Carrie Underwood closes the book on the Storyteller Tour with this emotional performance Charles Sykes/Invision/AP
Carrie Underwood accepts the award for female vocalist of the year at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

It’s been an amazing tour! One that found Carrie Underwood walking away from the CMA Awards as the newly crowned female vocalist of the year and one that finds her Storyteller Tour: Stories in the Round with Easton Corbin and the Swon Brothers nominated for tour of the year in the Rare Country Awards. And on Nov. 28, at the Maverick Center in Salt Lake City, Carrie turned the last page of the strenuous international tour that kicked off on Jan. 30 in Jacksonville, Florida.

The nearly 100 dates included stops with Lauren Alaina in Stockholm, Oslo, Glasgow, London and Dublin, and positioned Carrie in front of sell-out crowds in almost every major city in the United States, including Houston, Boston, Denver, Nashville, Chicago, Dallas and, two stops in her home state of Oklahoma — Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

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The final show of the tour was riddled with gratitude and emotion, both from Carrie and her opening acts. In fact, the Swon Brothers, fellow Okies, created a special video to thank their yearlong boss for including them on the historic run.

Carrie closed her Storyteller shows every night with an encore that included the epic “Something In the Water,” but during her final show, the magnitude of the song’s spiritual lyrics and lofty arrangement made for a super emotional finale for Carrie and for the thousands of fans in attendance.

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Now, just because the Storyteller Tour has wrapped doesn’t mean that Carrie is finished for the year. After a week off, she’ll head to the land down under with Keith Urban to finish out the year on his Ripcord World Tour, which begins in New Zealand on Dec. 3 and wraps in Brisbane on Dec. 17. As far as her own plans for 2017, no announcement has been made, but Carrie has mentioned wanting to add to her little family with husband Mike Fisher, and who wouldn’t love seeing a sibling for precious Isaiah?


Or she could give birth to new music. We wouldn’t hate that either.

Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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