• CARRIE UNDERWOOD IS LOOKING FORWARD TO HOSTING THE CMA AWARDS WITH BRAD PAISLEY FOR THE 11TH YEAR.

    Carrie Underwood is thrilled to be hosting the CMA Awards with friend Brad Paisley for the 11th year.

    “We were super excited to get the phone call to ask Brad and me to come back for an 11th year of the CMAs of hosting. We just always have a lot of fun,” says Carrie. “It’s definitely a lot of pressure and it’s a lot of work working on the CMAs, but at the end of the day, I love the team that we work with. We have a lot of fun, and we kinda get to be the ones that represent country music and we take our jobs very seriously, but we love what we do.”

    Carrie, who just picked up a Teen Choice Award Sunday night (August 12th) for Choice Country Artist, is making her way up the country charts with her song, “Cry Pretty.” It’s the title track of her upcoming album, available September 14th.

    The Oklahoma native also just announced her Cry Pretty Tour 360, which will kick off May 1st in Greensboro, North Carolina.

    Audio / Carrie Underwood talks about hosting the CMA Awards for the 11th year.

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    Carrie Underwood (CMA Awards 11th year) OC: …what we do. :27
    “We were super excited to get the phone call to ask Brad and me to come back for an 11th year of the CMAs of hosting. We just always have a lot of fun. It’s definitely a lot of pressure and it’s a lot of work working on the CMAs, but at the end of the day, I love the team that we work with. We have a lot of fun, and we kinda get to be the ones that represent country music and we take our jobs very seriously, but we love what we do.”

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD TO “FLIP THE SWITCH” ON THE OPRY’S SIGNATURE BARN AS PART OF A TWO-SHOW 10TH EDITION OF OPRY GOES PINK.

    The Grand Ole Opry® and Carrie Underwood are joining together in the fight against breast cancer on Friday, October 26 with a special 10th Annual Opry Goes Pink. Opry member and Capitol Records Nashville’s superstar Underwood will flip the switch on the Opry’s signature barn backdrop, turning it pink for the night as the “Cry Pretty” star takes the stage to perform on two shows that night. Underwood also flipped the switch on the inaugural Opry Goes Pink in 2009.


    Underwood and the Opry have teamed to create Cry Pretty Opry Goes Pink packages featuring Opry Goes Pink tickets, Underwood’s “Cry Pretty” album due Sept. 14, and a collectible print. Beginning today, when fans order the package or tickets, $5 from every package and ticket sold will be donated to the fight against breast cancer. Tickets and packages are available at opry.com and at (800) SEE-OPRY.

    About the Grand Ole Opry

    The Grand Ole Opry®is presented by Humana®.  Opry performances are held every Friday and Saturday of the year, with Tuesday night shows through December, Wednesday night shows through Sept. 26,  and seasonal Opry Country Classics shows on Thursdays. To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com. The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn.  Celebrating nine decades of entertainment, the Opry can be heard at opry.comand wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP).  For more information, visit opry.com.

     
    Photo courtesy Grand Ole Opry LLC. Chris Hollo, photographer
  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD CRY PRETTY ALBUM SPECIAL.

    Multi-platinum selling global superstar Carrie Underwood is set to release her eagerly-anticipated new album, Cry Pretty, on Friday, 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. She just released her new single and video for “Love Wins.”

    We are celebrating this new release with a one-hour special featuring several tracks from the new album, plus some of Carrie’s biggest hits. The program is non-exclusive and commercial-free.

    CLEARANCE WINDOW:

    Friday, September 14th – Saturday, September 22nd

     

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  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD’S CRY PRETTY SHOWCASES LIFE LIVED.

    Carrie Underwood releases her new studio album, Cry Pretty, on Friday (September 14th), and she says there was a lot of personal and professional growth between her 2015 Storyteller album and this new collection of songs, which she co-produced with David Garcia.

    “There was definitely a lot of growth for me as a person – emotional growth and spiritual growth and my family. And I feel like just kind of taking more ownership in my thoughts and my feelings and my wants and my creative abilities and just taking more ownership over all of those things and wanting that to translate into this album,” says Carrie. “I like to take time between projects. It’s like when do you have time to live the life you’re writing about? It’s so important to me…Whatever I’m doing, I want to completely immerse myself in and that includes living a life, and I just feel like that’s so important. And for me as a mom and as a wife and as a friend and daughter and all of those things, it’s just important to take a minute to live a life worth writing about.”

    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.

     

    Audio / Carrie Underwood says there was a lot of growth between her previous album, Storyteller, and her new collection, Cry Pretty.

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    Carrie Underwood (growth between albums) OC: …writing about. 1:07
    “I feel like between Storyteller and Cry Pretty, there was definitely a lot of growth for me as a person – emotional growth and spiritual growth and my family. And I feel like just kind of taking more ownership in my thoughts and my feelings and my wants and my creative abilities and just taking more ownership over all of those things and wanting that to translate into this album. I like to take time between projects. It’s like when do you have time to live the life you’re writing about? It’s so important to me. I like to go on tour and when I’m out, I’m out. I’m on the road. We are working hard. We’re killing it. We’re doing what we do. When I write, I want to write. I want to immerse myself in that. Whatever I’m doing, I want to completely immerse myself in and that includes living a life, and I just feel like that’s so important. And for me as a mom and as a wife and as a friend and daughter and all of those things, it’s just important to take a minute to live a life worth writing about.”

     

    Audio / LINER Carrie Underwood (Cry Pretty available this week)

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  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD CRY PRETTY ALBUM AUDIO TOOLKIT

    Click here to download the Carrie Underwood Cry Pretty Album Audio Toolkit.

  • 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.”

    Audio / LINER Carrie Underwood (Love Wins) 1

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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.