Carrie Underwood Gets Personal on ‘Storyteller’ Album at the Opry [Watch]
Carrie Underwood visited the Grand Ole Opry recently to help build excitement for her new studio album, also giving insight into a few of the new tracks on video, which is premiering exclusively on Taste of Country.
Underwood sang the first single from Storyteller, "Smoke Break," on the famed Opry circle, bringing the acoustic guitar back into her repertoire of stage performing. The song is a blue collar anthem, a step away from the heavy message songs that Underwood has favored on recent albums.
"We made it about hardworking people tying to put food on the table, and take care of their families, and be everything to everyone," she says in the clip above. "Trying to live up to expectations, and trying to be the good wife and the mom, and the guy that's just trying to make his family proud."
The album also features a song titled "The Girl You Think I Am," which was inspired by Underwood's father. "As an adult, I realize that he sees me so much better than I actually am," she says with a laugh. "He thinks I'm all these things that I really wish I was, and maybe he just sees something in me that I don't see in myself, but that's the thing about dads."
Another key track is "What I Never Knew I Always Wanted," which also draws from Underwood's private life.
"Both my husband and my son are things that I never necessarily thought I'd really have," she reflects. "I always assumed I'd have a family someday, but I never sat around thinking about my wedding day, or thinking about how many kids, and their names, and our perfect life together ... it just all kinda happened."
Storyteller is on shelves as of Friday (Oct. 23). Buy it here.
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