Country music sweetheart Carrie Underwood may not have received as much media attention as Taylor Swift this year, but 2009 has still been a...

Country music sweetheart Carrie Underwood may not have received as much media attention as Taylor Swift this year, but 2009 has still been a strong year for the former American Idol. With a new album under her belt, she hopes to continue that success into the New Year with fresh spring tour plans.

The chart-topping singer will head from coast-to-coast next year with her 45-date Play On Tour, which also includes a few performances in Canada. The venture kicks off March 11 at Sovereign Center in Reading, PA, and concludes May 30 at Spokane Arena in Spokane, WA.

Underwood’s routing includes performances on March 20 at MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, CT; April 9 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN; May 7 at Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, LA; and May 22 at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

Craig Morgan will be featured along with a special guest along with Sons of Sylvia, who formerly performed as The Clark Brothers and are featured on Underwood’s latest album.

Public ticket sales for all dates of the tour will begin December 18. Tickets for the tour are affordable across the board, with most U.S. venues offering a $35 to $55 range, not including fees. Some venues have lower ranges, but prices only vary by a few dollars at most.

“I am getting so excited about next year as we are currently working through all the big plans for the tour,” Underwood said in a prepared statement. “I cannot wait to perform new music and see familiar faces across the U.S. and Canada!”

Underwood is touring behind her third studio album, “Play On,” which she released on November 3. In its first week of release, the album sold 318,000 copies and earned the former “American Idol” concestant and Season 4 winner her second consecutive No. 1 position on the Billboard 200, following 2007’s “Carnival Ride.”

Carrie Underwood itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

March 11 Reading, PA Sovereign Center
March 12 Albany, NY Times Union Center
March 13 Providence, RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center
March 15 Portland, ME Cumberland Co. Civic Center
March 16 Bridgeport, CT Arena At Harbor Yard
March 19 Atlantic City, NJ Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
March 20 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand At Foxwoods
March 21 Worcester, MA DCU Center
March 23 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum
March 24 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
March 26 Trenton, NJ Sun National Bank Center
March 27 Amherst, MA Mullins Center
March 29 Wilkes-Barre, PA Wachovia Arena At Casey Plaza
March 31 Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena
April 1 Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Events Center
April 3 Pikeville, KY Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center
April 6 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
April 7 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center Arena
April 9 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
April 10 Rockford, IL Rockford MetroCentre
April 12 Fort Wayne, IN Allen County War Mem. Coliseum
April 13 Saginaw, MI Arena at Dow Event Center
April 14 East Lansing, MI Breslin Student Events Center
April 23 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
April 24 Toledo, OH Lucas County Arena
April 25 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
April 27 Richmond, VA Richmond Coliseum
April 28 Charleston, WV Charleston Civic Center Coliseum
May 1 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena
May 2 Augusta, GA James Brown Arena
May 4 Tallahassee, FL Tallahassee-Leon Co. Civic Ctr.
May 5 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center
May 7 New Orleans, LA Lakefront Arena
May 8 Lafayette, LA Cajundome
May 10 Beaumont, TX Ford Park Arena
May 12 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
May 13 Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center Arena
May 15 Tucson, AZ Tucson Arena
May 18 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
May 20 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena
May 21 Reno, NV Reno Events Center
May 22 Las Vegas, NV Orleans Arena
May 29 Everett, WA Comcast Arena At Everett
May 30 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena