Carrie Underwood‘s fourth album, Blown Away, is now in stores featuring the hit, “Good Girl.” There are a few musical left turns on the album, but Carrie tells ABC News Radio “Good Girl” was the best choice for the single.
“We went with it because we didn’t want to scare anybody,” Carrie admits. “We didn’t want to make people think I was completely just turning this album into some different, crazy direction.”
While “Good Girl” does strike a tone similar to Carrie’s big hits “Before He Cheats” and “Cowboy Casanova,” she pushed the production and her vocals further than she ever has before. When she was writing the song, it was actually in a lower key. She decided to step it up a bit, and Carrie admits, “I almost killed myself doing the demo.”
When it came time to actually record “Good Girl,” Carrie decided to keep it in that higher key. She says with a laugh, “I just won’t do that. It’s probably stupidity, but I’ll call it pride, and I wanna push myself.”
Carrie’s actually looking forward to singing “Good Girl” on the road later this year.
“By the end of the tour though, it’ll make me so much stronger and so much better when I’ve sung that song a million times.”
Carrie continues her media blitz in support of Blown Away Thursday night at 8:00 Eastern with a performance on the show that made her famous — American Idol on Fox.
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