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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Carrie Underwood Encourages Her Fans on New Album, Play On



Part 2 of 2:

In the second half of this two-part interview with Carrie Underwood, the Checotah, Okla., native discusses her superhero producers, her fondness for small animals and the meaningful messages in new songs like "Change" and "Play On."

CMT: I was surprised to hear so many traditional country instruments in "Quitter" since it was produced by the Swedish producer Max Martin.

Underwood: Well, it was actually produced by Max Martin and Mark Bright. When you get something like that together, it's like they're superheroes and they're combining forces to make something really great. So, yeah, we brought him in to my world. And I think it worked out really well.

Did you have any idea how that would turn out when those two got together?

No! (laughs) And you never know when you work with somebody new, no matter who it is. You always just wonder if it's going to work out. But you never know unless you try. And it really did. It came together and it ended up sounding so fresh and so different than anything I've done and that I've heard anybody else do. So it was a lot of fun, meeting new people.

Were there any creative stipulations on that collaboration?

The only stipulation, of course, was to make it sound like it belonged with the rest of the album. And that's the way it is with any song. It doesn't matter what it is. You just have to make sure that it flows, that it brings something new to the table, because you want everything to have its place or else you'd be listening to the same song for 13 tracks. And nobody wants to do that. It has to belong.

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