CD Review: Carrie Underwood – Storyteller

The Album “Storyteller” consists of 13 songs:
Renegade Runaway, Dirty Laundry, Church
Bells, Church Bells, Smoke Break, Choctaw County Affair, Like I’ll Never Love
You Again, Chaser, Relapse, Clock Don’t Stop, The Girl You Think I Am, Mexico, What
I Never Knew I Always Wanted
So, what is it about Carrie Underwood’s
singing voice that has such a remarkable impact on people of all ages?  She sings with so much emotion and make the music
style totally her own which is so beautiful. 
Hearing her voice can quickly calm emotions.  Indeed, she’s an amazing vocalist.  Her album “Storyteller”, more than lived up
to its name
The opening track “Renegade Runaway” is
about a woman who breaks hearts all the time, a lady who leaves pieces wherever
she goes.  The song merges the
fundamentals of rock and country.  Underwood
co-wrote it with Hillary Lindsey and Chris DeStefano.  The pure country “Church Bells” features the
Cinderella story, in which a poor, beautiful maiden marries a rich man.  The song started out as a fairy tale romance
and ended up with the lady finding herself married to an abusive man.  It details thoughts and feelings at a crucial
time in life.  There’s as much as “Jesus Take the Wheel” in this one as
much as the lines that say, “Fold your
hands and close your eyes.  Yeah, it’s
all gonna be alright and just listen to the church bells ringing, ringing.  Yeah, they’re ringing
” carries a powerful
message.  When everything is out of
control, just leave your burdens at the feet of Jesus and He’ll make a way for
you where there seems to be no way.  There
is something about the pitch of “Heartbeat” that never fails to tweak my
heartstrings.  It has a romantic,
rhythmic vibe.  The lyrics, the enchanted
sound of the guitar and the kick of the drums somehow tune my heart to sing,
Tonight I want to drive so far
we’ll only find static on the radio… and we can’t see those city lights…and I
love the way you look in firefly glow… Saying everything without making a sound…a
cricket choir in the background, underneath a harvest moon… Standing on your
shoes in my bare feet… Dancing to the rhythm of your heartbeat.
  It’s a great song.  “What I Never Knew I Always Wanted” is deeply
personal and is my favorite on the album. 
It’s the celebration of love, courtship, marriage and motherhood. 
“Storyteller” is a dramatic, romantic
production, stunningly beautiful melodies and a flawless vocal performance.  The songs were sung to perfection by the fiery
and gifted artist Carrie Underwood, one of the most awarded singers in any
genre of music.                           
Journalist, Country Music News International 

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