CARRIE UNDERWOOD: THE BLOWN AWAY TOUR EXHIBITION, FEATURING STUNNING COSTUMES AND MUCH MORE, TO OPEN JUNE 5 AT THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will explore superstar Carrie Underwood’s critically acclaimed world tour with the exhibition Carrie Underwood: The Blown Away Tour, which opens on June 5, 2013, and runs through November 10, 2013. The exhibit will feature original costumes, custom accessories, set pieces, a tribute to Carrie’s fans and much more.
“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,” said Museum Director Kyle Young. “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 re-living their favorite memories of the 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 Blown Away Tour exhibition will recreate nearly a dozen vignettes from the tour and include the following artifacts:
• One-of-a-kind gowns, embellished separates and other stage wear created by Emmy Award-winning costume designer Marina Toybina including a wide array of coordinating shoes, jewelry and accessories
• Colorful customized microphones made for and used by Carrie throughout each show
• Select band members’ costumes and instruments
• Items from Carrie’s backstage “meet-and-greet” area, including a selection of gifts and signs presented to Carrie by fans during the tour
The six-time Grammy winner’s 2012-13 “Blown Away Tour” will play 112 dates by the time it wraps on May 23, with Carrie having performed for fans in the United States, Canada, the U.K., Northern Ireland and Australia.
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum’s mission is the preservation of the history of country and related vernacular music rooted in southern culture. With the same educational mission, the foundation also operates CMF Records, the museum’s Frist Library and Archive, CMF Press, Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print®.
More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at www.countrymusichalloffame.org or by calling (615) 416-2001.