Carrie Underwood’s ‘Give Her That’: Story Behind the Song

Carrie Underwood just dropped “Give Her That,’ another song from her forthcoming Denim & Rhinestones (Deluxe Edition) album, out on September 22. Written by Underwood, along with her frequent collaborators David Garcia and Lydia Vaughn — the same team behind her current “Out Of That Truck,” single — Underwood was inspired to write the song by thinking about a rarely-told side of a painful break-up.

“‘Give Her That’ is a story about a relationship that is no longer,” Underwood says in a video shared on social media. “The person’s kind of moved on, and it’s like, ‘I see who you’re with. She’s beautiful, she’s perfect. I’ll give her that. But you can’t give her the time that we spend together.’ And I feel like everybody’s kind of got some of that in their lives. If you’re stalking somebody on socials or something like that, they’re like, ‘Oh, they’ve moved on. Of course. Really glad for them. That’s great,’ but I haven’t.”


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Posted by Carrie Underwood on Friday, August 11, 2023


When the three recorded “Give Her That,” the mother of two admits they had a couple of different endings, trying to determine which one best went with the message of the powerful track.

“I feel like the song, when we wrote, ‘Give Her That,’ it kind of had ended up with two versions,” Underwood explains. “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.”

“Give Her That” is part of a project Underwood created with a singular goal of having fun, which weaves through all of the songs on the album.

“When I walked in to start making this album, it was like, ‘What do you want to do?’ My co-producer and co-writer, David Garcia, was like, ‘What do you want to do?” Underwood recalled on Apple Music Country’s Today’s Country Radio with Kelleigh Bannen. “And I was like, ‘I just want to have fun.’ I feel like it’s needed. And we also spent two albums worth – we had our Christmas album, My Gift, the gospel album, My Savior, and it was in such a soulful place. And after that, I was just like, ‘I just want to have fun.’”

Underwood added dates to her REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency, due to fan demand. Pre-order Denim & Rhinestones (Deluxe Edition), and find all of Underwood’s upcoming shows at