Thursday, Oct. 31, 7 p.m.
Little Caesars Arena
Country sweetheart Carrie Underwood is bringing her Cry Pretty Tour to Detroit this October on Halloween. Way back in 2005, Underwood wowed audiences of “American Idol” when she won the show’s fourth season. What no one knew at the time is that she would go on to become the most successful “American Idol” winner of all time.
The same year she won, Underwood released her debut single. Titled, “Inside Your Heaven,” the song holds the distinction of being the only country song to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Her first album, “Some Hearts,” became the best-selling solo female debut album in country music history thanks to the success of such smash hits as “Jesus, Take the Wheel” and “Before He Cheats.” Underwood would win three Grammy Awards for the album but she was just getting started.
Underwood would go on to sell some 65 million records worldwide. She has been inducted in the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry and the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. Underwood has to date received seven Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and nine Country Music Association Awards.
Thanks in part thanks to the success of “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” Underwood has maintained somewhat of a good girl image. But she has faced a backlash in certain Evangelical circles for her public support of marriage equality. In a 2012 interview with British newspaper The Independent, Underwood said, “As a married person myself, I don’t know what it’s like to be told I can’t marry somebody I love and want to marry. I can’t imagine how that must feel. I definitely think we should all have the right to love, and love publicly, the people that we want to love.”