Carrie Underwood‘s album release-day concert on Today has been canceled due to NBC’s coverage of Hurricane Florence. The storm is not expected to affect New York City on Friday (Sept. 14), but with Category 2 winds and rains expected in North Carolina and South Carolina, the network will be dedicating significant time to the hurricane, a tweet explains. Latest projections show Hurricane Florence making landfall at 8AM on Friday.
Fans hoping to see Underwood on television can still tune in Thursday night (Sept. 13) to see her on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. She’ll also be on CBS Sunday Morning this Sunday and Ellen next week. She’s in New York City to promote her new Cry Pretty album, her first album in three years and first with new label UMG Nashville.
Illness kept Underwood from promoting the new album in Europe recently, although she did some digital media interviews before canceling a scheduled performance at the Long Road Festival. The 35-year-old is pregnant with her second child; she has not revealed the sex of the baby or shared the due date.
Cry Pretty, co-produced by Underwood and David Garcia, is her first since 2015’s Storyteller. Underwood spent much of 2016 on tour, and then took most of 2017 off. After co-hosting the 2017 CMA Awards in November, however, she suffered a serious fall outside her Nashville-area home that required surgery on her wrist and dozens of stitches in her face, which she says provided her with some “forced relaxation.”