Fans and critics weigh in on the new album

Carrie Underwood won american idol 17 years ago and hasn’t slowed down since winning. Almost four years after his last country solo release, Cry prettythe last album of the winner of 8 Grammy Awards Jeans & Rhinestones does not disappoint. It quickly rose to the top of the iTunes charts, and for good reason. The album is designed as a high-energy project with a nostalgic 90s country feel from start to finish. It was an intentional choice on Underwood’s part. “I really wanted to make a fun album,” she said ahead of the album’s release, per Country Loot. “I feel like this one ended up being a bigger reflection of me as a person and as an artist. We have a lot of songs that could be considered comeback songs, but they sound super fresh. These are influences that are in me and working their way, and I just decided this time not to get in the way of them.”

The album is produced by Underwood and David Garcia. It features 12 songs, 11 of which were co-written by Underwood with Josh Kear, Hillary Lindsey, Ashley Gorley and Chris DeStefano. Regarding his mindset for recording the album and being fully immersed in the wiring process, the ‘Before He Cheats’ star said, “We’ve covered a lot of ground. Hopefully this will make the people happy to listen. It’s kind of like singing into your hairbrush, in your house, in your room, kind of an album, which I think will translate well.”

Alongside the release, Underwood embarked on an 8-month tour. Jimmie Allen will join her. In the meantime, fans and critics keep praising the album.

A masterpiece

Many call this the greatest album of his Underwood career. For this to be her ninth, that’s saying a lot, considering the already massive musical success she’s had – and consistently.

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Different from the rest

A review from Riff Magazine notes that Underwood fans learn about his personal life through his music, much of which has been revenge anthems, heartfelt ballads, and a few songs with Christian themes as his faith is an important part of his life. But critics notice the difference. “These newer versions make Jeans & Rhinestones his most distinct album to date. It’s all about having fun,” it read.

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I want everything Carrie has

Underwood has fans in love with this latest album. And now others want a piece of what she offers.

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Even non-country music fans love it

A Twitter The user made it clear that she’s not even into country music, but Underwood is the exception. As Black Twitter noted just a few weeks ago, Underwood is one of country music’s all-time greats.

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Give me a sweatshirt to go with it

Now that we have the album, give us some merchandise. Fans will proudly wear t-shirts with Jeans & Rhinestones plated throughout.

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