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Carrie Underwood made a significant donation to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation of $420,316. The money was ¬†raised by her fans who bought tickets to her 43-city arena tour, “The Denim & Rhonetsone Tour.” This contribution will go directly towards supporting America’s heroes and their families.

Carrie said, “I’m so proud of the fans that came out to the tour and making this donation possible. They have always shown up to support great organizations like Tunnel To Towers, making the world a better place while coming out to see us.”

Since early in her career, Underwood has designated a portion of ticket sales from her tours to support worthwhile charities and organizations. She continued that tradition by arranging for a donation of $1 from each ticket sold for her recent tour to be contributed to The Tunnel to Towers Foundation, an organization committed to providing mortgage-free homes to Gold Star and fallen first responder families with young children, and building specially adapted smart homes for catastrophically injured veterans and first responders.

Frank Siller, the CEO and Chairman of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation said, “We are overjoyed and profoundly grateful for this kind gesture. Carrie’s substantial donation, supported by her loving fans, will directly influence the lives of many of our nation’s heroes and their families.”

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation pledges to utilize 100% of this donation towards its cause, forgoing the usual allocation for administrative costs. This means every single dollar of this generous contribution will aid in providing mortgage-free homes to families of fallen first responders, Gold Star families, and catastrophically injured veterans and first responders.

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Underwood recently announced that she has added 18 new shows to her “Reflection: The Las Vegas Residency” at Resorts World.

Tickets and a limited number of VIP packages and upgrades to this new set will go on sale to the public on Monday, September 18, 2023, at 10 a.m. PST.

Carrie said in a statement about playing Vegas, “I love being on the road and coming to the fans where they live, but it will also be fun to get to do multiple shows in one place where people will be able to come to get that concert experience and have some fun in Las Vegas at the same time.”

The Deluxe Edition of Carrie’s Denim & Rhinestones album will be out on September 22, featuring six new tracks, including her current single, “Out Of That Truck.”

Five Country Stars That Play To Crowds Bigger Than Their Hometown

  • Luke Combs - Born in Huntersville, North Carolina

    As of 2021, Huntersville has a population of roughly 60,000. That is just a bit less than the crowd size Luke plays for each night on his stadium tour. Combs is now in New Zealand playing for big crowds overseas.

  • Morgan Wallen - Born in Sneedville, Tennessee

    Morgan is playing for audiences each night on his stadium tour for crowds more than forty times the size of his hometown. In 2020, the population of Sneedville was just 1,315.

  • Lainey Wilson - Born in Baskin, Louisiana

    Lainey’s hometown is tiny, with a population of just 211 reported in 2021. Wilson is now on her own headling arena tour playing for crowds of more than 10,000 people, and she just wrapped Luke Combs stadium tour as an opener playing for crowds over 60,000 each night.

  • Eric Church - Born in Granite Falls, North Carolina

    Eric is from a very small town with just under 5,000 (4,927) as of 2021. Church is currently on his “Outsiders Revival Tour,” playing outdoor arenas with more than twice his hometown’s population at each stop.

  • Carrie Underwood - Born in Muskogee, Oklahoma

    Carrie often talks about her hometown being Checotah, Oklahoma, which has a population of 2,043 as of 2021, but she was actually born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, with a population of 36,790 (2021). Either way, opening for Guns N’ Roses on their “World Tour” like she has last week (8/6) and a few more times this month, she is playing for packed rock crowds of over 60,000.

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