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Carrie Underwood Honored by CMT during “Artists of the Year” Special


NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 19: Honoree Carrie Underwood arrives on the red carpet at CMT Artists of the Year 2016 on October 19, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for CMT)

Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for CMT

“The Storyteller Tour” Continues Sold-Out Concerts Across the U.S.

NASHVILLE, Tenn – (October 20, 2016) – Carrie Underwood was honored by CMT for the third time (2010, 2012 and 2016) as part of their “Artists of the Year” special which took place at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center and airs tonight, Thursday, October 20 at 8pm ET/PT. The honorees were selected for dominating the last 12 months in country music including radio airplay, album and single sales, and selling out arenas around the world.

As part of the celebration, Carrie gave a very special performance of “Like I’ll Never Love You Again” alongside The Love Junkies, made up of award-winning singer/songwriters Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, and Liz Rose, who wrote the song for Carrie’s Storyteller album.

CMT’s “Artists of the Year” special was just a quick break in Carrie’s massive Storyteller Tour. She began this week performing to a sold-out crowd of over 16,000 fans at St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center and she continues tonight with another sold out crowd at Cincinnati’s U.S. Bank Arena.

Prince Tribute Concert at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Photo credit: Joe Lemke

Billboard ranked “The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Roundthe #1 country tour for the first half of 2016 which has performed for more than 800,000 fans since launching on January 30. Fans and music critics alike have praised Carrie’s stand-out performances and the tour’s dynamic production.

The Storyteller Tour fall dates:

Oct-20 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
Oct-22 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
Oct-23 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
Oct-25 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Oct-27 Albany, NY Times Union Center
Oct-28 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Nov-6 Hamilton, ON FirstOntario Centre
Nov-9 Rockford, IL BMO Harris Bank Center
Nov-11 Evansville, IN Ford Center
Nov-13 Memphis, TN FedExForum
Nov-14 Birmingham, AL Legacy Arena at The BJCC
Nov-16 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
Nov-17 Sunrise, FL BB&T Center
Nov-22 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
Nov-23 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
Nov-26 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
Nov-28 West Valley City, UT Maverik Center

ripCORD World Tour 2016 New Zealand & Australia tour dates:

Dec-3 Wellington Westpac Stadium
Dec-6 Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Dec-8 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
Dec-9 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
Dec-10 Canberra GIO Stadium
Dec-12 Sydney Qudos Bank Arena
Dec-14 Sydney ICC Sydney Theatre
Dec-16 Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Dec-17 Brisbane Entertainment Centre


The North American tour is promoted by AEG Live and includes special guests Easton Corbin and The Swon Brothers. Tickets are available now for the fall dates of The Storyteller Tour at For information on fan club and VIP packages go to