In the title track from Carrie Underwood’s new Blown Away — by my ears, this generation’s answer to Garth Brooks’ “The Thunder Rolls” — the greatest success story from “American Idol” unleashes a torrential downpour of regret far darker than her giddy car-smashing anthem “Before He Cheats.”
“There’s not enough rain in Oklahoma to wash the sins out of this house,” Underwood sings. “There’s not enough wind in Oklahoma to rip the nails out of the past.”
Speaking of “Before He Cheats,” Underwood takes its revenge tactics to morbid extremes on “Two Black Cadillacs,” in which a two-timing man meets his demise due to a conspiracy from the women he thought he was playing.
On opener “Good Girl,” she urges a naïve young lady — perhaps a younger version of herself — to run from her no-good man before it’s too late.
Yep, Underwood’s latest is her bleakest, but it’s not lacking any of that Nashville shine. It’s going to sound tremendous at the Schott on Tuesday.