• CARRIE UNDERWOOD MARKS 10TH SEASON STARRING IN SHOW OPEN FOR NBC’S SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, PREMIERING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH.

    Multi-Platinum, 8-time GRAMMY® Award winner Carrie Underwood will star in the show open for NBC’s Sunday Night Football for the 10th consecutive season beginning in September on NBC and Peacock.

    Underwood performed the show open – featuring an updated rendition of the now-iconic “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” – from The Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas, home of her ongoing residency, REFLECTION.

    For the first time, the show open will highlight the game-day energy around each Sunday Night Football game as a dedicated film crew will capture the atmosphere leading up to kickoff including fans tailgating and prepping for the game, player arrivals, and scenes from the host city.

    “Performing the show open for Sunday Night Football for 10 years has been such a joy and privilege for me,” said Underwood.  “It’s always a fun day when we shoot the new open — our amazing creative team somehow manages to top themselves year after year.”

    The show open for Sunday Night Football, primetime television’s No. 1 program for an unprecedented 11 consecutive years, will debut on Sunday, September 11th on NBC and Peacock leading into Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visiting Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys.

    NBC’S SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL IS PRIMETIME TELEVISION’S NO. 1 SHOW FOR RECORD 11 CONSECUTIVE YEARS: NBC’s Sunday Night Football finished the 2021-22 TV season as primetime’s #1 TV show in all key metrics for an unprecedented 11th consecutive year – adding to its record for the most consecutive years atop the charts (since 1950), based on official live plus same day data provided by Nielsen. Sunday Night Football also ranked as the No. 1 show in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic for the 12th consecutive TV season.

    Her new album, Denim & Rhinestones, which she co-produced with David Garcia, is out now, and the first single from the album, “Ghost Story” is sitting inside the Top 10 on the country charts.

    Carrie recently announced her 43-city U.S. arena tour, THE DENIM & RHINESTONES TOUR, kicking off October 15th, with dates throughout Fall 2022 and Spring 2023.

    2022 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
    Thurs. Sept. 8 NFL Kickoff  Buffalo Bills at Los Angeles Rams
    Sun. Sept. 11 Week 1   Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dallas Cowboys
    Sun. Sept. 18 Week 2   Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
    Sun. Sept. 25 Week 3   San Francisco 49ers at Denver Broncos
    Sun. Oct. 2 Week 4 Kansas City Chiefs at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    *Sun. Oct. 9 Week 5   Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens
    *Sun. Oct. 16 Week 6 Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles
    *Sun. Oct. 23 Week 7 Pittsburgh Steelers at Miami Dolphins
    *Sun. Oct. 30 Week 8 Green Bay Packers at Buffalo Bills
    *Sun. Nov. 6 Week 9 Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs
    *Sun. Nov. 13 Week 10 Los Angeles Chargers at San Francisco 49ers
    *Sun. Nov. 20 Week 11  Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers
    **Thurs. Nov. 24 Week 12 New England Patriots at Minnesota Vikings
    *Sun. Nov. 27 Week 12 Green Bay Packers at Philadelphia Eagles
    *Sun. Dec. 4 Week 13 Indianapolis Colts at Dallas Cowboys
    *Sun. Dec. 11 Week 14 Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos
    *Sun. Dec. 18 Week 15 New England Patriots at Las Vegas Raiders
    Sun. Dec. 25 Week 16 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals
    *Sun. Jan. 1 Week 17 Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Chargers
    *Sun. Jan. 8 Week 18 TBD

    *Flex Week
    ** Thanksgiving Night Game

     

    Audio / CARRIE UNDERWOOD TALKS ABOUT BEING A PART OF SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL.

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    Carrie Underwood (loves being a part of SNF) OC: …my whole life. :54
    “I love being the voice of Sunday Night Football because I grew up watching football…from birth. I’m from Oklahoma – we’re a football state. It’s just a part of the country that everybody has their teams and there’s such an energy about it. We would drive down to Dallas and watch the Cowboys play whenever we could. There’s just something about being at a live sporting event or watching it on TV. You have your favorites. They have their rivals. There’s an excitement to it that really, it’s unlike anything else, so being a small part of that is absolutely amazing. It’s been so wonderful working with everybody at SNF, and I count myself very lucky and very blessed that I get to be a small part of something that I’ve loved my whole life.”

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD ENJOYS REHEARSING FOR UPCOMING TOUR.

    Carrie Underwood is getting ready to launch The Denim & Rhinestones Tour this fall. She’s set to kick off the trek, featuring Jimmie Allen, October 15th in Greenville, South Carolina, making stops in 43 U.S. cities including New York’s Madison Square Garden, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, and L.A.’s Crypto.com Arena before concluding in Seattle, Washington March 17th.

    The global superstar is already preparing for the upcoming tour and says she really enjoys the anticipation of getting ready to hit the road.

    “I think my favorite parts of putting a new tour together is the anticipation. I love rehearsals as well. I feel like it’s, it’s like a show with no pressure (laughs), no pressure, no audience and we just kind of get to play music and do all that stuff and it’s fun, and so I really, I enjoy rehearsals.”

    Carrie is closing in on the Top 10 of the country charts with her latest single, “Ghost Story.”

    Audio / Carrie Underwood says she enjoys putting a tour together.

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    Carrie Underwood (enjoys tour rehearsals) OC: …enjoy rehearsals. :19
    “I think my favorite parts of putting a new tour together is the anticipation. I love rehearsals as well. I feel like it’s, it’s like a show with no pressure (laughs), no pressure, no audience and we just kind of get to play music and do all that stuff and it’s fun, and so I really, I enjoy rehearsals.”

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD IS BACK AS THE VOICE FOR THE OPENING FOR SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL.

    Carrie Underwood will mark 10 consecutive years of starring in the Sunday Night Football open.

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    “I love being the voice of Sunday Night Football because I grew up watching football…from birth,” says Carrie. “I’m from Oklahoma – we’re a football state. It’s just a part of the country that everybody has their teams and there’s such an energy about it. We would drive down to Dallas and watch the Cowboys play whenever we could. There’s just something about being at a live sporting event or watching it on TV. You have your favorites. They have their rivals. There’s an excitement to it that really, it’s unlike anything else, so being a small part of that is absolutely amazing. It’s been so wonderful working with everybody at SNF, and I count myself very lucky and very blessed that I get to be a small part of something that I’ve loved my whole life.”

     

    Audio / CARRIE UNDERWOOD TALKS ABOUT BEING A PART OF SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL.

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    Carrie Underwood (loves being a part of SNF) OC: …my whole life. :54
    “I love being the voice of Sunday Night Football because I grew up watching football…from birth. I’m from Oklahoma – we’re a football state. It’s just a part of the country that everybody has their teams and there’s such an energy about it. We would drive down to Dallas and watch the Cowboys play whenever we could. There’s just something about being at a live sporting event or watching it on TV. You have your favorites. They have their rivals. There’s an excitement to it that really, it’s unlike anything else, so being a small part of that is absolutely amazing. It’s been so wonderful working with everybody at SNF, and I count myself very lucky and very blessed that I get to be a small part of something that I’ve loved my whole life.”

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD PREPS FOR HER UPCOMING TOUR.

    Carrie Underwood will return to the road this fall with The Denim and Rhinestones Tour. She’s set to kick off the trek, featuring Jimmie Allen, October 15th in Greenville, South Carolina, making stops in 43 U.S. cities including New York’s Madison Square Garden, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, and L.A.’s Crypto.com Arena before concluding in Seattle, Washington March 17th.

    The global superstar is already preparing for the upcoming tour. “There’s so much work that goes into putting on a tour,” says Carrie. “Obviously, putting the stage design, set design, all the production, lighting, all of that stuff. There’s tons of things to look through, videos to look through, and approving things and making sure each song will be looking like how they sound. And then for me, I want to make sure I’m at the top of my game, so definitely want to up the cardio and workouts and things like that, wardrobe, all of those things. There’s a lot that goes into putting it all together, and we are well on our way.”

    Carrie is climbing the country charts with her latest single, “Ghost Story,” from her new album, Denim & Rhinestones.

     

    Audio / Carrie Underwood is already making preparations for her upcoming tour.

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    Carrie Underwood (prepping for tour) OC: …on our way. :35
    “There’s so much work that goes into putting on a tour. Obviously, putting the stage design, set design, all the production, lighting, all of that stuff. There’s tons of things to look through, videos to look through, and approving things and making sure each song will be looking like how they sound. And then for me, I want to make sure I’m at the top of my game, so definitely want to up the cardio and workouts and things like that, wardrobe, all of those things. There’s a lot that goes into putting it all together, and we are well on our way.”

  • DIERKS BENTLEY, LUKE BRYAN, DARIUS RUCKER, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, BROTHERS OSBORNE, PARKER McCOLLUM AND MORE ARE FEATURED IN THE ABC-TV SPECIAL CMA FEST ON WEDNESDAY.

    This year’s CMA Fest, dubbed “The Music Event of the Summer,” returns for a three-hour ABC-TV special featuring once in a lifetime collaborations and performances this Wednesday (August 3rd). Dierks Bentley and Elle King will host the show, which was filmed at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium (home of the Tennessee Titans) during the 49th CMA Fest this past June.

    The performances include Dierks’ smash hit “Drunk On a Plane,” as well as a cool collaboration with the iconic Billy Ray Cyrus on his debut single and ’90s classic, “Achy Breaky Heart.”

    Carrie Underwood performs both her latest single, “Ghost Story,” as well as her hit single “Good Girl,” while Brothers Osborne turn in a performance of their fan favorite, “Skeletons.”

    Luke Bryan performs is No. 1 hit, “Kick The Dust Up,” while Darius Rucker turns in “Wagon Wheel,” as well as a collaboration with the Zac Brown Band on “Chicken Fried.”

    Parker McCollum makes his dynamic debut performing “To Be Loved By You.”

    Other performers include Luke Combs, Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini, Cole Swindell, Carly Pearce, Wynonna, Dustin Lynch, Lady A and others.

    Catch all the action on Wednesday (August 3rd) at 8pm ET on ABC.

    Audio / Dierks Bentley is co-hosting this year's ABC-TV special, CMA Fest, with buddy Elle King, and he's so happy that the festival was back in person after two years.

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    Dierks Bentley (CMA Fest 2022) OC: …host it. :22
    “It was so great to be back (in person) at CMA Fest especially hosting it. After two years of CMA being away, CMA Fest being gone, those fans came back with a vengeance, so excited to party and hang out, so loud. So, for me to get a chance to not only play the show, but actually host it with my buddy Elle King, that is just, I just feel so lucky. That was so much fun and so looking forward to seeing the show air on ABC in August, and just so truly lucky to have a chance to host it.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan talks about the "rowdy" experience he had during this year's CMA Music Fest.

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    Luke Bryan (CMA Fest 2022) OC: …experience. :56
    “It was crazy. To leave the stadium and over 80,000 people and go straight to Blake’s bar for the Spotify event. And I got a little carried away. I never get to play rowdy bars anymore, so after I kinda got to roast Blake, I attempted to sing ‘Some Beach,’ and I did not know any of the words-sorry, Blake. Anyway, just being in his bar, I got in front of the crowd and I really kind of got caught up in the moment and played for maybe a little too long. But then, after I got done there, I ran across the street to my bar. I bought my whole bar a Two Lane (beer) and it was just a wild night and so good being in the mix in CMA Music Fest with all the fans doing a concert, bar hopping to Blake’s bar (and) my bar. It was a pretty crazy experience.”

    Audio / Carrie Underwood talks about CMA Fest 2022.

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    Carrie Underwood (CMA Fest 2022) OC: …good time. :24
    “Everybody is super-excited to be back at CMA Fest. It’s a staple in country music. It’s been going on for so many decades. I just feel like not having a proper CMA Fest was just kind of gut-wrenching. But people are excited-the fans are excited, the performers are excited, I’m excited, so it’s gonna be a good time.”

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD HELPS CELEBRATE BARBARA MANDRELL ON HER 50TH OPRY ANNIVERSARY.

    The Grand Ole Opry celebrated Country Music Hall of Fame member Barbara Mandrell on her 50th Anniversary as a member of the Opry family tonight with two shows. Opry member Carrie UnderwoodCeCe Winans, Suzy Bogguss, Linda Davis, Jeannie Seely, Janelle Arthur, Mandy Barnett, and Connie Smith honored the music legend who was in attendance along with her family and friends.

    The three-time ACM/CMA Entertainer and four-time ACM/CMA Female Vocalist of the Year was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry on July 29, 1972.

    Everyone talks about Barbara’s beauty. But, as gorgeous as she is, she is just as beautiful inside. In addition to all of those other things we love about her, she has always worn her faith on her sleeve. She let us know you can love the Lord AND raise a little…heck,” shared Underwood before welcoming Mandrell to the stage. “She has been such an inspiration to me and so many others that stand on the shoulders of great female artists like her. It’s especially fitting to pay tribute to her tonight, in this sacred place we both hold so dear.”

    “There are so many great, great huge talented woman that performed for us tonight and said so many incredible things about me…they know I love them. And the Opry…Lord knows I love the Opry,” shared Mandrell.

    Regarding the historic Opry stage she continued, “My last show when I retired in 1997 I chose my home to do my finale performance on and it was this one.”

    In honor of Mandrell’s golden Opry anniversary, a special commissioned Hatch show print will be available in the Opry Shop and online at store.opry.com. Additionally, the exclusive merchandise line that Mandrell, in partnership with the Opry, launched last year in celebration of the 40th anniversary of her signature hit- and one of country music’s most iconic classics- “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool” will again be available exclusively online at store.opry.com and in the Opry gift shop in Nashville, TN. The collection includes “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool” branded tshirts, Hatch poster, coffee mug and more.

     

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD COVERS OZZY OSBOURNE ON NEW APPLE MUSIC SESSIONS LIVE EP.

    Carrie Underwood covers one of her “all-time favorite songs,” Ozzy Osbourne‘s “Mama, I’m Coming Home,” for her new Apple Music Sessions EP, which was recorded exclusively for the streaming service.  “I have always been an Ozzy Osbourne fan and ‘Mama, I’m Coming Home’ is one of my all-time favorite songs,” she says. “I’ve always thought it felt a lot like a country song, and I’ve wanted to cover it for a long time. This was a really fun opportunity for me to be able to finally make that happen. I hope we’ve done Ozzy proud and I hope he likes it.”

     

    For the project, the superstar also recorded a new, stripped-down version of “Ghost Story,” as well as a new version of “Blown Away.”

    Carrie is closing in on the Top 10 with her latest hit, “Ghost Story.”

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD BROUGHT IMAGINATION, IMAGERY AND BEAUTY TO HER “GHOST STORY” VIDEO.

    Carrie Underwood is closing in on the Top 10 on the country charts with her latest smash “Ghost Story.” The song creates a lot of sweeping imagery that is brought to life in the cinematic music video, which was the main goal she wanted for the three-and-a-half minute mini-movie.

     

    “The music video, if you’re gonna usher in a new era, I want to do it big,” says Carrie. “That one I was like we can kind of go over the top, but that’s what we wanted. We wanted it to be beautiful and imaginative, because I feel like the song is, so a lot of really great imagery that’s written into the song and we just wanted to kind of bring that to life.”

    In the clip, Carrie becomes somewhat of an acrobat, but she says getting the shots on the trapeze was pretty tough. “It was a fun day shooting the video, but the trapeze was unexpectedly difficult. It doesn’t look difficult, but it’s really difficult.”

    She took that one step further when she performed on this year’s CMT Music Awards.

    Carrie is set to perform at the Grand Ole Opry on July 30th, and then she’ll prepare for The Denim & Rhinestones Tour, which will kick off October 15th in Greenville, South Carolina.

     

    Audio / Carrie Underwood talks about the video for her latest smash, “Ghost Story.”

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    Carrie Underwood (Ghost Story video) OC: …really difficult. :32
    “The music video, if you’re gonna usher in a new era, I want to do it big. I don’t know what the next ones are gonna look like, but that one I was like we can kind of go over the top, but that’s what we wanted. We wanted it to be beautiful and imaginative, because I feel like the song is, so a lot of really great imagery that’s written into the song and we just wanted to kind of bring that to life. It was a fun day shooting the video, but the trapeze was unexpectedly difficult. It doesn’t look difficult, but it’s really difficult.”

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD’S DENIM & RHINESTONES RELEASED ON VINYL TODAY, JULY 8th.

    Three-time ACM Entertainer of the Year and 8-time GRAMMY® Award winner Carrie Underwood’s Denim & Rhinestones, will be released on purple vinyl today (Friday, July 8th).  The new album, released June 10th, is Underwood’s 10th album (including all nine of her studio albums and her 2014 Greatest Hits: Decade #1) to debut in the Top 10 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200.

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    Underwood just returned from the UK, where she promoted Denim & Rhinestones and made worldwide headlines joining Guns N’ Roses onstage for two songs during each of their July 1st and 2nd shows at the UK’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.  While in London, Underwood appeared on ITV’s Lorraine, and recorded interviews with Absolute Radio and BBC Radio 2’s Steve Wright in the Afternoon and The Country Show with Bob Harris, which included a special in-studio performance.  She also appeared at an intimate invitation-only Q&A for a select group of media and lucky fans.

    Denim & Rhinestones  purple vinyl is available HERE. Signed CD Box Sets and Signed Vinyl Box Sets are also available now, which includes an exclusive t-shirt, rhinestone pack, denim tote bag, album slip mat, and signed photo card in limited quantities here. Fans can order from physical retailers here. A cassette version is also available on August 5.

    Underwood recently announced her new U.S. arena tour, THE DENIM & RHINESTONES TOUR, with dates in Fall 2022 and Spring 2023, joined by special guest Jimmie Allen on all dates.  For more information, go to carrieunderwoodofficial.com.

    Carrie is currently climbing the country charts with her latest single, “Ghost Story.”

    Audio / Carrie Underwood talks about making her new album, Denim & Rhinestones, during the last couple of years.

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    Carrie Underwood (making a new album during the pandemic) OC: …right now. 1:37
    “Making an album in the middle of the past couple years, it definitely had its challenges, like I was writing on ZOOM a couple of times with a few different writers. It was a little trickier to figure out little things like that, scheduling and logistics and everybody was dealing with something all the time, BUT the fact that I was in one place a bit longer than usual. I feel like we definitely took advantage of that, and I was able to really focus in on making this album with fewer distractions than normal. I wasn’t leaving town constantly to go do things, and it was just nice to be able to have large chunks of time where I really got to focus on this album. I do feel like after the past couple of years, people are ready to get out. I mean we see it in the festivals and the things like that I have been doing, the one off shows here and there and our Vegas residency, people are ready to reenter the world and get together and celebrate things, and music brings people  together like nothing else. So, I certainly feel like that. I’m ready to get out there and go on tour and stuff like that with this album and I feel like people are really ready for it too. And it definitely made me just want to make music that is, for the most part, just positive and happy and fun, because I feel like that’s kind of a gap that we all have in our lives right now.”

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD JOINS GUNS N’ ROSES ONSTAGE AT UK’S TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR STADIUM ON JULY 1st AND 2nd.

    8-time GRAMMY® Award winner Carrie Underwood joined Guns N’ Roses onstage for two songs during each of their July 1st and 2nd shows at the UK’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

    photo credit: Jeff Johnson

    Carrie was in London this past week to promote her new album, Denim & Rhinestones, which debuted as the #1 Country album in the UK.  Underwood made worldwide headlines when she welcomed Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose as a special guest during her headline performance at the Stagecoach Festival in April.

    Carrie is closing in on the Top 10 with her latest single, “Ghost Story.”

    Audio / Carrie Underwood talks about Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses.

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    Carrie Underwood (Axl Rose) OC: …life, you know? :16
    “I mean, I feel like Axl was my personal pinnacle of you know…I mean, I’m not shy about my love of rock music. The Stagecoach performance was one of the best moments of my life, you know?”