CarrieX People in the Pittsburgh, Pa., area probably know that when Carrie Underwood was there in March, she donated $10,000 to the Pittsburgh’s Animal Rescue League. And we know she always takes part in American Idol’s “Idol Gives Back.” In fact, that will be airing on Wednesday, April 21. (Photo at left Carrie with WxBQ radio’s Marc Tragler)

A Pittsburgh press release said: The Grammy-award winner has teamed up with Pedigree’s Adoption Drive to help homeless dogs across the country. Become a fan on Facebook and help a dog. Underwood has a dog of her own, and she calls him her son.

Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood appears on Good Morning America's Fall Concert Series
Times Square, NYC 23/10/07 "Ace is a rat terrier. He’s about 10 pounds and goes everywhere with me. The only reason he doesn’t travel with me is if wherever we’re going has regulations or if we are going out of the country and they have quarantine rules, but 98 percent of the time, he is with me," said Underwood.

I found out recently that Carrie’s generosity doesn’t end with her donations to the animals, or with her performance on the Idol Gives Back show. Carrie is also donating 36 cents from every ticket sold during her tour.

Carrie111 The press release sent out about Carrie’s donations from her Play On Tour had this to say: Ever the charitable soul, Underwood will be donating 36 cents of every ticket sold for the fall tour dates to Save the Children’s United States Programs.  This initiative was inspired by the “36 cents” written in the lyrics of her album track “Change” which addresses how even the smallest bit of spare change that one might have can add up to make a difference and help “change” the world.  Fans can see Underwood perform this song, “Change,” on Idol Gives Back this Wednesday, April 21 on FOX.  Save the Children is also a beneficiary of Idol Gives Back, and is the leading independent organization creating real and lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world.

Carrie3 Carrie may have a wedding to plan, but she’s certainly not letting that slow down her tour schedule any. Just looking over the dates below, it seems to me that the summer wedding, planned for Nashville, will probably happen between July 4 and July and July 31. That looks like the biggest summer gap for this busy young lady. (Pictured at right with Reggie Neel, WXBQ Radio; an d at left, with Marc Tragler, WXBQ Radio)

Carrie2 Here are the dates for Carrie’s upcoming shows:

April 23, Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena; April 24, Toledo, OH.  Lucas County Arena; April 25, Cincinnati, OH  US Bank Arena; April 27,  Richmond, VA, Richmond Coliseum; April 28, Charleston, WV,  Charleston Civic Center; April 30, Fayetteville, NC, Crown Coliseum; May 1, Columbia, SC, Colonial Life Arena; May 2, Augusta, GA, James Brown Arena; May 4, Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center; May 5, Pensacola, FL, Pensacola Civic Center; May 7, New Orleans, LA, Lakefront Arena; May 8, Lafayette, LA, Cajundome; May 10,  Beaumont, TX, Ford Arena; May 12, Austin, TX, Frank Erwin Center; May 13,    Corpus Christi, TX    American Bank Center, May 15, Tucson, AZ, Tucson Arena;; May 18, Fresno, CA, SaveMart Center; May 20    Sacramento, CA, ARCO Arena; May 21, Reno, NV, Reno Events Center; May 22, Las Vegas, NV, Orleans Arena; May 29, Everett, WA, Comcast Arena at Everett; May 30, Spokane, WA    Spokane Arena;

Carrie 177 June 1, Nampa, ID The Idaho Center; June 3, Broomfield, CO 1stBANK Center; June 4, Colorado Springs, CO Colorado Springs World Arena; June 10, Nashville, TN, CMA Music Festival – LP Field (festival line-up); June 12, Birmingham, AL, BJCC Arena; June 13,    Lexington, KY, Rupp Arena; June 15, Springfield, MO, JQH Arena; June 17, Fargo, ND, Fargodome; June 18, Winnipeg, MB,  MTS Centre; June 20, Saskatoon, SK, Credit Union Centre; July 3, Provo, UT, Stadium of Fire; July 4, Milwaukee, WI, Summerfest (with opening act Sons of Sylvia); July 31,  Fairlea, WV,  Greenbrier Classic (co-headline with Brad Paisley); August 29, Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival; September 25,  Portland, OR Rose Garden; September 27, San Jose, CA,  HP Pavilion at San Jose; September 28, Stockton, CA,     Stockton Arena; September 29, Bakersfield, CA, Rabobank Arena;

carrie ring October 1, San Diego, CA, San Diego Sports Arena; October 2, Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl (previously announced-support TB; October 3,    Glendale, AZ Arena; October 6,    Houston, TX Toyota Center; October 7, San Antonio, TX, AT&T Center; October 9,  Dallas, TX American Airlines Center; October 10 Tulsa, OK, BOK Center; October 12, N. Little Rock, AR, Verizon Arena; October 13, Nashville, TN,  Bridgestone Arena; October 15, Moline, IL,, Wireless Center; October 16, Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center; October 17, Omaha, NE, Qwest Center; October 19, Wichita, KS, INTRUST Bank Arena; October 20, Oklahoma City, OK, Ford Center; October 22, Memphis, TN, FedExForum; October 23, Mobile, AL, Mobile Civic Center; October 25, Tampa, FL, St. Pete Times Forum; October 26, Jacksonville, FL, Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena; October 27, Duluth, GA, Arena at Gwinnett Center; October 29, Greensboro, NC, Greensboro Coliseum; October 30, Charlotte, NC, Time Warner Cable Arena; November 1, Cleveland, OH   Wolstein Center; November 3, Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre; November 5, Long Island, NY,Nassau Coliseum; November 6, Manchester, NH, Verizon Wireless Arena; November 12, Roanoke, VA, Roanoke Civic Center;

November 13, University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center; November 15, Newark, NJ, Prudential Center; November 16, Baltimore, MD, 1st Mariner Arena, November 29, Auburn Hills, MI, The Palace of Auburn Hills; December 1, St. Louis, MO,  Chaifetz Arena ; December 2, Evansville, IN, Roberts Stadium; December 4, Des Moines, IA, Wells Fargo Arena; December 5, Sioux Falls, SD, Sioux Falls Arena; December 7, Rapid City, SD,  Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Ice Arena; December 8, Casper, WY, Casper Events Center;  December 10, Billings, MT, Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark; December 12, Bozeman, MT,  Brick Breedan Fieldhouse; December 14, Yakima, WA,  Yakima Valley SunDome; December 16, Vancouver, BC, General Motors Place; December 18, Edmonton, AB Rexall Place;and  December 19 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome.

That’s all for now. Time to start a new work week! Talk to you all later!

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People in the Pittsburgh, Pa., area probably know that when Carrie Underwood was there in March, she donated $10,000 to the Pittsburgh’s Animal Rescue League. And we know she always takes part in American Idol’s “Idol Gives Back.” In fact, that will be airing on Wednesday, April 21....