Carrie Underwood Strips Down for Intimate Songwriters Session at CRS
Carrie Underwood was in rare form on Wednesday night (Feb. 27), stripped down for a bare bones and relaxed version of not only her hit songs, but herself -- just Carrie. The superstar traded designer gowns for a more casual black pants, light jacket look to join top country songwriters Luke Laird, Hillary Lindsey and Josh Kear for a swap of songs, performed acoustically on a small Nashville stage in front of an intimate Country Radio Seminar (CRS) audience.
Laird, Lindsey and Kear have had a hand in many of not only Underwood's hit songs ('Jesus Take the Wheel,' 'Before He Cheats,' 'Blown Away,' to name a few), but practically every country song you've had stuck in your head over the past few years -- 'Pontoon,' 'Need You Now,' 'A Little Bit Stronger' ... all are on their respective resumes.
On this chilly Nashville evening, each talented artist took turns playing their signature hits -- some Underwood, some not -- with the 'Good Girl' singer chiming in to help with vocals, per the request of the modest songwriters. She also eagerly chimed in to help tell the story of the songs which she had a hand in.
While Underwood is best known for being perhaps the top young female vocalist in country music, she showed on Wednesday that her talents extend far beyond her vocal range. She's equally as deserving of a nod for her songwriting abilities, something which was illuminated in the company of Laird, Kear, Lindsey and country radio professionals.