It’s almost time for the five-time Grammy winner’s fourth album to hit the airwaves! Carrie Underwood’s much-anticipated next project, “Good Girl,” will be available in a few short months. We’ve seen Carrie quite a bit since her last album, Play On, astounded us in 2009. Since then, she has hosted the CMA’s with fellow country funnyman Brad Paisley, showcased that signature, crystal-clear voice on tour, and made countless other appearances. Still, we’ve been anxiously awaiting her latest achievement from the studio, which will display that voice we love and the talent of several stellar songwriters.
The title track, “Good Girl,” will be heard on country radio on February 23rd! It was written by Carrie herself, along with Chris DeStefano and Ashley Gorley. This pair has been successful before, with past No. 1 hits “All-American Girl” and “Don’t Forget To Remember Me” already under their belts. Songwriter Mark Bright will make a reappearance as well, after producing her two previous albums and seven tracks from Some Hearts in 2005.
Since the American Idol winner released that debut album, she has claimed record-breaking success beyond even Simon Cowell’s wildest expectations. Carrie Underwood became the first country artist in history to ever have ten No. 1 singles come from the first two albums. To think that she co-wrote six of the fourteen No. 1 singles of her career is mind-boggling, and the sign of a truly gifted country sta
Carrie’s other distinctions include being an honored member of the Grand Old Opry, recognized twice as the Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, being selected as a Grammy Award Nominee, and a three-time Country Music Association and ACM Female Vocalist winner. Now, with her fourth album set for release and sure to join the highly successful ranks of Some Hearts, Carnival Ride, and Play On, she is undoubtedly in a position that countless aspiring country artists dream of! We can’t wait to hear the final result of a nearly three-year-long writing and recording process. “Good girl,” Carrie!
Article by our new CMP writing intern, Molli!
Hey, country music fans!
My name is Molli Swiatek. I’ve been in love with country music and its inspirational, uplifting messages for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I recall listening to a huge variety of amazing artists from George Strait to Brooks & Dunn, Lorrie Morgan, and Mary Chapin Carpenter, and simply being captivated.
When it came time to leave my hometown of Mansfield, Massachusetts (GO, RED SOX!) for college, I chose to follow this passion to Tennessee to study music and be close to Nashville! In May, I will graduate with a degree in music (vocal performance) with a minor in creative writing. I look forward to using both music and writing in the future, wherever they may take me.
Country Music Pride gives us fans such a great opportunity to read, write about, and share experiences relating to what country music has meant to each of us. I can’t wait to learn even more about artists, stories behind songs, upcoming events, and so much more! I also hope you guys enjoy my articles, which are grounded in a sincere appreciation for the country genre, knowledge of music, and admiration of numerous artists and their work, such as the stunning, overwhelmingly talented Martina McBride! Thank you all so much for reading; God bless!