Carrie Underwood appeared on NBC’s Today show this morning, where she revealed exclusively that she’ll release her first collection of hits, titled Greatest Hits: Decade #1, on December 9. With a final track listing to be announced, the album will draw from Underwood’s 18 #1 singles to date, while also featuring new material, kicked off by the first single, “Something in the Water.” Officially impacting country radio on October 6, “Something in the Water” will be available to stations in time to coincide with the digital single’s retail release on Monday, September 29.
For Underwood, the album is not only a career milestone, but also a perfect way to be able to share some new songs with fans in advance of her next full studio album.
She says, “I can’t believe it’s been a decade since I auditioned for American Idol. Looking back at the songs I’ve released over the years lets me relive my amazing journey. Even better I get to include new music for the fans!”
Produced by longtime Underwood collaborator Mark Bright, and written by Underwood, Chris DeStefano, and Brett James, “Something in the Water” is a song that Carrie says was exciting even as they were writing it, and one that she hopes will touch listeners in the same way that it affects her.
“‘Something in the Water’, is so inspirational,” Carrie says. “It’s joyous! I can’t help but smile when I hear it. I hope it has the same effect on everyone who listens to it.”
As part of her appearance on this morning’s Today show, Underwood also talked about her participation in tomorrow’s Global Citizen Festival. Also starring fellow headliners JAY Z, No Doubt, fun., The Roots, and Tiësto, the show will air live from New York’s Central Park, with MSNBC carrying the full concert on cable and MSNBC.com. NBC News will also produce a one-hour primetime special of the event to air on NBC at 9pm, ET, this Saturday, September 27th.