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  • Carrie Underwood announces The Storyteller Tour

    Carrie Underwood announces The Storyteller Tour

    Carrie Underwood is ready to hit the road once again. The Boot shared the news that Underwood will be making her way through 40 cities in the U.S. and Canada on her upcoming tour. The Storyteller Tour - Stories in the Round kicks off on Jan. 30, 2016 at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in...
  • Five reasons you can't miss this year's CMA Awards

    Five reasons you can't miss this year's CMA Awards

    The countdown has begun: country music’s biggest night is taking place Wednesday, November 4, airing live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The CMA Awards will be the top trend on social media throughout the night, the water cooler talk on Thursday, and the topic of conversation for...
  • Carrie Underwood's 'Storyteller' opens at #2 on the Billboard 200

    Carrie Underwood's 'Storyteller' opens at #2 on the Billboard 200

    Catch Carrie Underwood, if you can. The singer's fifth proper studio album, titled Storyteller, opens this week at No. 2 on the all-genre Billboard 200 album chart, a comprehensive consumption scoreboard (which now incorporates streaming and individual track sales). Shifting 177,000 album equivalent...
  • It was an unforgetable night in Nashville

    Timberlake and Chris Stapleton owned the CMA Awards, but there was so much more

    Country music’s biggest night delivered. Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley opened the 49th CMA Awards with one of their best monologues yet, coming out of the gate with jokes aimed at Blake and Miranda’s separation, the Ashley Madison hack, and the father of Brad’s bride Steve Martin himself. The...
  • 2015: The rise of the tomatoes as women take over country music

    2015: The rise of the tomatoes as women take over country music

    In May of 2015, radio consultant Keith Hill began the notoriously debated hellfire that became "Saladgate;" in an interview with Country Aircheck on the status of women in country radio, Hill stated that women are not the lettuce in our salad. The lettuce is Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, Keith Urban...
  • Carrie Underwood

    Carrie Underwood sets new record after first six albums debut at number one

    While Carrie Underwood received good news that her new album, Storyteller, debuted at number two on the Billboard music charts, her achievement on the country music charts was actually record setting. Taste of Country reported on Tuesday that Underwood's new album debuted at number one on the...
  • Carrie Underwood says she is an exception to inequality in country music

    Carrie Underwood says she is an exception to inequality in country music

    When people talk about how hard it is to get ahead in country music as a woman, people like to point out Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, who remain two of the bestselling country music artists working today, regardless of genre. However, that really isn't the norm and even the most successful...
  • Easton Corbin is on diaper duty with Carrie Underwood

    Easton Corbin is on diaper duty with Carrie Underwood

    Last night, country music’s biggest stars filled the red carpet at the 49th annual CMA Awards. Among them was Easton Corbin, who is having the kind of year that must seem surreal, contrary to his #1 album entitled About to Get Real, and it’s only getting better. “It’s an honor, and it’s exciting...
  • Carrie Underwood 'Storyteller' spends second week at No. 2

    Carrie Underwood 'Storyteller' spends second week at No. 2

    Carrie Underwood recently released her fifth record Storyteller. So far, it's performing well overall. On last week's Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, the new set entered at No. 2 behind pop rock band 5 Seconds of Summer's new album Sounds Good Feels Good which moved 179,000 equivalents. For a second...
  • Eric Church

    Eric Church's manager explains how they kept new album a secret

    When Eric Church was announced for his performance at the CMA Awards, Carrie Underwood said that he was performing a new song from his album that was released that day. Following his performance, there was a national television ad for the new album, Mr. Misunderstood, and that was the first notice...
  • A Sample of Chris's "Flea Market" Series

    TheRowdy's interview with Opry photographer Chris Hollo

    There's a lot more to the business of country music than simply making hit songs. It takes a whole team of dedicated personnel to produce high-quality content for consumers to enjoy. As what goes on behind the scenes can be just as interesting as what happens onstage, TheRowdy.com is dedicated to...
  • Carrie Underwood

    Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood to honor Frank Sinatra at tribute concert

    Some of country music’s biggest names will be honoring ol’ blue eyes himself, Frank Sinatra, in a very special evening that will air on the late icon’s 100th birthday, Dec. 6 on CBS at 9/8 CST. For the "Sinatra 100 - An All-Star GRAMMY Concert," The Recording Academy, Ehrlich Ventures, and CBS have...
  • Listen: Two Story Road lights a fire with debut song 'Arson'

    Listen: Two Story Road lights a fire with debut song 'Arson'

    You might not know who Two Story Road is quite yet, but you probably already know the names Carrie Underwood and Danny Gokey. Let us explain: Two Story Road is comprised of Jamie Fraley (formerly Underwood's backup singer, notably during the Blown Away World Tour era) and Brandon Fraley (formerly a...
  • Carrie Underwood's 'Smoke Break' rises to #1, becomes 22nd career hit

    Carrie Underwood's 'Smoke Break' rises to #1, becomes 22nd career hit

    Carrie Underwood is the exception, not the rule, when it comes to radio success. Now 10 years into her impressive career, the former "American Idol" champ (the most successful one, to boot) has now notched 22 No. 1 radio hits, as "Smoke Break" rises to the summit on the Mediabase country airplay...
  • Carrie Underwood wants to sing a duet with Axl Rose

    Carrie Underwood wants to sing a duet with Axl Rose

    Carrie Underwood has sang duets with a number of great singers, and while she is a multiple-award winning singer that sits on top of the musical world, she has a bucket list of her own. Before singing at the American Music Awards on Sunday night, Underwood was talking about who she wants to sing...
  • Country artists bring the Nashville spirit to L.A. for American Music Awards

    Country artists bring the Nashville spirit to L.A. for American Music Awards

    Country music shined bright in an already sunny Los Angeles on Sunday (Nov. 22) night’s American Music Awards (AMAs). Not only did three country acts snag performance slots, they also served as presenters, and, of course, winners. Sam Hunt took the country genre into the big leagues with his win...
  • Watch: Carrie Underwood's 'Heartbeat' dazzles at American Music Awards

    Watch: Carrie Underwood's 'Heartbeat' dazzles at American Music Awards

    Carrie Underwood was not only one of the night's big winners at Sunday's (Nov. 22) American Music Awards (a celebration of all genres of music), but the country powerhouse debuted her brand new single "Heartbeat." As a song that focuses its attention on romance and vivid imagery—"I love the way you...
  • Carrie Underwood, 'Heartbeat'

    Carrie Underwood dances to the rhythm of a 'Heartbeat' in new video

    "Tonight, I wanna drive so far we'll only find static on the radio," Carrie Underwood, whose latest Storyteller album broke records upon release, coos on her brand new single "Heartbeat," the second official single. Melting together distinctive, smooth-talking R&B influences and a charming pop...
  • 5 gift ideas for the country music fan on your holiday shopping list

    5 gift ideas for the country music fan on your holiday shopping list

    With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look forward to the upcoming holiday season. Do you have a country music fan or two on your holiday shopping list this year? While you could go the easy route and pick up an album or concert T-shirt from a favorite musician, consider getting a...
  • Carrie Underwood, 'Heartbeat'

    Watch: Carrie Underwood teases magical 'Heartbeat' music video

    You can call Carrie Underwood a renegade runaway once you listen to her brand new record Storyteller all the way through. The seven-time Grammy winner pieces together a vast fabric of grounded narratives, sweeping across a dusty plain of strong women ("Dirty Laundry," "Church Bells"), Bonnie &...
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