Carrie Underwood said her Denim & Rhinestones album due out Jun. 10 will mark “such a fun and happy era” of her career.
The “Ghost Story” singer spoke with Entertainment Tonight at the iHeart Country Festival last weekend, sharing more details around her new album.
“I love it when I get to make a body of work and then I get to kinda live that out for a couple of years,” Underwood told Entertainment Tonight. “I feel like this is such a fun and happy era for me, so I’m dressing the part [in a bedazzled denim vest and purple tie dye shorts]. I feel in character. Which is just me. I’m just having a blast.”
Underwood also said that when she went into the studio to begin writing for her latest project, she told her producer she just wanted to “have fun” and think about “playing live shows.”
“I said, I just wanna have fun. I wanna think about playing live shows,” Underwood explained. “Going on tour and being in front of people and everybody just getting together and having a good time. I wanna have all of that in mind. I just wanna have fun,” she added.
Underwood kicked off the Denim & Rhinestones era of her career with her latest single, “Ghost Story,” released on Mar. 18.
The song puts a different spin on revenge with a scorned woman haunting her ex-lover.
In the music video for the song, which dropped on Apr. 29, Underwood paid homage to former songs she’s released, including “Cowboy Casanova,” “Cry Pretty,” “Blown Away,” and “Smoke Break.”
Underwood also recently had the honor of a lifetime at the Stagecoach music festival in Indio, California, where she performed onstage with Guns N’ Roses frontman, Axl Rose. The pair sang duets of the popular rock band’s hits, “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “Paradise City.”
Back in December, Underwood kicked off her Las Vegas residency, REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency at the brand-new Resorts Theatre on the Vegas strip. The residency celebrates Underwood’s career thus far and features some of her greatest hits.
Underwood, who gained notoriety after winning season 4 of American Idol in 2005, will return to the show on Sunday night to mentor the competition’s top 5 contestants.