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Entertainment 'It’s a song that needed to be sung': Carrie Underwood says powerful new track The Bullet is about gun violence

21:10  08 september  2018
21:10  08 september  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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' It ' s a song that needed to be sung ': Carrie Underwood says powerful new track The Bullet is about gun violence and 'partially motivated' by Stephen Paddock' s 2017 mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival.

She added that it was a song that ' needed to be sung .' Listen to Carrie Underwood ' s track ' The Bullet ' off her new album, 'Cry Pretty.' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited ' It ’ s a beautiful and powerful song ': Carrie Underwood has addressed the controversial topic of gun

Carrie Underwood has addressed the controversial topic of gun violence in a new song called The Bullet.

The track, which is from the star's upcoming album Cry Pretty, was 'partially motivated' by the Mandalay Bay mass shooting that saw gunman Stephen Paddock kill 58 people and injure more than 800 at a 2017 Las Vegas country music festival.

a woman standing in front of a building: 'It’s a beautiful and powerful song': Carrie Underwood has addressed the controversial topic of gun violence on a new song called The Bullet © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 'It’s a beautiful and powerful song': Carrie Underwood has addressed the controversial topic of gun violence on a new song called The Bullet Speaking to Stellar magazine, the 35-year-old said: 'It’s a beautiful and powerful song, and I thought for a long time whether or not I was the one to deliver its message.'

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Listen to Carrie Underwood ' s track ' The Bullet ' off her new album, 'Cry Pretty.' Take a close listen to track 8 off Carrie Underwood ’ s new release, and you’ll hear her heartbreaking reaction to the 2017 Las Vegas shooting and her thoughts on gun violence . It ’ s a song that needed to be sung .”

Produced by Carrie Underwood & David Garcia. [Verse 1] Line of limousines leaves one by one The prayers been prayed, the hymns been sung Black mascara' s already run But the tears keep flowin' You can blame it on hate or blame it on guns But mama' s ain't supposed to bury their sons Left a hole in

Hesitant to say anything that could become too controversial, the songstress continued: 'Unfortunately, too many events have happened and not just on a grand scale… any word I say right now is gonna be wrong.'

a person posing for the camera: Read all about it: Carrie opened up about her new album in Australia's Stellar magazine © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Read all about it: Carrie opened up about her new album in Australia's Stellar magazine Without revealing any specific political stance, Underwood explained that 'many people' will be able to relate to the song, from police officers to the military to 'people who were in the wrong place at the wrong time.'

She added that it was a song that 'needed to be sung.' 

Fans will be able to listen to The Bullet when the singer's sixth studio album, Cry Pretty, drops on September 14.

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Lyrics to " The Bullet " song by Carrie Underwood : Line of Line of limousines leaves one by one The prayers been prayed, the hymns been sung Black mascara' s already run But the tears keep flowing You can blame it on hate or blame it on guns But mamas ain't supposed to bury their sons Left a hole

Carrie Underwood ’ s highly personal and fiercely intimate ‘Cry Pretty’ album debuts on Friday. “ It ’ s a song that needed to be sung ,” said Underwood . The song was 'partially motivated' by the Mandalay Bay mass shooting that occurred at the 'Route 91 Harvest Festival' in Las Vegas on October 8th 2017.

Fellow country singer Jason Aldean was the headline act at the Route 91 Harvest Festival last October when Stephen Paddock opened fire on innocent civilians.

Coming soon: Fans will be able to listen to The Bullet when the singer's sixth studio album, Cry Pretty, drops on September 14 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Coming soon: Fans will be able to listen to The Bullet when the singer's sixth studio album, Cry Pretty, drops on September 14 Aldean was in the middle of his set when Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay, which left 59 people dead and over 800 injured in America’s deadliest mass shooting.

The attack had a profound effect on the country superstar's view on guns.

Aldean is a gun owner, but later came out to say that the laws surrounding the purchase of guns are flawed.

‘It's too easy to get guns, first and foremost,’ he told the Associated Press. ‘When you can walk in somewhere and you can get one in 5 minutes, do a background check that takes 5 minutes, like how in-depth is that background check?

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Country superstar Carrie Underwood has 13 songs on her sixth studio album, “Cry Pretty,” released Friday. But two tracks in particular have been “Love Wins” is a soaring ballad about people coming together in a divisive culture. “ The Bullet ” is a devastating account of the aftermath of gun violence .

Carrie Underwood has released a new song off her upcoming sixth studio album Cry Pretty. “We wanted that song to be hopeful and to maybe make somebody stop and think about that .” “Love Wins” is one of two songs on Cry Pretty that nod to political issues — “ The Bullet ” is a commentary on gun

‘Those are the issues I have. It's not necessarily the guns themselves or that I don't think people should have guns. I have a lot of them.’ Jason Aldean et al. posing for the camera: Tragic: Country singer Jason Aldean (R) was the headline act at the Route 91 Harvest Festival last October when Stephen Paddock opened fire on innocent civilians nearby © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Tragic: Country singer Jason Aldean (R) was the headline act at the Route 91 Harvest Festival last October when Stephen Paddock opened fire on innocent civilians nearby

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