CW Exclusive: Carrie Underwood Premieres New Video in San Antonio
KJ97 listeners score private premiere.
SAN ANTONIO — Carrie Underwood’s intriguing new music video,“Blown Away,” it had its national premiere here, hosted by radio station KJ97, on Saturday (July 28).
The track is the second single from Carrie's top-selling album of the same name. In the video, an upset Carrie argues with a man, then runs away as a tornado approaches. Comparisons are being made to Garth Brooks’ memorable 1991 hit “The Thunder Rolls,” whose lyrics allude to infidelity and domestic violence. The lyrics of “Blown Away” hint at domestic abuse: There’s not enough rain in Oklahoma to wash the sins out of that house / There’s not enough wind in Oklahoma to rip the nails out of the past.
The private event, attended by approximately 300 fans, was held at the Lost Mission, a rustic dance hall nestled in the Texas Hill Country. Walking on the red carpet with a thousand-watt smile, Carrie looked resplendent in a bright yellow dress. When asked about any possible controversy surrounding the video, the upbeat singer was quick to downplay any worries she might have. “It’s just entertainment!” she told CountryWeekly.com. “I certainly hope we don’t get any controversy. I try to stay away from controversy. It is an amazing video. But I think it is kinda weird sometimes when people try too hard to read something into a video. They are trying too hard.”
KJ97 won a nationwide contest in which the radio station with the most listener votes got to host the video's "private world premiere." The video had its nationwide premiere Monday (July 30) on E!
Carrie's new U.S. tour is set to launch in September.