Nobody Ever Told You

Album: Blown Away (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • This self-empowerment anthem is one of eight co-writes by Carrie Underwood on Blown Away. She penned the song with Hillary Lindsey and Luke Laird. The Nashville songwriters have both collaborated with the American Idol alumni on several previous occasions, including her "Last Name" single.
  • The Country Pop life-affirming anthem finds Carrie reassuring young girls, "You shine like a diamond and glitter like gold," before advising them to be "free as a bird." Some critics have accused Underwood of lacking authenticity, however the country superstar told Glamour magazine that being rich and famous doesn't hurt the genuineness of her songs. "It would be very hard to write about my Louboutins ... my giant house, it's not relatable," she said. "But my husband came from a small town and hardworking parents like I did, and I don't think we've lost that mind-set. We don't have a bowling alley in our basement. We don't have houses on the beach and one in New York and one in L.A. I drive a 3-year-old Ford Escape Hybrid. We don't care about stuff like that."

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  • Star from Bestrolls.webs.com, Gathis is a beautiful song! same message, but SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much better than that "you don't know-o-o you don't know your beautiful"song
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