Carrie Underwood to Headline All Three Nights of Europe’s Country to Country Fest
When Europe’s biggest country music festival adds another date to its run, who better to christen the new locale than Carrie Underwood? The star will headline all three nights of the U.K.’s 2016 Country to Country (C2C) Festival, which includes Glasgow's Clyde Auditorium (March 11), London's the O2 Arena (March 12) and Dublin's 3 Arena (March 13).
C2C has grown since Underwood headlined the inaugural date in 2013, which was originally one-time-only event taking place in London. C2C added Dublin as a second date in 2014 and is adding the first-ever Glasgow show in 2016. The full lineup for the festival will be announced Oct. 6 during a C2C Launch Party at Brooklyn Bowl, which will feature a special guest performance.
Underwood is no stranger to London-based music festivals, though — she also headlined one of the Apple Music festival dates on Sept. 21, making her the first country act to do so since the festival began.
Now, the country star is gearing up for the release of her fifth studio album, Storyteller. The lead-off single “Smoke Break” is already a Top 5 hit on the Billboard Hot Country chart, and her live performances of the track have wowed audiences at both The Tonight Show and a unique pop-up show in Atlanta. Storyteller drops Oct. 23 and will be Underwood's first all-new record in more than three years.
The artist is also getting ready to host the CMA Awards alongside buddy Brad Paisley for the eighth time. She is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year and Music Video of the year for "Something in the Water." The 2016 CMA Awards are Nov. 4.
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