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    Evidently this truck was one of the ones carrying stage equipment for Carrie’s show. The driver has died. Pretty sad.

    The Day - Tractor-trailer plunges off I-95; driver killed | News from southeastern Connecticut

    Tractor-trailer plunges off I-95; driver killed
    Published 03/20/2010 12:00 AM
    Updated 03/20/2010 04:51 PM

    Stonington -- The driver of a tractor-trailer was killed Saturday morning when his truck plunged off Interstate 95 just past the Exit 91 off-ramp, tumbled down an embankment onto Taugwonk Road and burst into flames.
    I-95 northbound was shut down for most of the morning and afternoon, with vehicles being diverted at Exit 88 in Groton onto Route 117 to Route 184 and permitted to re-enter the highway at Exit 92 in Pawcatuck. One lane of traffic is now being allowed to pass the accident scene, but Taugwonk Road is still closed.
    State police said the incident happened at 8 a.m. Preliminary observations indicate, one officer at the scene said, that the driver fell asleep because there didn't appear to be any skid marks on the highway surface.
    By 8:30 a.m., the truck was a smoldering heap of debris, and police and fire personnel at the scene said the driver, a man, was still in the cab. It was not clear who owned the truck.
    The driver's identity, police said, would not be released until it is confirmed and relatives are notified. No other details were released.

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    Horrible tragedy. Thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends. Everyone on Carrie's tour must be shaken. Carrie has said that she will perform tonight.

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    Here is a twitter video of Carrie dedicating Temporary Home to the driver at last nights show. It’s really sad & she is near tears through out the song.

    video of carrie singing temp home heart breaking prayers to her and the family of the driver by @rockstar1130 - TwitVid

    And the review of the show.

    Underwood dedicates song to driver during show - Norwich, CT - Norwich Bulletin

    Underwood dedicates song to driver during show
    By KELLY-ANN FRANKLIN
    Norwich Bulletin
    Posted Mar 21, 2010 @ 12:22 AM

    Mashantucket, Conn. — A tearful Carrie Underwood dedicated “Temporary Home” to one of her truck drivers who died in a wreck before the performer’s Saturday night concert at MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

    Midway through the show, Underwood informed the sold-out crowd of the accident, dedicating the song to the driver and his family. Remaining poised throughout most of the song, Underwood became shaky and tearful toward the end, receiving vocal support and a standing ovation from the thousands in attendance. She finished and the show continued without a hitch.

    This is, after all, Underwood’s “Play On” tour.

    The Season 4 “American Idol” winner brought along Sons of Sylvia and Craig Morgan as opening acts, proving her show is a true blend of rock and country. Sons of Sylvia also came out toward the end of the performance to join Underwood on stage for the duet “What Can I Say.”

    Underwood opened with the first single off Play On, “Cowboy Casanova,” seated on a chaise lounge and wearing a tuxedo outfit — the first of numerous wardrobe changes which included a multicolored light show on a screen in the shape of a dress she stood behind for “Change.”

    Underwood also created a scene from the Grand Ole Opry for a special duet of “I Told You So” with Randy Travis. The 1988 song, written by Travis, is from his Always & Forever album.

    Despite no encore, Underwood performed a mix of fan favorites including “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” “Wasted,” “Some Hearts,” “All-American Girl” and “Last Name.” She also added a fan choice — covering Tammy Wynette’s “Stand by Your Man.”

    But the All-American girl ended with bringing the women in the theater to their feet with the girl-power rocker “Before He Cheats,” leaving the stage to a standing ovation.



    This is from someone that was there last night:

    i was there tonight and it was so sad. carrie told the audience what happened and then started TH and you could just tell she wanted to cry in the beginning but she kept on singing. but then at the last verse she just broke down and started crying and put her hand ovre her face. i looked around and there were so many people crying in the audience too. it was just heartbreaking.

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    The RIAA stepped forward this week woth some new certifications for Carries music.

    Carrie Underwood’s Carnival Ride (album) – Triple-Platinum
    Carrie Underwood’s Play On (album) – Platinum
    Carrie Underwood’s “Cowboy Cassanova” (single) – Platinum

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    Temporary Home will be the #1 Country song this week
    on both Billboard & Mediabase keeping her streak alive. Congrats Carrie

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    A few days back Taylor Swift put out a video begging for votes for her ACM Nominations. We all knew that Carrie would never do something like that so a fan did it for her. This is really nice...check it out.

    Carrie Underwood For Your 2010 ACM Consideration (Fanmade) | Free Entertainment Videos - Watch Entertainment Videos Online | Veoh

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    Some nice words from Craig Morgan.

    News - Carrie Underwood's Tour Mate Gives Mike Fisher Marital Advice: Always Say "Yes" - Movies, TV & Music - UsMagazine.com

    Carrie Underwood's Tour Mate Gives Mike Fisher Marital Advice: Always Say "Yes"
    Wednesday – March 31, 2010 – 10:34am

    I've been checking in with my buddy, country star Craig Morgan, from his current tour across North America with Carrie Underwood. Fortunately, he says everything's going really well -- despite one major hiccup: The death of one of Carrie's bus drivers at the beginning of the tour. Here's what Craig had to say about it when I spoke to him last on March 22, along with his plans to not give Carrie any advice on her upcoming wedding!

    UsMagazine.com: How was the first night of the tour?

    Craig Morgan: The first show went off with pretty much no hitches. It was pretty typical of a normal tour, except for the fact that we did get to rehearse. I've never rehearsed for a tour, so that was kind of nice. It was nice to see the set-up, kind of get a feel for knowing what we're going to be doing. And we've hung on a time schedule, which is really tough. But as we've gone through [dates] now, they’ve got it down to pretty much a science. Short of the fact that we had a truck driver who got killed.

    Us: How did that happen? That's terrible.

    CM: We don’t know exactly what happened, but we know he ran off the road. He was talking on his radio and they don’t know if something happened to him, like he had a heart attack. There’s a lot of speculation, but basically he ran off the road and off an embankment, and the truck exploded. It was the driver of one of the production trucks -- the truck that had the stage.

    Us: Did you have a memorial service for the driver?

    CM: They had a moment of silence the day of the show. It’s one of those difficult things, because you know, as the old term says, the show must go on. My truck driver knew him real well, had dinner with him the night before the accident. I'm sure there's people out there that thought maybe they should have cancelled the show, but when you have 10,000 people that have paid to see the show...we decided that we could do more for the family of this man by continuing to do what we're doing.

    Us: What's it been like working with Carrie?

    CM: Extremely smooth. Carrie and all her people are just absolutely amazing. Their extremely cordial, very professional. She actually had a party on a break from the tour. I was visiting my mom, who is going through chemo, so I couldn't go, but Carrie had a get-together and invited everybody. My [roadies] they said she was just amazing. She stayed there the whole time, talked to everybody and hung out. I hated that I missed that, but it was more important that I go home to my mom at that time.

    Us: Do you get to chat with Carrie while you're on the road?

    CM: Oh yeah, we talk. I see her before her show. Believe it or not, like I said, it's very busy. It seems like we're doing something the whole time. But yeah, we talk before the show, and she's an angel. She's as sweet as she could be. We couldn't ask for anything more.

    Us: Have you met her fiance, Mike Fisher?

    CM: We will see him this week, because we’re in Canada for a couple of days.

    Us: Has Carrie asked you for wedding planning advice?

    CM: I doubt very seriously she would ask me for any wedding advice. There's a difference in wedding advice and marital advice. My advice would be to him, not her. I would just tell him to say yes because he’s going to give in eventually anyway.

    For more on Morgan, visit his Web site, and keep checking Ian in Your Ear for more from the singer as he hits the road.

    --By Ian Drew for UsMagazine.com.

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    Does anyone know if Carrie will be appearing in AI this season? It would be interesting if she was a Guest Mentor.

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    Felix Carrie was announced today for Idol gives Back

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    Here is the first batch of Billboard Boxscore data for the PO tour.

    Carrie Underwood, Craig Morgan, Sons of Sylvia
    Scotiabank Place
    Ottawa, Ontario
    March 24, 2010
    $478,270
    8,674 /
    9,098
    1 /
    0
    $63.12, $43.49
    AEG Live

    Carrie Underwood, Craig Morgan, Sons of Sylvia
    Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
    Atlantic City, N.J.
    March 19, 2010
    $476,020
    9,854 /
    9,926
    1 /
    0
    $55, $35
    AEG Live

    Carrie Underwood, Craig Morgan, Sons of Sylvia
    Copps Coliseum
    Hamilton, Ontario
    March 23, 2010
    $439,172
    8,138 /
    8,138
    1 /
    1
    $60.84, $41.21
    AEG Live

    Carrie Underwood, Craig Morgan, Sons of Sylvia
    DCU Center
    Worcester, Mass.
    March 21, 2010
    $397,580
    8,178 /
    8,178
    1 /
    1
    $55, $35
    AEG Live

    Carrie Underwood, Craig Morgan, Sons of Sylvia
    Times Union Center
    Albany, N.Y.
    March 12, 2010
    $393,200
    8,316 /
    8,316
    1 /
    1
    $55, $35
    AEG Live

    Carrie Underwood, Craig Morgan, Sons of Sylvia
    Dunkin' Donuts Center
    Providence, R.I.
    March 13, 2010
    $389,495
    8,075 /
    8,075
    1 /
    1
    $55, $35
    AEG Live

    Carrie Underwood, Craig Morgan, Sons of Sylvia
    Sun National Bank Center
    Trenton, N.J.
    March 26, 2010
    $335,565
    6,831 /
    6,831
    1 /
    1
    $55, $35
    AEG Live

    59 Carrie Underwood, Craig Morgan, Sons of Sylvia
    Arena at Harbor Yard
    Bridgeport, Conn.
    March 16, 2010
    $329,770
    6,724 /
    7,284
    1 /
    0
    $55, $35
    AEG Live

    Carrie Underwood, Craig Morgan, Sons of Sylvia
    Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
    Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
    March 29, 2010
    $329,760
    6,694 /
    7,130
    1 /
    0
    $55, $35
    AEG Live

    Carrie Underwood, Craig Morgan, Sons of Sylvia
    Mullins Center
    Amherst, Mass.
    March 27, 2010
    $328,360
    6,510 /
    7,320
    1 /
    0
    $55, $35
    AEG Live

    Carrie Underwood, Craig Morgan, Sons of Sylvia
    Sovereign Center
    Reading, Pa.
    March 11, 2010
    $321,375
    6,489 /
    6,489
    1 /
    1
    $55, $35
    AEG Live

    Carrie Underwood, Craig Morgan, Sons of Sylvia
    Cumberland County Civic Center
    Portland, Maine
    March 15, 2010
    $275,715
    5,591 /
    5,591
    1 /
    1
    $55, $35
    AEG Live

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