On Sunday, April 3, the seven-time GRAMMY winner will perform her latest single, “Ghost Story,” a performance that will mark the live debut of the new song.
Ahead of the coveted awards show, Underwood revealed some details on what viewers can expect from her performance with CBS and The Recording Academy.
“Well, I can’t give away too much about my performance but, you know, it’s just exciting to perform a new song that I love and, yeah, just do it in a way that nobody’s seen before because nobody’s seen it,” she said, teasing fans about her upcoming performance. “It’s my first performance of this song. So, I’m just excited!”
Co-written by Josh Kear, Hillary Lindsey and David Garcia and Produced by Garcia and Underwood, “Ghost Story” is the lead single from her forthcoming new album.
“‘Ghost Story’ is a thrilling, dramatic song that David, Hillary and Josh wrote for me,” Underwood previously shared of her new song. “They are such talented, amazing songwriters who know me so well, and from the first time I heard it I knew I had to record it. I have always loved performing songs that tell a story and inspire some kind of cinematic imagery when you hear them, and that is definitely true of ‘Ghost Story.’ It creates a mood and a vibe that is different from anything else I’ve recorded before.”
“I’m gonna be your ghost story / That keeping you up all night memory / I’ll be haunting you, you’ll be wanting me / I’m gonna be your ghost story,” Underwood sings on the song’s chorus.
Carrie Underwood Is One Of Only Three Country Artists Performing At The 2022 GRAMMYs
The Oklahoma native is the only female country artist taking the stage and one of only three country artists performing overall. In addition to Underwood, country superstars Chris Stapleton and Brothers Osborne will also perform during the show.
“I’m always excited to see my fellow country music artists on stage so I’m always looking forward to their performances and, like, internally excited and cheering for them,” the mother of two shared. “So, Chris Stapleton, Brothers Osborne, it’s nice to see some familiar faces on the stage.”
Underwood is up for two nominations at this year’s GRAMMY Awards. She is nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for her duet alongside Jason Aldean, “If I Didn’t Love You.” Aldean recently revealed that he will NOT be in attendance at this year’s GRAMMY Awards. The country hitmaker is also nominated for Best Roots Gospel Album for her 2021 faith-based project, My Savior.
“I think what makes the GRAMMYs and the nominations just be so special is that you’re being recognized by your peers,” Underwood added. “There’s a lot of really stiff competition in all the categories cause it kind of covers such a wide range of people even within a genre. It’s definitely an honor when you’re nominated.”
Other country artists appearing during the show as guests or presenters include Kelsea Ballerini, Brandi Carlile, Keith Urban, Bonnie Raitt, Mickey Guyton, and more.
Hosted by Trevor Noah, the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on the CBS Television Network.