On her official website, she had a succession of reveals which will ultimately gave away the title and cover of the album. The cover, has a darker theme than her previous album covers going on for it – as well as full display of Carrie’s legs. I think she knows we love them.
The cover has a yellow brick road, conveying a Wizard of Oz theme. With Carrie standing on the side, with a very fierce look on her face. I’m not the biggest fan of the look, to be honest. But the whole cover, with its artistic leanings and ferocity, is bold. And it works. It also contrasts greatly with the cover of Carrie’s first album, Some Hearts, in which she was standing in a field of flowers, the sun shining and her smiling. Well, it looks like Carrie Underwood is no longer in Kansas, ladies and gentlemen, or Oklahoma for that matter. And she knows it. She’s also flaunting it.
As for the title, after hinting it’s a two word title and giving her fans a chance at guessing it, most of the guesses being shot down almost immediately,one guess, however, turned out to be correct – and consistent with the Wizard of Oz theme: Blown Away.
Blown Away is the title of a song registered at ASCAP. It’s written by Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins, the writers who brought the world Before He Cheats.
What do you think of the album title and cover?
I’d give them an 8/10