Nashville, TN, November 23, 2015 -- Superstar Carrie Underwood has multiple reasons for celebration today! On the heels of her Favorite Female Artist - Country win last evening on the 2015 American Music Awards, Underwood achieves her 22nd #1 hit with "Smoke Break," the lead single from her new album, Storyteller. The single has also reached #1 on the country charts in Canada and Australia.
Described by The Guardian as “refreshingly smart and bold,” "Smoke Break," was produced by Jay Joyce and written by Carrie Underwood, Hillary Lindsey, and Chris DeStefano, and has become an anthem for those who need an escape every now and then from the challenges of daily life. When Storyteller debuted at #1, the 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville entertainer made history being the first artist to have all six of her first albums debut at the top of the Billboard Country Albums Chart. Of Underwood's 22 #1 hits, "Smoke Break" is her 12th co-write.
With last night's win for Favorite Female Artist - Country, Carrie Underwood increases her total AMA award wins to nine. Her Some Hearts, Carnival Ride, Play On, and Blown Away albums all have been honored with American Music Awards for Favorite Country Album.
With a stunning performance last night, Underwood treated millions of viewers to the television debut of her new single "Heartbeat" on the AMAs. Officially impacting country radio on November 30, she co-penned the romantic song with Zach Crowell and Ashley Gorley; Crowell also produced the track.
Underwood recently announced the launch of her highly anticipated Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round, which will hit arenas across North America this January, her first tour “in the round.” For more information on the tour visit www.carrieunderwood.fm.
About Carrie Underwood: Carrie Underwood emerged from the promise of her 2005 American Idol win to become a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, and film. A seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner, she has amassed over 100 major honors and sold 58 million records worldwide. The first female artist to be twice named the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year, Underwood was recognized as Pollstar’s top female country touring artist for her headlining tours in 2008, 2010, and 2012. Her songs have been streamed more than 1.5 billion times worldwide. In 2013, she starred as Maria von Trapp in NBC’s three-hour holiday blockbuster, the Emmy®-winning The Sound of Music Live!, whose airings attracted 44 million viewers. In late 2014, the Grand Ole Opry member released her first hits collection, Greatest Hits: Decade #1. Celebrating her first 10 years of music, the 25 songs included two new hits co-written by Underwood: the Platinum-certified, GRAMMY-winning “Something in the Water,” as well as the #1 smash “Little Toy Guns.” In September of 2015, she began her third season as the voice of primetime television’s #1 program, Sunday Night Football, and on November 4, she co-hosted the CMA Awards for the eighth consecutive year.