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CARRIE UNDERWOOD CLOSES 2012 AS TOP FEMALE COUNTRY TOURING ARTIST

01/04/13

2012 “BLOWN AWAY TOUR” ENDED DEC. 22 -- 2013 “BLOWN AWAY TOUR” LAUNCHES FEB. 13

FANS BLOWN AWAY ACROSS NORTH AMERICA, AUSTRALIA, AND UK

Five-time Grammy winner and current Grammy-nominee Carrie Underwood wrapped her critically acclaimed “Blown Away Tour” on Dec 22 having performed many sell-out shows in 62 cities across the United States, Canada, the UK, and Australia. Underwood was the top female country touring artist for 2012 according to Pollstar’s Year-End chart.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD CLOSES 2012 AS TOP FEMALE COUNTRY TOURING ARTIST

“The Blown Away Tour” will re-launch with a second leg of arenas on February 13, 2013 in Colorado Springs with Hunter Hayes continuing as special guest on the majority of the US and Canada shows. The tour will travel throughout America, Canada, and across the pond to the UK and Ireland. The North American dates on “The Blown Away Tour” are presented and hydrated by vitaminwater®.

The donation of $1 from each ticket sold on the North American leg of “The Blown Away Tour” will continue in 2013 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. In 2012, Underwood also donated additional proceeds from her Atlantic City and Des Moines shows to local charities.

Throughout the 2012 leg of The Blown Away Tour, Underwood performed for over a half a million fans. Her 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 also wrapped both years as the top-ranked female country touring artist.

Concert review critics praised Carrie throughout the 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,” shared the Orange County Register. The Fort Worth Star Telegram said, “Underwood is, without question, one of her generation’s most formidable vocalists.” Performing for a near hometown crowd in Oklahoma the Tulsa World said, “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.”

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. In addition to reaching No. 1 on the country airplay charts, “Good Girl” and title-track, “Blown Away,” have both been certified Platinum for selling more than 1 million digital downloads. The videos for both songs also reached No.1 on CMT’s Top 20 with “Good Girl” spending a record setting 14 weeks at No. 1.

Since releasing her debut, Some Hearts, in 2005, Carrie 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 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.

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

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  • Photo of Amander03 Amander03
    Amander03
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    Love Carrie :) <3
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    Posted 2 years ago by Amander03

    Congratulations Carrie!!! The Blown Away tour has been absolutely amazing. It was amazing when I saw you in Minneapolis and I can't wait to see you again in Billings, MT!!!! Looking forward to what 2013 has to bring for you!!

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    Posted 2 years ago by atgcarriefan

    Congrats to Carrie!! The Blown Away Tour has been amazing!! Looking forward to 2013!!

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    Posted 2 years ago by puggle10

    Carrie is the best in the business - classy, talented, beautiful inside and out, funny, down to earth and willing to make fun of herself... I do not think there has been a music artist with this total class package ever... Celine, Mariah, Beyonce, Rhianna, Madonna, Striesand... no one an touch her musical talent (voice, stage show, songwriting, and ability to cross ALL genres and still be the best at it!) bravo

  • Photo of southernbychoicetn southernbychoicetn
    southernbychoicetn
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    Tucked back in the woods, yeah life was good, but here we are in a local bar and drinkin' shooting stars...
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    Posted 2 years ago by southernbychoicetn

    Congratulations Carrie!!! You work so hard in everything you do, you truly deserve it! All the best in the second leg of the Blown Away tour!!

  • Photo of Zoe_LM Zoe_LM
    Zoe_LM
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    Carrie's coming to London again!!!!!
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    Posted 2 years ago by Zoe_LM

    Congrats Carrie!!! Cant wait to see you in london again and you're bringing friends this time!! Thank you so much for finally coming over it was incredible seeing you in june!

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    Posted 2 years ago by StaceyR06

    Great news - Congratulations Carrie!

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    Posted 2 years ago by stoltzie44

    She is the absolute best... Congratulations Carrie - you will always be my EOTY. I only wish I could meet you in person. Time is running out for me. Getting older. Have been to four concerts now and I love them all.

  • Photo of SunnyDay SunnyDay
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    Posted 2 years ago by SunnyDay

    She will always be my EOTY no matter what the industry says. She is beyond compare on her vocals and diversity in music. I love my Carrie Underwood and the BA concert I saw in November and will see again in April.

  • Photo of WestVirginiasBiggestCarrieFan WestVirginiasBiggestCarrieFan
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    Hoping And Praying To Win A Meet And Greet Soon!!!
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    Posted 2 years ago by WestVirginiasBiggestCarrieFan

    This Is Proof That Our Girl Is CMA Entertainer Of The Year Worthy:D

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    Posted 2 years ago by dustymist

    Congrats Carrie!!! You so deserve every award!!! I enjoy supporting you because you stand for what I believe. Thanks for your example as well as your inner and outer beauty. I am so proud for you!! I Love You!!!