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Exciting News From Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood

Just one month before Carrie Underwood releases her sixth studio album, Cry Pretty on Sept. 14, Underwood’s Cry Pretty Tour 360 announcement surprised us with more than just dates and locations.

The exciting news comes out that her tour is kicking off in May 2019, since she has another baby on the way! “Mike and Isaiah and I are absolutely over the moon and excited to be adding another little fish to our pond!” she shared this morning via social media. “This has just been a dream come true, with the album and with baby news and all that stuff. We’re just so excited, and just so glad that you guys can share in this with us.”

She broke the news this morning that she will bring up-and-coming female artists, Maddie & Tae and Runaway June along with her for all dates.  Her tour which will be ‘in the round’ will allow Underwood to get up close and personal with fans as the stage is a circle, and allows the venues to sell all of the tickets, not leaving out the seats behind the stage. 

 Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 17, at 10 AM. Make sure you enter on her website, for a chance to win two tickets to see Underwood in your city.  New Yorkers can look forward to the Cry Pretty Tour 360 hitting Madison Square Garden on October 2nd, 2019

 

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They’re Back! Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood Host 52nd CMA Awards

52nd CMA Awards

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The dynamic duo is back! Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are set to host the 52nd CMA Awards for the 11th year in a row. These mega superstars will take their spots on stage Wednesday, Nov. 14 in Nashville for country music’s biggest night, airing at 8 p.m. on ABC. Paisley and Underwood are known for the humor, wit, and pranks they bring to the show, and we can expect nothing less this year.

Underwood explained that although the funny laughs and onstage chemistry she and Paisley have perfected over the years may seem effortless, both co-hosts work hard each year to make the awards show a special event. “The trick is to try and keep everything fresh,” Underwood explains. “To try and figure out just what we’re gonna talk about, and how to keep everything rolling. We want to be funny, and we want to be timely, and we want to be respectful, and we want to just make it a great show. There’s a lot of love that’s put into hosting the CMAs, and I hope people feel that above all else.”

While no 2018 CMA Awards nominees have been announced yet, the full list will be revealed on Aug. 28th. during Good Morning America with Luke Bryan. The two-time CMA Awards Entertainer of the Year winner will share a few select nomination decisions from his brand-new downtown Nashville bar and restaurant, Luke’s 32 Bridge Food + Drink. Dan + Shay and Sugarland will also be on hand to help with the announcements. Right after the live-on-TV select nominees are revealed, a full list of the nominees will be released online. Red carpet broadcast details have yet to be announced, but we will make sure to share those details when they’re made available.

Readers can tune in to the 52nd annual CMA Awards live on ABC from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena at 8PM ET on Nov. 14. The awards are just around the corner so gather your friends, family, and get ready for Country’s Biggest Night to Rock!

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#TBT Our Favorite ACM Collaboration Performances

This Sunday night, live from Vegas the Academy of Country Music Awards are set to take place, bringing incredible performances from Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, and many more.  On this #TBT let’s take a look back at some of our favorite collaboration performances and moments from the prestigious award show.

At last year’s ACM Awards, Florida Georiga Line sang their most recent single “God, Your Mama and Me” with help from boy band Backstreet Boys then they all did the iconic dance to “Everybody” together, making a memorable moment for all watching.

ACM Best Moments

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Back in 2014, Hilary, Charles, and Dave of Lady Antebellum collaborated with Stevie Nicks to sing the title track from their 2013 album Golden.  The addition of Nicks’ voice to their already incredible harmonies made for quite the performance.

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Power vocalist Carrie Underwood took the stage to perform with rock icon Steven Tyler.  They sang her single in 2001, “Undo It” then finished their performance with “Walk This Way”.  This moment was a definite highlight of the 2011 ACM Awards.

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One of our all-time favorite duets, Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson are reviving this 2007 collaboration this Sunday night at the ACMs.  Back in 2007, they performed a heartfelt, emotional rendition of Clarkson’s “Because of You”.  Which song do you think they will sing together this year?

ACM Best Moments

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Brad Paisley joined by John Mayer performed “Beat This Summer” at the 49th Annual ACM Awards back in 2013.  The duo went head to head shredding on their electric guitars, wowing the viewers.

ACM Best Moments

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Which collaborations would you love to see on Sunday night? Tweet us @NYCountry Swag and let us know!  Be sure to follow along as our team LIVE Tweets the show Sunday at 8 PM ET.

 

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Guess Who’s Back? Carrie Underwood Releases “Cry Pretty”

This morning Carrie Underwood joined iHeartRadio to premiere her brand new single “Cry Pretty”.  The song was written by Underwood along with the songwriting team, the Love Junkies, Liz Rose, Hilary Lindsey and Lori McKenna, also responsible for Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush”.  The ballad is heavy, but uplifting, proving that although you can fake smile and smile through a lie, crying is very real and it is hard to look beautiful when letting those emotions out.

Underwood has been out of the spotlight since taking a fall outside her Nashville home last fall, making her triumphant return with this epic anthem on Sunday night’s ACM Awards on CBS.  Be sure to be following @NYCountry Swag on Twitter as we LIVE Tweet the award show and let us know in the comments what you think about Underwood’s latest single.

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Classic Country Grammy Moments

This weekend the Grammy Awards, deemed “Music’s Biggest Night” will take place live from New York’s famed arena, Madison Square Garden. With the event just days away, let’s take a look back at some incredible Grammy moments featuring some of our favorite country artists…

Known for their spectacular collaborations, this duet featuring Lady Gaga and Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland singing “You and I” is definitely a moment to remember.

 

 

Maren Morris, after a great year, took home the award for Best Solo Country Performance at the 2016 Grammys. Morris is nominated again this year for the same category for “I Could Use A Love Song”. Ironically, Thomas Rhett is the presenter here and is also nominated for his own Grammy for Best Country Album, Life Changes.

 

Another classic collaboration, Kelsea Ballerini and Lukas Graham mashed up their songs about never growing up, “Seven Years Old” and “Peter Pan” at least year’s award show.

 

Let’s not forget 2007’s Best New Artist, Carrie Underwood. Taking home the award, Underwood proudly exclaims, “I love Country Music, first of all!” A grateful Underwood thanks God first and foremost, then her parents and then anyone who had a hand in making her album.

 

Catch The Grammys Live on CBS this Sunday night January 28th at 8 PM ET.
Follow Us on Twitter while we live tweet the show! 

 

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[Watch]#TBT Carrie Underwood’s Idol Audition

In honor of American Idol making its return, here is one of our all-time favorite auditions just in time for Throwback Thursday. Carrie Underwood not only sings an incredible rendition of “I Can’t Make You Love Me” but she charms the judges, even when they make her cluck like a chicken.

Underwood went on to win season 4 of the most popular singing competition back in 2005 and has gone on to win a whopping 174 worldwide awards including 7 Grammys.  Exactly 15 years after its inception, Idol is back on a new channel with all new judges.  ABC will be the new home of the singing competition. Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and country music’s very own Luke Bryan will sit in the judge’s chairs.

The new season will kick off in 2018 on ABC.

 

Gear Up For This Season’s Final Country Night on the Water Featuring The Swon Brothers

Headlining our final Country Night on the Water at Bungalow Bar & Restaurant next Friday, September 15th, The Swon Brothers will most definitely be playing songs off their latest EP Pretty Cool Scars.  If you haven’t listened be sure to check it out before you head to the show.

One of our favorite tracks off the six song EP is their latest single “Don’t Call Me” a mid-tempo, catchy song that is certainly relatable.  Written by Jordan Reynolds and Robyn Blakie Collins tells a tale of deciding to make a change and not give in to temptations of a past love.

“Don’t call me / Cause we’ve been here before / Don’t want me / If you don’t want something more / Don’t need me / When you’re lonely at 3 AM / Asking me to come over again / So I can hold ya, already told ya / Can’t do that anymore”

You may remember The Swon Brothers made their debut in the country genre by appearing on the fourth season of The Voice back in 2013, where they released their first single, “Later On.” Finishing in third place overall, they built a following through the singing competition and ultimately had the opportunity to open for Carrie Underwood on her Storyteller Tour last winter which gave the duo the opportunity to play at the iconic Madison Square Garden.

We look forward to hosting The Swon Brothers as well as Caroline Glaser at Bungalow Bar and hope to see y’all there!  If you haven’t already, be sure to grab your tickets to Country Night on the Water here.