Category:Carrie Underwood songs
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The following 51 pages are in this category, out of 51 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 51 pages are in this category, out of 51 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Carrie Underwood – Carrie Marie Underwood is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the season of American Idol in 2005. Her debut album, Some Hearts, was released in 2005, Underwood won three Grammy Awards for the album, including Best New Artist. Released in 2007, her album, Carnival Ride, had one of the biggest ever opening weeks by a female artist. Her next album, 2009s Play On, was a commercial success led by the single Cowboy Casanova, Underwoods fourth album, Blown Away, earned her a Grammy Award and was that years second best-selling release by a female artist. Her first compilation album was a chart and sales success and earned her a Grammy Award and her fifth album, Storyteller, made her the only country artist to have all first five studio albums reach either numbers one or two on the Billboard 200. Considered one of the most successful artists in any musical genre, Billboard has referred to her as Country Musics reigning Queen, while Time listed her as one of their 100 most influential people in the world in 2014. Underwood is the top country artist of all-time on the RIAAs Digital Singles ranking, Underwood is the biggest American Idol earner in the history of the show. Her album, Some Hearts was named the country album of the 2000s by Billboard. Underwood has been inducted into the Grand Ole Opry and the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and she has earned numerous accolades, including 7 Grammy Awards,17 Billboard Music Awards, and 11 American Music Awards. Underwood was born March 10,1983, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, to Carole and she was raised on her parents farm in the nearby rural town of Checotah. Her father worked in a sawmill while her mother taught elementary school and she has two older sisters, Shanna and Stephanie. During her childhood, Underwood performed at Robbins Memorial Talent Show and she later sang for local events in Checotah, including Old Settlers Day and the Lions Club. A local admirer arranged for her to go to Nashville when she was 14 to audition for Capitol Records, in 1996, Capitol Records was preparing a contract for Underwood but canceled it when company management changed. Underwood said of the event, I honestly think its a lot better that nothing out of it now. Everything has a way of working out, while at Checotah High School, she was an Honor Society member, a cheerleader, and played basketball and softball. Underwood graduated from Checotah High School in 2001 as salutatorian and she chose not to pursue singing after graduation. She said, After high school, I pretty much gave up on the dream of singing, I had reached a point in my life where I had to be practical and prepare for my future in the real world
2. All-American Girl (song) – All-American Girl is a song composed by country pop singer Carrie Underwood, Ashley Gorley, and Kelley Lovelace. It is the single from Underwoods second studio album, Carnival Ride. All-American Girl is the single for which Underwood shares a writing credit, the first being So Small. The song is a mid-tempo country-pop song, with a soaring chorus, Underwood stated in an issue of Entertainment Weekly that the high note during the bridge in the song is the highest note she has ever hit. The song centers around a beautiful, wonderful, perfect all-American girl, the first verse tells the story of a father hoping for a baby boy to continue his legacy, but when the nurse came in with a little pink blanket, all those big dreams changed. The baby girl now has her father wrapped around her finger, the second verse then shifts to 16 years later when the girl is now a teenager who falls head-over-heels for the senior football star. Just like the father, she becomes the center of the boys world. The final bridge tells of when the girl and boy get married and are expecting one of their own, when she asks the boy what hes hoping for he replies with one just like you, an all-American girl. Underwood said the song is in part her autobiography, the music video, which premiered January 23,2008, was again directed by Roman White. The video features different scenes of Underwood in different outfits portraying what an All-American girl could be behind different backgrounds through a green screen. Scenes also have her performing in a green zip-up hoodie and jeans, as of 2015, All-American Girl sold 1,800,000 copies in the United States. The song has been certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA, the song reached number 27 on the Hot 100, becoming Underwoods seventh career Hot 100 top forty single. It is her first number one to spend less than three weeks at the top of the chart, lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
3. Before He Cheats – Before He Cheats is a song written by Chris Tompkins and Josh Kear and the third wide-release single from Carrie Underwoods debut studio album, Some Hearts. It was the release from the album overall. The song tells the story of a woman taking revenge on her potentially unfaithful boyfriend/husband, before He Cheats became the first ever country song to sell over two million digitally and was once the best-selling country song of all time. It had sold 4,312,000 digital downloads as of May 2016 and it has also been certified 5× Platinum by the RIAA, Underwoods largest-selling single to date. The song has received a number of accolades, at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards, Underwood won the Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and the songs writers won the Grammy Award for Best Country Song. It received a nomination for the Grammy Award for Song of the Year as well and it was also named the 2007 Single of the Year by the Country Music Association Awards. It ranked on CMTs 40 Greatest Songs of the Decade at number 25, along with Underwoods other signature hit, Jesus, Take the Wheel, before He Cheats tells the story of a woman taking revenge on her potentially unfaithful boyfriend/husband. She imagines him hanging out and flirting with a girl, shooting pool, buying her a drink, dancing. All of these actions are part of her hopes that this will make him think before he cheats again. Although the song is about a tale of revenge, according to Carrie Underwood, while she had cheated on before, I wouldnt recommend doing any property damage. Im a let it go, move on kind of person, before He Cheats is set in the key of F# minor. It is set in 4/4 common time, the music video for Before He Cheats was directed by Roman White. In the beginning of the video Underwood is seen leaving a parking lot brandishing a Louisville Slugger, in other scenes, the husband/boyfriend is seen kissing another woman. As the video progresses Underwood takes the stage to sing as various objects behind her, at one point, a screen shot of the front seat of the truck is seen with Underwoods name carved in it, which she mentions during the chorus of the song. Eventually, she catches up with her cheating husband/boyfriend with the other woman, after looking shocked for a second, she scoffs and drops the keys to his now-demolished truck into his drink. At the very end of the video, the truck is shown completely destroyed. The early scenes in the video featuring a crowd in a street and Underwood in a parking garage, were filmed in and around Printers Alley in downtown Nashville. The final scene, featuring the exploding glass and light bulbs, was filmed on Fourth Avenue just north of Church Street in Nashville, before He Cheats made GAC music video history by debuting at number one
4. Bless the Broken Road – Bless the Broken Road is a song that has been recorded by several American country music artists. It was co-written by Marcus Hummon, Bobby Boyd and Jeff Hanna in 1994 and it was first recorded by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1994, followed by Hummon on his 1995 album All in Good Time. Singer-songwriter Marcus Hummon co-wrote the song with Jeff Hanna and Bobby Boyd, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band recorded it for the 1994 album Acoustic. One year later, Hummon covered the song for his debut album All in Good Time for Columbia Records and his rendition includes backing vocals from Hanna and Matraca Berg. Michael McCall of New Country magazine thought that Hummons rendition was the best track on the album, sons of the Desert recorded its own version of the song, for a planned second album on Epic Records that would have been released in 1998. This album was not released, due to a dispute between the band and its label, since then, many artists have recorded the song including Melodie Crittenden, Geoff Moore, Selah, Jamie Slocum, Carrie Underwood, Buddy Greene, and Rascal Flatts. Also in 1998, Melodie Crittenden recorded the song under the title Broken Road, released as the first of two singles from it, this version was a number 42 single on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. This version was featured on an episode of Dawsons Creek, Billboard gave Crittendens version a positive review in the January 17,1998, issue, calling it sheer poetry with a moving message. The highest-charting rendition is by the music group Rascal Flatts. Released in November 2004, this version spent five weeks at one on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. It also won a Grammy Award for Best Country Song and earned a certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. The song topped the 2 million mark in downloads on September 18,2010. Its Rascal Flatts third song to reach that mark, following Life Is a Highway, as of February 2016, the song has sold 3.489 million in the US. On May 25,2005, during a performance on American Idol by Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts. While not in release, and never included on an album. In 2009, a version recorded by Rascal Flatts was included in the soundtrack of Hannah Montana. On May 19,2012, Bless the Broken Road debuted at number 76 and went to number 41 next week on the UK Singles chart, Rascal Flatts version of the song is in the key of C major, with a vocal range from C4 to A5. Selah, a contemporary Christian music band, covered the song in 2006 on the album Bless the Broken Road, also released as a single, Selahs version peaked at number five on the Hot Christian Songs charts
5. Blown Away (song) – Blown Away is a song by American recording artist Carrie Underwood, taken from her fourth studio album of the same name. The song served as the second single on July 9,2012 through Arista Nashville. Producer Mark Bright drew inspiration from 1980s music, upon its release, Blown Away was met with positive reviews from music critics, who considered it to be the musical highlight of the album. The songs content and production received praise, as critics felt it confirmed the albums darker mood which Underwood had mentioned prior to its release. In the United States, it became her 13th number one hit on the Billboard Country Airplay chart and it also charted in Canada and the United Kingdom. It won several awards, including two Grammy Awards, for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance, the accompanying music video was directed by Randee St. Nicholas. Underwood said that when she heard first the song, she already had ideas of a video for it. She wanted it to be a dark Wizard of Oz in 2012 and it earned her an award for Video of the Year at the 2013 CMT Music Awards. The video was nominated for Music Video of the Year at the 2013 Country Music Association Awards and it was also performed as the encore of the Blown Away Tour. After Underwoods Play On Tour wrapped in December 2010, she started to work on her studio album. Sony Music Nashville chairman/CEO Gary Overton said that the singer took nearly a year to compile, songwriters Chris Tompkins and Josh Kear, who previously wrote Before He Cheats for Underwoods debut album, Some Hearts, worked on Blown Away initially without a specific artist in mind. At first, they built the drums and the parts that of the introduction. Tompkins started playing his keyboard to sound effects for the introduction. I think thats kind of threw us into it. We just started writing it, he said, Kear commented that it was not the duos intent or goal to make it a dark, revenge-themed song. As they wrote the line not enough rain in Oklahoma. We knew if we stuck with that lyric it was Carries song or maybe no one would ever record it, after the theme of the song had been established, the songwriters wanted to dig up as much drama as could. Lyrically, Blown Away tells the story of a daughter locking herself in a storm cellar while her father is passed out on the couch in the path of a tornado
6. Can't Stop Lovin' You (Aerosmith song) – With Aerosmith unsure of recording another album, and planning to embark on a farewell tour in the upcoming years, Cant Stop Lovin You is likely the bands final single. Aerosmith lead singer and songwriter Steven Tyler and frequent collaborator Marti Frederiksen wrote the song with the band during sessions for Music from Another Dimension, Tyler sang it in an emotional drawl similar to the bands 1993 hit Cryin and the song took on a romantic, country sound. Tyler commented, When it was done, it was discussed that I might have sang it a little too country, and all along we thought, should we get someone in. The day Tyler contacted Underwood, she happened to be in town but had to leave the morning, so Tyler asked her if she could come into record that night. About two-and-a-half months after the release of Music from Another Dimension, Cant Stop Lovin You was released as a single to adult contemporary, hot adult contemporary, and modern radio formats on January 21,2013. Examiner. com wrote that the song features country-pop guitar licks, Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry was initially skeptical of the collaboration with Underwood, but after hearing it, said Their voices matched up really well
7. Carrie Underwood discography – American singer and songwriter Carrie Underwood has released five studio albums and 29 singles. Underwood rose to fame after winning the season of American Idol in 2005. Her debut album, Some Hearts, was released in 2005 and is the debut country album in Nielsen SoundScan history. Her second album, Carnival Ride, was released in 2007, the album has since been certified 4x Platinum. Underwood released her studio album, Play On, on November 3,2009. It debuted at one on the Top Country Albums chart. It features the number one singles Cowboy Casanova, Temporary Home, the album has since been certified 3x Platinum in the US, Platinum in Canada, and Gold in Australia. The album was eventually certified Gold in Australia, on May 1,2012, Underwood released her fourth album, Blown Away. In the United States, it sold 267,000 albums in its first week and debuted at one on the Billboard 200. It debuted at one in Canadas Top 200 all-genre albums chart and Top 100 Country albums chart. The album also debuted at one on Australias Top 20 Country Albums. The album has been certified 2x Platinum in the United States, on December 9,2014, Underwood released her first greatest hits album, Greatest Hits, Decade #1. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on January 16,2015, underwoods fifth studio album, Storyteller was released on October 23,2015. The album debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 and this made Underwood the only country artist to have his or her first five studio albums debut at number one or number two on the Billboard 200 chart. It also debuted atop the Top Country Albums chart, earning Underwood another record as the only artist to score six consecutive number one albums on that chart, the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on October 24,2016. Underwood has sold in excess of 65 million records globally, in the United States, she has sold 16.3 million albums and over 34.8 million digital singles, making her the best-selling American Idol contestant of all-time. She is the top country artist and the fifth highest-certified female artist on the RIAA Top Artists Ranking and she is also the fourth biggest album seller among artists who have debuted the past 13 years. Underwood has accumulated 85 Billboard number-ones and she has had 15 singles top the Billboard Country Airplay, and 14 singles top the Hot Country Songs, respectively
8. Cowboy Casanova – Cowboy Casanova is a country song by American singer Carrie Underwood. The song was written by Mike Elizondo, Brett James, and it was released on September 14,2009, by Arista Nashville as the lead single from her third studio album, Play On. The song sold 2,300,000 copies, making it the fourth-biggest single of her career behind Jesus, Take the Wheel, Before He Cheats, the song received positive reviews from critics and became the fastest climbing country single of 2009. It also became Underwoods eighth number one single in the United States. The single was certified 2xPlatinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, after the end of her Carnival Ride Tour, in February 2009, Underwood began writing songs for her new album Play On. Elizondo came up with the melody of the song, to which James. James then suggested the title Cowboy Casanova off a list of titles that he had. In an interview with CMT Underwood said, I think to every woman, were not trashing this guy, were just warning these other girls about him. An unfinished version of the song leaked online on September 2,2009 after receiving airplay from KMPS-FM in Seattle, the label then rush-released the official version to Underwoods YouTube channel on September 3,2009. It was officially available for download on September 14,2009. Cowboy Casanova is a moderately paced country song and it incorporates elements of rock-inspired guitar riffs and background gang vocals in the introduction and verses, and also the violin and banjo-esque qualities which travel into the refrain. The song is composed in D minor, set in time with a tempo of 120 beats per minute. Underwoods vocals span from A3 to D5, the song has been met with generally favorable reviews. Billboard reviewed the song favorably, stating that it gives the chance to display the side of her musical persona. Blessed with a set of pipes that make the best of any tune. This may very well be my favorite Carrie Underwood single yet, kevin Coyne of Country Universe said that on “Cowboy Casanova”, Underwood makes a strong attempt but doesn’t quite pull it off. We’re left with just a decent single that doesn’t feel quite country enough or quite pop enough to make it a keeper, Cowboy Casanova was released on September 14,2009 for digital download. The song logged a first week sales of 110,236 copies in downloads, the song also made Underwood the only solo country artist in 2009 to debut a digital single above the 100,000