album review | COUNTRY
Carrie Underwood finds fraternal Twain
Seven years after she won season four, it’s clear that Carrie Underwood would have been a major star with or without her “American Idol” victory. Likewise, genre is an afterthought for the Oklahoma-bred singer whose latest album is as much about country charm as it is about arena-rock bombast. “Blown Away,” Underwood’s fourth release, is an archetypal modern country record with hit singles you can spot a mile away.