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CARRIE GO-ROUND

ON THE HEELS OF HER FOURTH NO. 1 ALBUM, Carrie Underwood TAKES EW BEHIND THE SCENES OF HER INNOVATIVE CRY PRETTY TOUR 360.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD TILTS her head back and lets loose a piercing high note as she rounds third on a rousing cover of Martina McBride’s 1993 smash “Independence Day.” When she leans into the fist-pumping “let freedom ring” chorus, Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye (a.k.a. Maddie & Tae) and the women of Runaway June—Naomi Cooke, Hannah Mulholland, and Jennifer Wayne—raise their voices alongside her. In a version of the medley they first performed on the 2018 CMT Artists of the Year special, the ladies, backed by Underwood’s sharp eight-piece band, run through a clutch of songs by Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Reba McEntire, and Shania Twain, among others, belting their hearts out in a shiver-inducing display of tight

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