“When I first heard the song, I knew my album was gonna be titled ‘Blown Away.' It was that instantaneous, like ‘Oh my gosh, this is so perfect. I need this song, I have to sing this song, the album's going to be called “Blown Away.”' And then of course, the tour, we really do, it sounds so cheesy and I've said it a zillion times and other people say it to me, too, but I want to blow people away. I want them to leave saying, ‘Oh my gosh, that was such an amazing experience,'” she said.
Still flying high
The 2005 “American Idol” said her team devised a set piece for the new tour that soars even higher than the flying pickup she rode and sang in during her “Play On Tour.”
“It's such a cool moment. My thing is, I love to get in the back (of the arenas). I love to see everybody because if I had a ticket to a concert, I would most likely be up at the top at the back. We just want to be sure everybody really feels that they get their money's worth and that they leave saying, ‘I thought I had terrible seats, but it turns out I did not.' So we just have fun with it and I feel like I get to have a little moment with pretty much everybody in the entire arena, which is really cool for me,” she said.
She may be an arena headliner instead of a cheap-seats spectator these days, but Underwood still is surprised by some milestones, like when the producers of “Behind the Music” came calling.
“I was like, ‘Are they sure they want to do one over me?' Because my life, you know, it's pretty charmed, and I really haven't been in too many scandals or had near-death experiences or anything like that. But yeah, they were really great. I really liked the way it turned out,” she said.
“I'm just really happy with how everything turned out. I love this album and I think it's my best album to date. And I feel the same way about the tour. I feel like in every way, we've all really stepped it up and made something that's really fun. It's fun for me to go on tour and sing those songs every night. So I look forward to seeing what else is gonna happen.”