Carrie Underwood Flies in a Pickup Truck! VIDEO

Watch Carrie Underwood go airborne in a pick-up truck over the audience (scary!) as she sings John Denver’s “Country Roads”.

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The video is from the first show of her new tour, performed in Reading PA on Thursday.

After “Country Roads”, She sings “This Time” as she’s eventually deposited, safely on stage.

It really is a spectacular sight! Check it out after the jump.

Video after the JUMP…

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38 Comments

  1. Carrie has talked about trying to make the experience of her concert great for even those with not so great seats. I think this is a real cool way for people all over the arena to get a closer glimpse of Carrie. I know I freaked out when I saw her in concert and there was a giant walkway that she walked onto right in front of me lol.

  2. Personally, I just don’t go for all this overblown stuff at concerts. I’m okay with just the music, period. The walkway sounds like a great idea for people to get a closer view of someone, though. But I’m not a fan of all the set pieces (unless it’s just junk music and you need something for the audience to be entertained by). But Carrie is able to attract a big audience without all that.

  3. Reminds me of Justin Hawkins and his cycle ride! Same song, second verse. :-)

    It’s all the rage these days. P!nk raised the bar quite a lot with her Funhouse tour imo. I’d love to see Carrie on a flying trapeze. ;-)

  4. On the plus side, it’s nice for fans in the cheap seats to see Carrie in that pick up truck. So I think that is a good thing.

    Not a fan of the song, and I wish country music and pickup trucks didn’t go hand and hand. But at least it wasn’t a horse. :)

    But good for Carrie for trying to give her fans a good show. I think she does put a lot of thought and work into her concerts and I can see why she is popular.

  5. I would not be comfortable in the audience with a truck flying above me.

  6. OhMyRawrrr:
    03/14/2010 at 4:37 pm

    I would not be comfortable in the audience with a truck flying above me.

    This.

  7. It freaks me out a bit when artists do the “flying in the air” thing. I’m always holding my breath worried that there will be a mishap. I much prefer things like Coldplay playing a few songs on a mini-stage up in the nosebleed sections, as a way to get get near fans in the cheap seats. Much less nerve racking!

    Carrie’s concert has gotten good reviews and the tickets seem fairly inexpensive considering the level of spectacle.

  8. Not a fan of the song, and I wish country music and pickup trucks didn’t go hand and hand. But at least it wasn’t a horse.

    I think I’d prefer the horse, or a trapeze..pickup truck is corny for my taste, but to each his own, cuz I know I have some tastes that would raise many an eyebrow :D

  9. Specifics aside, in a tough economy, I think it’s probably a good idea to do a litle something-something in addition to singing, especially something that allows folks-not-in-the-first-row to get that “up close and personal” feeling for a minute or two. (That said, I would be scared if/when a truck directly flew over me!)

  10. That’s a hoot! I guess she wants to keep her Entertainer of the Year award, lol.

  11. That must have what they were working on last week or the week before at the Mobile Civic Center. It was reported that Carrie was here for several days with a large contingent of tour personnel practicing for the opening of her tour. It was hush hush and only made the newspaper after she left Mobile.

  12. Personally, I just don’t go for all this overblown stuff at concerts. I’m okay with just the music, period.

    I take it you’re not an Adam fan. I typically don’t go for all that either. But I guess it’s okay once you become really established. I don’t mind a bit of specatacle from Carrie because she’s real and sincere.

  13. I’m so excited for my concert! I have to wait a week but I’ve been enjoying the heck out of all the videos. Everything looks amazing. I’m more nervous about Carrie’s safety in that thing. Yikes.

  14. Some of these arena venues are so big artists have to do a little something for the folks in the back. Even the last Bon jovi show I saw Jon came out in the back on a smaller stage to get up close and personal. A flying truck is new to me, but I guess it fits her genre. Tommy Lee used to spin around in his flying drumset, it was really cool back in the day.

  15. It freaks me out a bit when artists do the “flying in the air” thing. I’m always holding my breath worried that there will be a mishap. I much prefer things like Coldplay playing a few songs on a mini-stage up in the nosebleed sections, as a way to get get near fans in the cheap seats. Much less nerve racking!

    I saw Coldplay last summer and I wasn’t really a fan and unaware that this was something they did. I accompanied my friend who was a big fan. The playing to the nosebleed seats(in our case, the lawn) happened RIGHT in front of me and I was just absolutely blown away with it. For two songs I had a front row seat! I’ll never forget it. They put on a fantastic concert.

    I too find some of these OTT things a bit much, sometimes. Sometimes if it all goes together and it doesn’t take away from the performance, I think it’s fantastic, but listening to Carrie singing from a truck floating above the masses didn’t do anything for the song. I love Carrie, but I don’t think it sounded good. It didn’t add anything, instead I think it took away.

  16. St Lucia, I agree sometimes(most times) it’s better to just sing the song.

    If you’ve got to have all the other spectacle perhaps you’re just trying to take the attention away from a vocal that is lacking.
    Unfortunately that appears to be the norm in a lot of the music today.

  17. I like it – I imagine Carrie’s fans like it. That’s what is important – doing something that your fans enjoy. So if it’s not your thing – don’t go. I hear that Carrie has no problem selling out shows.

  18. The flying pickup truck’s a fun idea but it does make me nervous. As far as spectacle it’s just 2 songs out of a 22 song set. There’s plenty of songs where Carrie’s just singing, like Temporary Home, Someday When I Stop Loving You, and I Know You Won’t.

    Here’s most of IKYW from the same night at Reading, I’m so glad Carrie kept it in the set despite it not being a single because she sounds incredible.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee8mRD9Ckls

    The latest Country Weekly has a Carrie cover story and she talks about the tour. She says she actually prefers less production and her next tour might be an all acoustic unplugged deal. She says she feels like just standing there and singing is a dying art with everybody upping the spectacle ante. But at the same time she wants to give fans a little extra this time and she doesn’t want her tours to be the same. This one is definitely different. I can’t wait to see it live and see what I think of it!

  19. It’s kinda weird. I was waiting for something to happen…but it didn’t. I don’t get the concept. I’m lost.

  20. That’s pretty tacky :/.

    Oh come on, it’s cool for the artists to try to do something extra in the live concerts, they have to, because there are people paying to go see them. And the truck is just the shell and tires, so it’s not that heavy.

  21. Ha ha … She’s like David Lee Roth on a surf board flying through the sky!

    Except she is boring. I’m 51 seconds into the video and blah! The girl is like a stick of butter.

  22. This schtick is for performers who don’t sing very well. I don’t think she needs to do things like this.

  23. I don’t think she needs to do things like this.

    It has been done and it’s just stupid now.

  24. The flying pickup truck’s a fun idea but it does make me nervous. As far as spectacle it’s just 2 songs out of a 22 song set.

    The swing on “Just a Dream” makes me just as nervous, if not more so. The skirt, the swing being lifted up high and actually swinging, and Carrie just has those 2 handles she loops her arms in. Yikes! If she slips, there won’t even be an audience under to soften the fall.

    It’s amazing to me that her show is almost 2 hours long. And it’s not like her songs are easy to sing. 56 shows scheduled so far… good luck, lungs of steel! From the videos I’ve seen, I love the Jesus, Take the Wheel + How Great Thou Art mash-up, the inclusion of Miranda Lambert’s “White Liar” and Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” in “Songs Like This” and the performance of “Mama’s Song.” MS has never been one of my faves on the album but Carrie playing piano while pics of her with her mom flash on the screens culminating in her and Mike is just an awwww moment for me. “I Know You Won’t” is always amazing. Carrie also plays electric guitar on “Some Hearts” and acoustic guitar on “All-American Girl.” I would post youtube videos but somehow, I have a feeling that the few people on here who would be remotely interested have already found the vids themselves or know that the links to good vids are being posted on Carrie’s thread at Pulse. Also, I’m at work and the proxy server hates youtube with a passion.

    The Country Weekly article was a great read too with Carrie saying “Just let me sing.” It’s a good thing that the special effects on this tour seem to enhance the experience and doesn’t detract from the voice. Suddenly, the LED dress in “Change” suddenly came to mind, haha! A LED dress!!!

  25. I’m so excited for my concert! I have to wait a week but I’ve been enjoying the heck out of all the videos. Everything looks amazing.

    Which concert are you going to, Trina? Hopefully, all the trucks arrive in time for your show and all your props are complete. The grand piano, LED dress, tree and rocks were missing at the Albany show and Carrie ended at almost midnight already. And if you’re a member of the fan club, don’t forget to vote for the category of your cover song– Rock, 90’s country, 80’s, or classic country. I suspect, however, that the vote was rigged for the Providence show so Craig Morgan could finally duet with Carrie, haha! So far, 3 different cover songs for the first 3 concerts even with Rock winning the first 2 nights.

  26. I have seen some YT from Carrie’s Play On Tour and I am so envy to those who can go to her concerts, I wish I could fly to US :)

    Some of my favorites are when she sang ‘Mama’s song’ and plays piano and at the end of the song there was a picture of her and Mike Fisher show up.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YziSoQQe6JY&feature=player_embedded

    Also when she sang ‘Song Like This’ with part of White Liar (Miranda Lambert) and Single Ladies (Beyonce) ooohh so cool !!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geR4so4AjAE

    And when she bring OPRY and Randy Travis to the Stage when she sang ‘I Told You So’
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZOWt5p2rXk&feature=player_embedded

    So far she got great reviews from 3 concerts she has done.. Despite the great fancy, hi-tech stage, Carrie’s voice remains the most special effect of all

    A quote from Reading PA, Concert review:

    “And really, when it’s all said and done and the lights go off, the stage stops shifting and the streamers and confetti are swept from the floor, Underwood’s voice is still the most special effect of all. “

    (http://blogs.mcall.com/lehighvalleymusic/2010/03/carrie-underwood-opens-tour-in-reading-with-lots-of-bells-and-whistles.html)

    And from Albany Review:

    “Sure, there was a lot of pop sugar and country candy, but much more than most of her peers, Underwood understands how to connect with her audience, and her songs of love lost and won resonate with more resolve. And her voice, it’s just a gift from God. “

    (http://blog.timesunion.com/reviews/carrie-underwood-times-union-center-31210/1863/)

  27. Which concert are you going to, Trina?

    The 26th in New Jersey! I actually have tix to the Atlantic City show on Friday as well but I’m iffy on that. Its pretty close to my house but Fridays workwise have been tough for me and I’ve been pulling late nights :/

  28. The 26th in New Jersey! I actually have tix to the Atlantic City show on Friday as well but I’m iffy on that. Its pretty close to my house but Fridays workwise have been tough for me and I’ve been pulling late nights :/

    Have fun! I hope you can go to both shows. Maybe you can just skip Sons of Sylvia and Craig Morgan, and come at 9:00 for Carrie :) You’ll see SOS anyway for “What Can I Say” and if you’re like me, Craig is too trad-country to be a must-see. And you might see Craig as well anyway if Carrie brings him out again for a duet.

  29. I’d be more nervous about the truck falling on the audience. Can’t wait for good quality videos of Sons of Sylvia (formerly the Clark Brothers for anyone who doesn’t know that). They were amazing on NGAB.

  30. A friend was at this concert and she did nothing but rave about how spectacular it was. As those 2 articles quoted said, her voice was the highlight of the concert and what amazed my friend the most.

  31. I don’t get the concept. I’m lost.

    It’s pretty simple. The intro video is set to Carrie’s song Get Out Of This Town which as you can imagine is a getaway road trip song. The video has all these signs and symbols connected to places that have been important to Carrie, like St. Louis Missouri where she auditioned for AI, the Opry, and so on and so forth. The last sign points to West Virginia which is a lyric from the John Denver song Country Road.

    Carrie emerges in the truck singing “Baby let’s just get out of this town” and she’s on her own little road trip in the pick up truck, singing “Country road, take me home to the place I belong, West Virginia”. She sings that whole song while the truck’s going up the audience which IMO is a neat way of combining the road trip concept with a chance to give some people in the audience a better view.

    The other song Carrie sings in the truck is called This Time which Carrie’s said she thinks of as a driving song in the sense that she imagines that she’s in a car driving with the windows down, not a care in the world, and she’s just bursting to tell somebody that she loves him. With the imagery in the song I’ve always seen it more as one of those songs where you’re sitting in the bed of your truck up at a lookout point on a date and it’s really romantic. Either way it kind of fits for Carrie to be in a pickup truck while she’s singing it. She finishes her mini road trip and she’s back on stage.

    leilamaurizia: The swing makes me nervous too. IA that Carrie’s set is very ambitious. I really appreciate the effort she’s making to put on a great show for her fans.

  32. windmills, thanks for that “This Time” perspective. I never knew Carrie thought of the song that way. Interesting.

    Here’s an excellent quality video of “Just a Dream” with the swing. How easy is it to slip with that poofy skirt? Easy! She even keeps leaning back and extending her legs to swing. Shiiiiiit! Scary!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86VQv1kEXAI

    I really appreciate the effort she’s making to put on a great show for her fans.

    I agree. I would love an acoustic concert in the round where Carrie just sings. (It looks like she plans to do that acoustic, unplugged concert tour anyway.) But this kind of visual showcase seems like a spectacular must-see and honestly, makes me want to jump on a plane and see it more than any of her previous tours. I particularly appreciate that the mix allows her voice to be crystal-clear and she’s not drowned out by the band. And I love the amount of thought that went into the video content.

  33. This schtick is for performers who don’t sing very well. I don’t think she needs to do things like this.

    She doesn’t but you can bet the audience in the nosebleed seats appreciate her effort to bring the show closer to them.

    I’m not a fan but I love the blue truck and appreciate her singing the Denver cover.

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