Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood onstage in Nashville on September 23, 2012. Photo by Rick Diamond, courtesy of Schmidt Relations.
Carrie Underwood blew away the audience gathered at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena last Sunday night during a stop on her Blown Away Tour. Throughout the night, Carrie wowed the crowd with her vocals, performing tracks from her new album, Blown Away, as well as fan favorites including “Before He Cheats” and “Jesus Take The Wheel.”
During her performance, Brad Paisley returned a favor by surprising Carrie onstage for their duet “Remind Me,” leaving Carrie momentarily speechless and moved to tears before she recovered to deliver a powerful performance of the ballad. Earlier this year, Carrie surprised Brad in a similar manner during his tour stop in Knoxville, Tenn. Continue Reading
Carrie Underwood performing in a pickup truck, suspended high above the crowd at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on October 13, 2010.
One thing is very clear about Carrie Underwood: She’s not afraid of heights!
Carrie brought her Play On Tour to Music City’s Bridgestone Arena Wednesday night, playing quite often with the altitude in the place. A series of hydraulic platforms lifted her at times 15 feet above the stage, which was already several feet above the venue’s floor. A swing lifted her 12 feet or so as she belted out “Just A Dream.” And the night’s biggest effect had her singing John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” from the back of a pickup truck that travelled over the audience, hung from a track cabled to the ceiling.
But the real heights were the tone and volume of her performances. Carrie’s recordings are always big, but in person, she’s even more impressive, kicking out those challenging vocals for an hour and 45 minutes, letting up only long enough for the occasional costume change. She hit those notes with impressive precision, not only holding the tones but also delivering them with power.