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Carrie's New CD out Tuesday
One of the year’s most anticipated albums is just days away with the Tuesday, November 3rd arrival of Play On, the new album from Carrie Underwood! And with Play On’s first single, “Cowboy Casanova,” already a blockbuster hit, fans are even more excited to scoop up Carrie’s first new record since 2007’s Carnival Ride. Of the 13 songs on Play On, seven were co-written by Carrie — that’s more than either of her earlier albums — and she’s thrilled to be sharing more of herself with songs that she says are “truly coming from my heart more.” She’s also delighted with the reactions she’s gotten from people who’ve heard the album…in part because they seem to be choosing a variety of songs as their favorites. ”I love that,” Carrie says. ”I love it, love it, love it that it is that kind of an album. You’re not listening to the same song. It takes you all over the place…takes you all around the world.”
When you’ve had the kind of success that Carrie’s had — with her first two records together selling more than 10 million albums — it’s understandable that people might ask her about feeling pressure when it comes to making new music. But she says that doing what she loves and being surrounded by good people can make all the difference.
Carrie says that her time on American Idol helped her gain a great perspective on entertaining…that of always “auditioning” for your audience.
Look for Carrie all across your favorite TV shows in the days to come, as she hits New York to celebrate her album launch with appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman on Monday, Good Morning America on Tuesday, and Live with Regis and Kellyon Thursday!
As part of the excitement leading up to Carrie’s album release, you can see exclusive performance footage, photos, an interview, and more, all online now as part of Walmart’s Soundcheck…check it out at soundcheck.walmart.com/carrie-underwood.
And look for a six-page cover feature on Carrie in the November 9th issue of Country Weekly, on sale Monday!
ARRESTED now in Colorado...but what a story and week for 2 brothers and their stripper sister!
Text messages and tweets by three fugitive siblings who shot at a police officer and robbed a bank reveal a dangerous mindset and a firm bond between the siblings, "We've certainly seen their mindset when... They shot at a law enforcement officer outside of Tampa Bay, Fla., and when they fired inside that bank in Valdosta, Ga. But these additional texts and tweets have given us additional insight," FBI Special Agent Stephen Emmett told "Good Morning America" today. " We are concerned and feel that they are going to continue and cause problems to say the least for law enforcement." Ryan Dougherty, 21; his sister Lee Grace E. Dougherty, 29; and half-brother Dylan Dougherty Stanley, 26, have been on the lam since Aug. 2 when they shot at a police officer attempting to pull their white Subaru Impreza over for speeding. A few hours later, they robbed a bank in Georg…
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (March 2, 2017) – Award-winning songwriters Cole Swindell, Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell(each recent CMA Triple Play Award winners) gathered with fans, friends and industry notables Tuesday night at the Warner Music Nashville office to celebrate the No. 1 hit “Middle of a Memory,” from Swindell’s recently certified RIAA Gold album You Should Be Here. “Middle of a Memory” became Swindell’s record-breaking sixth consecutive No. 1 single (breaking his own record) and ninth overall as a songwriter.
Swindell, the six-time Platinum-selling No. 1 hit songwriter is the only solo artist in the history of Country Aircheck/Mediabase to top the chart with his first SIX singles.
“Middle of a Memory,” recently certified Gold® by the RIAA, is the followup to the Platinum-certified, 1+ Billion-reaching smash single “You Should Be Here.”
Each of the six singles and two albums Swindell has released since he signed with Warner Bros. Records three years ago have not only all gone to N…