Given her public demeanor and the way fellow artists talk about her, it’s appropriate to think of Carrie Underwood as a friendly, classy lady.
But she does have a mean streak. She put it to work in writing “Undo It,” her latest single.
“It’s kind of mean in the fact that you’re telling this person that you wish you’d never met them,” she says. “Like, that’s mean: ‘I wish I had never met you. My life was so much better before you, and I wish that I could take all of that back.’ And ‘Undo It’… we’ve all had stupid relationships, and you’re like, ‘I wasted my time, they wasted their time. This was not worth it, and I’d give anything to just go back and have that back, and my life would have been easier if you hadn’t been in it.’ That’s horrible. It’s so mean.”
Carrie will likely bring that harshness to the stage — for one song, anyway — when she performs during the final half-hour Tuesday of a historic edition of the Grand Ole Opry. The Opry is being presented at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium for only the second time in its history as the radio show continues to occupy various locations as the Grand Ole Opry House is renovated after last month’s floods. The Opry House is expected to reopen Oct. 1.