NASHVILLE, Tenn., February 12, 2013 – Six-time Grammy winner Carrie Underwood is coming to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in the form of a once-in-a-lifetime exhibit showcasing the singer’s critically acclaimed world tour. The Blown Away Tour kicked off last fall (2012) on Sept. 13 and ran through mid-December, and it relaunches on Wednesday, Feb. 13., and continues through May 23. The illustrious exhibit, which will feature various costumes, instruments, microphones and set pieces from the 100-plus concert tour, will open on June 5, 2013 and runs through Nov. 10.
“Carrie Underwood’s dynamic ‘Blown Away Tour’-starring her peerless powerhouse vocals and featuring amazing special effects including a tornado- has been entertaining music fans around the globe,” Museum Director Kyle Young said in a statement. “It’s easy to see why she was Pollstar’s 2012 top female country touring artist. Touring has always been a key element connecting music artists with their fans; those interactions help forge and strengthen the artist-fan relationship, and this exhibit speaks to that. We are delighted to be able to show our visitors key elements from Carrie’s show; whether re-living their favorite memories of the ‘Blown Away’ tour, or experiencing it for the first time via our exhibition, fans will enjoy this ‘up close and personal’ look at a world-class, superstar level music tour.”
Not only has Underwood’s tour been a source of great entertainment for fans across the globe, but there has been a integral philanthropic element involved. For every ticket sold, the American and Canadian Red Cross has donated $1 on the North American leg to “help provide shelter, food, and emotional support for those in need after a disaster,” according to the official press release.
Early last year, Underwood released Blown Away, her fourth platinum-selling disc, which bowed at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart and the all-genre Billboard 200. Marking the singer’s fourth consecutive studio album to bow at the summit, Underwood is only the second artist in Billboard’s lengthy history to do so. Since its release in May 2012, it has spawned three Top 10 hits, including two No. 1′s, “Good Girl” and “Blown Away,” marking Underwood’s 17th to reach the upper echelon of the Country radio airplay tally.
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, operated by the Country Music Foundation, is a non-profit educational organization, thriving on culture to preserve the rich history of the genre and related “vernacular music rooted in southern culture.”
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