Information For ReleaseLIGHTS, CAMERA, CARRIE: NBC’S “WAITING ALL DAY FOR SUNDAY NIGHT” STARRING CARRIE UNDERWOOD HITS THE BIG SCREEN IN THEATERS FRIDAY, JULY 25New Cinema Spot to Roll Out on More than 19,000 Movie Screens NationwideLOS ANGELES – July 14, 2014 – NBC Sports Group today announced the Friday, July 25 debut of a new cinema spot starring six-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist Carrie Underwood performing “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” the opening theme for primetime television’s No. 1 program, Sunday Night Football on NBC.The piece, a 2½-minute behind-the-scenes look at the making of this year’s Sunday Night Football show open featuring Underwood and NFL stars, will debut Friday, July 25 on more than 19,000 movie screens in National CineMedia’sFirstLook pre-show program in AMC, Cinemark, and Regal Entertainment Group and other top theaters nationwide.The announcement was made during NBC Sports Group’s presentation at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles, Calif.“Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” is set to the original Joan Jett song, “I Hate Myself for Loving You.” This marks Underwood’s second season performing the song with NBC Sports.SNF NO. 1 PRIMETIME PROGRAM ON TELEVISION FOR 3 YEARS RUNNING:For the third consecutive September-May television season, NBC’s Sunday Night Football finished as the No. 1 show in primetime in household rating, viewership and the coveted Adult 18-49 demographic, based on live plus same day data from The Nielsen Company (September-May). This marks the only three times on record that a sports series has been the highest-rated and most-watched show of the primetime TV season. For the 2013-2014 primetime television season,Sunday Night Football ranked as the highest-rated (12.8), most-watched show (21.7 million, viewers 2+), and the No. 1 broadcast program across the key demographics of Adults 18-49, 18-34, 25-54 as well as Men 18-49, 18-34 and 25-54 and Women 18-34 and 18-49.###
CARRIE UNDERWOOD BECOMES CMT’s
MOST AWARDED ARTIST
WITH TEN CAREER CMT MUSIC AWARDS
HONORED WITH THIRD CONSECUTIVE WIN
IN “VIDEO OF THE YEAR” CATEGORY – ALL FROM SAME ALBUM
CARRIE HOLDS RECORD WITH FIVE CAREER WINS FOR
“VIDEO OF THE YEAR”
Nashville- (June 5, 2014)- Superstar Carrie Underwood owned the evening when she took home last night’s biggest win at the CMT MUSIC AWARDS held in Nashville, Tenn. at Bridgestone Arena. Her “Video of the Year” win for “See You Again,” with director Eric Welch, became Carrie’s third consecutive honor in the category having won in 2013 with “Blown Away” and in 2012 with “Good Girl.” No other artist has won in this category three times back-to-back, let alone from the same album. This win also distinguishes Carrie as the entertainer with the most CMT MUSIC AWARDS with ten.
In addition, Carrie now holds the record with the most “Video of the Year” career wins with five including 2010’s “Cowboy Casanova” and “Before He Cheats” in 2007.
CARRIE’S CMT MUSIC AWARDS:
2014 Video of the Year for “See You Again”
2013 Video of the Year for “Blown Away”
2012 Video of the Year for “Good Girl”
2012 Collaborative Video of the Year for “Remind Me”
2010 Video of the Year for “Cowboy Casanova”
2010 CMT Performance of the Year for “Temporary Home” on Invitation Only:Carrie Underwood
2007 Female Video of the Year for “Before He Cheats”
2007 Video of the Year for “Before He Cheats”
2006 Female Video of the Year for “Jesus, Take the Wheel”
2006 Breakthrough Video of the Year for “Jesus, Take The Wheel”
Carrie Underwood, an 11-time Academy of Country Music Award winner, co-penned a song specifically for the Academy’s military tribute show, ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS. Carrie’s performance of “Keep Us Safe” will debut during the broadcast on Tuesday, May 20, 9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. Coinciding with her performance, the song will be available digitally with proceeds benefiting ACM Lifting Lives®, the charitable arm of the Academy.
“When we were approached to be a part of the show, I was so excited to do something to honor our troops and because ACM Lifting Lives does such great work. I wanted to take the time to really think about what song I wanted to perform,” shares Carrie. “I had a writing session scheduled with my co-writers and friends Hillary Lindsey, Luke Laird, and Shane McAnally, and I guess the show was weighing on my mind. I think we all left the session knowing the song was special because it basically wrote itself that day!”
In addition to being a three-time ACM Top Female Vocalist, in 2010 she became the first female artist to win ACM Entertainer of the Year twice.
ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS is produced for television by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan and R.A. Clark are executive producers. Barry Adelman is producer. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.
About ACM Lifting Lives
ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.
Superstars Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood will perform their new duet “Somethin’ Bad” on the 2014 CMT MUSIC AWARDS on Wednesday, June 4 at 8:00 p.m. ET from Bridgestone Arena. With Miranda’s new album Platinum coming in just two weeks, fans can now pre-order the album at http://smarturl.it/mlplatinum and receive “Somethin’ Bad,” and Miranda’s hit single “Automatic,” now.
Miranda and Carrie have both garnered 2014 CMT MUSIC AWARDS nominations, including videos in the Video of the Year category. Miranda leads the nominations this year with a total of six, with five previous wins, and Carrie has received the most career CMT MUSIC AWARDS wins for a female artist with nine. Voting is open now through June 1 online at CMT.com and at CMT Mobile. The Video of The Year finalists will be announced at the beginning of the live show and fans can then vote at CMT.com, CMT mobile and via text message throughout the live telecast (ET/CT only) to determine the night’s big winner. For more information as it becomes available, follow @CMT on Twitter and Instagram, use hashtag #CMTawards and like the CMT MUSIC AWARDS on Facebook.
Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert is the reigning four-time CMA and reigning five-time ACM Female Vocalist of the Year (the first time anyone has won 5 consecutive years). Her last album, Four The Record, made history when it debuted atop Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, making Miranda the first country artist in the 47-year history of the chart to have each of her first four albums debut at # 1. All four of those albums have also been certified Platinum, which is the name of her fifth studio album, due out June 3rd.
The first single off of Platinum, “Automatic,” is Miranda’s highest charting first week single to date. Written by Miranda, Nicolle Galyon and Natalie Hemby, the autobiographical song reflects on the days of pay phones, learning to drive a stick shift, driving to Dallas to buy an Easter dress, recording the country countdown on her cassette recorder and more.
In addition to her award winning music, Miranda has designed a shoe line that is available at DSW and other retailers across the country. She also dedicates much of her time to her MuttNation Foundation. The foundation has raised more than $1.5 million to aid organizations and governmental institutions or entities whose purpose is to build animal shelters for better care; increase pet adoption and encourage responsible pet guardianship; rehabilitate sick or unsocialized animals; fund spay/neuter programs; reduce/eliminate euthanasia of healthy animals. She also owns two life style boutiques, general stores she named, The Pink Pistol. The stores are located in her hometown of Lindale, TX and Tishomingo, OK.
Six-Time Grammy winner Carrie Underwood has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide and placed 18 singles at #1, with nine of those as co-writes, all within four albums since winning American Idol in 2005. She has won a vast array of awards including six GRAMMYs® and three female vocalist awards from both the Country Music Association (CMA) and the Academy of Country Music (ACM). In 2010 when Carrie garnered her second win as ACM Entertainer of the Year, she became the first female artist to win the award twice. Carrie has won a total of 11 ACM Awards, 5 CMA Awards, 7 American Music Awards, 6 People’s Choice Awards, 9 CMT Music Awards, 12 American Country Awards, 9 BMI Songwriter Awards, and is a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry. In the spring of 2013, Carrie wrapped her highly successful headline arena tour, “The Blown Away Tour,” where she performed a total of 112 dates in 110 cities, in 6 countries across 3 continents, playing for more than 1 million fans and selling out every concert in 2013.
This past December, Carrie starred as Maria Von Trapp in NBC’s three-hour live broadcast of The Sound of Music, based on the original musical, delivering a ratings bonanza as the show ranked #1 across all half hours of the broadcast. More than 44 million viewers saw some or all of the groundbreaking December 5 event and Dec 14 re-airing. Carrie is also the voice of primetime television’s #1 program, Sunday Night Football on NBC, singing the opening theme song, “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night.” She was recently named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.
Nashville - April 30, 2014 - Six-time Grammy winner Carrie Underwood received a standing ovation during her headline performance at the TIME 100 Gala held at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City last night. The event honored present and past recipients of the 100 most influential people in the world. Some of this year’s honorees in attendance were Amy Adams, Alfonso Cuaron, Megyn Kelly (who introduced Carrie’s performance), Seth Meyers, Rupert Murdoch, Rand Paul, Charlie Rose, Christy Turlington, Pharrell Williams (who also performed), and more.Carrie was also honored as one of this years’ TIME 100 in addition to Hillary Clinton, Jeff Bezos, Beyonce, Pope Francis, Robert Redford, Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, President Barack Obama and many more. The full TIME 100 list and related tributes appear in the May 5 issue of TIME, available on newsstands and tablets now and can also be found at www.time.com/time100. Carrie’s longtime friend Brad Paisley serves as the guest writer for her profile in this year’s issue.Photo credits:Red carpet- Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for TIMEBackstage photo with Pharrell Williams- Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for TIMEPerformance- Kevin Mazur/ Getty Images for TIME