Seven-time GRAMMY®-winning superstar Carrie Underwood will premiere the music video for her new single, “Smoke Break,” this coming Monday, August 24, on Entertainment Tonight and ETonline.com. Following a preview segment and interview on the televised broadcast (check local listings), fans will be able to see the full video (directed by Randee St. Nicholas, who helmed Underwood’s award-winning “Blown Away” clip) in a 24-hour exclusive on ETonline.com.
Produced by Jay Joyce (Little Big Town, Eric Church, Emmylou Harris) and written by Underwood, Hillary Lindsey, and Chris DeStefano, “Smoke Break” is currently available for sale here http://smarturl.it/cusmokebreak or streaming here http://smarturl.it/cuspotifysb.
As announced by Underwood on Thursday during a chat on her official Facebook page, “Smoke Break” is the first single from her upcoming fifth album, titled Storyteller, set for release on October 23. Fans can pre-order a physical copy of Storyteller at Amazon.com here http://smarturl.it/amzstoryteller.
“Smoke Break” was digitally delivered to country radio on Thursday for an official airplay impact date of August 24.
About Carrie Underwood: Carrie Underwood emerged from the promise of her 2005 American Idol win to become a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, and film. A seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner, she has amassed nearly 100 major honors, sold more than 56 million records worldwide, and recorded 21 #1 singles, 11 of which she co-wrote. The first female artist to be twice named the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year, Underwood was recognized as Pollstar’s top female country touring artist for her headlining tours in 2008, 2010, and 2012. Her four studio albums, Some Hearts, Carnival Ride, Play On, and Blown Away – each certified multi-Platinum or Platinum, and each an American Music Awards winner as Country Album of the Year – tallied 38 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with songs that have been streamed more than 1.4 billion times worldwide. In 2013, she starred as Maria von Trapp in NBC’s three-hour holiday blockbuster, the Emmy®-winning The Sound of Music Live!, whose airings attracted 44 million viewers. In late 2014, the Grand Ole Opry member released her first hits collection, Greatest Hits: Decade #1. Celebrating her first 10 years of music, the 25 songs included two new hits co-written by Underwood: the Platinum-certified, GRAMMY-winning “Something in the Water,” as well as the #1 smash “Little Toy Guns,” with the album recently touted by Billboard as the best-selling hits album of 2015. In August, Underwood amassed 4.5 million in new Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Gold & Platinum certifications to become the current top country artist on the RIAA’s Digital Single Ranking (with certifications of 28 million across 20 songs). In September of 2015, she begins her third season as the voice of primetime television’s #1 program, Sunday Night Football, and on November 4, she’ll return for an eighth consecutive year as co-host of the CMA Awards. Underwood is at radio now with “Smoke Break,” the first single from her fifth studio album, Storyteller, set for release on October 23, 2015.
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