• Eric Church Doing Life With Me
  • Tyler Hubbard 5 Foot 9
  • Little Big Town Hell Yeah
  • Priscilla Block My Bar
  • Kip Moore Crazy One More Time
  • Chris Stapleton Joy Of My Life

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ERIC CHURCH RETURNS TO COUNTRY RADIO WITH NEW SINGLE, “DOING LIFE WITH ME.”

On the heels of a sold-out Minneapolis stadium show this past Saturday, June 11th, the man Stereogum celebrates as “the most consistently interesting star in the Nashville ecosystem” returns to Country radio today, June 13th, with the fourth single off his chart-topping triple album Heart & Soul, “Doing Life With Me.”

Written by Eric Church together with Casey Beathard (“Mr. Misunderstood,” “Hell Of A View”) and Jeffrey Steele (“Stick That In Your Country Song”), the reflective song sees Church expressing gratitude for those by his side through the journey of a musical career:

        I don’t pray much anymore 
        For this old troubadour’s
        Happiness, wishes, wants and needs
        End of my ropes, hopes and dreams
        Spend my livin’ giving thanks
        For the ships I never sank
        Every big, every little in the everyday things
        The notes and the words and the songs I sing
        To the ones doing life with me

Like the singles before it, including the GRAMMY-nominated “Stick That In Your Country Song,” Gold-certified chart topper “Hell Of A View” and recent Top 5 hit “Heart On Fire,” “Doing Life With Me” is the result of the famed marathon session Church spent sequestered in rural North Carolina, writing and recording a song from start to finish each day for nearly a month.

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Celebrating the one-year anniversary of the resulting triple album, Heart & Soul, Church recently announced two exclusive box sets of the project in limited quantities – including the chance for the general public to purchase the Church Choir-exclusive middle album, &, for the first time. The Standard Box Set begins shipping to fans today, with the Deluxe Box Set shipping August 5. For more information and to purchase both sets, visit heartandsoul.ericchurch.com.

Just as unique as Church’s approach to recording and releasing music is his tenacity on the road. Having recently wrapped the Billboard Music Awards’ Top Country Tour, The Gather Again Tour, with a sold-out showing at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden, Church continued to expand the parameters of his concerts with the second of two distinct one-night-only stadium shows this past Saturday, June 11th.

 

Following opening sets by ERNEST and reigning ACM Album of the Year winner Morgan Wallen that had the at-capacity crowd of more than 51,000 fans in their seats hours before the 2020 CMA Entertainer of the Year took the stage, Church kicked off the night’s main event with a raucous performance of his Platinum-certified “The Outsiders,” setting the tone of the high-energy, hit-packed show to come with his declaration that “it’s going to be one hell of a night.”

Five songs into the set, he also remarked on his 15-year relationship with the city of Minneapolis, sharing his memories of a small show at the Cabooze in the earliest days of his career, before launching into a performance of “the song that started it all,” “How ‘Bout You.”

From chart toppers including “Drink in My Hand” and “Springsteen,” newer Heart & Soul tracks such as “Stick That In Your Country Song” plus recent No. 1 “Hell Of A View” and even fan-favorite album cuts like “Country Music Jesus” and “Pledge Allegiance to the Hag,” the two-plus hours of music that followed proved just how at home Church is on a stadium stage, earning rave reviews from fans and critics alike.

“Nashville’s marathon man known for rare three-hour shows, he seamlessly transformed his brand of brio country into football-field far,” remarked the Minneapolis Star-Tribune of his “triumphant in both spirit and substance” performance, continuing, “Church sang with such consistent conviction on rockers and ballads that it felt as if this could have been his last ever performance.”

“While Church has always been a wildly entertaining live performer, he felt both more relaxed and focused than usual Saturday as he tore through a hit-heavy set list,” agreed the St. Paul Pioneer Press, noting that “thanks to smart pacing and energy to burn… It’ll be a tough night for Church to top.”

For more information and to learn how to join the Church Choir, visit www.ericchurch.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter @ericchurch and Instagram @ericchurchmusic.

“Doing Life With Me” Lyrics available HERE

Set List: Eric Church at U.S. Bank Stadium (June 11, 2022)

  1. The Outsiders
  2. Desperate Man
  3. Heart On Fire
  4. Country Music Jesus
  5. Talladega
  6. How ‘Bout You
  7. Hell Of A View
  8. Drink In my Hand
  9. Like A Wrecking Ball
  10. Pledge Allegiance to the Hag
  11. Round Here Buzz
  12. Homeboy
  13. Smoke a Little Smoke
  14. These Boots
  15. Stick That In Your Country Song
  16. Drowning Man
  17. Some Of It
  18. Mr. Misunderstood
  19. Creepin’
  20. Cold One
  21. Like Jesus Does
  22. Give Me Back My Hometown
  23. Springsteen
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FATHER’S DAY LINERS 2022

Audio / LINER Alan Jackson (Father’s Day)

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“Hey, I’m Alan Jackson, wishing you a Happy Father’s Day.”

 

Audio / LINER Billy Currington (Father’s Day)

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“Hey everybody! I’m Billy Currington, wishing you a very Happy Father’s Day!”

Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (Father’s Day)

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“Hey! This is TJ, and I’m John, and we are Brothers Osborne, wishing all you fathers out there a very Happy Father’s Day.”

Audio / LINER Carrie Underwood (Father’s Day)

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“Hey, I’m Carrie Underwood, wishing you a very Happy Father’s Day.”

Audio / LINER Catie Offerman (Father’s Day)

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“Hey everybody, this is Catie Offerman. For all you fathers out there, Happy Father’s Day.”

Audio / LINER Caylee Hammack (Father’s Day)

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“Hey y’all! This is Caylee Hammack. For all you Dads out there, Happy Father’s Day.”

Audio / LINER Chrissy Metz (Father’s Day)

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“Hey, this is Chrissy Metz, wishing you a very Happy Father’s Day.”

Audio / LINER Darius Rucker (Father’s Day)

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“Hey! What’s up? This is Darius Rucker wishing you a Happy Father’s Day.”

 

Audio / LINER Eric Church (Father’s Day)

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“Hey! This is Eric Church, wishing you a Happy Father’s Day.”

Audio / LINER Gary Allan (Father’s Day)

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“Hey! This is Gary Allan, and I want to wish all the dads out there a Happy Father’s Day.”

Audio / LINER Jon Langston (Father’s Day)

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“Hey y’all, this is Jon Langston, wishing you a very Happy Father’s Day.”

Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (Happy Father’s Day)

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“Jon Pardi here. Happy Father’s Day to all you father’s out there.”

Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (Father’s Day) beer

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“Hey! It’s Jon Pardi, wishing all the fathers out there a very Happy Father’s Day. Here’s to you,  Senior.  Insert beer can opening sample (sound effect). (laughs)

Audio / LINER Jordan Davis (Father’s Day)

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“Hey! I’m Jordan Davis, wishing you all a Happy Father’s Day.”

Audio / LINER Josh Turner (Father’s Day)

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“Hey y’all! This is Josh Turner, and I just want to wish all you father’s out there a Happy Father’s Day!”

Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (Father’s Day)

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“Hey! It’s Kacey Musgraves. Happy Father’s Day!”

Audio / LINER Keith Urban (Father’s Day)

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“Hey everyone! It’s Keith Urban, wishing all you Dads out there a Happy Father’s Day.”

Audio / LINER Kylie Morgan (Father’s Day)

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“Hey y’all, this is Kylie Morgan. Happy Father’s Day.”

Audio / LINER LBT (Father’s Day)

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“Hi! This is Little Big Town, wishing all you father’s a Happy Father’s Day.”

Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (Father’s Day)

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“Hey! This is Luke Bryan, wishing all the Fathers out there a very Happy Father’s Day. Here’s to you, Dad.”

Audio / LINER Maddie & Tae (Father’s Day)

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“Hey everybody! I’m Maddie and I’m Tae, wishing all you fathers out there a Happy Father’s Day.”

Audio / LINER Parker McCollum (Father’s Day)

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“Hey Everybody, I’m Parker McCollum, wishing you a very Happy Father’s Day.”

 

Audio / LINER Priscilla Block (Father’s Day)

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“Hey! It’s Priscilla Block. For all you fathers – Happy Father’s Day!”

 

Audio / LINER Reba McEntire (Father’s Day)

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“Hey everybody, this is Reba McEntire, wishing all you dads a Happy Father’s Day.”

 

Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Father’s Day)

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“Hey! This is Sam Hunt. To all you fathers out there, Happy Father’s Day!”

Audio / LINER Shania Twain (Father’s Day)

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“Hi! This is Shania Twain. Happy Father’s Day.”

Audio / LINER Travis Denning (Father’s Day)

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“Hey y’all, it’s Travis Denning, wishing all you fathers out there a very Happy Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day, Diamond Dave.”

Audio / LINER Tyler Hubbard (Father's Day) 1

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“Hey y’all, it’s Tyler Hubbard. Happy Father’s Day.”

Audio / LINER Vince Gill (Father’s Day)

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“Hey everybody! It’s Vince, and I just wanted to wish you a Happy Father’s Day. Wish mine was still around.”

 

MICKEY GUYTON TO HOST “A CAPITOL FOURTH” ON PBS.

Mickey Guyton has been announced as host of the 42nd edition of A CAPITOL FOURTH, America’s national Independence Day celebration on PBS.

“I am so excited to be hosting A CAPITOL FOURTH this year live from Washington, D.C.,” says Mickey. “It’s an honor to be leading our nation’s 246th birthday celebration, and to share music, fun and fireworks with my family and all of yours!”

 

Mickey will lead an all-star cast in a patriotic evening of unrivaled musical performances by top stars from pop, country, R&B, classical and Broadway featuring the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of premiere pops conductor Jack Everly.

A CAPITOL FOURTH airs Monday, July 4th, 2022 from 8pm to 9:30pm ET, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.  The program can also be heard in stereo over NPR member stations nationwide and will be streaming on YouTube and www.pbs.org/a-capitol-fourth and available as Video on Demand for a limited time only, July 4th to July 18th, 2022.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD’S NEW ALBUM DENIM & RHINESTONES OUT NOW.

Multi-Platinum, 8-time GRAMMY® Award winner Carrie Underwood releases her highly anticipated new album Denim & Rhinestones today. Underwood kicked off her release celebration last night with a global Amazon Music livestream concert from The Historic Bell Tower in downtown Nashville. Fans around the world joined an intimate in-person audience to watch the concert via the Amazon Music channel on Twitch, the Amazon Music Mobile App, and on Prime Video globally. Watch Now on Prime Video.

This morning, Underwood joined ABC’s Good Morning America and GMA 3 for an interview and performances of two new tracks off Denim & Rhinestones. Watch her performance of “Crazy Angels” on Good Morning America HERE. On Monday, June 14, Underwood performs on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. She will also make multiple appearances on Canadian and Australian television, including interviews on Sunrise, The Today Show, The Project, and others.

For fans in Nashville this weekend, Underwood takes the Nissan Stadium stage once again Saturday night to headline the 49th annual CMA Fest, which will be broadcast on ABC on August 3.

She also has a fun-filled, pop-up exhibition, The Denim & Rhinestones Experience set up June 10-12 at The Historic Bell Tower in downtown Nashville. The Denim & Rhinestones Experience includes interactive photo installations, wardrobe displays, and a retail boutique celebrating the music of Denim & Rhinestones. For hours and additional information, go to www.carrieunderwoodofficial.com.

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 48 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.  The new tour will kick off in October, 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 March 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.  Underwood opened the new 5,000-capacity, world-class theatre with a sold-out engagement in December 2021, followed by sold-out runs in March, April, and May 2022.  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:

  1. Denim & Rhinestones (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Josh Kear, Hillary Lindsey)
  2. Velvet Heartbreak (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Hillary Lindsey)
  3. Ghost Story (David Garcia, Josh Kear, Hillary Lindsey)
  4. Hate My Heart (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Michael Hardy, Hillary Lindsey)
  5. Burn (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Ashley Gorley, Hillary Lindsey)
  6. Crazy Angels (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Lydia Vaughan)
  7. Faster (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Hillary Lindsey)
  8. Pink Champagne (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Ashley Gorley, Hillary Lindsey)
  9. Wanted Woman (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Josh Miller)
  10. Poor Everybody Else (Carrie Underwood, Chris DeStefano, Josh Miller)
  11. She Don’t Know (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Hillary Lindsey)
  12. Garden (Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Josh Miller)

About Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood is a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, film, and as a New York Times bestselling author and successful entrepreneur.  She has sold more than 66 million records worldwide, recorded 28 #1 singles (14 of which she co-wrote), and has seven albums that are certified Platinum or Multi-Platinum by the RIAA, all while continuing to sell out arena tours across North America and the UK.  All nine of her consecutive album releases (two of which she co-produced) from the beginning of her career debuted #1 on the Billboard Country Chart, making her the only artist to accomplish that feat.  She has won over 100 major awards including 8 GRAMMY® Awards, 16 ACM Awards including three for Entertainer of the Year (the first female in history to win twice and the only female ever to win three times), 25 CMT Music Awards (holding the record for the most award wins ever for the show), 7 CMA Awards, and 17 American Music Awards. She has also built a successful business portfolio inspired by her passion for health and wellness.  She founded and created the fitness and lifestyle brand, CALIA by Carrie Underwood, and her first book, FIND YOUR PATH was an instant New York Times bestseller.  She launched her fitness app, fit52, in 2020, and expanded her lifestyle portfolio with an equity partnership with BODYARMOR Sports Drink in 2021. She was the first artist to perform at the new Resorts World Theatre, where her ongoing REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency, began with sold-out runs in December 2021 and throughout Spring 2022, and will continue in 2023.  She will release her highly anticipated album, Denim & Rhinestones, on June 10, 2022, which she co-produced with David Garcia, and the first single from the album, “Ghost Story” is climbing the charts.  Carrie recently announced her new U.S. arena tour, THE DENIM & RHINESTONES TOUR, with dates throughout Fall 2022 and Spring 2023.

Click here to download the Denim & Rhinestones Album Audio Toolkit.

Audio / Carrie Underwood talks about what fans can expect when they listen to her new album, Denim & Rhinestones.

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Carrie Underwood (hopes for fans) OC: …time with it. 1:00
“I hope when fans listen to the album, Denim & Rhinestones, that they just feel happy. When we set out to make this entire project, I walked in the writing room with my co-producer David (Garcia), and he’s like, ‘Well, what are we doing? What do you want to do?’ And I said, I just want to have fun. I feel like over the past couple of years, everybody’s been a little cooped up and just need some fun in their lives. You know, thinking about taking all of these songs on the road, I just wanted to think about as we were writing and as I was choosing songs, which ones would be great live. I love this album so much. It makes me happy. I hope they learn a little bit more about my musical influences and things that I like, because I feel like a lot of those just worked their way into this album. But, most of all, I just want them to feel happy, I want them to dance, I want them to sing and just have a good time with it.”

Audio / LINER Carrie Underwood (available now)

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Hey! This is Carrie Underwood. My new album, Denim & Rhinestones, is available now.

 

 

LISTEN NOW: JON LANGSTON RELEASES NEW TRACK “BEERS GOT DRANK.”

32 Bridge Entertainment / EMI Records Nashville recording artist Jon Langston sets the scene for a perfect summer night with his brand-new song “Beers Got Drank,” out everywhere now. Penned by Langston with Rhett Akins, Dan Isbell and Jacob Rice, the track is produced by Jody Stevens.

“It’s been a while since I released a good time anthem,” shares Langston. “I hope the fans enjoy this one on the water this summer!”

“Beers Got Drank” follows Langston’s current single “Back Words” spinning on country radio now, as well as his powerful take on NF’s “If You Want Love.”

Taking the stage at CMA Fest this Sunday (6/12), Langston will perform on the Chevy Riverfront Stage at 11:30 a.m. He’s currently on the road, with headline shows scheduled throughout the summer. For tickets and more information on upcoming tour dates, visit jonlangston.com/tour.

About Jon Langston:
Jon Langston grew up in Loganville, GA, listening to music by his heroes Alan Jackson and the Eagles. Earning a Division 1 college football scholarship, Langston always thought football would be a part of his life, but after his sixth concussion left him blind for fifteen minutes, his football career ended abruptly. He picked up his guitar – untouched since eighth grade – and re-taught himself how to play. Performing at open mic nights and honing his songwriting led to the 2013 release of self-penned, “Forever Girl,” the first song he ever wrote, and now certified GOLD by the RIAA. That release kicked off his music career, culminating in sold out shows across the country and over 500 million career streams. Once a fan attending Luke Bryan’s Farm Tour in Athens, GA, Langston experienced a full circle moment by joining Bryan on the Farm Tour in 2017 and 2018, and again as support on his Sunset Repeat Tour in 2019. Langston signed a publishing deal with Sony ATV, management with KP Entertainment, and is the first artist signed under Bryan’s label 32 Bridge Entertainment with EMI Records Nashville. He recently made his Grand Ole Opry debut, where he performed his new single “Back Words” – out now. “Back Words” follows recent releases “Happy Ever After,” “Try Missing You” and “When You’re Lonely,” highlighting his adept songwriting and classic country influences. He released his anticipated EP Now You Know in 2019, featuring six original songs he co-wrote. Langston’s debut major label single, “When It Comes To Loving You” hit No. 1 on the all-genre iTunes Chart and his single “Now You Know” reached the Top 30 on the country radio airplay charts. Catch Langston out on the road for his headlining ALL GOOD OUT HERE TOUR.

CMA MUSIC FEST 2022.

CMA Fest returns for the first time in two years, and the four-day event will take place June 9th-12th. The CMA announced the artist lineup at multiple stages.

Taking the nightly Nissan Stadium stage this year are Country Music superstars Brothers Osborne, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Russell Dickerson, Lady A, Parker McCollum, Carly Pearce, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Lainey Wilson, Zac Brown Band and more.

The Chevy Riverfront Stage returns with a slate of talent that will keep fans moving from 10:00 AM-5:15 PM each day with performances by Lauren Alaina, Jimmie Allen, Ingrid Andress, Tenille Arts, Priscilla Block, Danielle Bradbery, BRELAND, Blanco Brown, Callista Clark, Easton Corbin, Jessie James Decker, Travis Denning, Lindsay Ell, ERNEST, Morgan Evans, Tyler Farr, Larry Fleet, HARDY, Home Free, Ryan Hurd, LANCO, Chris Lane, Jon Langston, LOCASH, Maddie & Tae, Kameron Marlowe, Scotty McCreery, Niko Moon, Parmalee, Michael Ray, Tyler Rich, Jameson Rodgers, Dylan Scott, Elvie Shane, Matt Stell, Mitchell Tenpenny, Tenille Townes, Drake White and Lainey Wilson.

Taking the mic on the Dr Pepper Amp Stage at Ascend Park from 11:00 AM-4:45 PM each day are Rodney Atkins feat. Rod + Rose, Chris Bandi, Chayce Beckham, Shy Carter, Ashley Cooke, Adam Doleac, Sara Evans, Carter Faith, Filmore, Ryan Griffin, Caylee Hammack, Laine Hardy, High Valley, Willie Jones, Kidd G, Love and Theft, Chase Matthew, Kylie Morgan, David Nail, Jerrod Niemann, Drew Parker, MacKenzie Porter, The Red Clay Strays, The Reklaws, Runaway June, Sister Hazel, Caitlyn Smith, Conner Smith, Brittney Spencer, Thompson Square and Hailey Whitters.

Fans will get in the groove from 11:00 AM-4:45 PM daily, rockin’ to the Chevy Vibes Stage at Walk of Fame Park with performances by Cooper Alan, Kassi Ashton, Frankie Ballard, Laci Kaye Booth, Tyler Booth, Country Comeback Tour, Ashland Craft, Dalton Dover, Hannah Ellis, Josh Gracin, Andy Griggs, Ty Herndon, Tiera Kennedy, King Calaway, Chrissy Metz, Jamie O’Neal, Meghan Patrick, Frank Ray, Restless Road, Reyna Roberts, Lily Rose, SEAFORTH, Nate Smith, Alana Springsteen, Uncle Kracker, Chuck Wicks, Mark Wills, Rita Wilson, Darryl Worley, Chase Wright and Michelle Wright.

The Maui Jim Reverb Stage at Bridgestone Arena Plaza features a can’t-miss lineup of performances each day from 10:45 AM-4:30 PM including After Midtown, Roman Alexander, Abby Anderson, Avery Anna, BEXAR, Tyler Braden, Allie Colleen, Spencer Crandall, Jackson Dean, Madeline Edwards, Ian Flanigan, Jordan Fletcher, Ray Fulcher, Aaron Goodvin, Alex Hall, Noah Hicks, Jake Hoot, Andrew Jannakos, Caroline Jones, Kat & Alex, Erin Kinsey, Trea Landon, Triston Marez, Dylan Marlowe, Walker Montgomery, John Morgan, Catie Offerman, Robyn Ottolini, Teddy Robb, Jordan Rowe, RVSHVD, Sean Stemaly, Tebey, Temecula Road, Tigirlily and Lauren Weintraub.

 

 

All artist lineups are subject to change. Outdoor daytime stages are free and open to the public.

CMA Fest will once again be filmed for a national television special to air Wednesday, August 3rd at 8pm ET/7pm CT on ABC. The three-hour concert special will be hosted by Dierks Bentley and Elle King.

 

 

Audio / Keith Urban says the return of CMA Music Fest is going to feel "electric."

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Keith Urban (CMA Fest 2022) OC: …whole weekend, yeah. :15
“Electric, I think. Electric. It’s an electric experience anyways, CMA Fest is unlike anything I’ever played, and I think the fact that it’s been absent for two years, I think you’re gonna feel that in the audience that night. The whole weekend, yeah.”

Audio / Carrie Underwood talks about CMA Music Festival.

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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.”

Audio / Darius Rucker talks about CMA Music Fest.

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Darius Rucker (CMA Music Fest) OC: …awesome. :48
“Music Fest is like nothing else. I say all the time that country music is the only genre that could have something like that. It’s truly amazing, when I come that weekend, people are everywhere and they want to be your best friend. It’s always cool and I love coming here. The thing that always gets me is the show. The fact that you can get that many superstars at one show all playing for free, for the same goal, to entertain those people that are in that stadium that come here for the whole week from all over the world. They come here for one week to see country music, and it’s amazing that those artists say on Friday and Saturday night, this is country music come on out. That’s awesome.”

Audio / Brothers Osborne talk about their dreams of playing CMA Music Fest.

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Brothers Osborne (CMA Music Fest-Nissan Stadium) OC: …their shoes. :40
TJ: “When we first came to Nashville, we had dreams of playing, like ‘Oh my God, are we ever gonna play there?’ And it never even crosses your mind – you’re not playing the stadium. It’s just not happening. And now to circle around and to be playing here, it’s wild. The feeling of it is not lost on us, even the slightest. It’s hard to really, honestly put it into words. It’s literally every kid’s dream, even if you don’t become a musician, you still dream about being on that stage. And we used to come, when we would come, it was Fan Fair, and we would see artists performing on these stages and be like, ‘Gah, we’d just give anything to be in their shoes.”

Audio / DIERKS BENTLEY, WHO WILL PERFORM AT NISSAN STADIUM ON SUNDAY, RECALLS THE WORST THING HE'S BEEN ASKED TO SIGN.

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Dierks Bentley (signing a baby’s head) OC: …child’s brain. :13
“A baby’s head with a sharpie. Yeah, like a two-week old baby. I didn’t want to do it. I didn’t want to do it. The woman was like, ‘Please.’ I was like, ‘Alright.’ The head at that point is so vulnerable, transparent, so I’m just hoping they didn’t get any ink in the child’s brain.”

Audio / SAM HUNT SAYS HIS FIRST TRIP TO NASHVILLE DURING CMA MUSIC FEST INSPIRED HIM TO MOVE TO MUSIC CITY.

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Sam Hunt (CMA Music Fest-move to Nashville) OC: …good week for Nashville. :38
“You know, I was here several years ago for the first time for CMA Fest as a fan. I came out to the show, did the full experience, and it really was one of the big reasons I decided to move to Nashville. It kind of made the idea of being a songwriter more tangible and realistic, and also I fell in love with the city, Nashville, so I knew it’d be a place I’d be happy living, and also because of the music. So, yeah, that week here really inspired my move here, and it was a significant part of my life. But since then, I’ve been to every CMA Fest since, I think, and it’s a good week for Nashville.”

Audio / Tyler Hubbard recalls his first CMA Music Fest he and Brian Kelly "attended."

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Tyler Hubbard (1st CMA Fest) OC: …a special week. :55
“The first CMA Music Fest that I remember was we were not performing. We were not invited. It was BK and I were actually working as promotional guys for Coke Zero, so we were passing out free Coke Zero in the middle of summer in downtown Nashville, burning hot, and dreaming of the year that we would be able to play a show there. Looking back, it’s been such an awesome progression to go from that to playing small stages and then playing Riverfront and then getting to play Nissan Stadium multiple times was just a dream come true. Every year we’d go back, and we’d say remember where we started over there with the Coke Zero tent? So just a lot of great memories of that week, what a special week in Nashville and a special week for not only us as artists, but for the fans too to just connect, so it’s always a special week.”

CARRIE UNDERWOOD DENIM & RHINESTONES BROWN BAG INTERVIEW.

Carrie Underwood will release her highly-anticipated album, Denim & Rhinestones, on June 10th, 2022. She 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 her 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,” Carrie’s multi-week #1 smash hit duet with Jason Aldean.

Denim & Rhinestones is the latest project between Carrie and David Garcia, having co-produced her critically-acclaimed 2018 release, Cry Pretty, which marked the first time she produced her own album.  Garcia and Carrie also co-produced her 2021 GRAMMY® Award-winning album of gospel hymns, My Savior.

Here is a Brown Bag/Open-Ended Interview with Carrie for your use.

 

CUT 1: Carrie Underwood (hi, how are you) :03: HI Carrie! How are you doing?

CU ANSWER: “HI! Good, how are you?”

CUT 2: Carrie Underwood (title of Denim & Rhinestones) OC: …for this album. :42
QUESTION: So, your new project is called Denim & Rhinestones. How did you come up with the title for your new project?

CU ANSWER:
“I love the song ‘Denim & Rhinestones,’ first and foremost, but I thought there was just something so cool about the title of it that is very me, that I wanted to name my album Denim & Rhinestones. When you think of Denim & Rhinestones, you think of the staples in your closet, the things that are reliable, the things that are comfortable, that you always feel good in them. Then you think of rhinestones and it’s all the things that sparkle on top, and I feel like that kind of just sums up me. It sums up this album. It’s a little vintage. It’s a little shiny, and it just makes you feel good. So, I felt like that was the perfect title for this album.”

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QUESTION: Your last studio album was 2018’s Cry Pretty, but you also released a pair of passion projects – My Gift and My Savior – in between the two albums. How did those projects help shape or influence Denim & Rhinestones? What kind of growth did you have?

CU ANSWER: “My last full studio album was in 2018 with Cry Pretty. I was very much lucky to get to work on some passion projects in-between Cry Pretty and Denim & Rhinestones, and I think that kind of gave me a little bit of a break from trying to be creative in a big sense, in putting this massive project together. I already knew a lot of the standard Christmas songs that I wanted to do for My Gift and then the hymns I did for My Savior. It was more about choosing things, for the most part, that were already available. We wrote a little bit for the Christmas album, but it wasn’t that much of an undertaking. These were just kind of heart projects, and we didn’t have to focus too hard on starting from scratch and having this big undertaking of making an entire album from nothing. So, I feel it kind of gave me a little bit of a break from that and also filling my heart cup and my singing cup up. It was a really good space for me to be in when the world was pretty unsure, so I’m so thankful that I had those two projects to work on. But I feel like it really made me ready to get creative, and it seemed more like a joy to get to start something from scratch. So, I feel like it was a really kind of needed ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder’ kind of thing for making a new album. By the time we were ready, it was like we were raring to go, and I was really excited about it.”

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QUESTION: Even though you released two passion projects during the pandemic, your new record Denim & Rhinestones was written and recorded during the height of the global pandemic when artists weren’t able to tour, meet with fans, get that instant feedback from their audiences. How much did that play in the making of this record? Fun is reflected in the music, the lyrics, etc. …and I feel like people are so ready to celebrate and rejoice.

CU ANSWER:
“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.”

CUT 5: Carrie Underwood (kept radio & live show in mind) OC: … Denim & Rhinestones. :53

QUESTION: Were you also looking ahead at playing songs live when making the album? How does that factor in when writing and producing?

CU ANSWER: “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.”

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QUESTION: What do you hope fans get from listening to Denim & Rhinestones? What will they learn? What do you want them to feel?

CU ANSWER:
“I hope when fans listen to the album, Denim & Rhinestones, that they just feel happy. When we set out to make this entire project, I walked in the writing room with my co-producer David (Garcia), and he’s like, ‘Well, what are we doing? What do you want to do?’ And I said, I just want to have fun. I feel like over the past couple of years, everybody’s been a little cooped up and just need some fun in their lives. You know, thinking about taking all of these songs on the road, I just wanted to think about as we were writing and as I was choosing songs, which ones would be great live. I love this album so much. It makes me happy. I hope they learn a little bit more about my musical influences and things that I like, because I feel like a lot of those just worked their way into this album. But, most of all, I just want them to feel happy, I want them to dance, I want them to sing and just have a good time with it.”

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QUESTION: You wrote 11 of the 12 songs on your new album – where did you find the time to write with EVERYTHING else you’ve had going on?

CU ANSWER:
“Oh, we always find time to write. You know, sometimes it’s in bigger chunks where I’m writing several days a week. I’m not the kind of person that can go in five days a week and write anyway, so it’s nice a little bit to get to break it up and do like three days a week, maybe four days a week if somebody’s in town or something that I just really have to write with. It kind of just depends on what else is going on, but we always make time for it obviously. I was lucky enough to write 11 of the 12. I guess I could’ve kicked out the 12th, but it was ‘Ghost Story,’ and I really like that song, so I really don’t care too much that I didn’t write that one.”

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QUESTION: The first single from the new album is “Ghost Story,” and it’s the only one you didn’t write for Denim & Rhinestones. What drew you to the song?

CU ANSWER:
“’Ghost Story’ was written for me by David Garcia, Hilary Lindsey and Josh Kear, and I feel like they just nailed it when they got together to write. I’ve worked with all those incredibly talented writers a couple of which, I’ve worked with since pretty much the very beginning. I feel like they just know me so well. The song is hauntingly beautiful, has a really wide range and amazing melody and just tells this really cool, cinematic story of how this guy is never going to be able to let go of the girl he let go of because she’s just always going to be haunting him. He’s going to see her everywhere. He’s gonna want her back but she’s moved on – sorry man. (laughs) I loved this song, I loved recording it. It’s challenging vocally, but I like that. I feel like it’s just a really awesome song and I’m glad they got together to think of me while they were writing one day.”

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QUESTION: How has your Las Vegas residency Reflection influenced the production, set list, and more for your new tour, which will kick off October 15th?

CU ANSWER:
“I think everything that I do I learn from along the way and get to add certain things to my, you know, my bank. You learn what works in different areas and what doesn’t work in other areas. And I feel like our Las Vegas residency reflection has definitely taught me a lot. I feel like it helped a lot in the confidence department, in my confidence department, because we got to put together just this incredible show. You know it wasn’t necessarily just a concert, it was a show and I love that. I feel like there’s so many elements of that that I’m gonna take with me as we plan and ultimately take the Denim and Rhinestones tour out on the road. So, I’m excited to see what we do with everything that we’ve learned, and I think it only makes me a better performer and artist. So, it’s gonna be good.”

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INTERVIEWER: Thank you so much for joining us to talk about your new project, Denim & Rhinestones, and your upcoming tour. It was a pleasure talking to you.

CU RESPONSE: “Awwww, Thank you so much. Thanks for having me and for chatting. I’m in love with this project, and definitely hope that people just feel, just feel something.”

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DARIUS RUCKER SURPASSES $3 MILLION RAISED FOR ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL WITH 13TH ANNUAL “DARIUS & FRIENDS.”

Nearly 15 years after first visiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® where he was immediately inspired to pledge his support, three-time GRAMMY Award winner Darius Rucker continues to give back, surpassing the $3 million mark in his fundraising efforts with this year’s 13th annual “Darius & Friends” benefit concert on Monday night, June 6th, which was followed by his corresponding golf tournament and silent auction on Tuesday, June 7th. This year’s event alone raised an all-time high of $516,000, bringing together a sold-out audience at the historic Ryman Auditorium with at-home fans watching via live stream.

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – JUNE 06: Darius Rucker performs onstage for 2022 Darius and Friends Concert benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at Ryman Auditorium on June 06, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Essential Broadcast Media)

Reflecting on his first visit to the hospital in 2008, Rucker explained to the sold-out crowd, “I’m talking to one administrator and she said, ‘when you bring your kid to St. Jude, we fly you in, we put you up, we feed you and we never send you a bill.’ I started talking to people there and it’s true. That day I said, I want to do something to help. I’m doing this for St. Jude – thank you guys for coming out!”

Now, more than a decade later, that effort has become an annual tradition. The benefit concert, which serves as an unofficial kickoff to CMA Fest as fans descend on Music City each summer, is famous for its surprise lineup of stars and this year was no different. “Tonight is ladies’ night!” Rucker declared when kicking off the evening, setting the stage for a night full of 30 hit songs and beloved covers by Rucker and his friends: Sheryl CrowLindsay EllSara EvansCaylee Hammack and Rachel Wammack.

After a live auction and donation round which added thousands to the fundraising tally, the evening’s true purpose was on display as Addie, a St. Jude cancer survivor who was diagnosed with leukemia when she was 15 years old and has been in remission for five years, earned a standing ovation with her acapella rendition of “Never Be Enough” from “The Greatest Showman.”

Rucker kicked off the main event with a trio of hits – his Platinum-certified No. 1s “This” and “For the First Time” followed by his latest release, the timely “Same Beer Different Problem”  – before introducing the first friend of the evening as ACM and CMA Award-winner Sara Evans took the stage to perform her enduring chart-topping hits “Suds in the Bucket” and “A Little Bit Stronger” before rounding out her set with a cover of Yvonne Ellman’s “If I Can’t Have You.”

Rucker then returned to the stage, thrilling the crowd with his Double Platinum-certified No. 1 “Alright” and Platinum-certified chart topper “Come Back Song” before introducing rising star and Muscle Shoals native Rachel Wammack, who performed her own “Bless Your Little Heart” and “Like Me” before thrilling the at-capacity crowd with a rousing rendition of Miranda Lambert’s Gold-certified “Little Red Wagon.”

The evening’s host continued the show with his hits “Homegrown Honey” and “If I Told You” as well as Hootie & the Blowfish classic “Hold My Hand” before introducing his recent Darius Rucker Live theater tourmate Caylee Hammack, who performed her debut single “Family Tree” and recent release “Forged in the Fire” before bringing the crowd to their feet with her rocking version of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues.” Rucker then returned to the stage, joining Hammack for a duet of his unreleased song “Never Been Over,” written with Brothers Osborne’s John Osborne and previewing what’s to come on his forthcoming album currently in the works.

Rucker kept the Hootie & the Blowfish nostalgia coming as he performed “Let Her Cry” accompanied by the chorus of a sold out Mother Church audience, before continuing the singalong with his latest No. 1 hit, “Beers And Sunshine.”

The Ryman audience then erupted with joy as Sheryl Crow took the stage, performing her Platinum-certified chart topper “If It Makes You Happy” and “Everyday Is A Winding Road” as well as being joined by Rucker for a poignant duet of “The First Cut is the Deepest,” with Rucker calling the “Darius & Friends” veteran “a true legend.”

Donning a white tuxedo jacket, he then performed a jazz section featuring Frank Sinatra’s “Summer Wind” and “Fly Away” backed by a brass quartet and his all-star band. He then introduced the final guest of the evening, with ACM and CMA nominated songstress Lindsay Ell bringing the crowd to their feet for an extended guitar solo during her performance of her latest single “Right On Time” plus “I Don’t Love You” as well as a remarkable cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition.”

Rucker closed out the memorable evening with a rousing cover of Amy Winehouse’s “Valerie” as the show then ended according to tradition, with Rucker joined by the sold-out Ryman crowd for a “Wagon Wheel” singalong, the feel-good energy throughout the auditorium symbolic of the night as a whole.

This year’s milestone fundraising event adds yet another successful page to the decade-plus history of “Darius & Friends.” Prior guests have included Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, John Daly, Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Ashley McBryde, A.J. McLean of the Backstreet Boys, Brad Paisley, Kenny Rogers and Tommy Thayer of KISS, among many others.

The annual fundraising event, made possible with support from generous sponsors AMD, Hendrix Enterprises, CDW, Intel, Fanatics, Hewlett-Packard, CAA and Arrow Electronics, helps ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – so they can focus on helping their child live.

For more information, visit www.DariusRucker.com and follow on social media @DariusRucker. Fans can also continue to donate to St. Jude in honor of “Darius & Friends” HERE and photos from the event are available HERE.

Full 13th Annual “Darius & Friends” Set List:
Darius Rucker: “This,” “For the First Time,” “Same Beer Different Problem”
Sara Evans: “Suds in the Bucket,” “A Little Bit Stronger,” “If I Can’t Have You”
Darius Rucker: “Alright,” “Come Back Song”
Rachel Wammack: “Bless Your Little Heart,” “Like Me,” “Little Red Wagon”
Darius Rucker: “Homegrown Honey,” “If I Told You,” “Hold My Hand”
Caylee Hammack: “Family Tree,” “Forged in the Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues”
Darius Rucker: “Never Been Over” (with Caylee Hammack), “Let Her Cry,” “Beers And Sunshine”
Sheryl Crow: “If It Makes You Happy,” “The First Cut is the Deepest” (with Darius Rucker), “Every Day Is A Winding Road”
Darius Rucker: “Summer Wind,” “Come Fly with Me”
Lindsay Ell: “Right On Time,” “I Don’t Love You,” “Superstition”
Encore – Darius Rucker: “Valerie,” “Wagon Wheel”

 

 

Audio / Darius Rucker talks about his Darius & Friends concert and golf tournament.

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Darius Rucker (Darius & Friends) OC: …wanted to do. :30

CARRIE UNDERWOOD BLINGS UP NEW ALBUM, DENIM & RHINESTONES.

Carrie Underwood is set to release her new, highly-anticipated album, Denim & Rhinestones, on Friday (June 10th). Many of her loyal fans started guessing at potential Easter eggs and looking at possible clues over her recent awards show performances and her denim and sparkly outfits prior to the announcement of the new album. While Carrie didn’t consciously think about it in the beginning, denim and rhinestones started popping up everywhere.

“I had the title, Denim & Rhinestones, for this album for a while, and I knew that was going to be the title,” says Carrie. “Obviously, it being something that’s very easy to represent aesthetically, we started looking for denim and rhinestones things everywhere, and it’s kind of one of those things where you don’t notice how much is out there until you notice it, and right now it seems to be a really amazing time for denim and bling fashion. So, I just wanted to take advantage of that. I’ve been wearing denim and rhinestones (laughs) for a while. I think a few people kind of noticed – man, she sure is wearing denim dresses, denim jackets, lots of denim. So, we’ve been doing that for a while. I guess I was throwing out little easter eggs, but really I was just doing it because I think it’s fun.” (laughs)

  • Carrie Underwood: LIVE, a global, one-night-only live performance, will livestream June 9 from The Historic Bell Tower in Downtown Nashville, sponsored by Coca-Cola’s new digital platform, Coke Studio. Fans will be able to tune in at 8:00 PM CT on June 9 via the Amazon Music channel on Twitch, the Amazon Music mobile app via Twitch, and on Prime Video globally.
  • The Denim & Rhinestones Experience – A fun-filled, pop-up exhibition with interactive photo installations, wardrobe displays, and a retail boutique celebrating the music of Denim & RhinestonesThe Denim & Rhinestones Experience will be open to the public June 10-12 at The Historic Bell Tower in Downtown Nashville. For hours and additional information, go to www.carrieunderwoodofficial.com.
  • Broadcast TV appearances and performances will include ABC’s Good Morning America and GMA3 on June 10th, and NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on June 14.  She will also make multiple appearances on Canadian and Australian television, including interviews on Sunrise, The Today Show, The Project, and others.
  •  On Saturday, June 11th, Carrie takes the Nissan Stadium stage once again to headline the 49th annual CMA Fest, which will be broadcast on ABC on August 3.

The lead single from Denim & Rhinestones, “Ghost Story,” is currently climbing the charts and has garnered over 45.2 million global streams. The song’s cinematic music video was directed by acclaimed director and photographer Randee St. Nicholas (check it out below).

Audio / Carrie Underwood talks about the denim & rhinestones aspects for her new album.

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Carrie Underwood (denim & rhinestones hints) OC: …it’s fun. (laughs) :49
“I had the title, Denim & Rhinestones, for this album for a while, and I knew that was going to be the title. Obviously, it being something that’s very easy to represent aesthetically, we started looking for denim and rhinestones things everywhere, and it’s kind of one of those things where you don’t notice how much is out there until you notice it, and right now it seems to be a really amazing time for denim and bling fashion. So, I just wanted to take advantage of that. I’ve been wearing denim and rhinestones (laughs) for a while. I think a few people kind of noticed – man, she sure is wearing denim dresses, denim jackets, lots of denim. So, we’ve been doing that for a while. I guess I was throwing out little easter eggs, but really I was just doing it because I think it’s fun.” (laughs)

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Carrie Underwood: LIVE Global Event TONIGHT ON AMAZON MUSIC.

Amazon Music will present Carrie Underwood: LIVE, an exciting, one-night-only live performance by 8-time GRAMMY Award winner Carrie Underwood from The Historic Bell Tower in Downtown Nashville sponsored by Coca-Cola’s new digital platform, Coke Studio on the eve of the release of her new album, Denim & Rhinestones. Fans will be able to tune in at 8pm CT on Thursday (June 9th) via the Amazon Music channel on Twitch, the Amazon Music mobile app, and on Prime Video globally.

“I’m so excited to celebrate the launch of my new album, Denim & Rhinestones, with this special live event,” says Underwood.  “This album is so much fun and I’ve been looking forward to playing these songs live and I love that we’ll get to do it with a global audience from such a cool setting.”

Co-produced by Underwood and David Garcia, Denim & Rhinestones can be downloaded and streamed on Amazon Music beginning June 10.

Underwood recently announced her new U.S. arena tour, THE DENIM & RHINESTONES TOUR, with dates in Fall 2022 and Spring 2023.  In May, she completed her 2022 dates for her ongoing REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency at the Resorts World Theatre, which will resume in 2023 following the new tour.

 

About Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood is a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, film, and as a New York Times bestselling author and successful entrepreneur.  She has sold more than 66 million records worldwide, recorded 28 #1 singles (14 of which she co-wrote), and has seven albums that are certified Platinum or Multi-Platinum by the RIAA, all while continuing to sell out arena tours across North America and the UK.  All nine of her consecutive album releases (two of which she co-produced) from the beginning of her career debuted #1 on the Billboard Country Chart, making her the only artist to accomplish that feat.  She has won over 100 major awards including 8 GRAMMY® Awards, 16 ACM Awards including three for Entertainer of the Year (the first female in history to win twice and the only female ever to win three times), 25 CMT Music Awards (holding the record for the most award wins ever for the show), 7 CMA Awards, and 17 American Music Awards. She has also built a successful business portfolio inspired by her passion for health and wellness.  She founded and created the fitness and lifestyle brand, CALIA by Carrie Underwood, and her first book, FIND YOUR PATH was an instant New York Times bestseller.  She launched her fitness app, fit52, in 2020, and expanded her lifestyle portfolio with an equity partnership with BODYARMOR Sports Drink in 2021. She was the first artist to perform at the new Resorts World Theatre, where her ongoing REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency, began with sold-out runs in December 2021 and throughout Spring 2022, and will continue in 2023.  She will release her highly-anticipated album, Denim & Rhinestones, on June 10, 2022, which she co-produced with David Garcia, and the first single from the album, “Ghost Story” is climbing the charts.  Carrie recently announced her new U.S. arena tour, THE DENIM & RHINESTONES TOUR, with dates throughout Fall 2022 and Spring 2023.

 

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