Carrie Underwood’s ‘Out Of That Truck’: Story Behind the Song

Carrie Underwood just released her new song, “Out Of That Truck.” The uptempo track, which is from her forthcoming Denim & Rhinestones (Deluxe Edition) album, was her way to embrace the popular truck-in-a-country-song, but with her own spin on it.

“‘Out Of That Truck,’ it was inevitable, I guess. I knew that someday I’d have a truck song,” Underwood quips in a video she shared on social media.

Written with Lydia Vaughn and David Garcia, the three were inspired by thinking about the emotions of trying to get over someone, in spite of all of the tangible reminders.

“It was like having this memory, nostalgic kind of song where it’s like, you can’t get over somebody, but it’s because of all the physical marks that you left in the space, that you left in a space, a truck,” Underwood explains. “Nail polish on the tailgate, dings on the door.”


Had some fun in the studio recently and for my birthday, I wanted to share my new song “Out Of That Truck” with all of you! 🥳

Posted by Carrie Underwood on Friday, March 10, 2023


Known for fusing genres — and even covering Guns N’ Roses on her The Denim & Rhinestones Tour — the 40-year-old wanted to embrace her love of rock music in “Out Of That Truck,” but just a little.

“I feel like musically, we wanted ‘Out Of That Truck’ just to feel like … I’m gonna use the word ‘rock’ super loosely,” Underwood explains. “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.”

“It’s just kind of a cool vibe, trying to look at doing a country truck song in a different kind of way,” she adds. “Just wanting it to be moving, and kind of a bit of a tempo.”

Underwood just expanded her music career even more, with the launch of her Carrie’s Country radio station, on SiriusXM.

“It’s me, it’s new country, it’s classic country, stuff I grew up listening to,” Underwood  told SiriusXM.  I have rock … and hopefully all the rock stuff is people that I obviously have worked with or have covered, but also a lot of country adjacent type things. Like Rolling Stones; I don’t know if they knew how twangy they are. So people like that, hopefully all country listeners will enjoy it, and enjoy maybe discovering new songs. We have some hard rock blocks.”

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