Carrie Underwood has released “Southbound” as her new single, just in time for her summer tour. She co-wrote the song, the latest from her No. 1 debuting album Cry Pretty, with her producer David Garcia, as well as collaborator Josh Miller.
“We get in a room, and I had the title. I was like this sounds like fun, I think. We can do something fun with this,” said Carrie. “So, Katie, we wanted to make her like have a little too much fun, but for every line we came out with, it was like well we don’t want her to be like – we don’t want it to be sad. We still had to make Katie have a little respect but wanted to just get it out there that some people were having too much fun. It surprisingly took us a while to write it but by the end of it, it was like, ‘Well, this is a lot of fun.’ I feel like everybody kind of gravitated towards that one when we were all done with it.”
The Cry Pretty Tour 360, which also features Maddie & Tae and Runaway June, launches May 1st in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Check out Carrie sharing her thoughts on writing “Southbound”
Watch Carrie Underwood perform “Southbound” on the 54th Annual ACM Awards, which aired on CBS April 7.
Bonus Video: Carrie Underwood and Kelsea Ballerini cover Trisha Yearwood’s “Walkaway Joe” live at the Grand Ole Opry on April 16 in Nashville, Tennessee. This, after Carrie helped induct Kelsea as the Opry’s newest member.