(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that's happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.)
I know I just saw Carrie Underwood 10 days ago, but I can't help but be beyond thrilled to hear about the new tour she's planning. First, she told her fans (via her official fan club website) her plan is basically to tour her face off next year. Then in a recent radio interview, Underwood said, "Whenever you're thinking about things, you're thinking about new ways to include [fans], new ways to engage them and things that you can do that make them a huge part of your tour. Not just people sitting out there watching you on your tour, but they're in it with you. And, I mean, we have different ways of doing that." She also told Ryan Seacrest last week her next album is almost done, which means we'll get to hear new music when she embarks on this tour-your-face-off tour.