The New Queen of Country?
Carrie Underwood, a country artist, whose songs have a broad range of different experiences. Though gender may play a factor in her songs, they can be interpretted in different ways for many different people.
The question is, Is Carrie Underwood trying to copy Miranda Lamberts song style? It does seem that way, and there is a chance that Carrie did take inspiration. By using the more traditional aspects of country, but adding some new flare to the song. What about Taylor Swift? Is Carrie taking inspiration from her too? Though some aspects of the songs aline with each other, most of the time they do not sound anything alike. However, Underwood is following in the footsteps of Taylor’s and Miranda’s success.
Miranda and Taylor are some of country’s most famous female singers, and Carrie is following in both of their paths. The only thing setting her apart from being a country legend, is finding herself a solid identity for her songs. Carrie has to try and set a identity for herself before becoming the true queen of country. Carrie has topped the billboards 200 chart for country ablums multiple times. Showing that she can be successful in both areas.
Compared to her old ablums it seems that Carrie has taken a turn from her early career, she use to sings about her faith and God like in “Jesus take the Wheel”. Now she sings about domestic violence in “Church Bells” where a country girl murders her alcoholic rich husband. And “ Dirty laundry” where she catches a cheating man in his lies. Carrie has now been all over the scale for country, so which side will she continue on? The Religous faith based songs? Or will she continue down the path of more edgy country music.
Overall, Storyteller has debuted no.2 on Billboards 200 chart, and landed at no.1 for the Top Country Albums Chart. Storyteller has been certified Gold by the RIAA, and is on track to become Underwood’s fifth platnium album in the US. And Carrie Underwood is on her way to becoming the true Queen of Country.