I'm pretty much at the point where I don't really care what song gets released next, as long as we get something. lol. I just don't want to go 1+ years without a new Carrie single on the radio again. It feels like the BA era is still new - it just feels too early to end it. BA has only been out for a year.
Blown Away is a better album then Play On, so there are many more great single options to choose from that could be big hits as a 5th or even 6th single.
Plus they really need to extend the BA era longer then usual-- not less then usual- due to Sound of Music occupying Carrie's time this Fall. She won't be able to think about the new album till 2014. So they need to extend this era to keep her on the radio longer and keep the fans happy while she is writing the new cd.
It could be 2015 before we get a new album, so I can't see why they would want to cut this era short.
Good In Goodbye is exactly what they need to create more buzz for the album and generate sales. It's the most popular track on the album (rivals Blown Away and TBC). It is guaranteed success and would smash. She recently performed it at the fan club and I really do think it will be the 5th single. Then again she could come out of left field and release Forever Changed which would be fine with me haha
I highly doubt it has been Carrie's decision! It has obviously been the labels choice, Carrie just has a say in what is released! IMO Sony is still trying to "push" Miranda bcs she can't sell without it and Carrie can. Carrie wouldn't need another single to keep her album sales from completely tanking but Miranda does (oh wait they started tanking after the first week).
Carrie knows how much the fans enjoy hearing her music on the radio. I really doubt she is the one who doesn't want more than 4 singles lol
Speaking of that "free agent" I honestly don't know if I would mind her shopping around for a new deal somewhere else. Sony has screwed her over way too many times at award shoes and there's a better record label out there that would treat her better. But yes I do think that the label has more say than Carrie...they technically OWN HER! She's bound to a contract (that I know many record labels would buy her out of) but the label decides how many singles she gets I bet if Carrie had it her way all tracks would see the light of day!
I really wanted Cupid's Got a Shotgun - as I said in an earlier thread, I badly want Carrie to reassert her position as a core Country artist, and this would be the best song to do that, in my view. The fact that Brad Paisley has a significant instrumental spot on this track is an added reason to go for it.
If Sony have ruled it out for radio, I hope it's for reasons inherant in the song itself (either its length, or the sensitivity argument that songs involving firearm references should be avoided at present). I really hope its not that Sony want to define distinct fields for their two leading women artists and keep them there - that would short-change Carrie, who deserves to show her range and versatility. Contemporary Country Rock is an area her radio releases have so far been light on - yet she's good (arguably the better of the two) at it. They wouldn't release SLT in the last era - now it looks as if CGAS wil be another casualty (for whatever the reason)
If it's ruled out, I would like LLA. LLA was one of my favourites when the album came out. It's probably not as emphatic a demonstration to finish on as Cupid would have been, but it could still deliver a similar message.