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Underwood's Blown Away tour visits Country Hall - as an exhibition

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 – Carrie Underwood's world tour will hit the Country Music Hall of Fame with the exhibition Carrie Underwood: The Blown Away Tour, which opens on June 5 and runs through Nov. 10.

The exhibition will include costumes, instruments, microphones, set pieces and more from the "Blown Away Tour," which is set to re-launch on Feb. 13 and run through May 23. The 2012 leg of "The Blown Away Tour" entertained more than a half a million fans in 62 cities across 3 continents.

"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 'Blown Away' 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."

Underwood's "Blown Away Tour" also has a strong philanthropic element. The American and Canadian Red Cross will receive $1 dollar from each ticket sold on the North American leg to help provide shelter, food, and emotional support for those in need after a disaster. In 2012, Underwood also donated additional proceeds from her Atlantic City and Des Moines shows to local charities.

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