Carrie Underwood Helps Raise Over $420K To Benefit Veterans

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Carrie Underwood’s Denim & Rhinestones Tour Raises Funds For The Tunnel To Towers Foundation To Assist Veterans

Carrie Underwood embarked on her Denim & Rhinestones Tour on October 15, 2022. The trek ended on March 17, 2023.

Underwood performed a total of 43 dates. Each show was around two hours long and the setlist usually contained 24 songs.

The Denim & Rhinestones Tour was one of the biggest country tours of the past year. This led to Underwood receiving a nomination for Entertainer of the Year from the CMA.

Other nominees include Luke Combs, Lainey Wilson, Chris Stapleton, and Morgan Wallen.

Carrie Underwood is nominated for the CMA Award for Entertainer of the Year
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Funds From Carrie’s Ticket Sales Provide Support To Veterans In Need

One dollar from every ticket sold on the Denim & Rhinestones Tour went to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The “About” section on the foundation’s website reads:

Since 9/11, we have been helping America’s heroes by providing mortgage-free homes to Gold Star and fallen first responder families with young children and by building specially-adapted smart homes for catastrophically injured veterans and first responders. We are also committed to eradicating veteran homelessness and helping America to Never Forget September 11, 2001.”

Underwood ended up raising $420,316 for Tunnels to Towers:

“We are overjoyed and profoundly grateful for this kind gesture,” said Frank Siller, the CEO and Chairman of Tunnels to Towers. “Carrie’s substantial donation, supported by her loving fans, will directly influence the lives of many of our nation’s heroes and their families. It will offer them not only financial assistance but a beacon of hope and a reminder that their sacrifices are recognized and honored.”

Carrie Underwood Reacts To Her Donation Total

Underwood thanked her fans for making it possible for her to give this donation:

They have always shown up to support great organizations like Tunnel To Towers, making the world a better place while coming out to see us,” she said.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation explained that 100% of Underwood’s donation will go toward its cause. The foundation will forgo the usual allocation made for administrative purposes:

“This means every single dollar of this generous contribution will aid in the provision of mortgage-free homes to families of fallen first responders and Gold Star families, as well as catastrophically injured veterans and first responders,” they explained.

The announcement about Underwood’s donation was made on the TODAY Show on Thursday morning (September 14). Watch one of the clips from her visit to the show below.

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