DECEMBER 19th, 2018

 

Summer Sounds FM 2019 Concert Series heats up with Multi-Award-Winning Music Powerhouse: Carrie Underwood

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 19, 2018) – The Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo will be welcoming Carrie Underwood’s The Cry Pretty Tour, with special guests Maddie & Tae and Runaway June, to SMS Equipment Stadium at Shell Place on Thursday May 30, 2019, for a once in a life-time headlining show as part of the Summer Sounds FM 2019 Concert Series.

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 sold 64 million records worldwide and recorded 26 #1 singles, 13 of which she co-wrote. Carrie released her sixth studio album, Cry Pretty, on September 14 on Capitol Records. The album debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Top Country Album Charts and is the biggest all-genre debut by a female in 2018.

“We are thrilled to announce country music superstar and reigning queen of country, Carrie Underwood, will be joining the Summer Sounds FM Concert Series in 2019,” says Kelsey Stefanizyn, Director of Events & Business Development for the RRC. “Carrie is a natural fit into the series, her talent is unmatched, her vocal range is remarkable and we can’t wait to welcome her to the community; get ready Fort McMurray!”

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 21, 2018. $1 from each ticket sold will be donated to Danita’s Children, which provides a safe haven for abandoned and vulnerable children in Haiti, while encouraging families to stay together through their education and malnutrition programs.

Following the inaugural Summer Sounds FM Festival in 2018, the event will be transformed into a concert series set to welcome a line-up of chart-topping headlining acts that need no introduction. Watch for more announcements as we complete the Summer Sounds FM 2019 Concert Series line-up.

The RRC would like to recognize its radio partners Country 93.3 and MIX 103.7

 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 sold 64 million records worldwide and recorded 26 #1 singles, 13 of which she co-wrote. 

Carrie released her eagerly-anticipated sixth studio album, Cry Pretty, on September 14. Cry Pretty is her first studio album on Capitol Records Nashville, which she co-produced alongside writer/producer David Garcia. Cry Pretty debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Top Country Album Charts and is the biggest all-genre debut by a female in 2018. The debut earned Underwood a place in music history as the only woman to land four country albums at the top of the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, as well as the first female country act to top the Billboard Artist 100 Chart. The critically-acclaimed album is the best-selling Country album debut of 2018, as well as the biggest Country album debut since 2015 and the biggest female Country album debut since 2012. Cry Pretty’s debut week also marks the most first week streams by any female in Country music. This is Underwood’s seventh consecutive album to debut at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart, representing all of her first seven albums including her Greatest Hits: Decade #1.

In Spring 2019, Carrie will launch The Cry Pretty Tour 360, which will kick off in May and will play 55 arenas across the U.S. and Canada. Earlier this year, she released the hit event anthem she co-wrote, “The Champion” featuring Ludacris, which opened NBC’s Super Bowl LII and was incorporated into the network’s coverage of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.  “The Champion” was certified Gold by the R.I.A.A. in August.

In 2013, Carrie 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.  She is lead designer for her fitness and lifestyle brand, CALIA by Carrie Underwood, which launched in 2015 and is exclusively available at DICK’S Sporting Goods nationwide and online at www.caliastudio.com.  This Spring, Carrie celebrated her 10th anniversary as a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry and returned this Fall for her sixth season as the voice of primetime television’s #1 program, Sunday Night Football. This past November, Carrie and Brad Paisley co-hosted the CMA Awards for the 11th consecutive year.

 

DECEMBER 10, 2018

 

First announcement of the Summer Sounds FM 2019 Concert Series Line-Up: Nickelback

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 10, 2018) – The Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC) is excited to announce Nickelback will be taking the stage at SMS Equipment Stadium at Shell Place on Saturday July 6, 2019, as part of the Summer Sounds FM 2019 Concert Series line-up. 

“I am elated to announce that Nickelback will be a part of the Summer Sounds FM Series this Summer”, says Kelsey Stefanizyn, Director of Events and Business Development. “Nickelback is the epitome of Canadian rock and they put on an unforgettable show, we can’t wait for the region to join us as we welcome Billboard’s Top Rock Group of the Decade to our own backyard.”

Since forming in Alberta, Canada in 1995, globally celebrated, diamond-certified rock band Nickelback have cemented themselves as one of the most commercially viable and important acts of the past two decades. Nickelback’s success includes 9 studio albums and worldwide sales of more than 50+ million units, solidifying their status as the “eleventh best-selling music act” and second best-selling foreign act in the U.S. of the 21st century—behind only The Beatles.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 14, 2018. They can be purchased online at summersoundsfm.ca or in-person at the Box Office located at the Suncor Community Leisure Centre Guest Services.

Following the inaugural Summer Sounds FM Festival in 2018, the event will be transformed into a concert series set to welcome a line-up of chart-topping headlining acts that need no introduction. Watch for more announcements as we complete the Summer Sounds FM 2019 Concert Series line-up.

The RRC would like to recognize its media partners 100.5 Cruz FM and 97.9 ROCK.

About Nickelback

Since forming in Alberta, Canada in 1995, globally celebrated, diamond-certified rock band Nickelback have cemented themselves as one of the most commercially viable and important acts of the past two decades. Nickelback’s success includes 9 studio albums and worldwide sales of more than 50+ million units, solidifying their status as the “eleventh best-selling music act” and second best-selling foreign act in the U.S. of the 21st century—behind only The Beatles. Their inescapable and irresistible smash “How You Remind Me” was named Billboard’s ‘Top Rock Song of the Decade’ and was No. 4 on the Top 10 songs of the 2000s list.  Amongst all of these accolades, they’ve also been named Billboard’s “Top Rock Group of the Decade.”  Along the way, they have received a staggering nine Grammy Award nominations, three American Music Awards, a World Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, twelve JUNO Awards, seven MuchMusic Video Awards, and have been inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame (2007).  With more than 23 chart-topping singles and fans spanning the globe, Nickelback boasts twelve consecutive sold-out international tours, playing to well over eight million+ diehard and adoring fans. Nickelback is Chad Kroeger (Lead Vocals, Guitars), Ryan Peake (Guitars, Backing Vocals), Mike Kroeger (Bass) and Daniel Adair (Drums, Backing Vocals).  

Media inquiries:

communications@rrcwb.ca