Carrie Underwood recently celebrated her latest No. 1 single, "Blown Away," in Nashville, and the singer chatted to reporters about hearing the song for the first time and the incredible impact it has had on the industry and fans.
"I had a bunch of songs in my inbox on my computer, and I just started playing through things while I was making dinner," Underwood tells WZTV Nashville. "As soon as it started, I was like, 'Oh, what is this?'"
While she did not know who the penned the song, the Okie notes that she was drawn to its dramatic and juicy nature. "I didn't know who wrote it. I didn't know anything about it," she explains. "I don't want to know. I just want to base it off the song, otherwise I'd be singing stuff by all my friends."
Immediately, Underwood says she called up her manager to hold the song for a future recording session. She later discovered the song was co-written by Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins, who also penned Underwood's massive crossover smash, "Before He Cheats." She continues:
"I was like, 'I can't imagine anyone else singing this song. It has to be me. I have to sing this song.'"
Needless to say, Underwood has received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback on the track, off her platinum-selling Blown Away record, via Twitter and email. "I love the song, first off, because I wasn't speaking the word 'I' and 'me.' I was telling a story," she says. "I guess you don't really think about people relating to a song like that, but unfortunately, there are people that grow up in very negative circumstances and bad things happen."
"I have gotten a lot of thank yous," she asserts. "And surprisingly, I have gotten a lot of thank you letters and tweets and emails and things like that from people who are like, 'this is nice to have this way to vent,' I guess. That's really cool. You don't really think about something like that impacting people."
Watch the song's cinematic music video to the left.