Carrie Underwood with Hoda Kotb Help “Dateline” Celebrate 20th Anniversary Special

Special Premieres Tuesday, May 22 at 10:00/9:00c

Nashville -- (May 18, 2012) -- Carrie Underwood will be featured in an upcoming one-hour “Dateline” 20th Anniversary Special next Tuesday, May 22 at 10:00/9:00p.m. central on NBC.

Carrie and correspondent Hoda Kotb first met in 2005 after she won the fourth season of American Idol. Nearly seven years to-the-day later, Carrie and Hoda meet again to talk about her meteoric rise as a five-time Grammy-award winner, a multi-platinum album selling artist, a concert touring record-breaker and her latest album Blown Away.

The “Dateline” 20th Anniversary Special will also highlight some of the most extraordinary stories in the past 20 years including Jane Pauley with Michael J. Fox; Tom Brokaw profiles Aron Ralston; Matt Lauer reports on two extraordinary families brought together by fate; Ann Curry checks in with the McCaughey septuplets and more.

Since releasing Some Hearts in 2005, Carrie has sold more than 14 million albums with Some Hearts, 2007’s Carnival Ride, and 2009’s Play On making her the best selling American Idol in the US. She’s amassed 14 No. 1 singles, six of which she co-wrote, and became the first country artist in history and the only American Idol winner ever to achieve 10 No. 1 singles from their first two albums. Underwood currently leads the nominations for the upcoming CMT Music Awards with five. She is a five-time Grammy winner, a two-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, a three-time Country Music Association and ACM Female Vocalist winner, and a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry. Carrie’s new album Blown Away is available here

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