• CARRIE UNDERWOOD, ALONG WITH RYAN SEACREST, ARE THE PRIMARY AMBASSADORS OF DISNEY AND ABC’S #CHOOSEKINDNESS CAMPAIGN TO HELP END BULLYING.

    Throughout the entire month of October, ABC, Freeform and Disney Channel will roll out a series of customized public service announcements (PSAs) with fan favorite stars that call on audiences to end negativity, celebrate their differences, support love and, ultimately, choose kindness. Serving as the primary ambassadors for the campaign are award-winning radio and television personality Ryan Seacrest and seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner, multi-platinum selling, global superstar Carrie Underwood.

    Underwood lends her new single “Love Wins,” from her latest album “Cry Pretty,” as an anthem of solidarity throughout Disney|ABC’s month-long campaign. “Cry Pretty,” which Underwood co-produced, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and Top Country Album Charts, and is her first album released on Capitol Records Nashville. “Love Wins” was written by Underwood, David Garcia and Brett James.  A custom PSA, produced by Radio Disney Country and featuring Underwood, has debuted on the Disney Channel and across Radio Disney and Radio Disney Country’s social media platforms and YouTube channels.  Underwood recently received the Hero Award at the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards recognizing her humanitarian efforts and support of a myriad of charities.

    Stars across Disney|ABC Television are rallying behind National Bullying Prevention Month and encouraging viewers to #ChooseKindness through personal testimonials and videos that reinforce the importance of being kind. Along with nonprofit partners GLSEN, GLAAD, PACER, ESPN’s “Shred Hate” campaign, No Bully, and Common Sense Media, the multi-platform and cross-network initiative, now in its sixth year, focuses on inspiring kids, families and change-makers around the country to put an end to bullying in their communities and online.

    “The Choose Kindness campaign is incredibly important to our identity as Disney|ABC Television, with storytelling across our series and networks that celebrate inclusion, respect and love,” said David Ambroz, executive director, Corporate Citizenship & Internal Communications. “We’re thrilled that for the sixth year, our talent has stepped up to deliver heartfelt and honest messages that encourage our viewers to accept the challenge of choosing kindness, and that our ongoing partnerships with these nonprofit changemakers continue to make a difference in our communities.”

    “We are extremely proud to once again partner with Disney|ABC Television on this year’s #ChooseKindness campaign for National Bullying Prevention Month,” said Eliza Byard, GLSEN executive director. “Their invaluable dedication to this cause within its programming, through its talent and more continues to be an inspiring example for young viewers everywhere. As a national education organization working to create safe and inclusive K-12 schools for LGBTQ youth, GLSEN has seen firsthand what happens when students stand up against bullying – as happened just last week in thousands of schools nationwide during GLSEN’s Ally Week. When young people are encouraged to choose kindness, respect and taught how to be allies for one another, school becomes a safer and more welcoming environment in which all students can fully reach their academic potential.”

    In addition to the PSAs, several stars offered honest testimonials of their personal experiences with bullying. From being called names to being teased about their weight to being judged by the color of their skin, these heartfelt videos offer audiences a glimpse into an epidemic that their favorite stars are not immune to, as well as uplifting messages on how to take a stand for those being bullied around them.

    Among the stars featured in the videos and photos throughout the month are Kelly Ripa (“Live With Kelly and Ryan”); Taran Killam (“Single Parents”); Leighton Meester (“Single Parents”); James Roday (“A Million Little Things”); Ron Livingston (“A Million Little Things”); Randall Park (“Fresh Off The Boat”); Nathan Fillion (“The Rookie”); Raven-Symoné (“Raven’s Home”); Issac Ryan Brown (“Raven’s Home,” “Kim Possible”);  Sasha Pieterse (“Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists”); Janel Parrish (“Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists”) and many more.

    In partnership with GLAAD and PACER, Disney|ABC will also celebrate two key dates in October that call on audiences to show their support and stand against bullying. On Thursday, Oct. 18, GLAAD encourages supporters to wear purple for “Spirit Day” to stand against bullying and demonstrate support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth. On Wednesday, Oct. 24, viewers are encouraged to celebrate PACER’s Unity Day. Wear and share orange to show unity against bullying and band together to celebrate for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.

    Additional campaigns being celebrated throughout the month of October include GLSEN’s “Ally Week” and ESPN’s “Shred Hate,” a bullying prevention program from ESPN, MLB and X Games which seeks to eliminate bullying by encouraging kids to choose kindness. As part of “Shred Hate,” No Bully, a nonprofit organization that ignites student compassion to eradicate bullying and cyberbullying, is partnering with local school districts and training them how to implement the award-winning No Bully System. To date, more than 25,791 students have been impacted by the program in schools across the country and an additional 60,000 students will be reached in the 2018-2019 school year.

    Carrie is set to perform on the American Music Awards which airs on Tuesday (October 9th) beginning at 8pm ET on ABC.

    Carrie will also co-host the CMA Awards with pal Brad Paisley live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on November 14th at 8pm ET on ABC.

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  • KEITH URBAN, LUKE BRYAN AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD ARE NOMINATED FOR PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS THIS YEAR.

    The finalists for this year’s People’s Choice Awards have been announced. Keith Urban leads the list of country artists with two nominations – one for Country Artist of the Year, alongside Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton and Thomas Rhett; as well as all-genre Male Artist of the Year, in which he’ll face Drake, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes and Ed Sheeran.

    Other categories include movies, television, social media and other music formats. Voting is live now and will run through October 19th. Fans can either vote at pca.eonline.com or through Twitter and Facebook.

    The People’s Choice Awards will be telecast for the first time on E! on November 11th at 9pm ET/PT.

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD’S CRY PRETTY ALBUM MAKES COUNTRY HISTORY AS IT DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD’S TOP 200 ALBUM CHART!

    Carrie Underwood‘s new album, Cry Pretty, has debuted at the top of  Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart today.  The collection is the biggest all-genre debut by a female in 2018, topping Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy (April 6, 2018). The album debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Top Country Album Charts with 265,654 equivalent album units, making Underwood the only woman in history to land four country albums at the top of the all-genre Billboard 200 chart. The critically-acclaimed album is the best-selling Country album debut of 2018, as well as the biggest Country album debut since August 7, 2015 (Luke Bryan’s Kill The Lights) and the biggest female Country album debut since October 22, 2012 (Taylor Swift’s 2012 Red).

    Cry Pretty’s debut week also marks the most first week streams by any female in Country music. This is Underwood’s seventh consecutive album to debut at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart, representing all of her first seven albums including her Greatest Hits: Decade #1.

    Check out the Billboard article here.

    NPR declares that Cry Pretty “pushes her creative boundaries and leans into modern R&B, while retaining the Oklahoma singer-songwriter’s country roots” and “Underwood’s voice owns pretty much anything it touches.”

    Rolling Stone lauds Underwood as “Arena country’s mightiest voice, as Cry Pretty reaffirms.”

    Entertainment Weekly has called the album “Her most emotionally accessible work to date.”

    Underwood was recently featured in a profile on CBS Sunday Morning, as well as performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Ellen Show. She received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Sept. 20 and performed at the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas. Nominated as Favorite Female Artist – Country, Underwood will perform at the 2018 American Music Awards on Oct. 9 following her promotional tour in Australia, which will include an appearance at the iconic Deni Ute Muster festival. Fans will get the chance to watch multiple performances from Carrie that night as she is also set to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm ET / 10:35 CT on ABC immediately following the 2018 American Music Awards live broadcast.

    Cry Pretty is Underwood’s first release on Capitol Records Nashville and her first time co-producing alongside David Garcia.  She co-wrote nine of the songs on the album including her current single, “Love Wins,” with David Garcia and Brett James.  She recently released the official music video for “Love Wins,” which was directed by Shane Drake. View HERE.

    Underwood returns this fall for her sixth season as the voice of primetime television’s #1 program, Sunday Night Football. This November, she and Brad Paisley will co-host the CMA Awards for the 11th consecutive year.

    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.

    Audio / Carrie Underwood says fans will hopefully get a bigger glimpse of who she is when they listen to her album, Cry Pretty.

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    Carrie Underwood (what fans can expect) OC: …ever had before. :39
    “I literally meet fan club members and fans at meet and greets and things like that that will say, ‘I voted for you on American Idol. I’ve been a fan club member since it started,’ and that’s absolutely incredible. I feel like we’ve kind of just all grown and evolved together, and I feel like that’s so cool. I hope they listen to this album and maybe get a bigger glimpse of me and who I am because I definitely feel like this project has been a bigger representation of me as a person, as an artist, as a creative being, because I’ve had so much more of a hands-on approach with this album than I’ve ever had before.”

    Audio / Carrie Underwood says she learned a lot about herself as a co-producer with David Garcia.

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    Carrie Underwood (prepping to record a song with David Garcia) OC: …up here, you know? :48
    In working as a producer with David, I feel like I learned so much about, obviously making music, but also about myself as an artist, myself as a writer and myself as a vocalist. I feel like previously in my career, I love being technically good. I love to sing. It’s what I love to do, and I take a lot of pride in working hard at being good at what I do. But I would go in with David and it would be time to record, put my vocals down. Like we’re doing this. I’m stepping up to the plate. Here we go. I’m going to hit a grand slam, and in my mind, that’s what I’m thinking. I’m going to sing every note perfectly. I’m going to be great. I’m talking myself up here, you know?”

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD AND JIMMY FALLON CHANNEL KENNY AND DOLLY.

    Carrie Underwood and Jimmy Fallon give an impromptu live karaoke duet of Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s “Islands in the Stream” after filming NBC’s Tonight Show in Central Park. Check out the video below.

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

    Carrie Underwood was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday (September 20th), becoming the 2,646th star on the Walk right outside the famed Capitol Records building on North Vine Street.

    “How does a girl from Checotah, Okla., end up with a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame? I will tell you how.” She raved about her family, including her parents and her husband Mike Fisher, who she called “an incredible man who thinks I’m so much better than I am in every way.” She also spoke to her three-and-a-half year old son, saying “Isaiah Michael, I love you so much…and I’m proud of you, and I believe in you, too.”

     

    Former American Idol judge Simon Cowell celebrated Carrie, explaining he once predicted she would become the best-selling artist in the history of the show. CMA co-host and friend Brad Paisley praised not only her career, but her humanitarian efforts. “She not only goes into our [country] format and starts having one hit record after another — and is still having hit records — she goes from there to doing good works in this world, and making sure that she’s giving back,” he said. “Between herself, Mike, her family — they live the kind of life all of us would be proud to live.”

    Carrie just released her new album, Cry Pretty, last week and has hit the airwaves with her latest song, the inspirational “Love Wins.”

    Video / Carrie Underwood Walk of Fame

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  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD PERFORMS “LOVE WINS” ON THE ELLEN DeGENERES SHOW.

    Carrie Underwood appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday (September 19th) to talk about her new album, Cry Pretty, as well as perform the inspirational “Love Wins,” her second release from the collection.

    The superstar will receive her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday (September 20th), and she will follow that up with a Spotify Listening Party Q&A beginning at 7pm ET/4pm PT.

     

    Video / Carrie Underwood performs "Love Wins" on the Ellen DeGeneres Show

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  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD WILL PERFORM ON THIS YEAR’S AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS.

    Carrie Underwood will perform at this year’s American Music Awards. She’s one of the first round of performers announced for the show, which also includes Imagine Dragons, Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ign (the latter of the two will perform together).

     

    Twelve-time American Music Award winning artist and 2018 nominee in the Favorite Female Artist – Country category, Carrie returns to the AMAs stage for the first time since 2015 to perform a song hot off her recently released sixth studio album, Cry Pretty. She just released her new song, “Love Wins.”

    The 2018 American Music Awards, hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles October 9th at 8pm ET on ABC.

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD SINGS ABOUT HER OWN “KINGDOM” ON THE NEW ALBUM, CRY PRETTY.

    Carrie Underwood gets up close and the most personal on her new album, Cry Pretty. One of the songs she wrote and recorded for the album and that speaks straight to her soul is the uplifting, goosebump-inducing and domestically lovely “Kingdom.”

    “It ain’t always pretty as a picture
    And it ain’t a mansion on a hill
    It’s perfectly imperfect
    It’s worth more than it’s worth
    It’s our life, it’s our heart, it’s our home
    This is our kingdom”

    “I feel like ‘Kingdom’ is just all about the things that make you. I’m from a very small town in Oklahoma. When I sing this song, this is what I think of,” she says. “We had everything that we needed. Everything. We did not have a lot of extras in our lives, and that was, I think, a good thing. But to me when I think, I’m gonna cry, [starts crying] when I think about home it’s the best thing. I’m so glad that I grew up where I grew up with my amazing family and the house that we grew up in that my parents still live at in that tiny town with not a lot to do and not a lot of extras. That is part of me.”

    Carrie loves going home to Checotah, Oklahoma and staying with her parents in her childhood home and she recently told CBS Sunday Morning [see link below] that being at home lets her “sleep.” “I feel like this is the only place that my soul can rest,” she said. “It’s just when I come here, I can turn off, and there’s no other place in the world like that…I sleep when I’m here. I mean, I sleep, and I don’t get that anywhere else.”

    Catch Carrie on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday (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.

    Audio / Carrie Underwood gets emotional when talking about the song “Kingdom,” because she thinks about growing up in her home in Oklahoma.

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    Carrie Underwood (Kingdom) 2 OC: …part of me. 1:14
    “I feel like ‘Kingdom’ is just all about the things that make you. I’m from a very small town in Oklahoma. When I sing this song, this is what I think of. We didn’t have an abundance of fancy stuff. We didn’t live in some giant house or some, I mean there was really nothing to do but we kind of had each other and we were really proud of what we had. My parents worked really hard for everything that they were able to give us, and I respect that so much. Our house wasn’t that special but it’s home. So as a child you – I don’t want to say we were poor. That’s the wrong word because we had everything that we needed. Everything. We did not have a lot of extras in our lives, and that was I think a good thing. But to me when I think, I’m gonna cry, [starts crying] when I think about home it’s the best thing. I’m so glad that I grew up where I grew up with my amazing family and the house that we grew up in that my parents still live at in that tiny town with not a lot to do and not a lot of extras. That is part of me.”

    Video / Carrie Underwood on CBS Sunday Morning

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  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD’S “CRY PRETTY” IS A SONG IN WHICH EVERYONE CAN RELATE.

    Carrie Underwood is sitting inside the Top 10 with her latest hit, “Cry Pretty,” which she hopes people will connect with on an emotional level.

    “I want people to be drawn into ‘Cry Pretty’ from the get-go. The first words of it are ‘I’m Sorry,’ and I feel like those are words that are powerful; they’re two little words, but they kind of suck you in and I want people to be like, ‘Well, why are you sorry?’ and then kind of follow the rest of the musical journey that we go on. I want them to relate to it. I want them to be like, ‘Oh my gosh! This is me. Whatever I’m going through, I can relate to this,’” says Carrie. “By the end of it, I want people to feel, I want them to feel that release. I mean the song just keeps getting bigger and bigger and it’s pretty rocking by the end. So, I want people to listen to it and by the end, just feel like they’ve kind of gotten a little bit of an emotional release just by listening to the song.”

    Her album of the same name – Cry Pretty – will be released September 14th. You can catch Carrie co-hosting the CMA Awards with pal Brad Paisley for the 11th time this November.

    Audio / Carrie Underwood hopes people will connect and relate to "Cry Pretty."

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    Carrie Underwood (Cry Pretty reaction) OC: ….to the song. :49
    “I want people to be drawn into ‘Cry Pretty’ from the get-go. The first words of it are ‘I’m Sorry,’ and I feel like those are words that are powerful; they’re two little words, but they kind of suck you in and I want people to be like, ‘Well, why are you sorry?’ and then kind of follow the rest of the musical journey that we go on. I want them to relate to it. I want them to be like, ‘Oh my gosh! This is me. Whatever I’m going through, I can relate to this.’ And by the end of it, I want people to feel, I want them to feel that release. I mean the song just keeps getting bigger and bigger and it’s pretty rocking by the end. So I want people to listen to it and by the end, just feel like they’ve kind of gotten a little bit of an emotional release just by listening to the song.”

    Audio / Carrie Underwood's "Cry Pretty" full song vignette with audio

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  • LABOR DAY 2018 LINERS: Billy, Brandon, Brothers, Carrie, Clare, Darius, Eric, Jon, Jordan, Kacey, Keith, Kip, LBT, Luke, Maddie & Tae, Sam, Travis

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    LINER Billy Currington (Labor Day)
    Hey y’all! It’s Billy Currington, wishing you a very happy Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Brandon Lay (Labor Day)
    Hey y’all! This is Brandon Lay, wishing you a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Brothers Osborne (Labor Day)
    This is TJ, and I’m John, and we are Brothers Osborne, wishing you a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Carrie Underwood (Labor Day Weekend)
    Hey everyone! I’m Carrie Underwood, hoping you have a happy Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Clare Dunn (Labor Day)
    Hey! What’s up? This is Clare Dunn, and I hope you have a Happy Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Darius Rucker (Labor Day)
    Hey! It’s Darius Rucker, and I hope you have a have a happy work-free Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Eric Church (Labor Day)
    Hey! It’s Eric Church, and I hope you have a have a happy Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Eric Paslay (Labor Day)
    Hey! It’s Eric Paslay, and I hope you have a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Jon Pardi (Labor Day weekend)
    Hey! It’s Jon Pardi, and I hope you have a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Jordan Davis (Labor Day)
    Hey! I’m Jordan Davis, wishing you a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Kacey Musgraves (Labor Day weekend)
    Hey! It’s Kacey Musgraves, hoping you have a happy Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Keith Urban (Labor Day weekend)
    Hi everybody! This is Keith Urban, wishing you a very happy Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Kip Moore (Labor Day)
    Hey—what’s happening guys? This is Kip Moore, wishing you a happy and work-free Labor Day Weekend.

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    LINER LBT (Labor Day)
    Hi! We’re Little Big Town, hoping you have a work-free Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Luke Bryan (Labor Day)
    Hey! It’s Luke Bryan, and I hope you have a have a happy Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Maddie & Tae (Labor Day)
    Hey everybody! I’m Maddie, and I’m Tae, and we’re Maddie & Tae, hoping you have a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Sam Hunt (Labor Day)
    Hey everybody! I’m Sam Hunt. Have a great and work-free Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Travis Denning (Labor Day)
    Hey y’all. It’s Travis Denning, hoping you have a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.