Blown Away



Some mature topics and lots of strong country-pop.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Although some of the topics on Blown Away are mature (cheating and revenge), one thing's for sure: Underwood shows you can be beautiful and strong.

Positive role models

Underwood likes to sing like a tough girl, but she's a great role model for females of any age, showing you can be a lady but still get what you deserve.


"Blown Away" and "Two Black Cadillacs" talk about abuse, cheating, revenge, and some bad boys getting what they deserve.


Nothing explicit, but talks about cheating and a mistress: "One Cadillac for the woman who loved him at night."

Not applicable

Song about Cadillacs.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Blown Away is Carrie Underwood at her best, with strong ballads about love and love gone wrong. Although the lyrics are clean, there are some mature topics like cheating and revenge, so some songs might be better for teens and up.

What's the story?

Carrie Underwood shows her enduring vocal power and sweet but sassy charm with her fourth album, BLOWN AWAY. Many of the 14 tracks were co-written by Underwood, and the album features the hit single "Good Girl."

Is it any good?


Blown Away is no doubt a stellar album for Underwood, but sometimes the only thing country about the music is her slight, perfected twang. The title track is intense, barely country, with strange, unnecessary digitalizing of Underwood's strong vocals, but the melody and lyrics make it fantastic: "There's not enough rain in Oklahoma to wash the sins out of this house." The second track, "Two Cadillacs," continues the powerhouse vocals we expect and adds some dark lyrics about revenge. With many of the songs written by Underwood, the album shows depth and range for sure, but she still shines when she can belt it out and rip it up. "Forever Changed" and "Do You Think About Me" are sweet ballads that let Underwood show her charm and softer side, while "One Ticket" and "Cupid's Got a Shotgun" provide a little comic relief.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the fact that Carrie Underwood got her start on the reality singing-competition show American Idol. Now she is one of the most successful pop country stars today. Do you think these competition shows are worthwhile and legitimate, or is Underwood just a rare success story?

  • Underwood often sings about being wronged in relationships, but shows herself as a strong woman. Do you think this sends a positive message to girls? How?

  • How Carrie Underwood's music differ from other contemporary female artists?

Music details

Artist:Carrie Underwood
Release date:May 1, 2012
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 16 years old Written bycbar04 August 7, 2015

mature but still really good

the song talks about mature themes like cheating and revenge. It's an amazing song nonetheless, but I think older teens would enjoy it most.
Teen, 13 years old Written byUseursense August 16, 2013

Not the best for kids

I have only listened to a couple songs on this track. I have to admit, it's not her best. This is more for the mature, older audiences. Black Cadillac talks about killing a guy that cheated on a girl, ok for older teens. 15-18. The only one I think is ok for Tweens is Blown away. It talks about how Carrie was abused by her dad when he drank. "Every tear soaked whiskey memory blown away!" "Daddy passed out on the couch" "her daddy was a mean old mister, mama was an angel in the ground." She is relating it to a twister. OK album for teens, would not recommend it for kids.
Teen, 14 years old Written byjellia223 June 24, 2012

Love It

Im not usually into country music, but this was amazing. I would defintely reccomend it to just about anybody. Carrie Underwood is an amazing singer too.


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