After teasing fans with a series of mysterious posts beginning the night before her birthday this past week, Carrie Underwood’s new single, “Ghost Story,” is available today (March 18). The lyric video for the track is also available now.
Written by Josh Kear, Hillary Lindsey and David Garcia and co-produced by David Garcia and Carrie, the American Idol season 4 winner describes “Ghost Story” as “a different take on a revenge song, which is something I love to sing about. Instead of smashing headlights, this scorned lover is letting her ex know that she will continue to haunt him no matter how hard he tries to forget her.”
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) March 18, 2022
“‘Ghost Story’ is a thrilling, dramatic song”
“Ghost Story” is the latest collaboration between Carrie and Garcia, having co-produced her 2018 release, Cry Pretty, which marked the first time the Country singer produced her own album. Garcia and Carrie also co-produced her 2021 album of gospel hymns, My Savior.
Carrie and Lindsey have collaborated on a string of hits such as “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” “So Small,” “Last Name,” “Smoke Break,” “Church Bells,” and “Cry Pretty.” Kear co-wrote Carrie’s signature hits, “Before He Cheats” and “Blown Away,” and co-wrote another classic, “Two Black Cadillacs” with Carrie and Lindsey.
“‘Ghost Story’ is a thrilling, dramatic song that David, Hillary and Josh wrote for me,” Carrie says in a press statement. “They are such talented, amazing songwriters who know me so well, and from the first time I heard it I knew I had to record it. I have always loved performing songs that tell a story and inspire some kind of cinematic imagery when you hear them, and that is definitely true of ‘Ghost Story.’ It creates a mood and a vibe that is different than anything else I’ve recorded before.”
Carrie is nominated for two Grammy Awards
Carrie’s new single comes after winning her 16th ACM Award on March 7. She and Jason Aldean won Single of the Year for their hit duet, “If I Didn’t Love You.” The multi-week #1 “If I Didn’t Love You” has spent 26 weeks in the Top 10 of Billboard Country Airplay so far, with more than 323 million global streams RTD..
Additionally, Carrie is nominated for two 2022 Grammy Awards – for Bluegrass/Country/Roots Album of the Year for My Savior. Plus, she and Aldean are nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “If I Didn’t Love You.”
The duo was also nominated this week for two 2022 CMT Music Awards for “If I Didn’t Love You” – Collaborative Video of the Year and Video of the Year, which Carrie won in 2021 for “Hallelujah,” with John Legend. She continues to reign as the most awarded artist in CMT history with 23 total wins.
On March 23, she continues her ongoing REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency at the Resorts World Theatre. Also, Carrie headlines the Stagecoach Festival on Saturday, April 30th in Indio, California.