New Carrie Underwood disc coming this fall
Monday, July 16, 2007
– Carrie Underwood will have a tough act to follow, but her sophomore release is coming out in October, her label announced Monday.
Underwood delivers her new 19 Recordings/Arista Records/Arista Nashville collection - the follow-up to "Some Hearts," Oct. 23.
The debut yielded four number one hits, including "Before He Cheats" and "Wasted," while the CD sold more than 6 million copies.
Produced by Mark Bright, who helmed seven tracks on "Some Hearts," the yet-to-be-titled new disc is currently being completed, but will include additional songwriting from Underwood, who co-penned the album track, "I Ain't in Checotah Anymore" on "Some Hearts."
Released Nov. 15, 2005, "Some Hearts" has been number 1 for 27 of its 86 chart weeks - holding the slot on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart across multiple weeks in 2005, 2006 and 2007. With SoundScan sales of nearly 1,095,000 copies this year, "Some Hearts" is - 20 months after its release - the best-selling country album of 2007.
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