Hot off the Presses folks. Some Hearts is the title & Nov. 15th is the day. The first single Jesus Take the Wheel Oct. 18th. Produced by Mark Bright & Dann Huff, no mention of Clive Davis. The Idol powers have seen the light & realized Carrie doing country needed country producers. That may be the best news ever for her.
Carrie finds all the local landmarks
Seems American Idol winner Carrie Underwood apparently is quite serious about this country music thing after all.
Carrie has been in Nashville for two weeks finishing her first album, which will be called Some Hearts, an album that "drops" (that's what the kids say today) Nov. 15.
Coincidence that that happens to be the same date as the CMA Awards show? I think not. Carrie indeed plans to be in New York to take advantage of all of the nationwide CMA media coverage to talk about her album.
So what will the album sound like? Think pop-country. It's being produced by Mark Bright, who has made albums with Rascal Flatts and Sara Evans and others, and Dann Huff, who has worked with Faith Hill and Keith Urban.
I heard a snippet of the first single, a pretty ballad called Jesus Take the Wheel, and it sounds quite a bit like a Sara Evans song.
Look for the single to come onto country radio Oct. 18, and then you'll see her on several national TV shows in about three weeks.
Meanwhile, Carrie has enjoyed her stay in Nashville, working in Music Row studios and lunching at the nearby Panera Bread.
I can tell you she's an authentic Music Row maven now, though, because she made her first trip to Pancake Pantry on Monday morning.
In addition to pancakes, Carrie got several requests to pose for cell phone pictures, which she handled with smiles and grace.
In case you were wondering, Carrie ordered fried eggs over easy and pancakes. (Will someone please steer her toward the chocolate chip pancakes?)