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Country Superstar Carrie Underwood To Rock The Great New York State Fair Grandstand Stage August 27

The reigning queen of country music, Carrie Underwood, will bring her powerhouse vocals to the Great New York State Fair Grandstand on Wednesday, August 27, Troy Waffner, Acting Fair Director, announced today. Tickets, priced at $70, $60, and $50 go on sale at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 3 at the New York State Fair box office and through the Fair’s only official online ticket agent, etix.com, or by calling etix toll-free at 1-800-514-3849.

Since winning American Idol in 2005, Carrie has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide, placed 18 singles at #1, nine of which she co-wrote, within four albums. She’s won a vast array of awards including six GRAMMYs®, and three female vocalist awards from both the Country Music Association (CMA) and the Academy of Country Music (ACM). In 2010, when Carrie garnered her second win as ACM Entertainer of the Year, she became the first female artist to win the award twice. In addition, Carrie has won seven American Music Awards, six People’s Choice Awards, nine CMT Music Awards, 12 American Country Awards, nine BMI Songwriter Awards, and is a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry.

In the spring of 2013, Carrie wrapped her highly successful headline arena tour, “The Blown Away Tour,” which performed a total of 112 dates in 110 cities, in six countries across three continents, playing for more than one million fans and selling out every concert in 2013.

This past December, Carrie starred as Maria Von Trapp in NBC’s three-hour live broadcast of The Sound of Music, based on the original musical, delivering a ratings bonanza as the show ranked #1. More than 44 million viewers saw some or all of the groundbreaking event and its re-airing. Last year Carrie became the voice of primetime television’s #1 program, Sunday Night Football on NBC, singing the opening theme song, “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night.”

“Carrie Underwood is one of the biggest stars in country music with a huge fan base and a playlist of songs that her fans know and love by heart,” said Acting Director Waffner. “This year’s Grandstand Concert Series is shaping up to be one of the best ones we’ve had in years and if you’re not getting excited yet about this year’s Fair, you should be. We are ‘Summer’s Best in Show’ and we have even more exciting concert announcements like this one coming right around the corner.”

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