Carrie Underwood Launches 55-City North American Tour

Carrie Underwood Launches 55-City North American Leg Of “Blown Away Tour” This Friday

Blown Away Album Lands 7th Week At No. 1

Nashville – (September 13, 2012) – Superstar Carrie
Underwood will begin her much anticipated 55-city headline North
American arena tour this Friday, “The Blown Away Tour,” in Manchester,
New Hampshire with special guest Hunter Hayes. The shows are presented
and hydrated by vitaminwater®, sponsored by Olay, and promoted by AEG
Live.

In perfect timing with the tour launch, Carrie’s album Blown Away
remains in the No. 1 position this week on the Billboard Top Country
Albums Chart, marking seven weeks spent in the top spot since its debut
in May. Blown Away is also back in the Top 5 of Billboard’s 200 All
Genre Sales chart. The album’s million-selling status designates Carrie
as the only American Idol winner to have four albums achieve Platinum
success.

Carrie is donating $1 from each ticket sold on the North American leg
of “The Blown Away Tour” to support Red Cross disaster relief. Every
year, the American Red Cross prepares for and responds to nearly 70,000
disasters across the United States. This donation will help the Red
Cross provide shelter, food, and emotional support for those in need
after a disaster. Proceeds from her Canadian concerts will be donated
to the Canadian Red Cross.

Carrie’s two previous headline tours, 2008’s “Carnival Ride Tour” and
2010’s “Play On Tour,” performed for a combined total of nearly 250
shows with 2.2 million fans in attendance, and she wrapped both years as
the top-ranked female country touring artist.

Blown Away made history this spring by debuting at No. 1 on
Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart making Carrie 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. Blown Away also debuted at No. 1 on
the all-genre Billboard 200 chart making Carrie only the second country
artist in history to have three consecutive albums debut at No. 1. Blown
Away became country’s best-selling digital album debut since 2010.
“Good Girl,” her first single from Blown Away, has already achieved the
No. 1 slot on both Billboard and Country Aircheck’s country airplay
charts and became her 15th No. 1 single. Blown Away’s second single and
title track continues to climb the top 10 on the Billboard country
airplay chart. This marks Underwood’s 16th single to reach the Top 10,
which according to Billboard is the first time a female has ever had
their first 16 singles all reach the Top 10 in the tally’s 68-year
history.

Since releasing Some Hearts in 2005, Carrie has sold more than 15
million albums with Some Hearts, 2007’s Carnival Ride, and 2009’s Play
On making her the best-selling American Idol in the U.S. She’s
accumulated 15 No. 1 singles, seven of which she co-wrote, and became
the first country artist in history and the only American Idol winner
ever to achieve 10 No. 1 singles from their first two albums. She is a
five-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.

Carrie will return to co-host the 46th Annual CMA Awards with Brad
Paisley on Nov. 1 on the ABC Television Network. Carrie recently
received her seventh nomination in the Female Vocalist of The Year
category.

Hunter Hayes, the multi-talented writer, musician, producer, and
performer, is the only country artist to play every instrument,
write/co-write every song, and co-produce his critically acclaimed
self-titled debut album. As both the 2012 CMA and ACM New Artist of the
Year nominee, Hunter has been touring and performing live for decades.
He has played to sold out venues across the US and Canada on his MOST
WANTED headline tour and is currently putting the finishing touches on
preparations for touring with Carrie Underwood on her “Blown Away Tour”
this fall. The Louisiana native has also shared the stage with Taylor
Swift, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins, Brad
Paisley, and Hank Williams, Jr. This multi-instrumentalist continues to
garner praise from fans and critics alike as he made his world-premiere
national television debut on CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman and
also performed with The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and on
Good Morning America. His current hit “Wanted” was recently certified
Platinum by the RIAA.

Please visit www.carrieunderwood.fm for up to date information on “The Blown Away Tour.”

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