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Carrie Underwood song “Whirlwind”


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Carrie Underwood is the singer behind “Blown Away,” although this wasn’t the only tornado song written particularly with the country artist in mind. The co-writers mentioned their earlier song “Whirlwind,” it’s story, and why it was never officially released.

What is Carrie Underwood’s ‘Blown Away’ about?​

Carrie Underwood performs onstage during the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards | Rich Fury/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Fans were “Blown Away” by this track. Underwood released this No. 1 hit in 2012, featuring her iconic country sound and some unique themes regarding tornados.

“Shatter every window ’til it’s all blown away,” the chorus states. “Every brick, every board, every slamming door blown away / ‘Til there’s nothing left standing / Nothing left of yesterday / Every tear-soaked whiskey memory blown away, blown away, blown away.”

There’s references to the distruction of natural disaster, also telling the story of a particular family in Oklahoma caught in the tornado. The “daddy” was a “mean old minister” and the character’s “mama” was “an angel on the ground.” This track was written by the songwriting duo Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins. It has earned over 120 million Spotify plays.

Carrie Underwood had another tornado-inspired song, ‘Whirlwind’​

Underwood already has one tornado hit under her (rhinestoned) belt. This artist almost had another song with the same theme, although it was never released, as described by one of the “Before He Cheats” co-writers.

“We wrote ‘Whirlwind’ about a couple in a basement during a tornado, rediscovering each other and falling back in love with each other,” songwriter Kear said (via Tennessean). “People loved it, but it didn’t happen.”

“At the time, it was crushing and disappointing because we had really worked hard on that song,” he added. “As is often the case, many of life’s biggest disappointments, if you don’t give up, will actually lead you to where you wanted to be in the first place.”

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