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REVIEW: Carrie Underwood’s “Good Girl”

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When it comes to Carrie Underwood songs, you could classify them into two categories:  “Lace Carrie” who sings sweet songs like “Don’t Forget To Remember Me,” “Temporary Home” and “Mama’s Song.”  Then there’s “Leather Carrie” who is more rockin’ with songs like “Before He Cheats,” “Cowboy Casanova” and “Undo It.”

With “Good Girl” Carrie breaks out the leather — with studs.

The song leaves little doubt where it’s going to take us from the very beginning with its rock guitar licks, head-nodding drum beat and contagious hand-clapping.  Then Carrie kicks in.  Or maybe better stated: she kicks it in!  Her delivery is smart, strong and sometimes even snarling.  There aren’t any of those long, powerful vocal moments that will bring everybody out of their seats when she sings it live in concert.  That’s okay as the song will already have people on their feet.  Besides, Carrie doesn’t need any of those “Mariah Carey” moments to prove her vocal power.  Her voice is in a class all by itself.  She’s so good, it would be easy to take her for granted.  It would be a sad day if that ever were to happen.

ACM Lifting Lives Presents Music Camp in Nashville

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The Academy of Country Music and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities have announced their partnership for the second annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp in Nashville from June 26th until July 2nd, 2011. Participating artists include Carrie Underwood, Gary Allan, Little Big Town, Wynonna, and songwriters Odie Blackmon and Brett James, as well as producer Mark Bright.

A one-week program, the camp promotes musical education for children with developmental disabilities who have musical talents. It also serves as a chance to research Williams Syndrome. Children will participate in songwriting workshops; and the week ends with a special musical performance at the Grand Ole Opry on July 1st.