It's been a remarkable 10 years for Carrie Underwood. After competing on American Idol's fourth installment, the Oklahoma-native went on to take the crown that year and become one of the most daring singers in country music. With 18 No. 1 hits and four studio albums under her belt, she is set to drop her first Greatest Hits compilation on Dec. 9, featuring her most-well known cuts (like “Before He Cheats,” “Jesus Take The Wheel” and “Blown Away”). Of course, the new project is sampled with the gospel-tinged “Something In The Water,” the music video of which drops Wed. evening (Nov. 5) on her Twitter page.
During a feature on Entertainment Tonight on Monday (Nov. 3), Underwood went behind-the-scenes of the video shoot, revealing a few tidbits of what fans can expect. “We took it in a direction that was definitely, probably not what most people would think, just made it joyful and happy,” the singer teases in the video exclusive. And 16 choir members, 12 dancers and a custom-built tank of recycled water later, a magically ethereal piece was created. “I think we just wanted to match the energy.”
Director Raj Kapoor (Demi Lovato, Faith Hill, Jonas Brothers, Toni Braxton) says of the clip (which was choreographed by "So You Think You Can Dance's" Travis Wall): “She was such a trooper. When you see those close ups, you see that glow.”
Underwood is set to co-host this year's 48th Annual CMA Awards alongside Brad Paisley for the seventh-year running. The ceremony goes live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena this Wednesday at 8/7c on ABC.