Carrie Underwood Powerfully Performs Career-Spanning Hits In Unique VR Show
Jeans & Rhinestones is Underwood’s first country album in four years. Although she has handled a few singles and collaborations, including “If I Didn’t Love You” with Jason Aldean“Stretchy Pants” and “Only Us”, a duet with Dan + Shay for the Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack – Underwood has not released a full country project since Cry pretty in 2018. She released her holiday album, My presentin 2020 with a special edition in 2021, and My saviour, his first gospel album last year. For Jeans & RhinestonesUnderwood teams up with producer again David Garcia. The pair also worked together on Cry pretty and My saviourand Underwood told iHeartRadio that “when we first started writing, it was just a lot of magic.”
Underwood skillfully mixes musical genres in the songs of Jeans & Rhinestoneseverything while remaining faithful to its heart of country. When her album was released, Underwood described “throwback” type songs”, although they “still sound so super fresh”. Speaking to iHeartRadio, Underwood said, “What’s great about music right now is that it’s so accessible and people have so many favorites of all types, all genres.
“It’s easier than ever to just consume this music, no matter how you feel about the day,” Underwood continued. “For me as an artist, being influenced by so many different types of artists and genres of music – they work anyway, and I feel like it’s getting easier and easier not to. fight – I obviously love country music. But I feel like every once in a while, if there are other flavors that go into that, it kind of broadens my brand of country music. … I mean it’s all different parts of me. I feel like with this album I was able to kind of explore more sides of myself – musically and as a writer – the whole thing in a single album. … Everything is random, but everything works together.
Underwood – who promised an overall fun and “happy” feeling, in addition to signature drama and good old-fashioned “cheat songs” – showcased his undeniable brand of country music with powerful performances of “Hate My Heart” , “Velvet Heartbreak” – among the most cleverly written lyrics of the project – “Ghost Story”, “Burn”, “Pink Champagne”, “Crazy Angels” and much more. Other songs on her setlist spanned her nearly two-decade career (earlier this year she celebrated the 17th anniversary of her american idol victory in 2005).