Carrie Underwood’s Sprint Center show on Sunday will be her fourth in Kansas City. Here’s a quick primer:
1. Underwood’s first performance in Kansas City was on March 5, 2008, when she opened for Keith Urban at Sprint Center. Her encore included a cover of Guns N’ Roses’ “Paradise City.” The show was part of the “Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy Carnival Ride Tour,” a name that combined the name of Urban’s and Underwood’s most recent albums.
2. Her first headlining show in Kansas City was Oct. 16, 2010, at Sprint Center. The show was part of her “Play On” tour. Billy Currington opened. Her set list included covers of Marshall Crenshaw’s “Some Hearts” and John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads.”
3. Her most recent Kansas City performance was at the Sprint Center on May 1, 2013, part of her “Blown Away” tour. The show was initially scheduled for Dec. 15, 2012, but was rescheduled due to illness.
4. In October, Underwood released “Storyteller,” her fifth studio album. All five have peaked at No. 1 or No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. Her album sales in the United States approach 16 million. Of her 26 singles, 19 have peaked at No. 1 or No. 2 on the country charts.
5. She has been the most successful of all the “American Idol” winners, selling 15.9 million albums, including a greatest-hits compilation and other projects. Kelly Clarkson is second with 13.9 million. Clarkson has released seven albums. Blue Springs native David Cook is ninth with 1.5 million. Underwood and Clarkson are tied in No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart. Each has three.