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CARRIE UNDERWOOD’S “PLAY ON TOUR” TO CONTINUE WITH ADDITIONAL SHOWS THROUGH END OF 2010

36 Cents Per Ticket Charitable Donation To Be Made In the Spirit of Underwood’s Inspiring Album Track, “Change”

Nashville – April 16, 2010 – Six-time 2010 Academy of Country Music nominee Carrie Underwood will continue her highly successful “Play On Tour” through the end of this year as a result of fan demand and thriving ticket sales.  The “Play On Tour” is hydrated by vitaminwater® and is now slated to run through December 19, 2010.  Underwood will perform over 100 shows throughout the U.S. and Canada through the end of the year since launching her “Play On Tour” on March 11. Billy Currington and Sons of Sylvia will appear this fall as special guests.  Tickets for the newly announced fall dates will go on sale beginning Saturday, April 24th at 10am – please see local venues for specific information. The “Play On Tour” is Presented by AEG Live.

Ever the charitable soul, Underwood will be donating 36 cents of every ticket sold for the fall tour dates to Save the Children’s United States Programs.  This initiative was inspired by the “36 cents” written in the lyrics of her album track “Change” which addresses how even the smallest bit of spare change that one might have can add up to make a difference and help “change” the world.  Fans can see Underwood perform this song, “Change,” on Idol Gives Back this Wednesday, April 21 on FOX.  Save the Children (www.savethechildren.org) is also a beneficiary of Idol Gives Back, and is the leading independent organization creating real and lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world.

Fans and critics alike give high praise to Underwood for her incredible vocals as well as the dynamite tour production on her “Play On Tour.” The Albany Times Union said, “When she let loose with a long high note, it just filled the huge arena and raised a million goose-bumps...Underwood understands how to connect with her audience, and her songs of love lost and won resonate with more resolve. And her voice, it’s just a gift from God.” “For nearly two hours, Underwood put on a veritable vocal clinic, nailing every note of her demanding set list,” claimed the Boston Herald. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review shared, “Her energy, charisma and talent are boundless, and hearing her belt out her hits with such passion is captivating….Underwood’s voice alone could make for a great concert, but the backing props, lighting and electronic effects also were spectacular.”  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette explained, “You quickly realize she’s one of those rare singers who sounds even better live. Numerous times throughout the set, her vocals grew gasps and screams from the packed house.” And Reading, PA’s Leigh Valley Music shared, “And when it's all said and done and the lights go off, the stage stops shifting and the streamers and confetti are swept from the floor, Underwood's voice is still the most special effect of all.”

The “Play On Tour,” under the direction of Raj Kapoor, brought in renowned set designer Michael Cotten, perhaps best known as Michael Jackson’s production designer for “This Is It,” as well as Emmy Award winning costume designer, Soyon An, who created one of a kind costumes for Underwood.

Underwood is a five-time Grammy Award winner, a member of the Grand Ole Opry, the 2009 Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, and three-time CMA and ACM Female Vocalist winner.  Carrie Underwood has amassed more than 11 million in U.S. album sales since her debut CD in 2005, more than any other American Idol winner. Along the way, she has consistently broken new ground and became the first country artist in history to achieve twelve consecutive #1 singles.

Mercury Nashville singer/songwriter Billy Currington made his country debut in ‘03 with the Top 10 hit “Walk A Little Straighter” and the Top 5 smash “I Got A Feelin.’” He went on to duet with Shania Twain on “Party for Two.” On his second and platinum-certified album Doin’ Somethin’ Right, Currington delivered “Why, Why, Why,” which he co-wrote, and #1 hits “Good Directions” and “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right,” the latter for which he won “Hottest Video of the Year” at the ’06 CMT Music Awards. In the fall of ’08, Currington debuted his third album Little Bit Of Everything, and he just picked up his third, fourth and fifth #1 singles consecutively, for “Don’t,” “People Are Crazy,” and “That’s How Country Boys Roll,” which he co-wrote. He’s co-written 19 of the tracks off his trio of albums and has been nominated for two Grammys and multiple CMA and ACM awards. He’s performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America and MARTHA. He has toured with Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Trace Adkins and Sugarland and been chosen as People magazine’s “Sexiest Man.” Currington's next single from his forthcoming fourth album is due out soon. Visit www.billycurrington.com

Sons of Sylvia recently completed their debut album Revelation set for release April 27 on 19 Recordings/Interscope Records.  Their first single “Love Left To Lose,” has just arrived at radio, and the group will soon be shooting the video with famed director, Wayne Isham (Shania Twain, Muse, Keith Urban). Ashley, Austin, and Adam Clark (formerly known as The Clark Brothers who won FOX’s Next Great American Band) are longtime friends of Underwood, and the band is currently featured on her current album in a powerful collaboration called “What Can I Say.”  More info on Sons of Sylvia is available at www.sonsofsylvia.com.

The updated tour itinerary below reflects the full schedule of shows, including the new fall leg. Please go towww.carrieunderwood.fm for up-to-date tour information.

Date                                        City                                         Venue
***Craig Morgan and Sons of Sylvia to appear as special guest opening acts
April 23                                  Grand RapidsMI Van Andel Arena
April 24                                  ToledoOH                           Lucas County Arena
April 25                                  Cincinnati, OH                      US Bank Arena
April 27                                  RichmondVA                      Richmond Coliseum
April 28                                  CharlestonWV                    Charleston Civic Center
April 30                                  FayettevilleNC                    Crown Coliseum
May 1                                     ColumbiaSC                        Colonial Life Arena
May 2                                     AugustaGA                        James Brown Arena
May 4                                     TallahasseeFL                    Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center
May 5                                     PensacolaFL                       Pensacola Civic Center
May 7                                     New OrleansLA                  Lakefront Arena
May 8                                     LafayetteLA                        Cajundome
May 10                                   BeaumontTX                      Ford Arena
May 12                                   Austin, TX                            Frank Erwin Center
May 13                                   Corpus Christi, TX               American Bank Center
May 15                                   TucsonAZ                          Tucson Arena
May 18                                   FresnoCA                            SaveMart Center
May 20                                   SacramentoCA                   ARCO Arena
May 21                                   Reno, NV                               Reno Events Center
May 22                                   Las VegasNV                      Orleans Arena
May 29                                   EverettWA                          Comcast Arena at Everett
May 30                                   SpokaneWA                       Spokane Arena
June 1                                     NampaID                             The Idaho Center
June 3                                     Broomfield, CO                     1stBANK Center 
June 4                                     Colorado Springs, CO         Colorado Springs World Arena
June 10                                   Nashville, TN                        CMA Music Festival – LP Field (festival line-up)
June 12                                   BirminghamAL                   BJCC Arena
June 13                                   LexingtonKY                       Rupp Arena
June 15                                   SpringfieldMO                    JQH Arena
June 17                                   FargoND                              Fargodome
June 18                                   WinnipegMB                      MTS Centre
June 20                                   SaskatoonSK                      Credit Union Centre

Summer festival dates:
July 3                                      ProvoUT                              Stadium of Fire
July 4                                      MilwaukeeWI                     Summerfest (with opening act Sons of Sylvia)
July 31                                    Fairlea, WV                           Greenbrier Classic (co-headline with Brad Paisley)
August 29                             Highland ParkIL Ravinia Festival

New dates:
***Billy Currington and Sons of Sylvia to appear as special guest opening acts
September 25                        Portland, OR                         Rose Garden
September 27                        San JoseCA                        HP Pavilion at San Jose
September 28                        StocktonCA                        Stockton Arena
September 29                        BakersfieldCA                    Rabobank Arena
October 1                               San DiegoCA                      San Diego Sports Arena
October 2                               Los AngelesCA                 Hollywood Bowl (previously announced-support TBC)
October 3                               GlendaleAZ                         jobing.com Arena
October 6                               HoustonTX                         Toyota Center 
October 7                               San AntonioTX                  AT&T Center 
October 9                               DallasTX                             American Airlines Center   
October 10                             TulsaOK                              BOK Center 
October 12                             N. Little RockAR                Verizon Arena
October 13                             NashvilleTN                        Bridgestone Arena
October 15                             MolineIL                              i Wireless Center 
October 16                             Kansas CityMO                 Sprint Center 
October 17                             OmahaNE                            Qwest Center 
October 19                             WichitaKS                           INTRUST Bank Arena
October 20                             Oklahoma CityOK              Ford Center 
October 22                             MemphisTN                        FedExForum
October 23                             MobileAL                            Mobile Civic Center 
October 25                             Tampa, FL                             St. Pete Times Forum
October 26                             JacksonvilleFL                    Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
October 27                             DuluthGA                            Arena at Gwinnett Center 
October 29                             GreensboroNC                    Greensboro Coliseum
October 30                             CharlotteNC                        Time Warner Cable Arena
November 1                           ClevelandOH                      Wolstein Center 
November 3                           Toronto, ON                         Air Canada Centre
November 5                           Long IslandNY                   Nassau Coliseum
November 6                           ManchesterNH                   Verizon Wireless Arena
November 12                         RoanokeVA                        Roanoke Civic Center 
November 13                         University ParkPA             Bryce Jordan Center 
November 15                         NewarkNJ                            Prudential Center 
November 16                         BaltimoreMD                      1st Mariner Arena
November 29                         Auburn HillsMI                  The Palace of Auburn Hills
December 1                           St. LouisMO                       Chaifetz Arena  
December 2                           Evansville, IN                       Roberts Stadium
December 4                           Des MoinesIA                    Wells Fargo Arena
December 5                           Sioux Falls, SD                      Sioux Falls Arena
December 7                           Rapid CitySD                      Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Ice Arena
December 8                           CasperWY                           Casper Events Center 
December 10                         BillingsMT                          Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
December 12                         BozemanMT                       Brick Breedan Fieldhouse
December 14                         YakimaWA                          Yakima Valley SunDome
December 16                         VancouverBC                     General Motors Place
December 18                         EdmontonAB                      Rexall Place
December 19                         CalgaryAB                          Pengrowth Saddledome

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