On the eve of her thrilling return to headlining the legendary Mane Stage at the Stagecoach Festival, eight-time GRAMMY® Award winner Carrie Underwood announces the world premiere of the official cinematic music video for her new single “Ghost Story “, available now on all platforms.
Underwood has also teamed up with YouTube for an exclusive Stagecoach pre-party on April 30 at 9:50 p.m. PT, only available to YouTube Premium members, and will take place just before his Stagecoach live performance starting at 10 p.m. PT.
Released on March 18, “Ghost Story” is currently climbing the charts and is the lead single from Underwood’s just-announced Denim & Rhinestones album, which will be released on June 10.
The music video was directed by longtime Underwood collaborator, acclaimed director and photographer, Randee St. Nicholas, who has shot several videos with Underwood throughout her career, including “Cry Pretty”, “Drinking Alone”, “Blown Away”, “Smoke Break”. and 2020’s “Hallelujah” featuring John Legend, all of which were honored as CMT’s fan-voted Video of the Year, as well as now-iconic artwork for numerous Underwood albums such as Blown Away, Storyteller , Cry Pretty and now, Denim & Strass.
“Ghost Story” was written by Josh Kear, Hillary Lindsey and David Garcia and co-produced by David Garcia and Underwood. The hot new single was performed by the superstar at the recent 64th Annual GRAMMY® Awards, as well as the 2022 CMT Music Awards, in a jaw-dropping high-flying version from the stage at Resorts World Theatre, home of his REFLECTION : The residence of Las Vegas.
The music video was filmed in downtown Los Angeles at the famous 1931 movie palace, the Los Angeles Theater. With crystal chandeliers, marble, gold leaf, silk damask wall coverings and an extraordinary marble and crystal fountain in the Upper Lobby, this beautiful and historic venue sets the tone for the haunting history of a past love story, where one person has moved on and lives their life while the other is haunted by his memory everywhere he turns and in everything he does. The atmosphere is sultry and moody, with a nod to the glamorous “Moulin Rouge”.
Underwood, who also performs on a trapeze in the video, says, “Randee St. Nicholas has an amazing eye and always knows how to capture everything in the most unique and beautiful way. I’m very visually oriented and from the first time I heard “Ghost Story” I had a vision of how I wanted to bring this song to life in performance and Randee always takes everything to a whole other artistic level beyond my own imagination.”
The Denim & Rhinestones album is Underwood’s latest collaboration with David Garcia, having co-produced her critically acclaimed 2018 release Cry Pretty, which marked her first time producing her own album. Garcia and Underwood also co-produced his 2021 GRAMMY® Award-winning gospel anthem album, My Savior.
The Denim & Strass Signed CD Set and Vinyl Sets are available for pre-order now, which include an exclusive t-shirt, rhinestone pack, denim tote bag and album slip mat in limited quantities here. Fans can order from physical retailers here. The vinyl edition will be available in July and a cassette version on August 5th.
Underwood recently won her 8th GRAMMY® Award for Best Gospel Roots Album for My Savior, where she and Jason Aldean were also nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for their #1 hit duet, “If I Didn’t Love You”.
The duo also won ACM Single of the Year as well as two 2022 CMT Music Awards for “If I Didn’t Love You” – Collaborative Video of the Year and Video of the Year, continuing Underwood’s reign in as the most awarded artist in the history of CMT. with 25 wins in total. Multi-week No. 1 “If I Didn’t Love You” has spent a record 26 weeks in Billboard Country Airplay’s Top 10 so far, with over 364 million global RTD streams.
She is continuing her ongoing project, REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency at Resorts World Theater in May, after opening the new world-class, 5,000-seat theater, the first performer to grace the largest stage and the highest in Las Vegas, with sold-out shows in December 2021 and March 2022.
Watch the new music video here: