Carrie’s Week of Appearances Highlights 10 Years since First Coming to Nashville after American Idol Win in 2005
Toronto, ON – (May 26, 2015) The Country Music Association announced today that Carrie Underwood will perform at the 2015 CMA Music Festival in Nashville as part of the LP Field Nightly Concerts on Sat., June 13. The appearance caps a week of performances marking the close of her first decade in country music, after winning American Idol in 2005 and playing her inaugural CMA Music Fest less than a month later. The event also extends the celebration begun with the release of the 25-track Greatest Hits: Decade #1 album, bringing Carrie full circle to the place where it all began.
Carrie’s week kicks off at the Grand Ole Opry as she returns to the stage on Tuesday, June 9, for two star-packed shows. With the week being all about the fans, The Official Carrie Underwood Fan Club Party will also take place at the Opry that evening. Carrie made her Opry debut on June 10, 2005 during her first-ever CMA Music Festival. Visit Opry.com for tickets and additional information.
On Wed., June 10, she’ll perform her current smash, “Little Toy Guns,” at the fan-voted 2015 CMT Music Awards, where she leads the industry with five nominations, including two for Video of the Year. “Little Toy Guns,” featured on Greatest Hits: Decade #1, is included in her nods for Female Video of the Year. Voting is underway now at CMT.com and continues until June 8, at 10 AM, ET, to determine the winners and the Video of the Year finalists. Additional voting at CMT.com will determine the winner of Video of the Year during the June 10 live telecast. The 2015 CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 10, at 8 PM, ET/PT, on CMT.
About Carrie Underwood: Carrie Underwood emerged from the promise of her 2005 American Idol win to become a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, and film, where the seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner has amassed nearly 100 major honors, sold more than 65 million records worldwide, and recorded 20 #1 singles, ten of which she co-wrote. The first female artist to be twice named the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year, Underwood was recognized as Pollstar’s top female country touring artist for her headlining tours in 2008, 2010, and 2012. Her four albums, Some Hearts, Carnival Ride, Play On, and Blown Away – each certified multi-Platinum or Platinum, and each an American Music Awards winner as Country Album of the Year – tallied 38 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with songs that have now been streamed more than 800 million times worldwide. In 2013, she starred as Maria von Trapp in NBC’s three-hour holiday blockbuster, the Emmy®-winning The Sound of Music Live!, whose airings attracted 44 million viewers. A proud member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2008, Underwood recently wrapped her second season as the musical voice of primetime television’s #1 program, Sunday Night Football, and in 2014 returned for the seventh consecutive year as co-host of the CMA Awards. She closed 2014 with the release of her first hits collection, Greatest Hits: Decade #1, whose Platinum-certified single, “Something in the Water,” earned Underwood her seventh GRAMMY Award, honored for Best Country Solo Performance.