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Carrie Underwood Releases Storyteller This Friday, October 23

Carrie Underwood - Storyteller

Carrie Underwood – Storyteller


Cross-Country Media Appearances Celebrate the Release of Underwood’s Fifth Studio Album

(October 22, 2015) – Superstar Carrie Underwood is set to release her fifth studio album, Storyteller, this Friday, October 23. Carrie will launch the new music with multiple appearances in New York and Los Angeles before heading back to Music City to co-host The 49th Annual CMA Awards on ABC with Brad Paisley on November 4 where she is a double nominee. 

On Friday, October 23 Carrie will headline a special outdoor performance on NBC’s Today, as part of their Citi Concert Series. On Tuesday, October 27 Carrie is set to chat and perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as well as make a guest chat appearance and an outdoor concert performance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! 

This weekend CMT will celebrate Storyteller with a special takeover October 24-25 timed to the release of the album featuring “CMT Instant Jam,” “CMT Crossroads,” and a Carrie co-hosted “CMT Hot 20.” 

On Monday, November 2 Carrie will appear and perform as part of the pre-CMA Awards special, Countdown to the CMA Awards: Country’s Greatest Crossover Hits with Robin Roberts, on ABC. That same evening Carrie will make a special appearance on The Late, Late Show with James Corden on CBS. On November 5, Carrie will appear on Lifetime’s Emmy-nominated Project Runway. Carrie will join Emmy Award winners Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn along with Nina Garcia and Zac Posen as a guest judge for the season finale.

In addition to the October 23 digital and CD release of Storyteller, a limited-edition version of the album will be released on 150-gram vinyl on December 4. The vinyl edition will also include special etched artwork featuring Carrie’s name and the album name on one side of the two-LP set.  The vinyl edition is currently available for pre-order at

Fans can read more about Carrie in the recent People magazine cover story, as the cover subject of Shape’s November issue out now, the Country Weekly cover feature on stands this Friday, and the December cover of Cosmopolitan due on stands in a couple of weeks. This Sunday’s Parade magazine cover features Carrie, with her dogs Ace and Penny, on why she loves Halloween and scary movies. 

Fans purchasing music at Target will receive two exclusive tracks, “Heartbeat (stripped)” and “Little Girl Don’t Grow Up Too Fast.”  Earlier today, Carrie debuted a special performance of the track, “Heartbeat (stripped).”  Watch it here

Storyteller was produced by Jay Joyce, Mark Bright, and Zach Crowell with six of its 13 songs co-written by Carrie, including the Top-10-and-climbing record-breaking first single, “Smoke Break.”


  • 1.     “Renegade Runaway” (Carrie Underwood/Chris DeStefano/Hillary Lindsey)
  • 2.     “Dirty Laundry” (Zach Crowell/Ashley Gorley/Hillary Lindsey)
  • 3.     “Church Bells” (Zach Crowell/Brett James/Hillary Lindsey)
  • 4.     “Heartbeat” (Carrie Underwood/Zach Crowell/Ashley Gorley)
  • 5.     “Smoke Break” (Carrie Underwood/Chris DeStefano/Hillary Lindsey)
  • 6.     “Choctaw County Affair” (Jason White)
  • 7.     “Like I’ll Never Love You Again” (Hillary Lindsey/Lori McKenna/Liz Rose)
  • 8.     “Chaser” (Carrie Underwood/Mike Elizondo/Hillary Lindsey)
  • 9.     “Relapse” (Ben Caver/Sara Haze/Brett James)
  • 10.   “Clock Don’t Stop” (Blair Daly/Chris DeStefano/Hillary Lindsey)
  • 11.   “The Girl You Think I Am” (Carrie Underwood/David Hodges/Hillary Lindsey)
  • 12.   “Mexico” (Kathleen Higgins/Jamie Moore/Derrick Adam Southerland)
  • 13.   “What I Never Knew I Always Wanted” (Carrie Underwood/Brett James/Hillary Lindsey) 

Tracks 1, 2, 5-8 produced by Jay Joyce

Tracks 3, 10-13 produced by Mark Bright

Tracks 4, 9 produced by Zach Crowell 

Physical copies of the Storyteller CD are available for pre-order at here:

Digital pre-orders of Storyteller at will immediately receive not only the current single, “Smoke Break,” but also the songs “Heartbeat,” “Renegade Runaway,” and “What I Never Knew I Always Wanted.”  

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.  A seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner, she has amassed nearly 100 major honors, sold 58 million records worldwide, and recorded 21 #1 singles, 11 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 studio albums, Some HeartsCarnival RidePlay 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 been streamed more than 1.5 billion 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.  In late 2014, the Grand Ole Opry member released her first hits collection, Greatest Hits: Decade #1.  Celebrating her first 10 years of music, the 25 songs included two new hits co-written by Underwood: the Platinum-certified, GRAMMY-winning “Something in the Water,” as well as the #1 smash “Little Toy Guns.”  In September of 2015, she began her third season as the voice of primetime television’s #1 program, Sunday Night Football, and on November 4, she’ll return for an eighth consecutive year as co-host of the CMA Awards.  Underwood is at radio now with her record-breaking single “Smoke Break,” the first single released from her fifth studio album, Storyteller, out worldwide on October 23, 2015.
Twitter: @carrieunderwood   Instagram: @CarrieUnderwood

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