Apple Music Sessions Launches With Carrie Underwood

Underwood recorded her performance at Apple Music’s Nashville, Tennessee studio.

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Carrie Underwood - Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images
Carrie Underwood - Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Apple has launched Apple Music Sessions in spatial audio, which debuted with a short selection of tracks from country stars Carrie Underwood and Tenille Townes.

Both artists recorded their sessions in Apple Music’s Nashville, Tennessee studio. The new program gives listeners access to exclusive releases in spatial audio that have been recorded in Apple’s music studios around the world. The performances are also filmed, providing subscribers with companion live music videos.

It’s been an exciting time for Underwood, whose new album, Denim & Rhinestones, entered Billboard’s Top Country Albums at No.2, becoming her tenth top three title on that chart, out of ten releases. The set initially arrived at No.10 on the Billboard 200 and No.4 on Top Album Sales.

Billboard Country Update reported that upon release, the album had equivalent sales of 31,000. It has been 16 and a half years since Underwood, as reigning American Idol champion, first appeared on Top Country Albums in December 2005, at No.1, with Some Hearts. That debut album went on to a mighty 27 weeks at the top of the chart.

After summer festival dates, Underwood’s US tour with special guest Jimmie Allen is due to start on October 15 in Greenville, South Carolina, and will run into March 2023, concluding on the 17th of that month in Seattle. Her recent headlining appearance at the 49th annual CMA Fest, on Nashville’s Nissan Stadium stage, will be broadcast on ABC on August 3.

She’s also due to perform on the July 30 edition of WSM-AM’s Grand Ole Opry show, which will mark the 50th anniversary of the Opry induction of one of Underwood’s forebears among great female country stars, Barbara Mandrell. The Californian vocalist is known for a full 20 years of chart records including such country No.1s as “Sleeping Single In A Double Bed,” “(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want To Be Right,” and “One Of A Kind Pair If Fools.”

Buy or stream Denim & Rhinestones.

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