Her album opens with the title track, “Cry Pretty,” and it is followed by the powerful “Ghosts On The Stereo,” as well as the bluesy and sultry “Low.”
She displays her exceptional storytelling ability on “Backsliding” thanks to her moving vocals, and she shows her fun side on the upbeat and mid-tempo “Southbound.”
Other noteworthy songs include the soulful “Drinking Alone,” the emotional ballad “The Bullet,” as well as the piano-driven “Spinning Bottles,” where her voice is pure as the driven snow. The control Underwood maintains over her voice throughout the album is impeccable.
Her inspirational song “Love Wins” stands out by a mile. It is an important tune about the times that we are living in.
After the sassy “End Up With You,” her album closes on a powerhouse note with “Kingdom,” and her smash collaboration with Ludacris, “The Champion,” is offered as a bonus track.
Today, Underwood also performed at Opry City Stage in Times Square as part of NASH FM 94.7’s “Up Close and Country.” Radio personality Katie Neal interviewed Underwood at Opry City Stage.
Overall, Carrie Underwood excels on this album as a singer, songwriter, and producer. Cry Pretty is a superb studio effort, and it garners an A rating.
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