Item description for Some Hearts by Carrie Underwood...
Would American Idol winner Carrie Underwood have landed a major-label recording contract without winning the hugely popular television contest? Probably. The big-voiced Oklahoman has the pipes, the look, the pedigree, and, most important, the emotional resonance to sustain a professional career. As an investment in her future, her label eschewed the easy path in putting out an album to take advantage of her publicity, going for a name producer, Dann Huff (Keith Urban, Faith Hill, Lonestar), to handle half the tracks. It also solicited material from the same top songwriters (Diane Warren, Brett James, Troy Verges, Rivers Rutherford) who stock albums by Hill, Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood, and Wynonna. "Jesus, Take the Wheel," the hit first single, shows off the best of Underwood's power vocals, while the sexy rocker "We're Young and Beautiful" pulls her out of her ballad-heavy comfort zone, and her autobiographical "I Ain't in Checotah Anymore" bolsters her authenticity. If the young performer oversings on occasion (the overwrought bonus track, "Inside Your Heaven"), and settles for too many generic themes, she still surprises in her ability to go head-to-head with country's reigning females. Will Underwood really survive to be a contender for the Martina throne? Let's just say that American Idol judges and voters picked the right contestant. If the posturing Bo Bice had won, rock stars would hardly be quaking in their boots. --Alanna NashMore American Idol Winners
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Record Label Arista
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.6" Width: 4.9" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.22 lbs.
Publisher EDGE ENTERTAINMENT DIST.
ISBN13 0828767119724 UPC 828767119724
Reviews - What do customers think about Some Hearts?
Good album Mar 23, 2008
I think that Some Hearts is a really good album, with a mixture of serious and funny or uplifting songs. I Ain't in Checotah is a good song and autobiographical about her childhood in Oklahoma.
Carrie is a great up and coming singer.
Carrie Underwood Mar 18, 2008
I'm not usually a country fan, but Carrie is a nice touch to Country. Almost pop music, like S.Twain and Faith Hill.
Magical Mar 15, 2008
Every song on this album is excellent. He voice is so clear and powerful. It's magical.
Brutal...rescue me. Mar 11, 2008
My wife recently received this album as a present. She played it in the car during a long trip to Vermont in a snow storm. I must have done something very evil to be subjected to this ordeal. Ouch. Pain. Agony. I felt that my ears were keyed and battered with a Louisville Slugger. This woman manages - on every bloody song - to hit tones that even the CIA would classify as torture.
Every track is the same - soft followed by loud; over-produced instrumentation; and overly compressed sound. I wouldn't waste my time commenting on this album if I thought that Ms. Underwood didn't have the talent. She obviously has plenty of talent and, as she matures, will hopefully dump her current producers and come up a more diverse and interesting product.
Great CD! Mar 7, 2008
I love this cd. I love popping it in while I am driving and singing along. Carrie has a great voice and I love all the songs on the cd.