Carrie Underwood’s New Music

| August 21, 2015

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Nashville, TN – 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville superstar Carrie Underwood took part in an online chat today on her official Facebook page, where the seven-time GRAMMY® winner revealed information about her upcoming fifth studio album.  Titled Storyteller, and set for release on October 23, the album includes tracks produced by Jay Joyce, Mark Bright, and Zach Crowell.  Storyteller will launch with the single “Smoke Break,” which was delivered digitally to country radio today for an official airplay impact date of August 24.

Produced by Jay Joyce, “Smoke Break” was written by Underwood, Hillary Lindsey, and Chris DeStefano, with whom Underwood wrote her most recent #1 smash, “Little Toy Guns.”

About the new single, Underwood says that the title isn’t necessarily meant to be literal, as she shares, “It’s basically an anthem for every hard-working person.  We all wear many hats and are spread thin, so we can all relate to being tired and needing a break.  This song is about having that moment to be able to escape from whatever it is that’s stressing you out and have some time for yourself.”

A clip of “Smoke Break” is streaming online now on

Back in June, Carrie Underwood spoke with Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton about her new music:

When you were writing, your new baby was very fresh in your mind, so did it affect what you wrote about?  “It’s impossible to not let your life affect things.  There’s one song that will probably make it on the album that’s about my husband and our baby, it’s really sweet, and I’m happy to have that life magic happening in the room, and he’ll be able to look back at it and say ‘That’s about me!’”

What else can you say about this new music? “There’s definitely a different sound that’s coming together.  I want everything to have its own space, and look different, sound different, feel different.  So I’ve been working with another producer, as well as with Mark Bright, whom I’m always gonna love, but getting things a little different, and it’s been fun.  I feel things have a different sort of twang to them, kind of a rock twang.  So there should be some things that they hopefully have liked about the music we’ve done, but also a little growth, a little bit of shift, so still things they’ve liked but new things to see, hear, and feel.”


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