American superstar Carrie Underwood has announced she will visit Australia for the first time in June 2011. She is one of the biggest names in music today and a top selling female touring artist with an immense list of awards including 5 GRAMMY Awards, 6 American Music Awards, 6 People’s Choice Awards, 10 Academy of Country Music Awards, 5 Country Music Association Awards, and more. She is also a recent Golden Globe Award nominee, a prestigious member of the Grand Ole Opry, and makes her acting debut in the critically-acclaimed film Soul Surfer, which opens in cinemas nationally on May 26.
Carrie’s Australian visit will launch mid June and will undertake a full promotional schedule including a special showcase performance in Sydney. She also plans to enjoy some down time and take in some of the local highlights.
"I am really looking forward to my first trip to Australia. I can't wait to meet my fans down under, and hope to make some new fans too! I’ve always dreamed of playing in Australia, and hope to have time to explore some of the sights this amazing country has to offer!” said Carrie of her forthcoming trip.
With millions of fans worldwide, Underwood has achieved remarkable success since winning the fourth season of American Idol, becoming one of the most successful artists to come from the Idol franchise anywhere in the world. She has released three critically-acclaimed albums, achieving a total of 13 #1 singles. Her latest CD, Play On debuted at #1 in the US and has sold over 2 million copies, bringing her career album sales total to 13 million.
Play On: Deluxe Edition will be released on June 10 through Sony Music Australia. The Deluxe Edition features the current album plus an additional CD of six of her previous #1 singles, along with a cover of Motley Crue’s 'Home Sweet Home' which has never been released on CD anywhere in the world.
Source: Sony Music Australia.