Hall Honors Underwood

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum had such success with last year’s exhibit on Taylor Swift’s Speak Now tour that they’re bringing in Carrie Underwood.

Carrie Underwood: The Blown Away Tour, which opens June 5 and runs through Nov. 10, will feature costumes, instruments, set pieces and more. Last year’s leg of the tour drew more than 500,000 fans in 62 cities on three continents.

Underwood restarts the tour tonight in Colorado Springs.

“Carrie Underwood’s dynamic ‘Blown Away Tour’ — starring her peerless powerhouse vocals and featuring amazing special effects including a tornado — has been entertaining music fans around the globe,” museum director Kyle Young said in a press release announcing the exhibit. “It’s easy to see why she was Pollstar’s 2012 top female country touring artist. Touring has always been a key element connecting music artists with their fans; those interactions help forge and strengthen the artist-fan relationship, and this exhibit speaks to that. We are delighted to be able to show our visitors key elements from Carrie’s show; whether reliving their favorite memories of the Blown Away tour, or experiencing it for the first time via our exhibition, fans will enjoy this ‘up close and personal’ look at a world-class, superstar level music tour.”

The single that gave the tour its name received two Grammys Sunday night, winning best country song and country solo vocal performance. The Blown Away album also was nominated as the Academy of Country Music album of the year on Wednesday.

Rod Sisco
rodsisco@wqsb.com