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Country 12/11/2007

Keith Urban And Carrie Underwood Set To Co-Headline 24-City Tour

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Nashville, TN. (Top40 Charts/ Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood Official Websites) - Grammy Award winners Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood are set to hit the road together in '08, a 24-city tour that combines the music of two of the music industry's most powerful performers.
'Love, Pain & the whole crazy Carnival Ride Tour,' a name that combines the titles of each artist's most recent album; Keith's double platinum No 1 debuting Love, Pain & the whole crazy thing and Carrie's recent No 1 debut second album Carnival Ride,' will feature 12 No 1 songs (7 for Urban and 5 from Underwood). Tickets are set to go on sale as of December 1st.

'I'm looking forward to hitting the road with Carrie, and to bringing our audiences together for what I think will be a magical night of sights, sounds, songs and solos,' said Urban.

'I can't think of a better person to begin 2008 with than Keith,' shares Underwood. 'He is an amazing entertainer and a well-respected musician, singer and songwriter.'

Urban, who will release Greatest Hits: 18 Kids on November 20th, has been on the road since April in support of his No 1 album Love, Pain & the whole crazy thing. In that time, he's performed shows on three continents, to packed houses, frantic crowds and widespread critical praise. Electrifying performances and world-class production combine with songs that have helped define a career; 'Somebody Like You,' 'Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me,' 'Better Life,' 'Days Go By,' 'You'll Think Of Me,' 'Once In A Lifetime,' as well as his latest single 'Everybody,' and more.

Underwood's new album Carnival Ride recently debuted at No 1 selling over half a million copies in its first week, immediately becoming the best-selling debut of any female artist in 2007. Earning the highest debut-week sales of any sophomore country album in over a decade, the album contains four Underwood co-penned songs including its first hit single, 'So Small.'

In 2001, the Country Music Association honored Keith with its Horizon Award. That same year, The Academy of Country Music named him Top New Male Vocalist. Six years and more than 10 million albums sold later, Urban is a Grammy Award winner, who to this day remains the only Horizon Award winner in history to go on to win the CMA's Entertainer of The Year and Male Vocalist of the Year, a title he's captured three times. He's had seven No 1s, as well as another seven Top 5 hits and 2 consecutive No 1 albums.

American Idol's 2005 champion, Underwood is now a two-time Grammy winner and the reigning Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Female Vocalist of The Year. In addition to her 2 Grammys, 4 CMA Awards and 5 ACM awards, her trophy mantle includes 8 Billboard Music Awards, 4 CMT Awards, 2 People's Choice Awards, an American Music Award, and more. Her debut album, Some Hearts, sold over 6 million copies, spawned 5 No 1 singles and became the best-selling, single-disc country album by a solo female in the new millennium, with sales topping 1.3 million copies this year alone. Some Hearts is also the best selling female country album of 2005, 2006 and 2007.
For more official Keith Urban news, ticket information and more, go to www.keithurban.net.
For more official Carrie Underwood news, ticket information and more, go to www.carrieunderwood.fm.

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