See Carrie Underwood Sing Swampy 'Choctaw County Affair' on 'Today' - Rolling Stone
Country Flag
Home Music Country Music

See Carrie Underwood Sing Swampy ‘Choctaw County Affair’ on ‘Today’

Country music’s superstar ‘Storyteller’ hits New York with early morning debut of brand-new song

Carrie Underwood woke up early this morning, celebrating the release of her newest album, Storyteller, with a live performance on The Today Show

Hitting the outdoor stage not long after sunrise, Underwood played a short, four-song set that balanced older favorites like “Before He Cheats” with cuts from the new album. Tossed into the mix was “Choctaw County Affair,” a sly, slinky song that doubles as both crime caper and courtroom drama. Written by Jason White — the same Nashville-area musician who penned Tim McGraw’s “Red Ragtop” — the song is one of the most southern-sounding tracks on Storyteller, an album that otherwise pushes Underwood closer toward the pop-leaning sound of Taylor Swift’s Red.

Watch today’s live performance of “Choctaw County Affair” — featuring an eight-piece band, a coffee-fueled Underwood and an entire block’s worth of fans who showed up during the early-a.m. hours to secure a spot in line — above.

In This Article: Carrie Underwood


Powered by
Arrow Created with Sketch. Calendar Created with Sketch. Path Created with Sketch. Shape Created with Sketch. Plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch.