Carrie Underwood Says A Rock Album Isn’t Out Of The Question: “You Never Really Know With Me… I Have An Affinity For Rock And Metal”

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I would be SO here for a Carrie Underwood rock album.

She’s about to head out on the road for the second leg of her Denim & Rhinestones tour, and recently spoke to Audacy about life on tour, the holiday’s, and what’s coming for her in 2023.

And as it turns out, Carrie says she wouldn’t be opposed to making a rock album, which honestly wouldn’t be as surprising as it sounds, seeing as Carrie’s a BIG rock and metal fan.

She’s teamed up with Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose for a performance of “Sweet Child Of Mine” and “Paradise City” during her headlining set at Stagecoach, and surprised fans at one of their shows in London to sing with the whole band.

She also covered their hit “Welcome to the Jungle” to kickoff this tour, and crushed a drum solo of her original song “Poor Everybody Else.”

Needless to say, Mrs. Carrie has a bit of a rocker streak in her, and she admitted that putting out a full on rock album one day isn’t totally out of the question:

“You never really know with me. I never say never about anything.

I feel like certain influences work their way into different songs and different moments, even if they’re not songs that I record.”

She added that she grew up with tons of different musical influences, and she has an “affinity” for rock and metal music specifically:

“I grew up listening to everything. I do have an affinity for rock music and metal, and I just love the energy more than anything.

I love going to rock concerts because it feels like freedom to me.”

Carrie won the Grammy Award for Best Roots Gospel Album in 2021 for her incredible My Savior record (still my favorite project she’s ever done, honestly), and though this would basically be the opposite of that, consider me intrigued.

We all know Carrie could sing the phonebook and make it sound like a Grammy-worthy song, so if she wants to go all-in on a rock album, I’d love to hear what she came up with.

Here’s the full interview:

Really, we need more of this…

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