On the morning before ACM Presents: An All-Star Tribute to the Troops they’ve released the highly anticipated Carrie Underwood track Keep Us Safe. More than that, it’s a live version of the song that you’ll see tonight when the broadcast airs on CBS. The track is understandably gorgeous, considering it came from the minds of hit songwriters Hillary Lindsey, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, and Carrie Underwood herself. These writers are known for the dynamic, emotional rollercoaster hits that tell honest stories in a self-reflective way. I’m a huge fan of each of them, no matter who they’re writing for, but they hit it out of the park with Keep Us Safe.
Add to that the fact that Carrie Underwood’s voice absolutely soars in every possible way. From her head voice to her beautiful belt, every second of this song is composed of one of the most beautiful displays of vocals I have ever heard. I haven’t even seen the actual performance yet and I got goosebumps all over my arms. Underwood possesses this amazing ability to keep improving herself, she’s grown leaps and bounds since her time on American Idol and she continues to do so with every release. Whether it’s a bigger, better tour or working on her vocals until they are pitch perfect. She isn’t ever one to rest on what she’s been blessed with, she’s determined to find new challenges and keep improving, Keep Us Safe is a testament to that.
You can purchase Keep Us Safe on iTunes now and a portion of the proceeds will go to ACM Lifting Lives.
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