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Sep 11

Carrie Underwood Producing TV Series Based on “Two Black Cadillacs”

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Carrie Underwood may not be touring this fall, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t keeping busy. Rolling Stone reports Underwood is teaming up with Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and Ildy Modrovich to executive produce a six-hour television series based on her hit song, “Two Black Cadillacs.” Set to air on FOX, the series is set in the modern-day South and tells the story of a wife and mistress who work together to murder a cheating husband.

“One’s the wife, one’s the one he’s messing around with — and you root for them both, because it’s not their fault,” Underwood said. “He’s lying to both of them. They figure it out, and what do they do about it? They kill him! And the first time they meet is at the funeral. There’s two black Cadillacs, and you think maybe that’s the car he bought for both of them. It’s dark, it’s stormy, it’s dramatic — it’s like a soap opera.” Continue Reading


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Mar 28

Carrie Underwood to Debut New Single on American Idol

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Carrie Underwood photo courtesy of Schmidt Relations.

Carrie Underwood will return to American Idol on April 4 to debut her new single, “See You Again.” Her performance will air live on FOX at 8/7c. Described by Billboard as ‘truly a taste of heaven,’ the song was written by Carrie, Hillary Lindsey and David Hodges and is the fourth single from her platinum-selling Blown Away album.

“Two Black Cadillacs” recently became Carrie’s 17th No. 1 single and her 8th as a co-writer. She is currently touring the country on her Blown Away Tour with special guest Hunter Hayes. Continue Reading


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Mar 20

Carrie Underwood Drives to No. 1 with “Two Black Cadillacs”

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Carrie Underwood photo by James White, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Carrie Underwood drove her latest single, “Two Black Cadillacs,” all the way to No. 1 on the Mediabase Country Airplay charts this week. The feat marks Carrie’s 17th No. 1 single and her 8th No. 1 as a songwriter. Co-written by Carrie, Josh Kear, and Hillary Lindsey, the track was recently certified Gold by the RIAA.

In other Carrie news, she will perform on the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, where she is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year for the eighth consecutive year and Album of the Year for Blown Away. She has won a total of 10 ACM Awards, including Entertainer of the Year twice. In 2010, she was honored with the ACM Triple Crown, an award presented to an artist with wins for New Artist, Male/Female Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year. Continue Reading


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Feb 11

Carrie Underwood, Zac Brown Band & More Take Home GRAMMY Awards

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LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Singer Carrie Underwood, winner Best Country Solo Performance, poses in the press room at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Carrie Underwood blew away the audience at the 55thAnnual GRAMMY Awards with a stripped-down performance of “Blown Away” that led into her latest single, “Two Black Cadillacs.” While her dress turned out to be a visual centerpiece thanks to laser technology, the highlight of Carrie’s night was walking away with the GRAMMY for Best Solo Country Performance for “Blown Away.”

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“Country music has always been so good to me and I thank the good Lord that I’m part of such a wonderful, talented amazing family,” Carrie said as she accepted her award. “Blown Away” also picked up the GRAMMY for Best Country Song, which went to songwriters Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins.

Taylor Swift opened the GRAMMYs with an Alice In Wonderland-themed performance of her GRAMMY-nominated hit “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” In a white outfit and matching top hat, Taylor strutted around the stage with a troupe of dancers and aerialists falling from the ceiling. When she reached the speaking part of the song, she spoke first in a British accent and then changed up the words, saying “I’m busy opening the GRAMMYs.” Continue Reading


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Jan 24

Watch Carrie Underwood’s Chilling “Two Black Cadillacs” Video

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Carrie Underwood on the set of her video for “Two Black Cadillacs.” Photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Carrie Underwood takes on a sinister role in her new video, “Two Black Cadillacs.” Based loosely on Stephen King’s Christine, a novel about a car with a mind of its own, Carrie sports an all black wardrobe, including a fierce pair of heels, smoky eyes and a devilish stare. She slowly drives her Cadillac through the countryside, in no hurry to arrive at her destination.

Elsewhere, a funeral is occurring with two widows in matching black veils and void of emotion standing by a coffin. Scenes of Carrie’s car in a dark alleyway, the cheating husband in its headlights, cut in throughout the video before the car finally mows the man down – and then repairs itself.

Who is the killer? Is Carrie’s character even real? Watch the video below to put the pieces together! Continue Reading


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Dec 17

GAC’s Top 10 Country Albums of 2012

Every year, music reviewers pull from the year’s releases to create Top 10 lists. 2012 was a fantastic year for country music, offering album after album of quality titles to choose from while overall sales for the genre rose 3.2% compared to this point last year. By the very nature of a ‘Top 10′ list, not every title can be included, but the albums below make up our list of releases that stood out. If you don’t happen to see your favorite album on the list, let everyone know what you thought was the best country album of the year by leaving a comment. Now, in no particular order, onto GAC’s Top 10 Country Albums of 2012!

Carrie Underwood's 2012 CD, Blown Away

Carrie Underwood’s 2012 CD Blown Away. Photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Carrie Underwood‘s Blown Away:

Carrie Underwood’s fourth studio album, Blown Away, is a musical tour de force so strong listeners are best off grabbing hold of anything they can find before pressing play. Read Our Original Review >> With an opening tri-fecta that includes the hook-heavy, “Good Girl,” the mesmerizing and emotional title-track, “Blown Away” (nominated for two Grammy awards including Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song), and the dark tale of vengeance, “Two Black Cadillacs,” Carrie displays the greatness ‘pop country’ can achieve in just the first 13 minutes of the album. Working again with producer Mark Bright, the platinum certified, Blown Away, is Carrie’s most polished work to date. Whether she’s moving through tender, patient melodies (“Forever Changed”), dipping into sunny, island-inspired rhythms (“One Way Ticket”), or showing off some serious fire (“Cupid’s Got A Shotgun” with Brad Paisley dropping some twang guitar), Carrie is a master of melody and vocal expression. Carrie co-wrote more than half the songs on the album, including the traditional-leaning, “Wine After Whiskey,” which captures loneliness and heartache with breathtaking clarity. Key tracks – “Blown Away,” “Two Black Cadillacs,” “Forever Changed,” “Wine After Whiskey”

Little Big Town's 2012 CD, Tornado

Little Big Town’s 2012 CD, Tornado. Photo courtesy of Sandbox Entertainment.

Little Big Town‘s Tornado

Harmony quartet Little Big Town scored a massive hit with their 2012 CMA Single of the Year and Grammy-nominated “Pontoon,” a laid-back summer tune that powered the group’s fifth studio album to a No. 1 Country album chart debut. Read Our Original Review >>  Working for the first time with producer Jay Joyce (the man behind Eric Church’s CMA Album of the Year, Chief), Tornado sounds vastly different than any of LBT’s previous work as it stretches from shimmering harmony to atmospheric grooves. Though the songs are shorter and many buzz with electric guitars, an infectious live energy runs through the project to ignite each song. The album-opener “Pavement Ends,” the muddy water rocker “Front Porch Thing,” and the bluesy “Self Made,” highlight LBT’s delta spirit while the spaghetti western title-track brings the storm straight through the speakers. However, it’s still the sparkling harmonies and spellbinding chemistry on songs like the emotionally-estranged, “Your Side of the Bed,” and the sexy, “Night Owl” that make this one of the best records of the year. Key Tracks – “Tornado,” “Your Side of the Bed,” “On Fire Tonight,” “Pontoon”

Jamey Johnson's 2012 CD, Livin' For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran

Jamey Johnson’s 2012 CD, Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran. Photo courtesy of UMG Nashville.

Jamey Johnson‘s Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran

Nominated for a Grammy for Best Country Album of the Year, Jamey Johnson proves once again that he is one of the genre’s finest traditional artists.  Read Our Original Review >> Here, on a loving and heartfelt tribute to his friend, the late Hank Cochran, Jamey assembles a guest list of epic proportions (how’s seven Country Music Hall of Famers for a start?) to pay tribute to the iconic songwriter. Jamey draws from Hank’s deep catalog to perform classics including “I Fall To Pieces” (sung here with Merle Haggard), “Don’t You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me” (with Willie Nelson) and “Make The World Go Away” (with Alison Krauss). If pulling together such an impressive cast wasn’t enough, Jamey’s anticipation, timing and expressive range show just how deeply connected he is to the sad honky tonk sounds under the collection’s strikingly stark arrangements. It’s all about the song here, and when Jamey moves from pointed judgment (“This Ain’t My First Rodeo” with Lee Ann Womack) to guarded restraint (“Don’t Touch Me” with Emmylou Harris) and soul-bearing vulnerability (“Would These Arms Be In Your Way”), he surpasses even his own previous achievements. Hank, however, has the line of the album when he’s heard singing, Life’s so full of melodies, with words that rhyme and harmonies, on the project’s captivating title-track. Key Tracks – “Living For A Song,” “The Eagle,” “I Don’t Do Windows,” “This Ain’t My First Rodeo” Continue Reading


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Nov 26

Watch Carrie Underwood’s Chilling “Two Black Cadillacs” Video Trailer

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Carrie Underwood photo courtesy of Schmidt Relations.

Carrie Underwood put the ‘black’ in Black Friday by releasing the trailer to her upcoming video, “Two Black Cadillacs.” In the short clip, Carrie plays the dramatic role of a widow done wrong, bringing the song’s lyrics to life on screen. The video will premiere in January 2013.

Watch the trailer below! Continue Reading


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Nov 18

Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood Win American Music Awards

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LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 18: Singer Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 40th American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Taylor Swift picked up her fifth straight American Music Award for Favorite Female Country Artist at the 40thAnnual American Music Awards Sunday night. Voted on by fans, the win also marked her eleventh AMA win overall.

“I want to thank the fans,” she said during her acceptance speech. “You guys are the one who voted on this. You have made this such an amazing couple of weeks for me with Red coming out. We just put some of the dates on sale for the tour and you guys sold them out in minutes and I’m so stoked. I guess what I’m trying to say is I’m really really happy right now and that’s all because of you.”

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Luke Bryan became a first time American Music Awards winner when he picked up the award for Favorite Country Male Artist. Visibly excited, he took a moment to celebrate with Lady Antebellum who presented him with the award before making his acceptance speech. Continue Reading


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Nov 16

Carrie Underwood to Debut “Two Black Cadillacs” on American Music Awards

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Carrie Underwood photo courtesy of Schmidt Relations.

Carrie Underwoodwill debut her new single, “Two Black Cadillacs,” when she performs on The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards on Sunday November 18th at 8p|7c on ABC. The third single from her platinum-certified album Blown Away follows the albums’ No. 1 singles “Good Girl” and title track, “Blown Away,” which together have spent three weeks atop the country airplay charts in 2012, more than any other female country artist this year.

Carrie is also a double-nominee at the American Music Awards, up for Favorite Female Artist – Country, as well as Favorite Album – Country, for Blown Away.

It was just recently announced that Continue Reading


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Apr 26

GAC Album Review: Carrie Underwood’s Blown Away

Carrie Underwood's 2012 CD Blown Away

Carrie Underwood's 2012 CD Blown Away. Photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

There’s no escaping Carrie Underwood’s grasp on Blown Away, the country diva’s captivating fourth studio album, due in stores May 1. Like a lightning strike starting a fire, an intense tour-de-force ignites Carrie’s first record since 2009’s double-platinum Play On as the singer/songwriter displays compelling emotional range.

Blown Away opens with three songs that, quite honestly, serve as a potential watershed moment for what “Pop Country” can achieve. The crisp power chords and handclap fills of current Top 10 single “Good Girl” fuel Carrie’s electric vocal through rapid melodies building to an engaging hook. The intense title-track “Blown Away,” with tough sentiments like, There’s not enough rain in Oklahoma / To wash the sins out of that house, comes unhinged amidst swirling harmonies and kinetic instrumentation. On the dramatic “Two Black Cadillacs,” with a tale of revenge that would make even the staunchest traditionalist sit up at attention, rumbling percussion and meticulous strings set the scene as the song rages on. Yet, even with heavy thematic elements, the songs impressively maintain a pop/crossover shine and accessible sound, courtesy of Carrie’s pristine voice and modern delivery.

Working again with producer Mark Bright, Carrie co-wrote eight of the album’s 14 songs, including the aforementioned “Good Girl” and “Two Black Cadillacs.” This continues the trend of her taking on more of a role as a songwriter on her albums. The uplifting and empowering “Nobody Ever Told You” skips to an optimistic beat as Carrie sings, You shine like a diamond and glitter like gold /And you need to know, with the love of an older sister. On the lighthearted, “One Way Ticket,” Carrie’s voice glides over island-inspired rhythms while singing, Raise your hands in the air tonight / Put a little love back in your life, with a groove that should make both the ‘Bama and NYC girls hit the dance floor.

Blown Away succeeds in showcasing Carrie’s dynamic range. While the album begins with its darkest songs and moves toward its more optimistic, Carrie holds the collection together by continuously building on her previous work. The touching ballad “Forever Changed,” which deals with a loved one’s Alzheimer’s, has a similar feel to the mature understanding found in 2009’s “Temporary Home.” On “Cupid’s Got A Shotgun,” a fiery and fun barnburner complete with a duel against the god of love himself, Brad Paisley provides a healthy dose of guitar twang as the two reconnect after their No. 1 hit duet, “Remind Me.”

The stories here are often dramatic, but they’re grounded in relatable details. Songs like the nostalgic “Thank God for Hometowns” speaks of subtle Americana like ‘Prescott Lane’ while the curious “Do You Think Of Me” shares a universal sentiment by finishing the title’s question with, like I think about you? Carrie doesn’t shy away from complexities, and with a powerful voice unafraid to push the envelope, Blown Away could be just the album to show what’s possible for pop-influenced country.

Key Tracks – “Good Girl,” “Blown Away,” “Two Black Cadillacs,” “Nobody Ever Told You”


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