Carrie Underwood now has almost two dozen number ones to her credit, as “Heartbeat” becomes her 23rd single to top the country charts. It’s also the 13th chart topper she’s had a hand in writing. The American Idol winner, who turned 33 this past Thursday, says she believes the down-to-earth quality of the lyrics is one of the reasons the song has been so successful.
“There’s something that kind of seemed real and conversational, and like real life about it,” she reflects. “It’s not like this over-romanticized fairy tale thing.”
In fact, she says the lyrics are something she could see herself saying to her husband, Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher.“It’s like a real conversation that I feel like I could have with Mike, so there’s something just more tangible and realistic,” she says of the song.
“Heartbeat” is the second number one from Carrie’s Storyteller album. She also co-wrote her previous hit, “Smoke Break.”
This week, Carrie returns to the States after two weekends in Europe playing the Country to Country festival. She swings through Youngstown, Ohio, on Thursday, before playing Allentown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday night.
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