Carrie Underwood is a singer, songwriter, wife of Mike Fisher and mother of sons Isaiah and Elijah, and also a person of faith, with high moral values, those she refuses to compromise in music or in life. So when she sat down with Brett James and David Garcia to write “Drinking Alone” from her latest Cry Pretty album, Underwood worked hard to narrate a story without making a song about alcohol followed by a stand of one night.
“It was important to me because we sing [in the first person],” Underwood explained (via CMT). I did not want it to be like, “Oh, we’re going to get drunk and go home together,” because that’s not something I would do.
“If it’s going to be like an extreme character,” she added, “I think I’d rather put it in the third person, or put it in a [context where] you’re talking about someone completely different, not use the first person. “
Underwood set the parameters of the song, especially since it was in the first person, standing on the line she would not cross.
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