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Carrie Underwood played Friday night in Birmingham, Alabama on the second date on the newly started “Cry Pretty 360 Tour” and the show featured all the hits, complemented by video, in a huge in the round style setting shaped as an human eye.

Her husband Mike Fisher and kids were there for the show and he took to Instagram to share what was their son Isaiah’s first concert to see his mom perform. Mike posted, “What a night! This is Izzy’s first tour show that he’ll remember. He had a blast and kept yelling “mommy I love you” when she came close!” His mommy is a rockstar on stage and off the stage. Touring with a 3 month old is brave to say the least but if anyone can do it she sure can!!…”


In one six minute medley where Carrie brought out her openers Maddie & Tae and Runaway June, they all sang a medley of classic songs by iconic country women. She said, “We would not have been able to get on stage and do what we do if it were not for so many women in country music that paved the way for us to do this. So right now we are going to do just a fraction of some big songs from those women, and trust me, I wanted to sing so many more songs but somebody had to sit me down and say, ‘Carrie we can not play for two hours one giant medley of other women’s songs.'”

Underwood and her openers than sang “Stand By Your Man, “Walking After Midnight,” “Coal Miner’s Daughter, “9 to 5,” “Rockin’ to the Rhythm of the Rain,” “She’s In Love with a Boy,” “Independence Day,” “Wild One,” “Why Haven’t I Heard From You” and “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” while pictures of those women shown bright on stage.

After the show, Carrie came to her “vibe” room filled with plush chairs and couches to chat with friends and journalists. Still wearing her ‘Cry Pretty’ eye makeup, she told us it felt good to be back on stage and how much she loved having Maddie & Tae and Runaway June as her openers. She spent more than an hour chatting with us even though she just finished what looked like a marathon run on stage singing at her peak all the way.

-Nancy Brooks