American country sensation Carrie Underwood makes a debut for both her and the entire country music genre at London's Apple Music Festival in Camden's Roundhouse Theatre. Joel Flynn reports.
It's a long way from the sunny climes of Nashville, but a little rain didn't stop Country music from making a debut in London on Monday September 21. Country music sensation Carrie Underwood was making her bow at the Apple Music Festival in north London. SOUNDBITE: Country Musician, Carrie Underwood, saying (English): "I definitely get that Country music has most of its culture in the States and in the southern part of the States, but we sing about real people and real stories and people that work hard and I feel like that's universal." The welcoming British weather didn't dampen fans' spirits either. SOUNDBITE: Carrie Underwood Fan, Catherine Churchill, saying (English): "I may have screamed at work like a big girl and then have someone had to swap shifts with me because I was supposed to be working until 7:30 tonight." SOUNDBITE: Carrie Underwood Fan, Keith Cartwright, saying (English): "Facebook I think are going to ban me, because I've been on it pretty much every minute of the day saying I'm so excited, so I can't wait." SOUNDBITE: Carrie Underwood Fans, Darian Baker And Maya Belmore, saying (English): BELMORE: "She's incredible live. I have seen her once, I love her live. I think she's really relatable though." BAKER: "And she's true country music." Performing to a small audience of 2,000 in Camden's Roundhouse Theatre, Underwood's performance at the Apple Music Festival was also live streamed streamed to fans around the world Underwood is set to begin a new tour in 2016, promoting her latest album "Storyteller", which is released next month. She's also just announced the European dates for the Country 2 Country festival in the UK.