Wine After Whiskey

Album: Blown Away (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • 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.

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