Remember When Carrie Underwood Released ‘Blown Away?’

On July 9, 2012, Carrie Underwood released one of the biggest hits of her career, “Blown Away.” Written by Chris…


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Carrie Underwood; Blown Away

On July 9, 2012, Carrie Underwood released one of the biggest hits of her career, “Blown Away.”

Written by Chris Tompkins and Josh Kear, “Blown Away” was the second single from the superstar’s fourth studio album of the same name. The song tells the chilling story of a young girl who locks herself in a cellar as her alcoholic father remains passed out on the couch upstairs as a tornado ravages through their home.

“She heard those sirens screaming out/ Her daddy laid there passed out on the couch/ She locked herself in the cellar/ Listened to the screaming of the wind/ Some people called it taking shelter/ She called it sweet revenge,” Underwood sings on the second verse.

“Blown Away” went on to become Underwood’s 13th chart-topping hit.

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Following the release of the song, Underwood debuted a cinematic, Wizard Of Oz-inspired music video to accompany the soaring track.

The clip brings the song’s storyline to life and features several nods to the iconic film, such as a plaid shirt, a tiny dog and red shoes.

Click above to re-live “Blown Away.”

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.