Denim & Rhinestones debuts No. 1 worldwide
Carrie Underwood celebrates her 10th consecutive career Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top 200 chart for all genres with her new album Denim & Rhinestones, released June 10th. All ten of Underwood’s albums, including nine studio albums and her 2014 Greatest Hits: Decade #1, have debuted in the Top 10, beginning with her first album, Some Hearts, which was released in 2005. Denim & Rhinestones, the top-selling country album in the US, is also the No. 1 country album in Australia, Canada and UK.
Underwood’s busy launch week included appearances on ABC’s Good Morning America, GMA 3, and NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. She also made numerous appearances on Canadian and Australian television, including interviews on Sunrise, The Today Show, and The Project, and will be featured on an upcoming 30-minute special on ET Canada, including an exclusive performance of “Denim & Rhinestones” on June 23rd.
In addition to interviews and takeovers across radio and streaming music platforms around the world, Underwood also performed a global Amazon Music livestream concert, Carrie Underwood: Live, from The Historic Bell Tower in downtown Nashville on June 9th. In addition to Underwood’s annual fan club party and two performances at the Grand Ole Opry, fans were also treated to a fun-filled, pop-up exhibition, The Denim & Rhinestones Experience at The Historic Bell Tower from June 10-12, including interactive photo installations, wardrobe displays, and a retail boutique celebrating the music of Denim & Rhinestones.
To close out the week, Underwood took the Nissan Stadium stage once again on June 11th to headline the 49th annual CMA Fest, which will be broadcast on ABC on August 3rd.
Underwood co-wrote 11 of the 12 tracks on Denim & Rhinestones with many of her frequent collaborators such as David Garcia, Hillary Lindsey, Josh Miller, Ashley Gorley, Josh Kear, and Chris DeStefano, who have written many of Underwood’s biggest hits. She also welcomes more recent co-writers on the album, including Michael Hardy and Lydia Vaughan, the latter of whom co-wrote “If I Didn’t Love You,” Underwood’s multi-week No. 1 smash hit duet with Jason Aldean.
Denim & Rhinestones is Underwood’s latest collaboration with David Garcia. Garcia and Underwood co-produced her critically acclaimed 2018 release, Cry Pretty, as well as Underwood’s 2021 GRAMMY Award-winning album of gospel hymns, My Savior. The lead single from Denim & Rhinestones, “Ghost Story,” is climbing the country airplay charts and has garnered over 57 million global streams. The song’s cinematic music video, directed by acclaimed director and photographer Randee St. Nicholas, is available now.
Underwood recently announced her new US arena tour, The Denim & Rhinestones Tour, with dates in fall 2022 and spring 2023. Underwood will be joined on the trek by special guest Jimmie Allen on all dates. Additionally, $1 from each ticket sold for the tour will be contributed to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation (t2t.org). She recently completed her 2022 dates for her ongoing Reflection: The Las Vegas Residency at the Resorts World Theatre. She will return to Resorts World Las Vegas to resume her residency in 2023, following the tour. 2023 dates for Reflection will be announced at a later date.