Carrie Underwood’s “Good Girl” has been certified Platinum by the RIAA for more than 1 million digital downloads. “Good Girl,” the lead single from Carrie’s latest album, Blown Away, marks Underwood’s tenth Platinum or Multi-Platinum digital single.
Upon its release on May 1, Blown Away made history by debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country albums sales chart making Underwood only the second country artist in the 47 year history of the chart to have each of their first four albums debut at No.1. Blown Away also debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart making Underwood only the second country artist in history to have three consecutive albums debut at No.1 Blown Away became country’s best-selling digital album debut since 2010.
On the heels of her “most wins” at the 2012 CMT Music Awards for “Video of the Year” (“Good Girl”) and “Collaborative Video of the Year” (“Remind Me” duet with Brad Paisley), Underwood is also nominated for “Choice Female Country Artist” at Teen Choice 2012 which airs Sunday, July 22 at 8pm ET on FOX. Fans ages 13-19 can vote once each day per category for their favorite nominees at www.teenchoiceawards.com.
“Blown Away,” the title track of the album has been selected as her next single. Impacting country radio on Monday, July 9, “Blown Away” has already amassed nearly 200,000 downloads prior to its official shipment as an airplay single, and, as reflected by media activity, is the “top fan choice for next single.” Millions have already seen Carrie perform this dynamic song on two primetime television programs, “American Idol” on May 3 and the “2012 Billboard Music Awards” on May 20. Naming it The Blown Away Tour, the country superstar recently announced she will headline her third arena tour of North America, starting September 14 in Manchester, New Hampshire, and continuing through December.
Carrie will head overseas next week for the UK launch of her Blown Away album and to perform a sold out show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on June 21. From there she’ll head to Australia for five shows including a sold-out stop at the Sydney Opera House on July 2.
This week, the Arista Nashville promotion team will approach country radio programmers with the details on how to win a Private World Premiere of Carrie’s “Blown Away” music video. The prize package for this nationwide contest includes a red carpet event for a group of listeners in the winning station’s market which will be attended by Underwood
Among the music critics’ raves of the title track "Blown Away" is this Billboard review: “Mark Bright's brooding, atmospheric production and Underwood's bold performance elevate this cinematic tune to an instant classic. When the girl shuts herself in the storm cellar, leaving her alcoholic father passed out on the couch in the path of a twister, you can almost feel the wind.”