Carrie Underwood wrapped 2022 on a high note, setting the stage for another busy year in 2023. She closes out the year as Billboard’s Top Country Female 2022, Country Aircheck’s #1 Top Female of the Year, and MediaBase’s Most Played Female Country Artist this year.
In 2022, Carrie continued her career-long winning streak with multiple awards and honors, beginning with her eighth GRAMMY Award for Best Roots Gospel Album (My Savior), continuing with her 16th ACM Award for Single of the Year (“If I Didn’t Love You” with Jason Aldean), 24th and 25th CMT Music Awards for Collaborative Video of the Year Award and Video of the Year (“If I Didn’t Love You” with Jason Aldean), holding the record for the most award wins ever for the show. Underwood ended the year by winning the People’s Choice Award for The Country Artist of 2022, marking her 10th win for the fan-voted awards.
Other highlights of Carrie’s year include:
- The release of her album, Denim & Rhinestones, in June, marked her 10th consecutive career Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top 200 chart for all genres. Since its release, the album has also remained in the top 20 Current Country Albums sales chart.
- She celebrated the launch of her much-anticipated album with “The Denim & Rhinestones Experience,” a one-of-a-kind immersive interactive experience for fans at Nashville’s historic Bell Tower in June. Denim & Rhinestones has amassed over 290M Global streams and nearly 120k Global album sales to date.
- Her first single from the album, “Ghost Story,” is RIAA-certified gold. Underwood showcased the single in a broadcast premiere performance on the GRAMMY Awards telecast.
- Her follow-up single, “Hate My Heart,” was #1 most added at country radio twice (non-consecutive weeks) and continues to rise the charts with more than 10.5M Global streams to date. Carrie co-wrote “Hate My Heart” with frequent collaborators Hillary Lindsey and David Garcia and hit artist/songwriter Hardy.
- In April, she performed at the Stagecoach Festival stage for the fourth time and with a surprise performance with Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose. She surprised fans again when she joined Guns N’ Roses onstage for two songs during each of their shows at the U.K.’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in July.
- In September, Carrie returned for her 10th season as the voice of primetime television’s #1 program, NBC’s Sunday Night Football.
- Underwood kicked off her new 43-city U.S. arena tour, “The Denim & Rhinestones Tour,” on October 15 with a sold-out show in Greenville, South Carolina, continuing through Spring 2023, with upcoming stops including New York’s Madison Square Garden, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, and L.A.’s Crypto.com Arena.
- On December 1, the first anniversary of the debut of her hit production, “Reflection: The Las Vegas Residency” at Resorts World Theatre, Carrie announced her return to Las Vegas will commence on June 21, 2023, after she wraps “The Denim & Rhinestones Tour” in March. Tickets for 18 new show dates for “Reflection,” produced by Concerts West/ AEG Presents, are on sale now.