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).
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. I'll Stand by You – Ill Stand by You is a 1994 song recorded by The Pretenders from their sixth studio album, Last of the Independents. It was written by Chrissie Hynde in collaboration with the team of Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg. It was the Pretenders last successful single in North America, the song pledges love and faithful assistance in times of personal darkness. Since its initial release, Ill Stand by You has also become a hit for British girl group Girls Aloud in 2004 and Carrie Underwood in 2007. It charted higher in the UK and the U. S. than Night in My Veins, the music video for Ill Stand by You was released in 1994 and features Chrissie Hynde caring for an ill man. It was later featured in the episode of Dawsons Creek. Since 2010 the song has been used in an advert for the NSPCC. Chrissie Hynde – guitar, vocals Adam Seymour – guitar Additional musicians J. F. T and their version was produced by Brian Higgins and his production team Xenomania. The track was announced a single just ten days before its 15 November 2004 release and it became Girls Alouds second number one on the UK Singles Chart, spending two weeks at the top position and receiving a silver certification from the British Phonographic Industry. The song appears on Girls Alouds second studio album What Will the Neighbours Say, the music video, directed by Trudy Bellinger, saw Girls Aloud stranded in a desert as they stand by each other. Ill Stand by You was promoted through various appearances and has since been performed on a number of the groups concert tours. Despite its success, Girls Alouds cover of the song was panned by contemporary music critics. The tracks release was announced a single just ten days before its release date, nicola Roberts said, Hopefully if our single does well its a lot of money going to the charity. The single was released on 15 November 2004 in the UK and it was available on two different CD singles. The first disc includes Real Life, a song taken from Girls Alouds second album What Will the Neighbours Say, the second CD format featured a medley of songs taken from the album, as well as the Tony Lamezmas Club Romp remix of the track. The Gravitas Vocal Dub Mix Edit of Ill Stand by You appears on the Wake Me Up single, in order to promote the release, Girls Aloud toured radio stations across the United Kingdom and performed an acoustic arrangement of Ill Stand by You that they arranged themselves. Girls Alouds version of Ill Stand By You was not well received by most contemporary music critics and it was called a particular soggy area on Girls Alouds album. Alexis Petridis of The Guardian, who praised Girls Alouds album, BBC Music felt it was arguable whether this cover adds much to the Pretenders original
3. Go Your Own Way – Go Your Own Way is a song by the British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, released as a single in December 1976. Written and sung by Lindsey Buckingham, it was the first single from the groups 1977 album Rumours and it was the groups first major U. S. hit with male lead vocals. The song was written on a vacation in Florida in a house the band rented, by this point, the members of Fleetwood Mac were not getting along very well. Mick Fleetwood, the drummer, remembers the tense atmosphere during this time. It was rough but it was great, though the setting didnt do it justice, the band didnt hear any of these early recordings until they returned to Sausalito. Buckingham had heard Street Fighting Man by The Rolling Stones, Ken Caillat, remembers that Mick Fleetwood initially had a difficult time with the drums. I remember watching him guide Mick as to what he wanted – hed be so animated, like a little kid, Mick wasnt so sure he could do what Lindsey wanted, but he did a great job, and the song took off. The guitar solo was assembled in numerous takes at Criteria Studios by Ken Caillat and it was a completely compd solo, and on the 24-track its still in its original form, with all the separate guitars, and you still have to mix that way. So I drove there and did the solo, using mutes, the song is about the complicated relationship that Buckingham and fellow Fleetwood Mac member Stevie Nicks were having. None of the members knew they were writing songs about each other until the album was released, Stevie Nicks asked Buckingham to remove the lyrics Packing up, shacking up is all you wanna do, but Buckingham refused. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Nicks gave her thoughts on the matter, I very much resented him telling the world that packing up, shacking up with different men was all I wanted to do. It was just a thing that he said. Every time those words would come onstage, I wanted to go over and he knew it, so he really pushed my buttons through that. It was like, Ill make you suffer for leaving me, although the release date for Rumours was set for February 1977, Fleetwood Mac wanted a single out by Christmas, Go Your Own Way was chosen to fulfill that role. This marketing move would prove to be very successful, before the albums release, pre-orders had reached 800,000 copies, the biggest advance sale in Warner Brothers history at the time. Mitchel Reed, a popular DJ in LA in the 70s, was underwhelmed when he first played the single on his program, after the song had finished, he said dismissively to millions of listeners, I dont know about that one. Afterwards, Buckingham contacted Reed, demanding to know what the problem was, Reed told Buckingham that he could not find the beat. Both Fleetwood and Buckingham took the blame for this issue, Buckingham attributed the problem to the acoustic guitar track that he added late into production
4. I Told You So (Randy Travis song) – I Told You So is a song written and recorded by American country music singer Randy Travis from his 1988 album, Always & Forever. It reached number one on the U. S. Billboard, Travis had first recorded it on his 1983 album Live at the Nashville Palace under his stage name Randy Ray. It became a hit and one of his most requested songs at the club. In 2007, the song was covered by Carrie Underwood on her album Carnival Ride and her version was released in February 2009 and was re-recorded and re-released in March as a duet with Travis. Underwoods and Traviss duet peaked at two on the U. S. country charts in 2009. I Told You So is a mid-tempo in which the narrator poses a hypothetical situation and he asks if she would say that she loves him, or simply laugh at and say I told you so because she has found someone else. Travis first recorded this for his 1983 Live at the Nashville Palace under this name at the time Randy Ray. It was a hit for him. Travis re-recorded it for his Always & Forever and released it as a single and his rendition was a Number One hit on the Billboard country charts, peaking in June 1988 and spending two weeks at that position. Randy Travis later recollected on Twittys response to the songs popularity. We were working shows with Conway after it was a #1 song for us, and he remembered it and it got to the point that every time hed see her coming hed say I dont want to hear it. Carrie Underwood released a version of the song on her 2007 album, Carnival Ride, it was the fifth. Her version of the song was featured on the album Now Thats What I Call Country Volume 2, Underwoods version has been certified Platinum by the RIAA. Matt Bjorke of Roughstock called the very much a welcomed addition to the charts. He also states that Underwood may over sing the title a bit in the chorus, kevin J. Engine 145 critic Brady Vercher gave Underwoods rendition a thumbs down rating, saying When she delivers the chorus she’s just a woman singing a song. Although technically proficient, it’s not very moving, a music video for the single was released February 12,2009 on CMT. com. It consists of Underwood performing the song at the Grand Ole Opry in a short, before the performance, she states that I Told You So has always been one of favorites growing up. After the performance, Randy Travis comes out from the back of the stage and he said he was going to perform that song that night, but after hearing Underwood, he decided not to
5. Inside Your Heaven – Inside Your Heaven is a song written by Andreas Carlsson, Pelle Nylén, Savan Kotecha, and produced by Desmond Child. Two versions of the song were released as singles in 2005, one by American Idol winner Carrie Underwood and it was the longest running single of 2005 in Canada. Although Underwoods recording was not released to country, the song charted at number fifty-two on Hot Country Songs and it was certified Gold by the RIAA and two times platinum by the CRIA, and it was later included on her debut album, Some Hearts. The B-side is a cover of the Martina McBride song Independence Day, the following week, Bo Bice released a cover version of the song. Bices version was released on June 21,2005 and peaked at two on the Hot 100. It was certified Gold by the RIAA and two times platinum by the CRIA, the B-side is a cover of the song Vehicle by The Ides of March. The song won Underwood the Billboard Music Awards for Top-Selling Country Single of the Year and it also helped Underwood win the award for Country Single Sales Artist of the Year. Carrie Underwoods version sold 880,000 copies, while Bo Bices version sold 401,000. CD single Inside Your Heaven –3,45 Independence Day –3,20 CD single Inside Your Heaven –4,13 Vehicle –2,49 Credits are adapted from the notes of the CD singles. Both Carries version Bos version List of Hot 100 number-one singles of 2005 List of Pop 100 number-one singles List of Canadian number-one singles of 2005 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
6. Two Black Cadillacs – Two Black Cadillacs is a song by American recording artist Carrie Underwood, taken from her fourth studio album, Blown Away. The song served as the third single on November 18,2012 through Arista Nashville. It was produced by Mark Bright, and the instrumentation was compared to songs by Dixie Chicks, upon its release, Two Black Cadillacs was met with positive reviews from music critics, who praised its story and Underwoods versatility as an artist. In the United States, it reached two on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, and also reached number 41 on the Hot 100. Two Black Cadillacs was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, the song also charted in Canada at number three on the Country chart and at number 52 on the Canadian Hot 100. The accompanying music video was directed by P. R. Brown, the video draws inspiration from Stephen Kings novel Christine, and shows how the wife and mistress kill the cheating husband with a black Cadillac. It was nominated for Video of the Year at the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards and it was also performed during the Blown Away Tour. After Underwoods Play On Tour ended in December 2010, she started to work on her fourth 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 a track titled Blown Away and sent it to the singer. Underwood loved the song and recorded it, also naming her album Blown Away as it was the song defined the albums darker direction. She then started writing material with several songwriters, including Hillary Lindsey, together, the trio wrote Two Black Cadillacs, which is about two women finding out that they both are involved in a relationship with the same man and set their differences aside to kill him. Underwood said that it was so fun to write and just be in that room with Lindsey and Kear. Kear described the session, Carrie had told me in an earlier writing appointment that she was expecting this album to have darker tones than any of her earlier records. So I remember sitting at the piano while writing the song thinking that if Carrie really wanted something dark, Carrie really got into the story and making sure we didnt give away how the two women got rid of the man the song is about. This kind of song is really tricky because you need enough detail to tell the story, I think we managed to pull that off. Either way, it was certainly fun choosing which elements of the story to put in, melodically, Two Black Cadillacs is written in the key of F minor, and is set in the common time with a tempo of 120 beats per minute. Underwoods voice spans from the low note of A♭3 to the note of C5. Billy Dukes of Taste of Country noted that the lyrics of the push the normally plucky country superstar to the edge of evil
7. 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
8. 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
9. 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
10. 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