Carrie Underwood is going big
Mainstream country music remains a serious boys’ club, but Carrie Underwood has had no trouble ascending to the top of the genre. Ever since her win on the fourth season of American Idol in 2005, Underwood has been a hitmaker. From early hits “Jesus, Take the Wheel” and “Before He Cheats” to later singles like “Smoke Break,” “Blown Away” and “Cowboy Casanova,” Underwood has dominated the country charts and crossed over to pop mainstream as well. She may be the biggest female artist in country music, and she’s by far the most successful singer to have come out of American Idol.
Underwood’s current tour is in support of her 2015 album Storyteller, and it features a 360-degree setup allowing Underwood and her band to face the audience in every part of the big arenas she’s playing (including the expansive T-Mobile Arena on Nov. 26). Her set includes hits from throughout her career, plus covers from artists like Dolly Parton and Alabama. Underwood brings along arena rock-style production to match her big, arena-filling music, and her charisma and powerhouse voice carry all the way to the farthest reaches of the biggest venues.
T-Mobile Arena, 7 p.m. Nov. 26, starting at $49.50 plus tax and fee. 888.929.7849