Carrie Underwood to play State Fair Grandstand; tickets on sale Saturday


It seems NBC's "The Sound of Music Live!" stage wasn't big enough for Carrie Underwood.

The country music star will be performing at the State Fair Grandstand next summer, the Minnesota State Fair announced Monday.

Tickets – priced at $50 and $65 for the Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 show – go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. Order tickets online at mnstatefair.org or etix.com, by phone at 800-514-3849 or in person at the State Fairgrounds Ticket Office (open Saturday only from 10 a.m. to noon).

The six-time Grammy award winner is the first act announced for the 2015 Grandstand Concert Series. She'll be performing with a special guest to be added later, the state fair says.

This is the earliest the state fair has put tickets on sale. Other Grandstand artists will be announced starting in early 2015 through the beginning of the summer, the state fair said.

Underwood, who is expecting her first child with husband and NHL player Mike Fisher this spring, last performed in the Twin Cities in 2012, and played the state fair in 2010, the Star Tribune says.

Underwood won "American Idol" in 2005, and is known as the voice of "Sunday Night Football" and as co-host of "The CMA Awards." She has sold more than 64 million records worldwide and recorded 18 No. 1 singles.

On Tuesday, she'll be releasing "Greatest Hits: Decade #1," her first collection, which features her new single "Something in the Water."

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