Carrie Underwood has surely come a long way from the days that she first graced the American Idol audition room stage. The girl next door from Oklahoma has brought country music to new levels. One of the first crossover artists to do very well on country and pop charts, this former pizzeria waitress has been nominated across the board for her vocal talent. She has been nominated for a Grammy, Billboard, AMA, Golden Globe and every country music award you can think of and has even stolen the spotlight from heavy hitters like Faith Hill. Now, like those heavy hitters, she is embarking on a year-long worldwide tour that kicks off in May of 2013. From L.A. to London, Carrie is ready to put on an amazing show for anyone who catches her on one of the stops of the Blown Away Tour.
Underwood’s fourth studio album, Blown Away, was release in May of 2012 and sold more than 250,000 copies in the first week alone. The first single, “Good Girl” has already earned her awards in the United States and Australia. Her Blown Away tour went international and she sold out shows in London in less than 31 minutes. Superstardom has taken her across the pond again with the release of her newest song, a cover from the band Aerosmith, “Can’t Stop Lovin’ You,” as she prepares for two 2013 tour dates in Ireland and another confirmed performance at the C2C: Country To Country show in London on St. Patrick’s day. Twenty-two more tour dates continue in the United States through May of 2013 and she can be seen in almost every venue and state that you could imagine. Carrie Underwood tickets for the North American leg of her tour are currently averaging $292 on TiqIQ.com, with an average get-in price of around $85. Currently, the cheapest tickets on the tour can be found at the Toyota Center in Houston, where tickets are starting around $43. Other, relatively affordable dates include February 25th at Oracle Arena in Oakland ($64 get-in), March 26th at the First Niagra Center in Buffalo ($70), April 16th at the Bi-lo Center in Greenville ($67) and the tour finale at CenturyLink Center in Omaha ($69).
Not only is Carrie Underwood notably country music’s leading lady right now, but she’s been dabbling with some acting, making appearances on the TV show “How I Met Your Mother” and in the movie Soul Surfer. In November 2013 it was announced that she would play the coveted role of Maria Von Trap in NBC’s new version of The Sound of Music. This superstar is definitely not finished rising, so catch her while you can!