Carrie Preps For Baby, Tour

Carrie Underwood surprised everyone last week with two big announcements: The first was that she was going to tour in 2019, and the second was that she & her husband were expecting a baby. She discussed both subjects with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton:

Carrie told Lon that she’s very excited about hitting the road: “The tour is very exciting, starting May, it’s going to be a lot of fun. It’s ‘360’ because we’re doing it in the round again, it was so great to have the last tour like that. I remember talking to my team, ‘I don’t know how I can go back to not having that connection with the audience.’ It was just so great the last time, I felt like I was able to get more energy from the audience being in the middle of the arena. So we’re excited.”

Carrie is also very excited about her tour partners: “Maddie & Tae and Runaway June are just amazingly talented artists, and when their names came up, it was just like wow, an all-female line-up. There just seemed to be something so fun about it. Beyond that I am in admiration of women in country music. They’re gorgeous and they work so hard, I thought this is gonna make for a really incredible tour.”

But before she hits the road, she has one other thing to do: “Yeah we’re excited to be adding for our family, it’s gonna be really great.”

Lon then asked how the baby will affect her co-hosting the CMA Awards in mid-November: “Oh I’m sure this will affect the CMA co-hosting in an abundance of ways. I’m sure the wardrobe changes might be a little different. I’m sure Brad will have ways to make fun of me. You never know, we’ll work it in. I’m sure I’ll be the butt or the belly of a few jokes.”

If all that wasn’t enough, Carrie will release her new album Cry Pretty on September 14th.  That’s a lot to handle: “I feel like I’m a pretty good juggler.  I’m a working mom, so like all working moms out there, you figure out how to make it all work.  You become a master juggler, you learn how to multi-task.  You take everything one step at a time, one day at a time, one minute at a time, and you just figure it out, because that’s what we do!”

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Cry Pretty Tour 360
May 1 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
May 3 – Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at the BJCC
May 4 – N. Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
May 6 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
May 9 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
May 11 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
May 12 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
May 14 – Sacramento, CA – Golden1 Center
May 16 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
May 18 – Bakersfield, CA – Rabobank Arena
May 21 – Portland, OR – MODA Center at Rose Garden
May 22 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
May 24 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
May 25 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
May 28 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
May 31 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
June 2 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
June 9 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
June 10 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
June 13 – Hershey, PA – GIANT Center
June 15 – Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
June 16 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
June 18 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
June 20 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
June 21 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
June 23 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sept. 10 – San Diego, CA – Valley View Casino Center
Sept. 12 – Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
Sept. 14 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
Sept. 16 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Sept. 18 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
Sept. 19 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
Sept. 21 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Sept. 22 – Lafayette, LA – Cajundome
Sept. 24 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Sept. 25 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
Sept. 27 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Sept. 29 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
Sept. 30 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
Oct. 2 – New York City, NY – Madison Square Garden
Oct. 4 – Washington, D.C. – Capital One Arena
Oct. 5 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Oct. 10 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Oct. 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Oct. 13 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
Oct. 16 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
Oct. 17 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
Oct. 19 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
Oct. 20 – Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Oct. 23 – Memphis, TN – FedExForum
Oct. 24 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
Oct. 26 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
Oct. 27 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Oct. 29 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Oct. 31 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena

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