Wine After Whiskey

Album: Blown Away (2012)
  • Underwood sings of the regrets of a lost relationship on this bittersweet ballad. The singer penned the song with Dave Berg, who in 2007 received the ASCAP Country Song of the Year award for Rodney Atkins' "If You're Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows). The third co-writer, Tom Shapiro, has been a prominent songwriter on the Nashville scene since the 1970s. Amongst his over 20 chart-toppers is "Ain't Nothing 'Bout You" by Brooks & Dunn, which was named by Billboard magazine as the number one country song of 2001.
  • Carrie's lyrics utilise a wine-after-whiskey metaphor to describe how later relationships never match up after experiencing true love. "Once you've tasted a love that strong, you can't go back and you can't settle on anything less," she laments.
  • This song of lost love and regret was originally penned for Carrie's previous album Play On, but didn't make the final track listing.


Be the first to comment...

La La Brooks of The CrystalsSong Writing

The lead singer on "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Then He Kissed Me," La La explains how and why Phil Spector replaced The Crystals with Darlene Love on "He's A Rebel."

Christopher CrossSongwriter Interviews

The man who created Yacht Rock with "Sailing" wrote one of his biggest hits while on acid.

Jesus In Pop Hits: The Gospel Songs That Went MainstreamSong Writing

These overtly religious songs crossed over to the pop charts, despite resistance from fans, and in many cases, churches.

Susanna Hoffs - "Eternal Flame"They're Playing My Song

The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."

David Paich of TotoSongwriter Interviews

Toto's keyboard player explains the true meaning of "Africa" and talks about working on the Thriller album.

Famous Singers' First FilmsSong Writing

A look at the good (Diana Ross, Eminem), the bad (Madonna, Bob Dylan) and the peculiar (David Bowie, Michael Jackson) film debuts of superstar singers.