Since winning American Idol in 2005, Underwood has sold 58 million records worldwide, scored 21 No. 1 hits (including 11 she co-wrote), and earned over 100 major awards. She was the first female artist to be twice named the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year. A respected member of the Grand Ole Opry, Underwood has tallied 38 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with songs that have been streamed more than 1.5 billion times worldwide.
From the small-town working mum and big-city, ladder-climbing, man she sings about in “Smoke Break” to the unsavoury Bonnie and Clyde type couple in “Choctaw County Affair” and the spousal abuse survivor in “Church Bells,” Storyteller is filled with complex characters: an intentional effort by Underwood.
On stage, Underwood does not disappoint with a high-energy show blended seamlessly with her soulful, poignant songs.
Joining Keith Urban on stage for their duet “Fighter” brought the crowd to their feet, followed by the pair singing a spine-tingling rendition of the Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty song “Stop Draggin” .
It can’t be easy playing support to a megastar such as Keith Urban, but Carrie proves she’s more than up to the task; and the audience win with two brilliant performers at the top of their game.