Carrie Underwood Debuts New Song in ‘Salute the Troops’ TV Special

By Kurt Wolff

Fans patiently awaiting for new music from Carrie Underwood will get a treat Tuesday (May 20), when the Blown Away star debuts a brand new song during the CBS-TV special airing that evening.

Titled “Keep Us Safe,” Underwood created the song specifically for ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops, a two-hour special airing on CBS starting at 9pm ET/PT.

“When we were approached to be a part of the show, I was so excited to do something to honor our troops and because ACM Lifting Lives does such great work,” Underwood said in a press release. “I wanted to take the time to really think about what song I wanted to perform. I had a writing session scheduled with my co-writers and friends Hillary Lindsey, Luke Laird, and Shane McAnally, and I guess the show was weighing on my mind. I think we all left the session knowing the song was special because it basically wrote itself that day!”

“Keep Us Safe” will then also be available digitally, with proceeds benefiting ACM Lifting Lives, the Academy of Country Music’s charitable arm.

Related: The story behind Carrie Underwood’s song “Two Black Cadillacs”

As Underwood told during last month’s ACM Awards, she’s been writing “a lot lately,” so hopefully this song is just the first taste of things to come.

ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops taped last month in Las Vegas after the ACM Awards, and it airs Tuesday, May 20 at 9pm ET/PT on CBS. Along with Underwood, the show features performances from such country artists as Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Merle Haggard, George StraitDierks Bentley, Kellie Pickler, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry.


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