Carrie Underwood was double-dipping Thursday evening (Aug. 11) when she celebrated two of her singles—“Heartbeat” and “Church Bells”—hitting the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.
The shindig took place at the Bell Tower in Nashville where Carrie and friends noshed on salads, chicken and steak skewers and cupcakes—from Ivey Cupcakes—arranged in a gorgeous tower display. To wash it down, guests sipped on specialty drinks named after Carrie’s songs, including Church Bell Sour, Summertime Storyteller and Heartbreak Rita.
Carrie, along with songwriters for both No. 1 hits—Ashley Gorley (“Heartbeat”) and Zach Crowell, Brett James and Hillary Lindsey (“Church Bells”)—took to the stage to thank those involved in helping the songs reach No. 1 and to perform “Jesus Take the Wheel, “Heartbeat,” “Church Bells” and “Dirty Laundry.”
“These events need music,” Carrie said from the stage. “This what we are here doing, we’re celebrating, so why not?”
Carrie took a moment to reveal what the next single from her Storyteller album would be. “I can tell you what the next single is—it’s ‘Dirty Laundry.’ I’m very excited.”
And so are we.
Photos by Nikita Palmer