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The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will explore superstar Carrie Underwood’s critically acclaimed world tour with the exhibition Carrie Underwood: The Blown Away Tour, which opens on June 5, 2013, and runs through November 10, 2013. The exhibit will feature original costumes, custom accessories, set pieces, a tribute to Carrie’s fans and much more.
“Carrie Underwood’s dynamic ‘Blown Away Tour’—starring her peerless powerhouse vocals and featuring amazing special effects including a tornado— has been entertaining music fans around the globe,” said Museum Director Kyle Young. “It’s easy to see why she was Pollstar’s 2012 top female country touring artist. Touring has always been a key element connecting music artists with their fans; those interactions help forge and strengthen the artist-fan relationship, and this exhibit speaks to that. We are delighted to be able to show our visitors key elements from Carrie’s show; whether re-living their favorite memories of the tour, or experiencing it for the first time via our exhibition, fans will enjoy this ‘up close and personal’ look at a world-class, superstar level music tour.”
The Blown Away Tour exhibition will recreate nearly a dozen vignettes from the tour and include the following artifacts:
One-of-a-kind gowns, embellished separates and other stage wear created by Emmy Award-winning costume designer Marina Toybina including a wide array of coordinating shoes, jewelry and accessories
Colorful customized microphones made for and used by Carrie throughout each show
Select band members’ costumes and instruments
Items from Carrie’s backstage “meet-and-greet” area, including a selection of gifts and signs presented to Carrie by fans during the tour
The six-time Grammy winner’s 2012-13 “Blown Away Tour” will play 112 dates by the time it wraps on May 23, with Carrie having performed for fans in the United States, Canada, the U.K., Northern Ireland and Australia.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 3, 2013) The Grand Ole Opry®presented by Humana® will honor six-time Grammy® winner Carrie Underwood on her 5th anniversary as an Opry member on Fri., June 7. Underwood will celebrate five years with a special segment closing the evening’s Opry performance.Show tickets are available now. Additionally, special ticket packages including “fan zone” tickets to the performance as well as an exclusive Carrie 5-year anniversary T-shirt will be available beginning Mon., May 6 while supplies last. Ticket and package information is available at 800-SEE-OPRY and opry.com.“Throughout the past five years, Carrie Underwood has become both a certified country music superstar and a beloved member of the Opry family,” said Pete Fisher, Grand Ole Opry vice president and general manager. “It’s been exciting to see Carrie experience career success after success, all the while returning often to the Opry stage to thrill audiences here.”Underwood was inducted as an Opry member by fellow member Garth Brooks before a sold-out audience in May 2008.Since winning American Idol and releasing her debut album in 2005, Underwood has sold over 15 million albums and placed 17 No. 1 singles on the charts. Her recent album,Blown Away, made history by debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart, making Underwood only the second country artist in the 47-year history of the chart to have each of their first four albums debut at No. 1. The now platinum-selling Blown Away album also debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, making Underwood only the second country artist in history to have three consecutive albums debut at No. 1. She is a six-time Grammy® winner, a two-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, and a three-time Country Music Association and ACM Female Vocalist winner.Underwood is currently headlining and selling out arenas across North America on her “Blown Away Tour.” The tour, which launched last June, has played in the United States, Canada, the U.K., Ireland, and Australia.The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®. Opry performances are held every weekend of the year, and the Tuesday Night Opry continues through Dec. 11. To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or log on to www.opry.com.About the Grand Ole OpryThe Grand Ole Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn. Celebrating 87 years of entertainment, the Opry can be heard on 650 WSM-AM, SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio, and opry.com. The syndicated weekly program, America’s Opry Weekend, airs on country radio stations across America. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP). For more information, visit opry.com.# # #Contact:Schmidt Relations615-851-4917Darlene Bieber, firstname.lastname@example.orgJessie Schmidt, email@example.com
Thanks to every single person that participated in our video for See You Again! Carrie loved it!
Carrie Underwood @carrieunderwood
“This is the most amazing thing ever! I can’t believe you all did this! Truly better than any award I could ever win!
Thank you all so so so much! I know you put so much effort into that…I am so humbled and amazed! I don’t deserve you guys…”
Superstar Carrie Underwood, who recently celebrated her 17th No. 1 song, will perform her brand new single “See You Again” on American Idol, Thursday, April 4. “See You Again,” as described by Billboard as “truly a taste of heaven,” was written by Carrie, Hillary Lindsey, and David Hodges, and is the fourth single off her platinum-selling album, Blown Away. American Idol will air LIVE on FOX from 8:00pm to 9:00pm EST.
Since winning American Idol, Carrie has released four highly-successful albums with sales reaching over 15 million worldwide making her the best-selling American Idol winner in the US. She is also the only country music artist and American Idol winner to ever achieve 10 No. 1 singles from their first two albums. Carrie has produced three major concert tours, 2008’s “Carnival Ride Tour,” 2010’s “Play On Tour” and 2012’s “Blown Away Tour,” each resulting in her being named the top-ranked country female touring artist of those years. Carrie’s “Blown Away Tour” continues in 2013 through May 23. She is a six-time Grammy winner, a two-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, a three-time Country Music Association and ACM Female Vocalist winner, and a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry.
EDIT: Less than 1/4 of the spots remaining.
Hey guys! So we have a brand new fan project that we think everyone is going to love to be a part of! Space is SUPER LIMITED on this one. Like 140 people limited. We have many followers that would love to help out so PLEASE do not agree or sign up unless you’re committed to participating. Here’s the details and how to sign up….once we’re full, this post will be deleted and it will be closed. Once we’re full, we’re full.
Ok, so….the details:
I know most of you have see Brad Paisley’s fan lyric video for “Southern Comfort Zone”. Each fan gets a part of the song and writes it on paper and takes a pic in a creative way. Here’s a great example for another popular song..
We’re making one for Carrie’s new single, “See You Again”. Hoping to get as many people involved that want to be. Basically the only rule is be creative in showcasing your word.
We will need ALL pictures by next Friday night and if we haven’t received them by then, we will open them back up and give other fans a chance. We’re expecting this to be a pretty awesome video! Again, there’s not many words to go around so please only sign up if you will do it.
Ok, now most importantly, how do you sign up?!!
We will be taking DM’s to our twitter (cunews4fans) in the order in which they are received. IMPORTANT! PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL AND NAME IN YOUR ORIGINAL DM SO WE CAN KEEP IN CONTACT WITH YOU AND WE KNOW YOU READ THIS. We’ll give you your word(s) and let you know when we need it by and where to send them. Once we’re full, that’s it. I’ll send out a tweet saying if you haven’t heard from us, we have enough people. If we don’t receive some by Friday, we will send out the extras in DM’s to the people left in order.
Six time GRAMMY winner Carrie Underwood will bring her critically acclaimed “Blown Away Tour” to AXS TV for a LIVE full concert performance from Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California on Sunday, March 3rd. Named the top female country touring artist of 2012, Underwood is currently on the second leg of the highly successful “Blown Away Tour,” which continues through May throughout the U.S., Canada, and across the pond to the UK and Ireland.
“The Blown Away Tour” Live 2013 is not Underwood’s first appearance on AXS TV. The multiple award-winning artist gave the network’s nightly live music news, trends and interview program, AXSLive, an exclusive backstage interview and live look in to “The Blown Away Tour” when it stopped at STAPLES CENTER located in the heart of the network’s home campus, L.A. LIVE. Video: http://youtu.be/hBmlPBv3YTA.
Underwood says, “I’ve had the opportunity to play in so many wonderful cities and venues on this tour and still have many more to go, but I am so excited that AXS TV has given us the opportunity to be able to share the concert experience live with fans at home. It’s going to be a great night!”
“Carrie Underwood and AXS TV share two undeniable traits: a love for live music and passionate country music fans. I am thrilled to personally welcome Carrie to the AXS TV cadre of live LIVE artists. Fans will not be disappointed by the front row seat we give them to The Blown Away Tour on March 3rd,” said AXS TV Chairman Mark Cuban.
Concert review critics praised Carrie throughout “The Blown Away Tour’s” 2012 run…
“Carrie Underwood very well may be the most powerful vocalist in all of country music- not just right now, when she’s considered the reigning queen of the genre, but of the last decade or two.”
-Orange County Register
“Underwood is, without question, one of her generation’s most formidable vocalists.”
-Fort Worth Star Telegram
“Underwood showed why she is one of popular music’s most widely celebrated and adored performers with brow-raising notes few can hit, much less consistently sustain. Each note on her range, belted high or softly sung, showed why she was the best in the country and continues to grow.”
AXS TV is the premier destination for 100% live concerts on television. With more pure live events than any other network, AXS TV brings fans an unparalleled music experience designed specifically for the AXS TV audience who loves music and believes in being a fan first. LIVE Live artists who have joined AXS TV in providing a one-of-kind music destination to fans include Linkin Park; Aerosmith; 3 Doors Down and Daughtry; R. Kelly; Pitbull; Sara Evans; Bud Light Port Paradise Music Festival featuring Flo Rida, Far East Movement and Wiz Khalifa; Alanis Morrisette; The Warren Haynes Christmas Jam featuring Blind Boys of Alabama, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, The Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crowe, String Cheese Incident and Warren Haynes Band; among many other artists.
Carrie Underwood, who has sold over 15 million albums and has achieved 16 #1 singles, debuted Blown Away at #1 atop Billboard’s Top Country Albums and all-genre Billboard 200 charts. Her fourth studio album, “Blown Away” has been certified RIAA PLATINUM and earned her a 2012 American Music Award for Favorite Country Album. The critically acclaimed and fan-favorite album has also spawned #1 hits with “Good Girl” and the title track, “Blown Away,” which also earned her a sixth GRAMMY award for “Best Country Solo Performance.”
Carrie Underwood “Blown Away Tour” LIVE 2013 Sunday, March 3rd EXCLUSIVELY on AXS TV
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The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will explore superstar Carrie Underwood’s critically acclaimed world tour with the exhibition Carrie Underwood: The Blown Away Tour, which opens on June 5, 2013, and runs through November 10, 2013.
The exhibition will include costumes, instruments, microphones, set pieces and more from the six-time Grammy winner’s 2012-13 “Blown Away Tour,” which is set to re-launch on February 13 and run through May 23. The 2012 leg of “The Blown Away Tour” entertained more than a half a million fans in 62 cities across three continents.
“Carrie Underwood’s dynamic ‘Blown Away Tour’—starring her peerless powerhouse vocals and featuring amazing special effects including a tornado— has been entertaining music fans around the globe,” said Museum Director Kyle Young. “It’s easy to see why she was Pollstar’s 2012 top female country touring artist. Touring has always been a key element connecting music artists with their fans; those interactions help forge and strengthen the artist-fan relationship, and this exhibit speaks to that. We are delighted to be able to show our visitors key elements from Carrie’s show; whether re-living their favorite memories of the ‘Blown Away’ tour, or experiencing it for the first time via our exhibition, fans will enjoy this ‘up close and personal’ look at a world-class, superstar level music tour.”
Underwood’s “Blown Away Tour” also has a strong philanthropic element. The American and Canadian Red Cross will receive $1 dollar from each ticket sold on the North American leg to help provide shelter, food, and emotional support for those in need after a disaster. In 2012, Underwood also donated additional proceeds from her Atlantic City and Des Moines shows to local charities.
Carrie Underwood’s current release, Blown Away, made history last year when it debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart, making the Oklahoma native only the second country artist in the 47-year history of the chart to have each of their first four albums debut at #1. Blown Away also debuted at #1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, making her only the second country artist in history to have three consecutive albums debut at #1. Blown Away became country’s best-selling digital album debut since 2010. In addition to reaching #1 on the country airplay charts, “Good Girl” and title-track, “Blown Away,” have both been certified platinum for selling more than one million digital downloads. The videos for both songs also reached #1 on CMT’s Top 20 with “Good Girl” spending a record setting 14 weeks at #1. Carrie’s current single, “Two Black Cadillacs,” has already broken the top 10 on the country charts and continues to soar.
Since releasing her debut, Some Hearts, in 2005, Underwood has sold more than 15 million albums with Some Hearts, 2007’s Carnival Ride, 2009’s Play On and 2012’s Blown Away, making her the best-selling American Idol in the U.S. She’s accumulated 16 #1 singles, seven of which she co-wrote, and she became the first country artist in history and the only American Idol winner ever to achieve 10 #1 singles from her first two albums. In addition to being a six-time Grammy Award winner, Underwood is a two-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, a three-time Country Music Association and ACM Female Vocalist winner, and a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum’s mission is the preservation of the history of country and related vernacular music rooted in southern culture. With the same educational mission, the foundation also operates CMF Records, the museum’s Frist Library and Archive, CMF Press, Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print®.
More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at www.countrymusichalloffame.org or by calling (615) 416-2001.
Want to be a part of something extra special that you know Carrie will see and appreciate on her birthday? Last year we had over 300 people sign a card for Carrie and she saw and responded and LOVED it! This year we’re starting even earlier so we can give more fans an opportunity to send some birthday wishes her way. We’re having to be a bit more discreet this year as far as posting from our account about it since she follows now, so we need your help to spread the word and let other people know about it. Reblog this post and feel free to share the link to sign. Most importantly, sign and let her know what a blessing she is to us all! Thanks guys!
Jan. 17, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LUKE BRYAN, LADY ANTEBELLUM, LITTLE BIG TOWN, AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD ARE FIRST ARTISTS ANNOUNCED TO PERFORM AT 2013 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL
Nashville’s Signature Music Event Benefits Music Education And Will Once Again Be Filmed for ABC Television Special
NASHVILLE – The one-of-a-kind, award-winning CMA Music Festival takes over downtown Nashville for four days this summer, Thursday through Sunday, June 6-9, with a star-packed lineup that includes Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Carrie Underwood, and more artists to be announced soon.
The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience began in 1972 as Fan Fair®, bringing 5,000 fans to Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. More than 40 years later, the legendary festival has become the city’s signature music event, which annually attracts tens of thousands of fans from all 50 states and around the globe and has raised millions of dollars for music education. The event will once again be filmed for an ABC Television special airing later in the summer, shining a national spotlight on both Country Music and Music City.
“What an exciting lineup – and we are just getting started,” said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “Ticket sales are stronger than ever and we are always researching and developing ways to enhance the Festival experience for our attendees and the artists who continue this time-honored tradition of giving back to the fans.”
Bryan was nominated for CMA Male Vocalist and Album of the Year for tailgates & tanlines and will launch his first headline tour, the “Dirt Road Diaries Tour,” this week. Bryan last performed at CMA Music Festival in 2012, where he also co-hosted the “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” special on ABC last summer.
Platinum-selling group Lady Antebellum, made up of membersDave Haywood, Charles Kelley, and Hillary Scott, has won seven CMA Awards, including Vocal Group (2009-2011), Single (2009 for “I Run to You” and 2010 for “Need You Now,” which also earned them an additional Award for producing), and New Artist of the Year (2008). They last performed at the Festival in 2012.
Reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year, Little Big Town – consisting of members Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet, and Jimi Westbrook – has received a career total of 11 CMA Award nominations and two wins in 2012 for Single of the Year for “Pontoon” and their first Vocal Group of the Year trophy.
A five-time CMA Award winner, Underwood will also perform on the Nightly Concerts at LP Field during 2013 CMA Music Festival. Underwood has won three CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Awards (2006-2008); and has co-hosted the CMA Awards for the last five consecutive years. After winning “American Idol” in 2005, she made one of her first public appearances at CMA Music Festival, and has been a strong supporter of the event ever since. Underwood last performed at CMA Music Festival in 2012.
Fans can purchase tickets through Ticketmaster atTicketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. They can also purchase them by calling 1-800-CMA-FEST (262-3378). Ticket prices are based on the level of seating at LP Field for the Nightly Concerts, and range from $125 to $350 plus handling fees. A limited number of four-day parking passes for LP Field are also available (parking is not included in the Festival ticket price), ranging from $60 for Cars to $140 for an RV/Motorcoach, plus handling fees.
Ticket and parking prices are subject to change without notice. All sales are final and non-refundable. Four-day ticket pricing corresponds to seating levels at LP Field. Children 3 years and younger are admitted FREE. For information on ADA seating, please call 1-800-CMA-FEST.
Fans can stay in the loop by visiting CMAfest.com, the official website of CMA Music Festival, where they can sign up for the CMA Exclusive e-news, follow the CMA Facebook and Twitterfeeds for more insider info and of course see the entire lineup of Country Music’s biggest stars as they are announced in the coming weeks.
CMA Music Festival celebrates the unique relationship between Country Music artists and their fans in the heart of Music City. The artists participate for free, and on their behalf, CMA donates half the net proceeds of the Festival to support music education through the Keep the Music Playing program.
To date, more than $6.1 million has been donated to purchase musical instruments and supplies, providing thousands of students with the resources and opportunities they could not have afforded on their own, and giving many of them the motivation to remain in school. The total also includes a $1 million endowment for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Words & Music program, which assists language arts and music teachers with classroom instruction in the basics of songwriting. CMA will announce the donation from the 2012 CMA Music Festival in February.
Featuring concerts, autograph signings, family activities, and more, CMA Music Festival is an unparalleled celebration of America’s music.
In 2012, more than 450 artists performed more than 200 hours of concerts. The event drew a record 71,000 fans daily from all 50 states and 24 nations and for the third consecutive year sold out each nightly concert at LP Field. According to the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, direct visitor spending generated by the Festival totaled more than $35 million. CMA Music Festival is a four-time winner of the International Entertainment Buyers Association’s LIVE! Award for Festival of the Year (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010).
CMA Music Festival will once again be filmed for a national television special to air on the ABC Television Network. This is the 10th consecutive year that the event has been filmed for a network television special, a feat no other music festival has achieved. “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” will be executive-produced by Robert Deaton.
CMA Music Festival is organized and produced by the Country Music Association. Fan Fair® is a registered trademark of CMA. Chevrolet™ is the Official Ride of Country Music. Transitions Optical; The Official Eyewear of the CMA Music Festival.
Luke Bryan will perform during the 2013 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, June 6-9, as part of the Nightly Concerts at LP Field.
Lady Antebellum will perform during the 2013 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, June 6-9, as part of the Nightly Concerts at LP Field.
Little Big Town will perform during the 2013 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, June 6-9, as part of the Nightly Concerts at LP Field.
Carrie Underwood will perform during the 2013 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, June 6-9, as part of the Nightly Concerts at LP Field.
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