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    CMT News interview

    I've heard that when you're deciding what to record, you like to listen to new songs in your car. Can you tell me what your reaction is like when you hear a good one?

    The car is that place that everybody will hear your stuff. Even if they buy your CD or they don't, in the end, somewhere along the way, they're still gonna hear everything in their car. So that's just a great indicator of what something is going to sound like and how it's going to translate. And even after I've recorded stuff, I want to go hear it in my car first before I can really sign off on whatever mix or edit is going on. I get so excited when I hear something that I like, obviously. And even if I hear something on my computer, the car's the real test. But I really get "gooseies" when I hear something wonderful, and I get so excited thinking about how it could be mine.

    Is it true your car kind of helped you pick one of the new songs on Blown Away?

    Oh, yeah. Well, one of the songs kind of marks a moment in my life. I know I heard it before I took this road trip, but I was going back to Oklahoma to visit my parents and go to my high school reunion, and I ran off everything we'd been working on onto CDs so I'd have something to do on the nine-hour drive with my dogs. I listened to it, and the song "Thank God for Hometowns" was really just everything I was feeling at the time. You know, just going back. And my parents still live in my hometown, so I get to go back quite a bit, but that one was just making a trip, and I got to roll my windows down and just take it all in and enjoy that song. It marks a time in my life.

    It seems very fitting you'd be going back for a high school reunion when you connected with that particular song.

    Yeah, and it's funny how things happen that way. Maybe you notice them because of the things around you, or maybe it was supposed to happen.

    I noticed that Hillary Lindsey is a co-writer on almost all of your new songs.

    Yeah, she's got as many as I do on this record! (laughs) She's got eight, and I have eight. I think we're tied for most cuts on this album.

    What is it that the two of you really connect on?

    She's a wonderful person. She's so much fun to hang out with, and she's fun to write with. She's another strong female writer. There are so many guys that write songs for women, and they do it well, but to have another female in there that knows how a female would say something? And to have a range like I have to be able do these melodic things? She knows what I would sound good on. I can hear myself in things that she sings.

    Do you get a lot of input from fans about what they want to hear?

    I mean, I try not to because everybody has an opinion -- every single person. I've heard about favorites on this album from people, and they've all been different. So I really try not to get caught up in what everyone else wants. I try to think about what I like, and it's somebody else's job to look at all the research and stuff. I don't know the stats on what songs have been downloaded the most and "this kind of song does well from Carrie" and all that stuff.

    Is there any way you can top a flying truck for your next tour?

    I think there is -- and I think we're going to. We're thinking of some really incredible things. Right now, we're in that imagination phase, and we're talking about all the things like, "If there were no rules, no budget, no nothing, what would we want to do?" And then we're gonna get all that compiled and see what's possible. But I think we'll top it for sure.

    CMT : News : Carrie Underwood Marks Life's Little Moments With Blown Away
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    This is a nice article. I like the story of Carrie going back to her hometown for her high school reunion. I love the song Thank God For Hometowns, it's beautiful. Thank you for posting, simonplay.
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    another great one!! great story about her reunion!!
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    Like the Q&A on why input on songs not gotten from fans - answer is so true, lol. Everyone always seems to have different opinions on what are the best songs, lol.

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    Is there any way you can top a flying truck for your next tour?

    I think there is -- and I think we're going to. We're thinking of some really incredible things. Right now, we're in that imagination phase, and we're talking about all the things like, "If there were no rules, no budget, no nothing, what would we want to do?" And then we're gonna get all that compiled and see what's possible. But I think we'll top it for sure.

    Maybe this time is a bus flying ! lol

    top a flying truck will be difficult ! that was awesome !


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