Guest / Limited Access /
Blown Away
Our Rating
3 Stars - Good
Average Rating
(3 user ratings) ADD YOURS Help
Release Date
May 1, 2012
Label
Sony Nashville/Arista

Sounds like: Radio-friendly country pop; compare to Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum, Kelly Clarkson

Top tracks: "Forever Changed," "Two Black Cadillacs," "Cupid's Got a Shotgun"

Like most pop country divas, Underwood's latest album sticks to songs about self-empowerment, the joy and danger of love, and small-town pride. But there's a streak of melancholy that runs through this former American Idol winner's fourth CD that comes as a welcome surprise. Sometimes it sinks deep into songs like "Forever Changed," which documents the slow decline a beloved family member; other times it just frays the edges of even the sunniest love songs. This album will be a guaranteed success, but for a popular artist, it's a bold step forward that hopefully is the precursor for further growth for the 29-year-old singer.

Tags:
Browse All Music Reviews By:
Read These NextSee Our Latest
Current IssueNicole Cliffe: How God Messed Up My Happy Atheist Life
Nicole Cliffe: How God Messed Up My Happy Atheist Life
I had no untapped, unanswered yearnings. All was well in the state of Denmark. And then it wasn’t.
Current IssueWhat It’s Like to Be Gay at Wheaton College
Subscriber Access Only
What It’s Like to Be Gay at Wheaton College
The evangelical university has received negative press on LGBT matters. My own experience paints a different picture.
TrendingNicole Cliffe: How God Messed Up My Happy Atheist Life
Nicole Cliffe: How God Messed Up My Happy Atheist Life
I had no untapped, unanswered yearnings. All was well in the state of Denmark. And then it wasn’t.
Editor's PickLetters with the Mosque Next Door
Letters with the Mosque Next Door
How a budding friendship between a pastor and an imam brought a community together.
View this article in Reader Mode
Christianity Today
Blown Away