WATCH: Carrie Underwood Gets Emotional As The Denim & Rhinestones Tour Comes To A Close

“I feel very blessed and very grateful and I’m gonna cry,” Underwood said.


Lauren Jo Black

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March 20, 2023


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Carrie Underwood; Photo by Jeff Johnson

Carrie Underwood bid a tearful farewell to her wildly successful The Denim & Rhinestones Tour over the weekend when the tour came to a close with the final sold-out show in Seattle, Washington. 

Ahead of the last concert of the tour, Underwood took to Instagram stories to reflect on the tour and share her gratitude for her fans, the band, crew, and her tourmate, Jimmie Allen.  

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

“Favorite Tour” Ever

“I’m sitting in our dressing room right now before our very last show on the Denim & Rhinestones Tour. It’s very bittersweet and it’s been an absolutely incredible run that we’ve had. The fans have been amazing beyond words,” she emotionally shared. “Thank you to the band, crew and Jimmie Allen, his people.” 

The eight-time GRAMMY winner revealed that The Denim & Rhinestones Tour was her “favorite tour” to date.

“I feel very blessed and very grateful and I’m gonna cry,” she said in conclusion. “Thank you for supporting me and coming out to see it, it’s meant a lot.”

Thanked Her Band and Crew

She later reflected on the tour with a video recap that included footage from each stop on the second leg of the tour.   

“So many incredible shows and audiences this year! 🔥 Leg 2 of the #DenimAndRhinestonesTour was one to remember💜💎,” she captioned the post. 

In separate social media posts, Underwood paid tribute to her band and crew, who helped make the show happen each night. 

“Words can’t describe how thankful I am to this band and crew who helped put on this show night after night 💜,” she wrote. “Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen and to all the venue staff who made us feel at home every night. @jimmieallen, thank you for putting on such a GREAT show – it was so fun to listen to you every night!! 🎶 This was a tour I’ll never forget!” 

“Celebrating after our last show Friday night in Seattle – love these guys! 🥂 #DenimAndRhinestonesTour #PinkChampagne 💜💎”

Wildly Successful Tour

The Denim & Rhinestones Tour kicked off on Saturday, October 15, 2022, in Greenville, South Carolina, and ran through St. Patrick’s Day, where the tour concluded in Seattle, Washington.

Underwood’s tour came in support of her latest record, Denim & Rhinestones, which arrived on June 10, 2022, via Capitol Records Nashville. 

The 12-track project features her latest single “Hate My Heart,” the project’s lead single “Ghost Story,” as well as fan-favorite tracks such as “Pink Champagne,” “Crazy Angels,” and “Velvet Heartbreak.”

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

New Song

Most recently, Underwood released her first-ever truck song when she shared “Out Of That Truck” earlier this month. 

Co-written by Underwood alongside David Garcia and Lydia Vaughn, “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.

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The “Hate My Heart” singer will return to Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas for her residency in the Summer of 2023. She recently added 18 new shows to her REFLECTION: The Vegas Residency, which will begin on June 21, 2023.

“I’m thrilled to be returning to Resorts World Las Vegas next summer,” says Underwood. “REFLECTION is a show I’m so proud of and have so much fun performing. I love being out on the road with THE DENIM & RHINESTONES TOUR and look forward to returning to Vegas once that wraps, as it has become our home away from home where we get to play to audiences from all over the world.”

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

CMT Music Awards Nominations and Performance

Additionally, Carrie Underwood is currently up for two nominations at the 2023 CMT Music Awards, including the top honor of Video Of The Year (“Hate My Heart”) and Female Video Of The Year (“Ghost Story”). Underwood remains the most-awarded artist in CMT history.

She will also perform during the coveted awards show ceremony.

Co-hosted by Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown, the 2023 CMT Music Awards will air LIVE from Austin, Texas’ Moody Center on Sunday, April 2, 2023 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS and will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.

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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.