Carrie Underwood Shares the Meaning Behind ‘Give Her That’ [WATCH]

Carrie Underwood is sharing the story behind one of her fan-favorite songs. The American Idol alum opened up about “Give Her That,” a song from her Denim & Rhinestones [Deluxe Edition] album, released in September.

“‘Give Her That’ is a song about a relationship that is no more,” Underwood explained in a video posted on social media. “I’m thinking about this person, and they moved on, and that’s great, and she’s great. Yay for you guys. But it’s just knowing that there’s certain things that you’re always gonna have from that person. That’s kind of what you do in relationships. Whether or not you want to, you’re going to leave pieces of yourself behind. Those are things you can’t give away to anybody else because that person will always have them.

“That’s kind of what it’s about,” she continued. “It’s not really a breakup song or longing for the person back. It’s just saying that I’ll always have a piece of you even if you’ve moved on. I wrote it with Lydia Vaughan and David Garcia. It’s just got a cool vibe melodically, and musically as well. I think it’s pretty relatable, and it’s a good listen.”

Underwood previously said she and the other writers were torn between one of two versions they considered releasing for “Give Her That.”

“I feel like the song, when we wrote, ‘Give Her That,’ it kind of had ended up with two versions,” Underwood revealed. “One that was super chill, super stripped down, and then one that had a little more of a bassy kind of groove to it, kind of stripped down,” Underwood explains. “That version kind of felt more right to the song.”

Underwood currently has a Top 30 hit with “Out Of That Truck,” also from Denim & Rhinestones [Deluxe Edition].

“I feel like musically, we wanted ‘Out Of That Truck’ just to feel like … I’m gonna use the word ‘rock’ super loosely,” Underwood said of the song, which was also written by Vaughan and Garcia. “We wanted it to be driving, and guitar-heavy. It’s not an aggressive song at all, so we didn’t want to push it there, but we just wanted it to move and have some energy. I have an affinity for guitars, so it was one of those wanting it to take you somewhere, and you can sing along with it.”

Underwood has added more dates to her REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency, due to fan demand.

“Sharing a legacy of putting on proper shows that, like Dolly’s and Reba’s, are extra — meaning filled with more of the glitz, glamour, extravagant wardrobe and staging that’s a part of our lives already — and tell a full, emotion and vibe-driven story with a beginning, middle and end,” Underwood told The Tennessean. “I’m not just showing up and singing. Instead, I’m immersing the audience in song.”

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