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CARRIE’S CRY PRETTY BIGGEST ALL-GENRE FEMALE ALBUM DEBUT OF 2018

CARRIE UNDERWOOD’S CRY PRETTY BIGGEST
ALL-GENRE FEMALE ALBUM DEBUT OF 2018

No. 1 Billboard 200 and Country Album Debut

Best Country Album Debut of 2018

No. 1 Album in Over 20 Countries

Nashville, TN – Multi-platinum-selling global superstar Carrie Underwood’s new album Cry Pretty is the biggest all-genre debut by a female in 2018, topping Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy (April 6, 2018). The album debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Top Country Album Charts with 265,654 equivalent album units, making Underwood the only woman in history to land four country albums at the top of the all-genre Billboard 200 chart. The critically-acclaimed album is the best-selling Country album debut of 2018, as well as the biggest Country album debut since August 7, 2015 (Luke Bryan’s Kill The Lights) and the biggest female Country album debut since October 22, 2012 (Taylor Swift’s 2012 Red). Cry Pretty’s debut week also marks the most first week streams by any female in Country music. This is Underwood’s seventh consecutive album to debut at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart, representing all of her first seven albums including her Greatest Hits: Decade #1.

NPR declares that Cry Pretty “pushes her creative boundaries and leans into modern R&B, while retaining the Oklahoma singer-songwriter’s country roots” and “Underwood’s voice owns pretty much anything it touches.”

Rolling Stone lauds Underwood as “Arena country’s mightiest voice, as Cry Pretty reaffirms.”

Entertainment Weekly has called the album “Her most emotionally accessible work to date.”

Underwood was recently featured in a profile on CBS Sunday Morning, as well as performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Ellen Show. She received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Sept. 20 and performed at the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas. Nominated as Favorite Female Artist – Country, Underwood will perform at the 2018 American Music Awards on Oct. 9 following her promotional tour in Australia, which will include an appearance at the iconic Deni Ute Muster festival. Fans will get the chance to watch multiple performances from Carrie that night as she is also set to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm ET / 10:35 CT on ABC immediately following the 2018 American Music Awards live broadcast.

Cry Pretty is Underwood’s first release on Capitol Records Nashville and her first time co-producing alongside David Garcia. She co-wrote nine of the songs on the album including her current single, “Love Wins,” with David Garcia and Brett James. She recently released the official music video for “Love Wins,” which was directed by Shane Drake. View HERE.

Underwood returns this fall for her sixth season as the voice of primetime television’s #1 program, Sunday Night Football. This November, she and Brad Paisley will co-host the CMA Awards for the 11th consecutive year. In spring 2019, Underwood will launch a new arena tour, The Cry Pretty Tour 360. Sponsored by CALIA, the new tour will kick off on May 1 in Greensboro, NC, and will play 55 arenas across the U.S. and Canada and be promoted by AEG Presents. She will be joined on tour by special guests Maddie & Tae and Runaway June.

THE CRY PRETTY TOUR 360:

Date

City

Venue

May 1, 2019

Greensboro, NC

Greensboro Coliseum

May 3, 2019

Birmingham, AL

Legacy Arena at the BJCC

May 4, 2019

N. Little Rock, AR

Verizon Arena

May 6, 2019

San Antonio, TX

AT&T Center

May 9, 2019

Phoenix, AZ

Talking Stick Resort Arena

May 11, 2019

Las Vegas, NV

MGM Grand Garden Arena

May 12, 2019

Fresno, CA

Save Mart Center

May 14, 2019

Sacramento, CA

Golden1 Center

May 16, 2019

Oakland, CA

Oracle Arena

May 18, 2019

Bakersfield, CA

Rabobank Arena

May 21, 2019

Portland, OR

MODA Center at Rose Garden

May 22, 2019

Spokane, WA

Spokane Arena

May 24, 2019

Tacoma, WA

Tacoma Dome

May 25, 2019

Vancouver, BC

Rogers Arena

May 28, 2019

Edmonton, AB

Rogers Place

May 31, 2019

Saskatoon, SK

SaskTel Centre

June 2, 2019

Winnipeg, MB

Bell MTS Place

June 9, 2019

Toronto, ON

Scotiabank Arena

June 10, 2019

Ottawa, ON

Canadian Tire Centre

June 13, 2019

Hershey, PA

GIANT Center

June 15, 2019

Cincinnati, OH

U.S. Bank Arena

June 16, 2019

Indianapolis, IN

Bankers Life Fieldhouse

June 18, 2019

St. Louis, MO

Enterprise Center

June 20, 2019

Milwaukee, WI

Fiserv Forum

June 21, 2019

Minneapolis, MN

Target Center

June 23, 2019

Lincoln, NE

Pinnacle Bank Arena

Sept 10, 2019

San Diego, CA

Valley View Casino Center

Sept 12, 2019

Los Angeles, CA

STAPLES Center

Sept 14, 2019

Salt Lake City, UT

Vivint Smart Home Arena

Sept 16, 2019

Denver, CO

Pepsi Center

Sept 18, 2019

Wichita, KS

INTRUST Bank Arena

Sept 19, 2019

Kansas City, MO

Sprint Center

Sept 21, 2019

Houston, TX

Toyota Center

Sept 22, 2019

Lafayette, LA

Cajundome

Sept 24, 2019

Dallas, TX

American Airlines Center

Sept 25, 2019

Oklahoma City, OK

Chesapeake Energy Arena

Sept 27, 2019

Nashville, TN

Bridgestone Arena

Sept 29, 2019

Columbia, SC

Colonial Life Arena

Sept 30, 2019

Raleigh, NC

PNC Arena

Oct 2, 2019

New York City, NY

Madison Square Garden

Oct 4, 2019

Washington, D.C.

Capital One Arena

Oct 5, 2019

Philadelphia, PA

Wells Fargo Center

Oct 10, 2019

Boston, MA

TD Garden

Oct 12, 2019

Pittsburgh, PA

PPG Paints Arena

Oct 13, 2019

Buffalo, NY

KeyBank Center

Oct 16, 2019

Cleveland, OH

Quicken Loans Arena

Oct 17, 2019

Louisville, KY

KFC Yum! Center

Oct 19, 2019

Atlanta, GA

Philips Arena

Oct 20, 2019

Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

Oct 23, 2019

Memphis, TN

FedExForum

Oct 24, 2019

Tulsa, OK

BOK Center

Oct 26, 2019

Des Moines, IA

Wells Fargo Arena

Oct 27, 2019

Sioux Falls, SD

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center

Oct 29, 2019

Chicago, IL

United Center

Oct 31, 2019

Detroit, MI

Little Caesars Arena