Something really special happen today. Carrie Underwood released her new album, Storyteller, and it’s her best yet. Being a fan of Underwood since, quite literally, the inception of her career… it’s hard for me not to be bias where she is concerned. I love everything from her moral ground, to her voice, to the songs she chooses to write and sing. There are standout moments on this album that I am already head over heels in love with. From the rocking chorus of Choctaw County Affair, to the personal and introspective What I Never Knew I Always Wanted to the song that had be sobbing in the car the moment I first heard it, The Girl You Think I Am; Carrie Underwood frankly makes albums for women like me.
Women that like a little fantasy. Women that are fearless. Woman that like to feel sexy but don’t let their sexuality be the be all, end all of what they are. Women that are good hearted. Women that reach for the stars. Every single song, every single decision she’s made in her career, have been moments that just make me love her more. Both for who she is as a musician, and the way that she behaves, not to mention the privacy she protects. So few stars do that these days, and of those that do, she does it so gracefully.
This post is mostly just to celebrate the release of Storyteller. An album where Carrie stepped a little outside of her box, but stayed uniquely her, in the best of ways. Last night, in New York City, she celebrated the release with an iHeartRadio performance hosted by Bobby Bones. And wow, what a night not to be in the city that never sleeps. Take a look at the pictures below!
All photos courtesy of Todd Owyoung for iHeartRadio.
Congrats, Carrie. I think you’ve outdone yourself here.