Blown Away – The Second Single Off Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away”?

Following Good Girl, people are wondering what could be the second single that Carrie has readied for country radio. And word is, it’s a song that will stun them even more than Good Girl did.

Blown Away is the song that will blow country radio away.

Starting with an ominous forecast of freak weather hitting Oklahoma, a recent article in Billboard Magazine mentioned a lyric from the song: “Some people called it taking shelter. She called it taking sweet revenge.”

The song, according to Sony Nashville’s chairman and CEO Gary Overton is very close to a mini-movie. The whole song is very dramatic. The production on it is very tight. The lyrics are shocking and Carrie’s delivery is exquisite. In fact, Carrie had the following to say about the song:

I’ve never been so excited to hear a demo as I was that one. I got chills…we needed to find things that would fit with this [song], because if I found 13 other tracks that didn’t match with that one, I’d start over and keep that one.”

 All of this is not enough to confirm Blown Away as the second single. What confirms it is the following.
– Carrie said they were torn between two songs for the first single: one that came later in the writing process and one that was great all the time. The former is Good Girl, the latter is Blown Away. If Good Girl was chosen as lead single, then Blown Away should be their second single choice.
– Carrie also said that they’d be shooting the music videos for the first two singles back to back so they wouldn’t need to wait long until they could release them. We have two images from Carrie that confirm Blown Away was already filmed:
– With her fourth album, Carrie said that her approach was drastically different – it was one geared towards more critical acclaim. With music insiders already gushing over the album and calling Blown Away a standout track among an album of standouts, the song could be the one Carrie needs. And what better way to take country radio by an even bigger storm than by the writers of Before He Cheats?
Either way, 16 more days until the album drops and until we can know for certain if Blown Away is worth all the talk. This could be, however, the first time Carrie Underwood releases the song of her album title as a single.
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24 thoughts on “Blown Away – The Second Single Off Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away”?

    • Repeatedly saying that it is her best album yet and that they’ve taken it to the next level with it means they’re aiming for it to be liked by critics.
      Her previous albums were not critically acclaimed but the they were well-received by the fans.
      With this one, they’re aiming for both. If the songs are as good as they appear to be, the critics will love them and the fans will too. Carrie can join both parts of the spectrum together and make it look effortless.

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      • I’m really hoping Carrie will finally get critical acclaim for this album. I have a feeling that she will get it with this album, judging from the comments from the few people who’ve listened to it. I just wish the critics will be open-minded in reviewing this.

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  1. Elie, I hope Artista Nashville lets you get your hands on the whole album! I really enjoy reading your in-depth analyses of Carrie Underwood’s tracks. And I love that you’re in Lebanon with a popular blog. You’re exposing Carrie to a whole new slew of people that might otherwise be unaware of the talent that she possesses! Just your reasoning for why Blown Away appears to be the second single off of the upcoming album of the same title is amazing because it makes sense. Why wouldn’t Blown Away be the next single?

    Anyway, I’m hoping you get to hear it! Great writing! I look forward to your review of Blown Away, whether you get it early or not!

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    • I’ll be reviewing Blown Away the moment it’s released. It’s only fitting, since I’ve been reviewing other country music albums for a while now. I’m very excited for Carrie’s release because she really seems to have taken it up a notch with Blown Away. Every description I’ve heard of the song is better than the last.
      Thank you for reading this article. And I’m glad you think my blog is worth it.

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  2. Like all us fans May 1st feels like a 2nd birthday to all of us, as we run to buy her cd first week to boost sales. It gives me some relief that Carrie has said a few times she’s included several more traditional country songs which should placate a few critics… I cannot help but to mention my utter sadness and frustration with the incredible CARNIVAL RIDE did not win ACM Album of the Year even though it sold 3M, had 5 #1 songs, and peerlees vocals/emotion on songs like JUST A DREAM, I KNOW YOU WONT, SO SMALL, etc… I will never ever forget that injustice, then seeing crappy FEARLESS win ever freakin award based on hype and tween sales. Oh well, let’s hope BLOWN AWAY delivers the good and cleans up at award next year to once again validate Carrie’s position as #1 country music embassador to the world! god bless

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    • I think as long as the album is really good, the awards would naturally come. Either way, I don’t think any artist, Carrie included, should have awards in mind while doing the album. It takes away from the process, I think.

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  3. Elie, you’re doing a great job at introducing your Lebanese readers to her. It’s a shame she’s not more known. I checked out Good Girl and while I wasn’t taken away by it, I checked out her other songs and she’s really something. I hope she becomes more popular here. She’s really talented.
    Let me know when you have the review for her new album online. I’m definitely interested.

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    • Thank you for checking her out. She deserves to be more known around here. It’s a shame she isn’t. Hopefully that will change soon. And I’ll definitely let you know when the album review is up online.

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  5. Elie, I absolutely LOVE reading your articles. They are so very well written!! I cannot wait for this album — Carrie is taking it to another level!! I would hope that Carrie’s team would get you involved with reviewing the album as you will do an awesome job. You are bringing so many international fans to learn about Carrie and hear her amazing, angelic voice!! Thank you for all you do for Carrie!!

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