Carrie Underwood closes her Cry Pretty album with a peek inside the home where she grew up. Penned by the singer with Chris DeStefano and Dave Barnes, the country star paints a picture of her modest roots in Checotah, Oklahoma.
It ain't always pretty as a picture
And it ain't a mansion on a hill
It's perfectly imperfect
It's worth more than it's worth
It's our life, it's our heart, it's our home
This is our kingdom
"I feel like 'Kingdom' is just all about the things that make you. I'm from a very small town in Oklahoma. When I sing this song, this is what I think of," said Underwood. "We had everything that we needed. Everything. We did not have a lot of extras in our lives, and that was, I think, a good thing. But to me when I think, I'm gonna cry, when I think about home it's the best thing. I'm so glad that I grew up where I grew up with my amazing family and the house that we grew up in that my parents still live at in that tiny town with not a lot to do and not a lot of extras. That is part of me."