It’s been a short time since Carrie Underwood first performed on the American Idol stage, yet so much has happened since that date in 2005. She has become a country music superstar...Expand
It’s been a short time since Carrie Underwood first performed on the American Idol stage, yet so much has happened since that date in 2005. She has become a country music superstar singer/songwriter with hit songs, “Jesus, Take the Wheel” “Before He Cheats,” “So Small,” “Just a Dream,” “Cowboy Casanova,” and “Blown Away.”
Carrie Underwood will perform on Friday, Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m. at the Washington State Fair’s 2013 Concert Series, Presented by Columbia Bank. Tickets are $95, $85, $65, $45 with reserved seating, and include Fair gate admission, unless noted. Tickets are available starting on Saturday, March 23 at 10 a.m. on the Fair website, www.thefair.com/concerts or by phone (888) 559-FAIR (3247) daily, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. PST. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Washington State Fair Box Office at 9th Avenue SW andMeridian Street on Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Carrie became America’s sweetheart in 2005 when she won the fourth season of American Idol, a vehicle that transformed her from a shyOklahoma girl with a great voice to a budding superstar. Since then she’s become the popular franchise’s most successful alumni.
Fueled by a restless creative spirit, good-natured competitive streak and abundance of God-given talent, she has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide, has 16 #1 singles with seven as co-writes; been awarded six Grammy Awards, and countless other accolades. All of this is based on producing four albums in less than eight years.
Carrie’s 2005 debut Some Hearts topped Billboard’s Country Albums chart for 27 weeks, sold over 7 million copies, and was voted #1 Country Album of the Decade by Billboard. Both her 2007 sophomore album, Carnival Ride and 2009’s Play On debuted at No. 1. Her current album, Blown Away, debuted atop the all-genre Billboard 200 chart.
After wrapping her “Carnival Ride Tour” in 2008, she became the top selling country female touring artist of the year selling out many of the 137 shows before 1.2 million fans. In that year, Carrie also became the most-heard artist at country radio and was named the #1 Hot Country Songs Artist by Billboard and #1 Top Country Artist by Radio & Records. Her “Play On Tour” in 2010 played 108 shows with one million fans attending which resulted in Carrie being named again as the top-ranked female country touring artist of the year. Her “Blown Away Tour” kicked off in 2012.She’s won numerous awards including three female vocalist awards from both the Country Music Association (CMA) and the Academy of Country Music (ACM). In 2010, when Carrie garnered her second win as ACM Entertainer of the Year, she became the first female artist to win the award twice, and only the 7th female to take the award in the 40-year history of the ACM category. She also received the ACM Triple Crown Award, thanks to her past wins for the categories of Entertainer of the Year, Top Female Vocalist and Top New Female Vocalist, which has been won by only one other female artist – Barbara Mandrell in 2004.
Carrie has also won seven American Music Awards, six People’s Choice Awards, nine CMT Music Awards and American Country Awards each, and seven BMI Songwriter Awards. For further information, visit: www.CarrieUnderwoodOfficial.com.
Service and handling fees are added to the price of each ticket.