Carrie Celebrates a “Blown Away” No. 1

Thanks writers for a “great story song.”

photo by Kendra Gene Motycka

Carrie Underwood celebrated her latest No. 1 single, "Blown Away," at an industry party at the Country Music Association building in Nashville, Wednesday (Jan. 16), and thanked the song's writers, Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins, for writing an "amazing" song. "I'm just honored that they write songs and I get to sing them," Carrie told the assembled crowd, as she nodded toward the two-co-writers. "It's such a blessing to hear songs that are so amazing."

Before the celebration, Carrie met with members of the Nashville media to talk about the song, her new single, "Two Black Cadillacs," and her upcoming performance on the Grammy Awards telecast. Referring to "Blown Away," Carrie said, "I knew when I heard it that it was my song. I couldn't imagine anyone else singing it. They wrote a great story song."

Carrie's current single, "Two Black Cadillacs," follows in the same vein as "Blown Away," a story song with a dark, edgy side. "It's really special," Carrie noted. "When I heard the song, it seemed like an automatic single."

Carrie added that she's looking forward to her performance on the Grammy Awards, Feb. 10 in Los Angeles, though she did not reveal what song she might sing. "I have been lucky enough to do that show several times," Carrie said. "It's an honor that they would like to have me back. I just want to do the best job I can to represent our format."

During the party, Carrie, Josh and Chris received plaques and accolades from their various publishing companies, the Country Music Association and Country Radio Broadcasters.

For a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Carrie's "Two Black Cadillacs" video, pick up the Feb. 4 issue of Country Weekly, on stands Jan. 28.

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