The “American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood will hit the road this year in support of her last year’s album – “Cry Petty”. Her first major tour since “Storyteller” (2016) will kick off on 1st of May in Greensboro, North Carolina, features stops in locations like Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Diego, Los Angeles, Dallas, New York, Washington, Boston and will wrap up with a show in Detroit on 31st of October.
The tour’s production will deliver a stage in the middle of the arena setting, which will enable fans to have a close view of the musician. Maddie & Tae and Runaway June will open this all-female live series of concerts that has also a charity feature: $1 from each sold ticket will be donated to an organization that helps children in Haiti. If you want to see Carrie Underwood perform live while contributing to a good cause, you can get your tickets from some of the better sites out there.
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Underwood’s latest album – “Cry Pretty” has been released on the 14th of September 2018. Labeled mainly as a country album, it displays also influences from pop and R&B and features tracks with profound messages about important topics, as well as songs dealing with everyday themes. “Low” and “Ghosts on the Stereo” are two pop songs with a country theme. In “Low”, Underwood shows amazing vocals that accompany powerful lyrics. “Drinking Alone” brings in the foreground a lasting chorus – “We should be drinking alone together”, meant to highlight the self-disappointment caused by giving in to the bad habit of drinking. Strong guitar chords and a Sunday church-like organ complete the musician’s message of pain.
The album’s most touching tracks are “The Bullet” and “Love Wins”. “The Bullet” opens with the scene of a funeral for a mother’ son, killed by a “stray bullet”. The anti-gun song, apparently built in a too polite note considering the importance of the topic, can actually be seen as an act of courage since there aren’t many famous country musicians to treat this issue in their repertoire. “Love Wins” is an anthem encouraging people to look after each other and a display of Underwood’s powerful voice, as she seems to send a message of support also to the LGBT community.
All in all, Underwood’s sixth studio album offers fans familiar music, approaching themes that the audience can relate to, either by transmitting heartfelt political messages either by “dressing” common topics in powerful vocals’ coat. If you want to see Carrie Underwood perform live the tracks from this album.
Carrie Marie Underwood was born on the 10th of March 1983 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Just before graduating from high school, she tried out for “American Idol” and she won the fourth season of the show. She released her debut album called “Some Hearts” in 2005, which became the fastest-selling female country album, with its first track – “Inside Your Heaven” topping Billboard pop charts. Her road to success continued with two Grammy Awards – “Best Female Country Vocal Performance” and “Best New Artist” for the single “Jesus”. The song won also the ACM and CMA “Single of the Year” awards. 2007 brought Underwood a new Grammy Award, this time for “Before He Cheats”, a single that won the “Best Female Country Vocal Performance” category. The same year, her new album – “Carnival Ride” topped the album charts. Underwood won her fourth Grammy – “Best Female Country Vocal Performance” with the song “Last Name” in February 2009.
As of May 2013, Underwood began to perform “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” – the weekly “Sunday Night Football” theme song, passed on by Faith Hill. She featured also in TV series such as “True Blood” and in the live broadcast of “The Sound of Music”, which brought her four nominations to “Emmy”. “Greatest Hits: Decade #1” was released in 2014 and the new hit “Something in the Water” won the Grammy for “Best Country Solo Performance”. The next year, in 2015, she released “Storyteller” album, which she began to promote with a tour in February 2016.
On the 10th of November 2017, Carrie Underwood fell outside her home and needed about 40 stitches to treat the cuts and abrasions. She returned to the stage on the 15th of April 2018, still showing small signs of the accident on her face. Yet, that didn’t stop her from offering a touching performance of “Cry Petty” to the audience that rewarded her with standing ovations.
As for personal life, the musician is married to hockey player Mike Fisher since the 10th of July 2010 and they have together two sons: Isaiah Michael, born on the 27th of February 2015 and Jacob Bryan, born on the 21st of January 2019.