Carrie Underwood took the stage Friday night at the Great Allentown Fair — 364 days after she was initially supposed to.
But it was worth the wait.
Underwood, a seven-time Grammy winner, was announced as a 2020 Allentown Fair grandstand performer, but the coronavirus pandemic nixed any possibility of a fair last year. Fortunately, Underwood was able to make it work this year and, nearly one full year after the original date, brought the house down on Friday night.
Her performance marked the third time she’s played the fair, having done so back in 2007 and 2015. Over those 13 years, she’s become one of the most successful country stars ever, chiefly for songs like “Before He Cheats,” “Blown Away” and “Jesus, Take The Wheel.”
Underwood and Thursday night’s headliner, Toby Keith, were both scheduled for 2020 before the fair’s cancellation. Pop trio AJR was announced back in June and will headline Sunday night. Tickets are still available on ticketmaster.com.
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