Carrie Underwood Announces Launch Date For SiriusXM Channel

We now know when Carrie Underwood‘s SiriusXM channel will officially be on the radio. The Grand Ole Opry member‘s own Carrie’s Country will launch on Friday, June 9, on channel 60, at 7:45 PM ET.

Underwood will kick off the new channel live from SiriusXM’s Music Row Happy Hour, held at the Margaritaville Cafe in Nashville, where she will be joined by SiriusXM host Buzz Brainard. Carrie’s Country will also be simulcast on SiriusXM’s The Highway from 8:00 PM until midnight ET.

In an interview about Carrie’s Country, the mother of two says she is using much more than just her name for the new channel, choosing to be part of every aspect of the decision-making.

“So far I’ve been very involved,” Underwood says. “Building out the library and everything has been a lot of fun. It is Carrie’s Country, but it’s so much more than that. We’ll obviously play my stuff, stories behind the songs — I’ve already recorded a lot of those.”

Underwood adds that her playlist is “ever-growing,” as she continues to remember and discover music that has shaped her past and present.

“Sometimes even now, I wrote down some notes this morning of people that I forgot,” Underwood shares. “It’s me, it’s new country, it’s classic country, stuff I grew up listening to.  I have rock … and hopefully all the rock stuff is people that I obviously have worked with or have covered, but also a lot of country adjacent type things. Like Rolling Stones; I don’t know if they knew how twangy they are.

“So people like that, hopefully all country listeners will enjoy it, and enjoy maybe discovering new songs. We have some hard rock blocks.”

The “Out Of That Truck” singer is resuming her REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency at Resorts World Theatre later this month, a show she says was largely inspired by Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire.

“Sharing a legacy of putting on proper shows that, like Dolly’s and Reba’s, are extra — meaning filled with more of the glitz, glamour, extravagant wardrobe and staging that’s a part of our lives already — and tell a full, emotion and vibe-driven story with a beginning, middle and end,” Underwood tells The Tennessean. “I’m not just showing up and singing. Instead, I’m immersing the audience in song.”

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