WATCH: Carrie Underwood Talks Motherhood Before Kicking Off Highly-Anticipated Denim & Rhinestones Tour
As Country music powerhouse Carrie Underwood prepares to embark on her headlining Denim and Rhinestones Tour, she shares how she plans…
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As Country music powerhouse Carrie Underwood prepares to embark on her headlining Denim and Rhinestones Tour, she shares how she plans to keep up with her family while she’s on the road for the next six months.
Underwood is a mom of two boys, Isaiah and Jacob, whom she raises with her husband Mike Fisher. During an interview on the TODAY Show, the singer/songwriter revealed that the kids will join her when they’re not in school and when they are at home, she will fly to them on and off.
When asked if her kids understand the type of job she has, Underwood responded that her oldest, Isaiah, is starting to pick up on the fact that his mom has a bit of a different career than the parents of his classmates.
“I feel like Isaiah, who’s seven and a half, he’s becoming more aware that it’s not normal. He’ll go to school, and somebody will be like, ‘I saw your mom on TV last night,’” she explained before adding, “He’s just becoming more aware that his mom does something that’s not normal.”
The couple tied the knot in 2010 at the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds on Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Georgia and welcomed Isaiah into the world in 2015. Four years later, Underwood gave birth to their son Jacob.
Produced by AEG Presents, the Denim and Rhinestones tour kicks off on Saturday, October 15 in Greenville, South Carolina and will continue to hit a total of 43 locations across the country. Jimmie Allen and will be featured as a special guest on the trek through March 17, 2023.
“I felt like he made sense. He embodies denim & rhinestones almost as much as I did,” Underwood told Lon Helton of Allen during a recent interview on the Country Countdown USA. ”At least we know we will have a lot of bling and plenty of rhinestones for wardrobe,” she shared, reasoning Allen’s sense of style as part of why she chose to have him on the bill. “We may even get together on stage. It’s always a shame, if I was to have somebody like him out, it would be a shame not to get to sing with him while we’re on stage.”
Her tour’s production for the trek was directed by Barry Lather (Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson), and Production Designer Nick Whitehouse/Fireplay (Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé).
This set of shows is in support of Underwood’s newest album, Denim & Rhinestones, which dropped in June. The project features her chart-climbing single, “Ghost Story,” as well as fan-favorite tracks like “Pink Champagne,” “Crazy Angels,” and “Velvet Heartbreak.”
It was recently announced that another song off the collection, “Hate My Heart” will be Underwood’s next radio single that is set to impact on Monday, October 31. This is the second single off her album and is the follow-up to “Cry Pretty.”
Underwood has promised to donate $1 from each ticket sold on this tour to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation (t2t.org), which has been helping America’s heroes since 9/11 by providing mortgage-free homes to Gold Star and fallen first responder families with young children and by building custom-designed smart homes for catastrophically injured veterans and first responders. The Foundation is also committed to eradicating veteran homelessness and aiding the victims of major U.S. disasters.
Tickets for the Denim & Rhinestones Tour are on sale now HERE.
Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.