PHOTOS: Carrie Underwood Shines Bright During Highly-Anticipated Return To Resorts World Theatre In Las Vegas

“We’re back, baby,” Underwood excitedly shared following the show.


Lauren Jo Black

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June 22, 2023


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Carrie Underwood made her long-awaited return to Resorts World Theatre on Wednesday (June 21), kicking off the 2023 run of her ongoing REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency.

Underwood, who was the first artist to grace the Resorts World Theatre stage when she opened the venue in 2021, dazzled during her first show back, thrilling the sold-out crowd with show-stopping performances of her biggest hits, including “Before He Cheats,” “Blown Away, “Cry Pretty,” and the showstopping finale, “Something in the Water.” 

Additionally, the superstar added to the production with an all-new performance of the title track of her Denim & Rhinestones album.

Carrie Underwood; Photo by Jeff Johnson
Carrie Underwood; Photo by Jeff Johnson

“We’re back, baby! Our first show back @resortsworldlv was SO much FUN,” Underwood shared on Instagram. “Vegas crowds are always amazing! Thanks for having some fun with us on a Wednesday night!” 

The show was the first of 21 exclusive performances at the venue this year. 

Upcoming performances include:

  • June: 23-24, 28, 30 
  • July: 1 
  • September: 20, 22-23, 27, 29-30
  • November: 29
  • December: 1-2, 6, 8-9, 13, 15-16

Click HERE to purchase tickets for upcoming shows.

Carrie Underwood; Photo by Jeff Johnson
Carrie Underwood; Photo by Jeff Johnson
Carrie Underwood; Photo by Denise Truscello
Carrie Underwood; Photo by Denise Truscello

The eight-time GRAMMY winner’s return to Las Vegas comes on the heels of her wildly successful 43-city U.S. arena tour, The Denim & Rhinestones Tour. The trek made its way around the country beginning last fall and stopped in Nashville with a few surprises in March. 

New SiriusXM Channel

Following the tour, Underwood announced plans to launch her very own SiriusXM Channel, CARRIE’S COUNTRY.

She officially launched the new channel on Friday, June 9 when she appeared live and in-person at SiriusXM’s Music Row Happy Hour at the Margaritaville Cafe in Nashville with SiriusXM host Buzz Brainard.  

Carrie Underwood; Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images for SiriusXM
Carrie Underwood; Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images for SiriusXM

While at Margaritaville, Underwood spent time taking selfies and signing autographs for fans after pushing a big red button to officially launch the channel. 

“I’m thrilled to partner with SiriusXM on my new channel,” Underwood previously said in a press release.  “I can’t wait to welcome listeners into my personal musical universe, sharing my favorite music across all of the genres I love, from classic rock to the latest in country.”

Listeners can expect CARRIE’S COUNTRY to be a musical journey that highlights Underwood’s friends, favorite tracks, and influences, from new and classic country, to classic and hard rock, workout hits, gospel, and more. This set of music will be the ideal soundtrack for any exercise routines, road trips and late-night jam sessions. The channel will also unveil stories behind the female songstress’ music, her record-breaking career, and life on the road. 

Fans can listen to CARRIE’S COUNTRY on SiriusXM channel 60 as well as on the SXM App.

Carrie Underwood - Denim & Rhinestones Deluxe Edition
Carrie Underwood – Denim & Rhinestones Deluxe Edition

Deluxe Album Coming Soon

On top of her return to Vegas and the launch of CARRIE’S COUNTRY, Underwood also announced plans to release Denim & Rhinestones (Deluxe Edition) with six new tracks. To celebrate the announcement, Underwood shared the brand-new track: “Take Me Out.” 

Co-written by Underwood with David Garcia and Hillary Lindsey, “Take Me Out” shares the familiar story of a romance that needs rekindling due to the everyday hustle and bustle of life. Throughout the lyrics, Underwood begs her partner to “kiss me like it’s the first time tonight” and take her out on the town. 

“And take me out on the town/ Flirt with me in the dark/ Make my heart skip a beat/ Like only you can do to me/ Stealin’ kisses in some old dive bar/ Make me feel like your woman/ Slow burnin’ in a neon crowd/ Yeah, I’m wantin’ you to want me, baby/ So take me out/ Take me out,” she sings on the chorus. 

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“Out Of That Truck” At Country Radio Now

The release of “Take Me Out” comes as her latest single, “Out Of That Truck,” was officially released to country radio as her next single. 

“Out Of That Truck” isn’t your typical truck song. The breakup anthem puts the superstar’s powerhouse vocals at the forefront as she sends a message to her ex. 

Throughout the lyrics, Underwood warns her past lover that memories of her won’t be quick to fade away. In fact, she says there’s “so much of me left I bet you must get déja vu.”

“When you’re runnin’ around in that stick shift Chevy/ I bet it drives you crazy/ Thinking about us on every/ Other back road, baby/ You got someone new on your bench seat/ Trying to forget me lately/ But my memory’s stuck/ So good luck/ Trying to get me out of that truck,” she sings on the guitar-heavy chorus.    

Carrie Underwood wrote “Out Of That Truck” alongside David Garcia and Lydia Vaughn.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.