Sunday, March 26, 2017

100 Times at Opry for Carrie Underwood



Nashville, TN, - (March 25, 2017) - Seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner and ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee Carrie Underwood celebrated her 100th performance on the Grand Ole Opry this weekend with four sold-out shows. Underwood made her Opry debut on June 10, 2005, less than two weeks after winning American Idol, and became an official Opry member in 2008. Her love for the Opry started as a child, as she grew up watching and listening to the show, dreaming of one day performing there and even becoming a member herself. 
Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame member Connie Smith introduced Underwood on Saturday’s first show and presented her fellow Opry member with a commemorative print and a rose bouquet in celebration of 100 Opry appearances. “Opry fans, all of us Opry members, and the entire Opry family are excited when you come home to the Opry stage,” Smith said to Underwood. “Even when you’ve been on the road more than 200 days a year, you’ve always come back to the Opry. That tells me you love us, and we love you right back.”  
“I grew up dreaming of one day performing here and maybe even becoming a member. That dream comes true over and over each time I take the Opry stage,” Underwood said. “Here’s to the next 100!” 
Backstage, Underwood marked the 100-show milestone with a specially-decorated cake from Nashville’s IveyCake and 100 pink roses in her dressing room, a surprise gift from the Opry. 
Next week, Carrie heads to Las Vegas to perform on the “52nd Academy of Country Music Awards” on Sunday, April 2 on CBS where she is up for two awards including Entertainer of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year. Carrie has a career win of 12 ACM Awards including being the first female artist to be twice named the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year and the Triple Crown Award. 

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Friday, March 17, 2017

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Luke Bryan is Biggest Country Act to Play Houston Rodeo This Year with 75,500 Fans Fifth Consecutive Year with 75K in Attendance




NASHVILLE – (March 16, 2017) – ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee and four-time show co-host Luke Bryan performed at the Houston Rodeo tonight as the biggest country act to play this year with a crowd of 75,500 screaming fans. Tonight marked Luke’s fifth consecutive year at the rodeo with 75,000 fans in attendance. 
“It continues to be an honor to play here at the  Rodeo,” shared Luke. “The fans are so energetic and make this such an incredible night. This is one I always look forward to doing!”
Luke will wrap his “Kill The Lights Tour” this weekend with two sold out shows in Orange Beach, Alabama. The tour launched in February 2016.  

Coming up, Luke will appear as the skilled adviser for friend Blake Shelton’s team on NBC’s “The Voice” March 20 & 21 and March 27 & 28. On Sunday, April 2 Luke will co-host the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards with Dierks Bentley from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.
 
ABOUT LUKE BRYAN
Country music superstar Luke Bryan is a two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year. He has hosted the ACM Awards for four consecutive years and will return this year to co-host the show on Sunday, April 2. Since the debut of his first album in 2007 he has placed 17 singles at No.1, sold over 10 Million albums, sold more than 40 million tracks with three Billion music streams. His Platinum-selling fifth studio album, Kill The Lights, debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard Top 200 (his third to do so) and Top Country Albums charts, and contains five consecutive No 1 hits- so far.  
 
Luke’s concert tours have consistently sold out shows across North America including many NFL Stadiums like the Patriot’s Gillette Stadium where he played back-to-back sold out concerts last summer. Luke has also sold out Chicago’s Soldier Field, Cleveland’s First Energy Stadium, the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Denver’s Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Ford Field in Detroit, home of the Vikings at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field, and Levi Stadium in San Francisco. In the last three years, Luke has performed to nearly five Million fans on tour.  On May 5 and 6, Luke will launch a brand new tour, “Huntin’ Fishin’ And Lovin’ Every Day Tour,” kicking off in Music City at Bridgestone Arena.
 
For a one-stop shop for everything Luke Bryan, his community of fans have unparalleled access to his life through Luke Bryan’s official App. Launched in June 2015 in partnership with Disciple Media, the app offers everything from exclusive live streams to updates from the road, competitions to video premieres, exclusive merchandise and more. The App is available now on the Apple App Store and Google Play. 



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