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Brad Paisley goes double platinum

Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood. photo credit: Bob D’Amico/ABC.

Congratulations to Brad Paisley and the entire team at Arista Nashville! The country superstar has gone double platinum with his hit duet “Remind Me” with Carrie Underwood. It has been officially certified double platinum by the RIAA for selling more than two million copies digitally since its release.

The single, from Brad’s 2011 “This is Country Music,” was released in February 2011, and was a co-write by Brad with Chris DuBois and Kelley Lovelace. It was a number one Billboard single for the pair.

Brad is out on the road for his “Beat This Summer” tour in support of his brand new album “Wheelhouse.” So far, he’s already played to over 423,000 fans on the tour – with plenty more dates to go! Are you going to be seeing Brad on tour this year?

DVR Alert: Carrie Underwood..almost everywhere

Carrie Underwood & Ace.

Be prepared to catch Carrie Underwood almost everywhere on your televisions next week. She’ll be making a major TV blitz to promote her brand new live concert DVD “The Blown Away Tour: Live.”

She’ll kick off her appearances Monday morning on ABC’s Good Morning America. Later that night on ABC, she’ll be part of the broadcast of “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock,” which was taped back in June in downtown Nashville, Tennessee during the music festival.

On Tuesday, she’ll make a guest appearance on “LIVE! With Kelly and Michael.” Check local listings for airtime of that morning talk show in your area.

Carrie’s DVD features 100 minutes of live footage from her Blown Away World Tour. She played to over one million fans during her 112-show, 110-city tour around the world.

Check out a preview of her DVD below and let us know if you’ll be getting a copy:

Carrie Underwood Reveals Cover Art & Tracklisting for “The Blown Away Tour: LIVE” Concert DVD

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Carrie Underwood fans have been anxiously awaiting the release of her tour DVD, The Blown Away Tour: LIVE. The DVD is jam packed with extra content, including performances, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage. It will hit stores on August 13th.

The track listing for the DVD is:

Good Girl
Undo It
Wasted
I Told You So
Two Black Cadillacs
Last Name
Temporary Home
Jesus, Take the Wheel/ How Great Thou Art
Cowboy Casanova
Get Out of This Town
Nobody Ever Told You
All-American Girl
One Way Ticket
Leave Love Alone
Flat on the Floor
See You Again
Cupid’s Got a Shotgun
Before He Cheats
I Know You Won’t
Blown Away

The Blown Away Tour: LIVE is available for pre-order here. Follow Carrie on Twitter and visit her official website for more info.

Carrie Underwood Added to Toby Keith’s Oklahoma Relief Concert

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Just when we thought the lineup for Toby Keith‘s Oklahoma Relief Concert couldn’t get any bigger, Carrie Underwood has been added to the July 6th lineup, at least via satellite. She will be performing that night at the Grand Ole Opry, but her performance will be aired via satellite to the Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman.

Previously announced superstars include Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Willie Nelson, Sammy Hagar, Ronnie Dunn, Mel Tillis and John Anderson. More artists are expected to be added.

The benefit concert will take place Saturday, July 6 at  the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla. Doors open at 1:30pm, show time is 3pm.

Updates on the event and lineup will be posted at www.tobykeith.com.

Carrie Underwood Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary as Grand Ole Opry Member

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Carrie Underwood celebrated a career milestone last night with her five-year anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. The Opry honored Underwood last night with a video presentation highlighting her incredible five-year run.

Underwood said, “It’s so hard to believe it’s been five years, but what an amazing five years it has been. Just watching that video, I was getting a little teary-eyed, thinking about how I felt when all of that was happening. And I still feel that blessed and that honored to be on this stage.”

As a token of the event, the Grammy Winner was presented with a commemorative print by Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher. He said, “You have far surpassed the high expectations we had when we brought you into the family, and we know it is going to continue into the future. You are not only so good for country music, you are so good for the Grand Ole Opry, and you are so good for America. We appreciate all that you do.”
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Underwood will return to the Opry stage on July 5 & 6, 2013.

Photos by Joel Dennis.

Carrie Underwood to Debut “See You Again” Video

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With three consecutive hits from her platinum-certified Blown Away album, Carrie Underwood is hoping to make a hit out of her latest single, “See You Again.” She plans to do just that with the release of the music video on Wednesday, June 5th.

Fans can get a sneak peek of the video on Good Morning America Wednesday morning. Subsequently, the entire video will air on later that day on ABCNews.com.

The release of the video marks a big week for the artist. Carrie will be in Nashville for several events surrounding the CMA Music Festival, including the opening of the Carrie Underwood: The Blown Away Tour exhibition, which will begin June 5th at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. As well, she will celebrate her fifth anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry on June 7th. Finally, Carrie will perform on June 9th on the CMA Music Festival’s LP Field main stage.

 

Carrie Underwood To Release Concert DVD On August 13

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Can’t get enough Carrie Underwood in your life? Well, now you can have her in your living room!

On August 13, Carrie will release her first concert DVD, The Blown Away Tour: LIVE. In addition to concert footage of over 20 songs filmed in Ontario, Canada, the DVD will include behind-the-scenes clips, interview footage, music videos and more.

The DVD will feature more than 20 songs, including performances of Carrie’s #1 singles, including “Before He Cheats,” “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” “Two Black Cadillacs,” and the album title track that inspired her tour name, “Blown Away.” There will also be bonus contest, including a look into the making of the tour, interviews with Carrie and tour director, Raj Kapor, and much more.

 

The Blown Away Tour: LIVE is available for pre-order at http://smarturl.it/blownawaylive.

 

Follow Carrie on Twitter @carrieunderwood

 

Carrie Underwood Plays to One Million Fans

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Six-time Grammy winner Carrie Underwood wrapped her international “Blown Away Tour” last week having performed 112 shows in 110 cities before one million fans across three continents and six countries since its launch last spring. Carrie’s headline arena tour played throughout the United States as well as Canada, Ireland, England, Northern Ireland and Australia, boasting mostly sell-outs in 2012 and all sell-outs during the 2013 leg.

Interesting by the numbers details on Carrie’s “Blown Away Tour” include bringing 9 buses and 16 trucks with 89 tour personnel to each city, including support acts, who traveled over 605,000 total miles through the life of the tour. Her state-of-the-art stage production included 575,424 individual LED lights in 3,000 square feet of video walls,23,063 feet of lighting cable (which is 4.36 miles!) with 172 different colors used in the show’s lighting. Carrie and her band flew 150 feet above the audience at every show at a speed of .3 feet per second on a B-stage that weighed 5,890 pounds. To create the “Blown Away” tornado at each concert, 450 CO2 tanks and 222 Nitrogen tanks were used. Over 2,600 pounds of confetti were diffused into the air and 408 beach balls were blown up to toss to the fans. Backstage, tour personnel consumed 22,636 bottles of vitaminwater® and smartwater®.

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. She wrapped 2008, 2010, and 2012 as the top female country touring artist.

Carrie Underwood Photo © Steve Jennings

Carrie Underwood Photo © Steve Jennings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charitable contributions from tour proceeds were made to the American Red Cross and Canadian Red Cross, as well as local charities in Atlantic City, New Jersey and Des Moines, Iowa.

The North American dates were presented and hydrated by vitaminwater®.

VIDEO: Carrie Underwood Performs With The Rolling Stones

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As we previously posted (HERE), Carrie Underwood was a special surprise guest at The Rolling Stones’ concert in Toronto last night! Carrie rocked the stage with Mick Jagger and the Stones for the classic, “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It).”

Last night, we were waiting for video of the performance and it has surfaced! Check out the awesome collab:

Country songs for Memorial Day

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Country artists may just be the most patriotic out of any genre of music. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that if we were to put together a list of every country song that pays tribute to the military, that we’d have a never ending playlist. With tomorrow being Memorial Day in the United States, we wanted to put together a list of country songs that can help fans remember what this holiday is all about. From artists that perform for USO troops serving overseas, to artists who have hit singles with a remembrance theme, we put together our list for a 2013 memorial day playlist. Our picks aren’t in order.

Check out our picks below and let us know what songs you’ll be listening to for the rest of the weekend.

AMERICAN SOLDIER – TOBY KEITH

Originally released in November 2003 as a single from his album “Shock’n Y’all.” The song was a co-write by Toby with Chuck Cannon and became a number one hit on the Billboard U.S. Hot Country Songs Chart for four weeks. It was inspired by the times Toby had met USO troops serving overseas, and he wanted to find a way to show his support for them and their families. The video was directed by Michael Salomon and filmed at an actual US Air Force Base in Edwards, California with off-duty soldiers, reservists and their families.