To (Hillary Lindsey, Jason Evigan)
    7. Drinking Alone (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Brett James)
    8. The Bullet (Marc Beeson, Andy Albert, Allen Shamblin)
    9. Spinning Bottles (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Hillary Lindsey)
    10. Love Wins (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Brett James)
    11. End Up With You (Hillary Lindsey, Brett McLaughlin, Will Weatherly)
    12. Kingdom (Carrie Underwood, Chris DeStefano, Dave Barnes)

    Produced by David Garcia and Carrie Underwood

    Bonus Track – The Champion (featuring Ludacris) (Carrie Underwood, Brett James, Chris DeStefano, Christopher Bridges) Produced by Jim Jonsin.

    Carrie will launch her new arena trek, The Cry Pretty Tour 360, May 1st in Greensboro, North Carolina and will play 55 arenas across the U.S. and Canada. She’ll be joined on tour by special guests Maddie & Tae and Runaway June.

    Before she hits the road, she will co-host the CMA Awards for the 11th consecutive year.

    Audio / Carrie Underwood talks about how she, David Garcia and Brett James came up with the concept of “Love Wins.”

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    Carrie Underwood (Love Wins) 1 OC: …than just us. 1:00

    “’Love Wins’ started out with a track and sometimes when you listen to music you’re like well this song this is inspiring. This is hopeful. This is joyous. This is that kind of song. And Brett said this music needs some grand title, like ‘Love Wins.’ And I was like okay, let’s write that. And the three of us are me and Brett and David, we’re all religious beings. We all believe in a higher power. I feel like we kind of all are on the same page-ish as far as that goes. But we wanted to write this song acknowledging a broken world. We’ve always been a broken world. We’ll always be a broken world, but there’s something about the human spirit that whether you are religious or not we all have that sense that there’s more than just right here, more than just us.”

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  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD, LITTLE BIG TOWN’S KAREN FAIRCHILD AND KIMBERLY SCHLAPMAN WILL BE AMONG A HANDFUL OF WOMEN BEING CELEBRATED AT CMT’S ARTISTS OF THE YEAR.

    In a salute to the women of country music, Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman will be honored at this year’s CMT’s annual Artists of the Year special, along with Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris and Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott.

    “This year, we’re evolving the special to reflect what’s happening right now in culture and in the lives of our fans,” says Leslie Fram, Senior Vice President of Music & Talent at CMT, in a press release. “In this monumental year for women, dedicating one of the biggest nights in the genre to applaud female country artists not only solidifies our commitment, but we hope will spark a much-needed change in the industry,” says Leslie Fram, Senior Vice President of Music & Talent at CMT.

    CMT will fully turn its focus to supporting the Artists of the Year showcase by dedicating a full day of airtime to a “Woman of Country” takeover across the network’s various broadcast and digital platforms.

    The list of performers for the show will be announced soon.

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

    Carrie Underwood will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next week, becoming the 2,646th star. The ceremony will take place at 1750 North Vine Street in front of Capitol Records on September 20th.

    Carrie will be honored by Simon Cowell, who was a judge on American Idol when she won during Season 4, as well as Brad Paisley, with whom she will co-host the CMA Awards for an 11th time this year.

    The ceremony will be webcast live at http://www.walkoffame.com and on Variety.

    Carrie, who has won seven Grammy Awards, six CMAs, 14 ACMs and 12 American Music Awards, will release her new studio album, Cry Pretty, on Friday (September 14th). The collection includes her new single, “Love Wins,” which was released today (September 11th).

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD IS EXPECTING HER SECOND CHILD.

    During a personal video announcement of her 2019 tour to her fans this morning, Carrie Underwood also revealed she and husband Mike Fisher are expecting their second child!!

    “You might be wondering or asking, ‘Carrie, why is your tour starting in May?’ Well…[she smiles and looks up as the camera in the video pulls out to reveal a BABY balloon cluster]…yay! Mike and Isaiah and I are absolutely over the moon and excited to be adding another little fish to our pond. This has just been a dream come true with album and baby news and all that stuff. We are just so excited and just so glad that you guys can share in this with us and be a part of this with us. Love you guys, and we’ll see you on the road in 2019.”

     

    The new bundle of joy will join big brother Isaiah, who was born February 27th, 2015.

    Carrie is currently sitting inside the Top 10 with her single, “Cry Pretty,” which is also the title of her new album, Cry Pretty, available September 14th.

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD ANNOUNCES NEW “CRY PRETTY 360” TOUR.

    Seven-time Grammy winner and Pollstar’s three-time top female country touring artist, Carrie Underwood, will launch a new arena tour, The Cry Pretty Tour 360, in Spring 2019. Sponsored by CALIA, the new tour will kick off on May 1st 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. Carrie made the announcement this morning in a personal video to her fans.

     

    Tickets for the concerts go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, August 17th at 10am local time but please check local listings. For more information including the Cry Pretty album/ticket bundle, go to http://www.carrieunderwoodofficial.com. Also beginning Monday, August 13th, a limited number of exclusive VIP Packages will be available which include an amazing selection of tickets, Meet & Greets, autographed memorabilia, custom merchandise and much more.

    Citi® is the official presale credit card for Carrie Underwood’s “The Cry Pretty Tour 360” for 2019. As such, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning on Monday, August 13th at 12pm until Thursday, August 16 at 10pm through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

    Carrie is set to release her eagerly-anticipated new album, Cry Pretty, on 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.

    Following her successful “The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round,” the new production will feature a brand-new stage in the middle of the arena floor, creating a unique 360-degree setting to allow fans on all sides of the arena an intimate view of the concert.  Barry Lather (Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson) is the tour’s Creative Director, and Nick Whitehouse/Fireplay (Justin Timberlake, Beyonce) is Production Designer.

    “I love performing in the round,” says Underwood.  “It’s so much fun for me and the band to play in every direction and creates a much more intimate and immersive experience for the audience, even in a larger arena setting.  It’s been exciting to introduce audiences to Cry Pretty and I can’t wait to bring the new album to life on this tour, along with all of the songs we love to play live.  I’m thrilled to be going out with an amazing line-up – Maddie & Tae and Runaway June are incredible artists that are going to bring even more electricity to our shows.”

    Underwood has arranged for a donation of $1 from each ticket sold for The Cry Pretty Tour 360 to be contributed to Danita’s Children, which provides a safe haven for abandoned and vulnerable children in Haiti, while encouraging families to stay together through their education and malnutrition programs.

    THE CRY PRETTY TOUR 360:

    Date City Venue
    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 24th in Wichita, Kansas City and Sioux Falls

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    Carrie Underwood (looking forward to Cry Pretty Tour) OC: …else like it. :30
    “I’m so looking forward to the Cry Pretty Tour 360. It’s so much fun being on stage. It’s an energy. I love singing anywhere. I love being in the studio, but it’s just different when you have fans that are singing your songs back to you and kind of throwing that energy back to you. It takes everything to a whole new level, and there’s just like so much adrenaline from the crowd and the lights and the music and everything’s loud. There’s nothing else like it.”

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  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD PREPARES TO RELEASE HER NEW ALBUM, CRY PRETTY, THIS WEEK.

    Carrie Underwood is preparing to release her new studio album, Cry Pretty, on Friday (September 14th). Her most personal collection to date, Cry Pretty, features 9 songs co-written by Carrie, including the title track and the bonus song, “The Champion,” which was used for 2018’s Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics.

    In her first official role as co-producer, alongside David Garcia, Carrie says it was truly a collaborative effort between them.

    “I have ideas in my head, but I’m trying to explain to him, ‘I’m picturing it like this. What if we added more this, took this away and changed the song up and half this chorus and made this happen,’” says Carrie. “He was always so great to listen to my ideas, of course, collaborate with me, bounce ideas off each other, and then he was good at executing technically what I was trying to say, because I knew how I wanted it to sound and I feel like he respected me as an artist. So, it was just really great working with him and truly collaborate.”

    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.

    Cry Pretty Track List:

    1. Cry Pretty (Carrie Underwood, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, Liz Rose)
    2. Ghosts On The Stereo (Hillary Lindsey, Tom Douglas, Andrew Dorff)
    3. Low (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Hillary Lindsey)
    4. Backsliding (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Hillary Lindsey)
    5. Southbound (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Josh Miller)
    6. That Song That We Used To Make Love To (Hillary Lindsey, Jason Evigan)
    7. Drinking Alone (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Brett James)
    8. The Bullet (Marc Beeson, Andy Albert, Allen Shamblin)
    9. Spinning Bottles (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Hillary Lindsey)
    10. Love Wins (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Brett James)
    11. End Up With You (Hillary Lindsey, Brett McLaughlin, Will Weatherly)
    12. Kingdom (Carrie Underwood, Chris DeStefano, Dave Barnes)
    13. The Champion ((Carrie Underwood, Brett James, Chris DeStefano, Christopher Bridges PKA Ludacris) Produced by Jim Jonsin)

    Produced by David Garcia and Carrie Underwood

    Audio / Carrie Underwood talks about co-producing Cry Pretty with David Garcia.

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    Carrie Underwood (coproducing with David) OC: …outs of things. :43
    David and I had a really great relationship as far as being around each other and writing with each other. I feel like we always had lots to talk about, and I feel like even though we grew up in different places, we kind of grew up the same. So. there was that, just all of that just made for a really comfortable environment. And I remember in the beginning, we’re both sizing each other up as producers, not in any kind of weird way but it’s like okay what’s our role? What’s both of our roles here? This is my first time sitting behind the board. I feel like I’ve always been creative in the production sense with this is what I want it to sound like, but I never really knew how to make it sound like that; the technical ins and outs of things.”

    Audio / Carrie Underwood says she and co-producer David Garcia worked well together in making her new album, Cry Pretty.

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    Carrie Underwood (coproducing with David) 2 OC: …collaborate. :38
    “I have ideas in my head, but I’m trying to explain to him, ‘I’m picturing it like this. What if we added more this, took this away and changed the song up and half this chorus and made this happen.’ He was always so great to listen to my ideas, of course, collaborate with me, bounce ideas off each other, and then he was good at executing technically what I was trying to say, because I knew how I wanted it to sound and I feel like he respected me as an artist. So, it was just really great working with him and truly collaborate.”

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  • THE CMA FEST TELEVISION SPECIAL, FEATURING SOME OF THE HOTTEST PERFORMANCES OF THE YEAR, AIRS WEDNESDAY ON ABC.

    Many of your favorite country stars will be featured on ABC’s three-hour special, CMA Fest on Wednesday (August 8th). The concert special was taped during this year’s CMA Music Festival in downtown Nashville in June. For fans who weren’t able to attend, or if you want to revisit the amazing time you had, you can watch Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt and Chris Stapleton, among others, perform on the stage at Nissan Stadium (home of the Tennessee Titans).

    “I’ve always been the type of artist when I can perform my music for a television audience, it’s the best of both worlds. You get to be in people’s households and they get to always put the face with the song,” says Luke. “I mean, this is like a big, awards-show-type crowd in August and yeah, it’s very important. You don’t want to go out there and lay an egg. You want to go put a great show on, because the fans that are in the room, they’re gonna go watch it again in August. And another thing — it’s gonna make people that may not have been to this festival, they’re gonna want to come be a part of that. So, it’s been fun watching CMA Music Fest grow to where it’s sold out every night, and that’s because we put a cool thing to watch on TV together for the fans.”

    The CMA Fest special, hosted by Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini, airs Wednesday (August 8t) beginning at 8pm ET on ABC.

    Audio / Luke Bryan talks about the CMA Fest television special and how much he enjoys performing on it.

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    Luke Bryan (CMA Music Festival TV) OC: …for the fans. 1:00
    “I’ve always been the type of artist when I can perform my music for a television audience, it’s the best of both worlds. You get to be in people’s households and they get to always put the face with the song. I mean, that used to be a big deal in my career, in my early career, we had to make sure that the people watching at home put it together that this crazy guy was singing in the song. I mean, this is like a big, awards-show-type crowd in August and yeah, it’s very important. You don’t want to go out there and lay an egg. You want to go put a great show on, because the fans that are in the room, they’re gonna go watch it again in August. And another thing — it’s gonna make people that may not have been to this festival, they’re gonna want to come be a part of that. So it’s been fun watching CMA Music Fest grow to where it’s sold out every night, and that’s because we put a cool thing to watch on TV together for the fans.”

    Audio / Keith Urban says he tries to show up and perform on CMA Music Fest every year because of the fans.

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    Keith Urban (CMA Fest TV) OC: …it’s my tribe. :15
    “Well, number one, for the fans, who come from all over the world to be here, and it’s an amazing week for them. But for me personally too, I love the work that all of the CMA Board and all of the Foundation do. You know, they’ve been very good to me over the years, and it’s my tribe.”

    Audio / Carrie Underwood talks about CMA Music Fest.

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    Carrie Underwood (CMA Music Festival) OC: …when they’re here. 1:05
    “CMA Music Festival is so much fun, and every year they do a TV special, which is really cool. We kind of get to give the rest of the world that didn’t get to come to the Music Fest a little taste of what it’s like and hopefully they’ll see it and want to come next year. But CMA Music Fest is so much fun. No other genre of music does what country music does for their fans like this, which is so cool. There are literally like hundreds of thousands of people that like descend on Nashville, and there’s not a hotel to be found. Everywhere you go there’s people looking for music and looking to see artists and fan club parties and charity events and the CMT Music Awards are that week. It’s a lot of fun, and it’s kind of a way to get to interact and give back and meet the people that have been coming to see you on tour and get to say thank you. It’s just a blast. I came as a kid growing up a couple of times, and it’s cool to be on that side of things and now to be on this side of things, but I think everybody just has a lot of fun when they’re here.”

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  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD IS BACK FOR THE OPENING OF NBC’S SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL.

    Carrie Underwood is back in the “game” for her sixth season of performing the theme song for Sunday Night Football. The international superstar co-wrote the new opening tune, “Game On,” with frequent collaborators, Brett James and Chris DeStefano.

    “We wrote a new song for it, because I feel like they’re always open to that, and they’re always looking for ways to freshen things up,” says Carrie. “So, they always just say, ‘Hey! If you’ve got anything else back there, whatever you’re working on, bring it. We’ll see how we feel about it.’ This year we wrote a song called ‘Game On’ for the opening, and it was just a lot of fun. It’s a lot of fun getting to be a part of football. I grew up watching football, of course, and watching Sunday Night Football, and to just to have kind of a little part to the whole thing is pretty cool and pretty special.”

    You can watch the new opening Sunday night (September 9th) as the Green Bay Packers play host to the Chicago Bears beginning at 8pm ET on NBC. Check out the promo and the behind-the-scenes videos below.

    The 10 players that will be featured on the Sunday Night Football opening theme with Carrie this year include star players from the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers, Los Angeles Rams, Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks.

    Here are the list of players:

     

    Carrie is currently preparing to release her new album, Cry Pretty, on September 14th.

    Audio / Carrie Underwood talks about the new opening theme song "Game On" for Sunday Night Football.

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    Carrie Underwood (Sunday Night Football theme-6th year) OC: …pretty special. :41
    “I was so excited to be asked back to sing the opening for Sunday Night Football. This is the sixth year that I’ve been lucky enough to do it. We wrote a new song for it, because I feel like they’re always open to that and they’re always looking for ways to freshen things up. So, they always just say, ‘Hey! If you’ve got anything else back there, whatever you’re working on, bring it. We’ll see how we feel about it.’ This year we wrote a song called ‘Game On’ for the opening, and it was just a lot of fun. It’s a lot of fun getting to be a part of football. I grew up watching football, of course, and watching Sunday Night Football, and to just to have kind of a little part to the whole thing is pretty cool and pretty special.”

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  • KEITH URBAN AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD FINALLY CELEBRATE THEIR NO. 1 HIT, “THE FIGHTER.”

    Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood celebrated the chart-topping success of “The Fighter” at a party at a Nashville hot spot more than a year after it went No. 1. The two were honored, along with Keith’s co-writer and co-producer busbee. Before awards were handed out and speeches were given, the trio performed their hit song.

    Prior to the party, Keith and co-writer busbee, sat down to talk about “The Fighter” and how it was based on real-life conversations between Keith and his lovely wife, Nicole Kidman.

    “It was such an easy song to write ‘cause it was born of real conversations Nic and I had before we had gotten married, and some of those fears she had about it, and me wanting to be able to make vows to her, promises to her that I knew I could keep, but just needed that chance,” explains Keith. “It’s interesting because in a lot of ways this song feels like vows that they really are – this is what I promise I’ll be and do and I’ll take care of you and I’ll keep the world away. It was very easy to write from that perspective.”

    Keith also just hit the top of the country chart with “Coming Home,” which features Julia Michaels. The song is from his current album, Graffiti U.

    Audio / Keith Urban explains the inspiration behind his No. 1 song, "The Fighter."

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    Keith Urban (Fighter No. 1) OC: …perspective. :33
    “It was such an easy song to write ‘cause it was born of real conversations Nic and I had before we had gotten married, and some of those fears she had about it, and me wanting to be able to make vows to her, promises to her that I knew I could keep, but just needed that chance; give me a chance, you know? It’s interesting because in a lot of ways this song feels like vows that they really are – this is what I promise I’ll be and do and I’ll take care of you and I’ll keep the world away. It was very easy to write from that perspective.”