WATCH: Carrie Underwood Dazzles with Pair of Hits on ‘CMA Summer Jam’

Carrie Underwood sparkled in Music City with a dazzling performance on ABC’s CMA Summer Jam on Thursday evening.  The country…


Andrew Wendowski

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September 2, 2021


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Carrie Underwood; Photo Courtesy CMA

Carrie Underwood sparkled in Music City with a dazzling performance on ABC’s CMA Summer Jam on Thursday evening. 

The country superstar and Oklahoma native brought a pair of her fan-favorite hits to star-studded broadcast, once again proving she is a true country queen. 

She took the stage to sing “Last Name” and “Church Bells” as fans who were packed inside Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater sang along to every word. 

Co-written by Underwood alongside Hillary Lindsey and Luke Laird, “Last Name” appears on her second studio album, Carnival Ride. The song earned Underwood her third consecutive GRAMMY-award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.

“Church Bells” was co-written Zach Crowell, Brett James and Hillary Lindsey and appears on her fifth studio album, Storyteller.

Also during the show, Underwood shared the stage with country legend Dwight Yoakam. 

CMA Summer Jam also featured performances from Jimmie Allen, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Eric Church, Darius Rucker, Florida Georgia Line, Mickey Guyton, Miranda Lambert, Carly Pearce, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Cole Swindell, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, and Lainey Wilson.

Additionally, the three-hour show included star-studded collaborations by Bentley with HARDY & BRELAND, Underwood and Dwight Yoakam, Lambert with Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line feat. Rhett, newlyweds Shelton and Stefani, as well as Swindell & Bryan. 

CMA Summer Jam aired on Thursday, September 2 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET) on ABC.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a self-taught entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.