Carrie Underwood to Perform First-Ever UK Concert Alongside ‘Blown Away’ Release
Carrie Underwood is maybe one of the biggest country stars in the US, and now the ‘Good Girl’ singer is taking her voice, her live show and her upcoming record ‘Blown Away‘ across the pond so that she can conquer UK. Scheduled for her first-ever UK show June 21 at the Royal Albert Hall, Underwood is poised and ready to blow away some Brits and make some new fans.
In addition to making her first appearance in Britain, the star is going to officially release ‘Blown Away’ in the UK as well. With 14 million album sales and 14 No. 1 singles already tied to her name, Underwood stands to become an even bigger international phenomenon with her fourth studio album.
“It’s been a long time coming to head over to London to perform for my UK fans…I’m so excited to play there in June,” she said in a press release. “It’s the home of some of my musical influences. I’m a huge fan of George Michael, Annie Lennox, the Rolling Stones, and of course, Adele. I want to do that tradition proud. There are so many great British artists doing well in the US at the moment; I want to show the UK another side of America.”
Underwood’s new record will be released in the States on May 1. She is currently at the top of the list of the 2012 CMT Music Awards nominees, having garnered five nominations — more than any other artist this year. The ‘Idol’ star is also set to represent country music at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards on May 20.