As the year of 2014 draws to a close, I look back at the highlights of this year’s music scene. I thought, if I was to compile an album based on the sound that would best represent my 2014 iPod library, what would it sound like? And it ended up sounding something like this…
Can’t believe next year will mark Carrie Underwood‘s 10 years since winning American Idol!
The Country superstar announced last week that her first greatest hits compilation entitled Decade #1 will be released on 9 December and as the lead single from the fine selection, Something in the Water is to be included among some of Underwood’s 18 number 1 hits. Though the tracklist is still yet to be finalised, it’s sure going to be a hell of a collection.
As a co-writer alongside Chris DeStefano and Brett James, Underwood explains that this track is about having that ‘a-ha’ moment in your life where everything changes for the better. Singing /couldn’t fight back the tears, so I fell on my knees – saying ‘God, if you’re there come and rescue me’/, Underwood’s beliefs in Soutern Baptism are clear in every line.
This track takes me way back, 10 years to be exact, to hearing Underwood’s first single (not including Inside Your Heaven from Idol) Jesus, Take the Wheel for the first time!! A religious-themed crossover track filled with faith and positivity in every lyric that’s just great whether or not you share the belief.
Something in the Water summarises the first decade of her Country domination wonderfully… Roll on, Decade #2!!
*Something in the Water is out now!
*In remembrance of a whole decade of immense success, I look back at some of the highlights in Carrie’s career. Starting with the song that earned her the first couple of her 6 Grammys… and look how innocent and green she looked!! 😀
Extending the positive message of Jesus, Take the Wheel, So Small was the lead single from her sophomore album Carnival Ride.
Yup, a record-breaking Country superstar definitely suits her best… though she does make a beautiful bride too.
In Cowboy Casanova, Carrie shows off a little sass for the first time but certainly not the last…
She is just as feisty in Good Girl from her next album, Blown Away.
Wrapping this post up with two of my favourite songs and videos from her – I find the storytelling elements absolutely compelling. Enjoy!