Three-time ACM Entertainer of the Year and 8-time GRAMMY® Award winner Carrie Underwood celebrates her 10th consecutive career Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top 200 chart for all genres with her new album Denim & Rhinestones, released June 10. All 10 of Underwood’s albums (including nine studio albums and her 2014 Greatest Hits: Decade #1) have debuted in the Top 10, beginning with her first album, Some Hearts, which was released in 2005. Denim & Rhinestones, the top-selling country album in the U.S., is also the #1 country album in Australia, Canada and UK.
Denim & Rhinestones is receiving rave reviews:
“This album is brilliantly adventurous and dynamic and sonically versatile…it’s definitely one of my
favorite albums of the year.”
– Zane Lowe/The Zane Lowe Show (Apple Music)
“Carrie Underwood achieves timeless’ legendary country status with ‘Denim & Rhinestones’”
– The Tennessean
“And after selling 66 million albums and winning more than 100 major awards, Underwood bounces through a mix of synth-pop, soul, rootsy country and roadhouse blues for a 12-song set that pulsates with real joy.”
– The Toronto Sun
“She’s back to her style of country pop, with tinges of ‘80s synths and rock, on her ninth studio record that is
tailored for a summer festival season.”
– Associated Press
Underwood’s busy launch week included appearances on ABC’s Good Morning America (see her performance of “Crazy Angels” HERE), GMA 3 (see her performance of “Velvet Heartbreak” HERE) and NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (see her performance of “Pink Champagne” HERE). She also made numerous appearances on Canadian and Australian television, including interviews on Sunrise, The Today Show, and The Project, and will be featured on an upcoming 30-minute special on ET Canada, including an exclusive performance of “Denim & Rhinestones” on June 23. In addition to interviews and takeovers across radio and streaming music platforms around the world, Underwood also performed a global Amazon Music livestream concert, Carrie Underwood: LIVE, from The Historic Bell Tower in downtown Nashville on June 9 (Watch Now on Prime Video). In addition to Underwood’s annual fan club party and two performances at the Grand Ole Opry, fans were also treated to a fun-filled, pop-up exhibition, The Denim & Rhinestones Experience at The Historic Bell Tower from June 10-12, including interactive photo installations, wardrobe displays, and a retail boutique celebrating the music of Denim & Rhinestones. To close out the week, Underwood took the Nissan Stadium stage once again on June 11 to headline the 49th annual CMA Fest, which will be broadcast on ABC on August 3:
“Last year, when Carrie Underwood served as the final headlining performer for CMA Summer Jam, following sets by Blake Shelton and Bryan, she told the crowd, ‘I think everybody knew that closing this thing down was a woman’s work.’ That’s exactly what she did on Saturday night at CMA Fest, showcasing just why she’s one of the premier vocalists in any musical genre.”
Underwood co-wrote 11 of the 12 tracks on Denim & Rhinestones with many of her frequent collaborators such as David Garcia, Hillary Lindsey, Josh Miller, Ashley Gorley, Josh Kear, and Chris DeStefano, who have written many of Underwood’s biggest hits. She also welcomes more recent co-writers on the album, including Michael Hardy and Lydia Vaughan, the latter of whom co-wrote “If I Didn’t Love You,” Underwood’s multi-week #1 smash hit duet with Jason Aldean.
Denim & Rhinestones is Underwood’s latest collaboration with David Garcia. Garcia and Underwood co-produced her critically acclaimed 2018 release, Cry Pretty, as well as Underwood’s 2021 GRAMMY® Award-winning album of gospel hymns, My Savior. The lead single from Denim & Rhinestones, “Ghost Story,” is climbing the country airplay charts and has garnered over 57 million global streams. The song’s cinematic music video, directed by acclaimed director and photographer Randee St. Nicholas, is available now (Watch Here).
Underwood recently announced her new U.S. arena tour, THE DENIM & RHINESTONES TOUR, with dates in Fall 2022 and Spring 2023. Underwood will be joined on THE DENIM & RHINESTONES TOUR by special guest Jimmie Allen on all dates. Additionally, $1 from each ticket sold for the tour will be contributed to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation (t2t.org). She recently completed her 2022 dates for her ongoing REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency at the Resorts World Theatre. She will return to Resorts World Las Vegas to resume her residency in 2023, following THE DENIM & RHINESTONES TOUR. 2023 dates for REFLECTION will be announced at a later date.
Denim & Rhinestones Track List:
- Denim & Rhinestones (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Josh Kear, Hillary Lindsey)
- Velvet Heartbreak (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Hillary Lindsey)
- Ghost Story (David Garcia, Josh Kear, Hillary Lindsey)
- Hate My Heart (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Michael Hardy, Hillary Lindsey)
- Burn (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Ashley Gorley, Hillary Lindsey)
- Crazy Angels (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Lydia Vaughan)
- Faster (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Hillary Lindsey)
- Pink Champagne (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Ashley Gorley, Hillary Lindsey)
- Wanted Woman (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Josh Miller)
- Poor Everybody Else (Carrie Underwood, Chris DeStefano, Josh Miller)
- She Don’t Know (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Hillary Lindsey)
- Garden (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Josh Miller)
Carrie Underwood (kept radio & live show in mind) OC: … Denim & Rhinestones. :53
“It’s important to have all of the things in mind when making an album of where you’re going to be playing this album, what you’re going to do with it, what your hopes are. So, we definitely tried to think of how these songs were going to sound and feel on the radio, playing them on TV shows or whatever, but also of course factoring in the live aspect of it. We definitely had kind of this overarching tone that we wanted to make sure everything was going to sound really good in an arena. So, yeah, it’s one of those things that you always kind of have in the back of your head. You don’t want to make an album of songs that you really love but kind of fall flat when you get in front of people. So, I feel like I’ve learned that over the years, for sure, and it was definitely in our minds when we were making Denim & Rhinestones.”