Carrie Marie Underwood is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol in 2005.
Her new single, “Something In The Water” has caused quite a bit of controversy, as it centers around the name of Jesus Christ and what the Bible says about being ‘reborn’.
After coming under increasing scrutiny by the music industry, she felt enough was enough… and delivered a response that is simply amazing.
Here’s what she said:
“I’m not the first person to sing about God, Jesus, faith [or] any of that, and I won’t be the last. And it won’t be the last for me, either. If you don’t like it, change the channel.”
She then went to the CMA’s and sang one of the most heartfelt versions of her song that proclaims the name of Jesus.
Here is that performance:
For those unfamiliar with the lyrics, here they are:
He said, “I’ve been where you’ve been before.
Down every hallway’s a slamming door.
No way out, no one to come and save me.
Wasting a life that the Good Lord gave me.
Then somebody said what I’m saying to you,
Opened my eyes and told me the truth.”
They said, “Just a little faith, it’ll all get better.”
So I followed that preacher man down to the river and now I’m changed
And now I’m stronger
There must’ve been something in the water
Oh, there must’ve been something in the water