Carrie Underwood On Buying And Making Music

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Carrie Underwood talks about buying music:  “I’m one of those, like, old-fashioned, I guess you could call me now, old-school people that I like to go out and buy an album. (What’s an album?) There’s something about it. There’s something about holding it in your hand, you have the CD, you can put the CD in your car, you see the pictures, you see the words, you see the thank-yous — like, there’s so much love that goes into creating an album, and a lot of times, I feel like people miss it because they’re not physically holding it in their hands. And that’s today, you know? It’s so great for me ’cause I’ve bought CDs three times that I’ve lost three times, and now I get to go — I buy my favorite songs (laughs) on iTunes! It’s awesome! And rediscovering stuff, and things that you don’t really see sitting on the shelves in a CD store anymore, you know, you can go on iTunes and find, and it’s absolutely amazing. But it’s also forced all of us to really bring it on an album. You want people to buy the album, so you have to make every single track on that album spectacular. I have 14 songs on this album. I basically have to have 14 singles on this album — because I want people to want it. I want people to be able to want to listen to the entire album, from front to back, and get the big picture and understand what I’m trying to do and where I’m going with it. You know, of course, if anybody gets into any of my music, whether it’s one song or all 14, I mean, it’s a victory, you know? But I would much rather them, of course, buy 14 awesome songs rather than pick a few out.”

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