“Music Monday” Little Rock David Hodges writes another hit for Carrie Underwood

On June 28, 2013 Underwood was back on top with a song that Little Rock native David Hodges who graduated at Arkansas Baptist High School help write.

Carrie Underwood “Sees” No. 1 Again onTop 20

Carrie UnderwoodCarrie Underwood photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Carrie Underwood current single title is prophetic. She makes it two weeks straight at No. 1 on GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown with her new video, “See You Again.” Host Nan Kelley counted down this week’s Top 20 videos, chosen by you, with Blake Shelton and Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and featuring Keith Urban rounding out the Top 3. New videos from Taylor andFlorida Georgia Line also make the countdown!

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This Week’s Chart:

  1. Carrie Underwood – “See You Again”
  2. Tim McGraw w/Taylor Swift ft. Keith Urban – “Highway Don’t Care”
  3. Blake Shelton – “Boys ‘Round Here”
  4. Little Big Town – “Your Side of the Bed”
  5. Tate Stevens – “Power Of A Love Song”
  6. Darius Rucker – “Wagon Wheel”
  7. Gary Allan – “Pieces”
  8. Pistol Annies – “Hush Hush”
  9. Kip Moore – “Hey Pretty Girl”
  10. The Band Perry – “DONE”
  11. Brad Paisley – “Beat This Summer”
  12. Lady Antebellum – “Goodbye Town”
  13. Hunter Hayes – “I Want Crazy”
  14. Jason Aldean – “1994”
  15. Luke Bryan – “Buzzkill”
  16. Taylor Swift featuring Ed Sheeran – “Everything Has Changed”
  17. Taylor Swift – “22”
  18. Kacey Musgraves – “Blowin’ Smoke”
  19. Katie Armiger – “Playing With Fire”
  20. Florida Georgia Line – “Round Here”

See You Again (Carrie Underwood song)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“See You Again”
Single by Carrie Underwood
from the album Blown Away
Released April 15, 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Countrycountry pop
Length 4:07
Label Arista Nashville
Writer(s) Carrie Underwood, Hillary Lindsey,David Hodges
Producer Mark Bright
Carrie Underwood singles chronology
Two Black Cadillacs
(2012)
See You Again
(2013)
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See You Again is a song released by the American country recording artist Carrie Underwood. It was written by Underwood, Hillary Lindsey andDavid Hodges. It was released as the fourth single from Underwood’s fourth studio album, Blown Away, on April 15, 2013.[1] Underwood announced the single on her official Twitter account.[2]

Underwood debuted the song on the twelfth season of American Idol on April 4, 2013.[3]

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“See You Again” tells the story of moving onwards after experiencing the death of a loved one in life. The lyrics provide hope and promise through Underwood’s strong Christian faith that one will reunite with every fallen loved one in the afterlife. The song’s opening consists of a solo piano, followed by a backing chorus and band kicking in shortly after.

“See You Again” was originally one of three songs written for the 2010 feature film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Of the three songs that Underwood, Hodges, and Lindsey co-wrote for the film, the workers behind the project opted to choose “There’s a Place For Us.” Underwood pushed to include “See You Again” on her fourth studio album, Blown Away, during the writing process of the album.

Critical reception[edit]

The song has received positive reviews from music critics. Billboard.com described the song to be “truly a taste of heaven.” [3] Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe included the song in his personal favorite tracks from the Blown Away studio album in the website’s 2012 year-end countdown of editors’ favorite Country albums of the year,[4] as did Matt Bjorke of Roughstock for their album countdown.[5] Liv Carter of Urban Country News gave the song a “thumbs up”, adding “what pulls it over the line however, and presumably why it has become a fan-favorite, is its sincerity in wishing to bring comfort and Underwood’s confident performance.”[6] Jonathan Keefe of Slant Magazine was less favorable, saying that “the chorus of power ballad “See You Again” is marred by dated, campy arena-rock clichés.”[7]

Music video[edit]

On June 7, 2013, Good Morning America gave a first look for the music video for “See You Again”. The full video premiered soon after on ABCNews.com [8] The music video was directed by Eric Welch.[9] It showed the aftermaths of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and the recent Moore, Oklahoma tornado.

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From David Hodges website:

David Hodges is a Grammy award-winning writer/producer/artist hailing from Little Rock, AR.

As the former writer and keyboardist of the band Evanescence, he and his band mates took home Best New Artist as well as the Best Hard Rock Performance trophy for their hit “Bring Me To Life” in 2004. Evanescence’s debut album Fallen has sold over 15 million copies worldwide.

David went on to write and produce Kelly Clarkson’s biggest worldwide single to date, “Because Of You”, which appeared on Clarkson’s 11 million-selling album Breakaway and garnered him the 2007 BMI Song Of The Year honor. The song was covered by Reba McEntire as the first single off her Duets album, and quickly rose up the country charts in 2007 becoming McEntire’s 30th Top 2 country single.

Hodges also penned the single, “What About Now”, which appears on American Idol Chris Daughtry’s debut album Daughtry. The 4x platinum Daughtry to date is credited as the fastest selling debut rock album in Soundscan history. “What About Now” also happens to be the first single on Westlife’s album “Who We Are.” David also won a BMI Pop award for this song.

David wrote the first single “Crush” for American Idol’s David Archuleta, which had the highest chart debut of any single since January 2007. David has since written songs for & released by Carrie Underwood, Train, Christina Perri, Celine Dion, David Cook, Lauren Alaina, The Cab, & many others.

In less than 10 years, David Hodges has been nominated for 6 Grammys & 1 Golden Globe, has won 5 BMI pop awards & 1 BMI country award, has had at least one album in the Billboard 200 for the last 8 consecutive years, and has written on albums that have sold over 50 million copies worldwide.

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