After taking her “Storyteller Tour” to more than a million people in nine different countries across more than 100 shows last year, come 2017, it was time for Carrie Underwood to take a much-deserved break. And although she didn’t release a new album this year, her time off the road wasn’t devoid of hard work or appearances.
For starters, Her duet with Keith Urban took radio by storm, skyrocketing to No. 1. The pair performed “The Fighter” at a slew of awards shows, including the Grammys. Carrie also made a lauded return to “Sunday Night Football” this fall where, clad in a bold red dress, the singer served up a dynamic new theme song. And the “American Idol” alum loudly cheered on her hometown hockey team as her husband, NHL Captain Mike Fisher, competed in the Stanley Cup Finals with his team, the Nashville Predators.
In addition, the proud Okie was honored with an induction into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. She also made her 100th appearance on the famed Grand Ole Opry stage. Moreover, Carrie joined Brad Paisley to host the CMA Awards for the 10th time. She’ll cap off the year celebrating the success of the “Storyteller Tour” with the all-digital release of last year’s sold-out show at Madison Square Garden. “Carrie Underwood: The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round, Live from Madison Square Garden” will be available to fans to rent or purchase.
Carrie is now nominated for Female Artist of the Year in the Rare Country Awards, and it’s up to you to decide the winner. Voting begins Nov. 13 at RareCountryAwards.com and runs until Dec. 13. Winners will be revealed during a livestreamed concert on Dec. “14.