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Underwood debuts DVD trailer

Thursday, July 18, 2013 – Carrie Underwood debuted a sneak-peek trailer today of her upcoming concert DVD, "The Blown Away Tour: LIVE," in conjunction with two new sweepstakes on www.CarrieUnderwoodOfficial.com.

The DVD will be out Aug. 13. Fans can now take part in the DVD Release Party Fly-a-way Sweepstakes, where the grand prize winner will receive a trip for two to meet Underwood and attend a private DVD release party prior to the release date. Fans can enter the Fly-a-way Sweepstakes between now and 11:59 p.m. central on July 26.

For anyone who saw Underwood in concert on her Blown Away Tour, 10 winners who include the hashtag #BlownAwayLive in a tweet about their favorite memory from the tour will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries to win an autographed copy of the DVD.

The Twitter sweepstakes is now open until 11:59 p.m. central on Sept. 19.

Filmed this past March, "The Blown Away Tour: LIVE" DVD features nearly 100 minutes of performance footage, including the current single See You Again. The live concert was directed by Christian Lamb and produced by Domenic Cotter.

Bonus clips, produced and directed by Todd Cassetty, provide a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the tour, including interviews with Underwood and Raj Kapoor, tour director responsible for the large production and effects.

Additional content includes a photo gallery, as well as all four of the music videos from "Blown Away": Good Girl, Blown Away, Two Black Cadillacs and See You Again.

Underwood's "Blown Away Tour" launched in the spring of 2012 and continued through May 23 for a total of 112 dates in 110 cities, 6 countries and 3 continents, playing for more than 1 million fans and selling out every concert this year.

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