Greatest Hits: Decade #1

Greatest Hits: Decade #1

by Carrie UnderwoodCarrie Underwood


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If the subtitle "Decade #1" seems too optimistic, consider this: back in 2004, few ever would've bet that the winner of the third season of American Idol would still be on the charts. A decade later, Carrie Underwood was a genuine superstar who left her television roots far behind. Greatest Hits: Decade #1 helps bury those early American Idol memories by sandwiching her coronation song "Inside Your Heaven" between two bombastic new songs ("Something in the Water," the better of the two, opens up the proceedings, followed by "Little Toy Guns") and "Jesus, Take the Wheel," the song that truly kicked off her streak at the top of the country charts. Between 2005 and 2012, every song she released went to either number one or two on the Billboard country charts ("Some Hearts," serviced to adult contemporary, went to 12 on the AC charts and isn't here). Every one of those songs is here, along with the songs that stopped the streak: 2012's "Two Black Cadillacs" and 2013's "See You Again," which peaked at four and seven respectively, positions that are hardly shabby. As the years progressed, Underwood embraced her divahood and the shift occurs with 2009's "Cowboy Casanova," a number one smash that opens the second disc of this double-disc hits disc. It's a neat division but the 21 singles -- which are supplemented by three demos that reveal Carrie works well in a stark setting, too -- are of a piece, expertly constructed post-Shania and Faith Hill country-pop proving that Underwood is the new-millennial heir to their throne.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/09/2014
Label: Arista
UPC: 0888750087621
catalogNumber: 500876
Rank: 1616

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carrie Underwood   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Steve Gibson   Acoustic Guitar
Eric Darken   Percussion
Joe Chemay   Background Vocals
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle,Guitar,Mandolin
Vince Gill   Guest Appearance
Kenny Greenberg   Electric Guitar
Vicki Hampton   Background Vocals
John Jarvis   Piano
Brent Mason   Guitar
Chris McHugh   Drums
Larry Paxton   Bass
Jimmie Lee Sloas   Bass
Tommy White   Steel Guitar
Jimmy Nichols   Piano
Brett James   Background Vocals
Edgar Struble   Guitar,Keyboards
Kim Parent   Background Vocals
Perry Coleman   Background Vocals
Robert Bailey   Background Vocals
Hillary Lindsey   Background Vocals
Chris DeStefano   Background Vocals
Charlie Judge   Synthesizer
Ilya Toshinskiy   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo

Technical Credits

Randy Travis   Composer
Desmond Child   Producer
Marti Frederiksen   Composer
Mark Bright   Producer
Kara DioGuardi   Composer
Brett James   Composer
Mike Elizondo   Composer
Per Nylén   Composer
Gordie Sampson   Composer
Kelley Lovelace   Composer
Zac Maloy   Composer
Steve McEwan   Composer
Andreas Carlsson   Composer
Brad Paisley   Composer,Duet
Frank Rogers   Producer
Stuart K. Hine   Composer
Hillary Lindsey   Composer
Chris DeStefano   Composer
Morgane Hayes   Composer
David Hodges   Composer
Troy Verges   Composer
Carrie Underwood   Composer
Ashley Gorley   Composer
Josh Kear   Composer
Marv Green   Composer
Luke Laird   Composer
Savan Kotecha   Composer
Charlie Judge   Programming
Chris Dubois   Composer
Chris Tompkins   Composer
Derek Branson   Engineer

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