Carrie Underwood took home her eighth Grammy award April 3rd and made the television debut of her new single, “Ghost Story.”
Underwood took the Grammys stage in a stunning short purple gown with a long train that was blown around by a wind machine during her performance. At the song’s conclusion, Underwood was lifted into the air on a platform giving the illusion of “levitating.”
This performance was the first time in 9 years that Carrie performed at the Grammys. Her last time gracing the stage was in 2013 when she sang “Blown Away,” the song that won her two coveted trophies that year.
Earlier in the evening, Underwood accepted the trophy for Best Roots Gospel Album for My Savior. She was also nominated this year for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “If I Didn’t Love You” with Jason Aldean.
Prior to her 2022 Grammy awards performance, Carrie talked about the new song saying:
“Instead of smashing headlights, this scorned lover is letting her ex know that she will continue to haunt him no matter how hard he tries to forget her,” Underwood said of “Ghost Story.”
The song was written by Josh Kear, Hillary Lindsey and David Garcia who penned the “revenge song” with Carrie in mind.
“They are such talented, amazing songwriters who know me so well, and from the first time I heard it, I knew I had to record it,” Underwood said. “I have always loved performing songs that tell a story and inspire some kind of cinematic imagery when you hear them, and that is definitely true of ’Ghost Story.’ It creates a mood and a vibe that is different than anything else I’ve recorded before.”
Watch Carrie Underwood’s jaw-dropping performance of “Ghost Story” below.