Carrie Underwood’s “Temporary Home” Becomes Her 12th #1 Single

Beautiful Track Is Second Chart-Topper from Underwood’s Play On Album

March 29, 2010

Nashville, TN – Superstar Carrie Underwood’s gorgeous “Temporary Home” today becomes the 12th #1 single of her career and the second chart-topper from her Platinum-certified Play On collection. Sprinting to the top of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs in just 18 weeks, the song hit the chart summit faster than any other single this year.

One of seven tracks that Underwood co-wrote for Play On - and her fifth co-written single to top the charts - “Temporary Home” may portray poignant life moments, but the message is one that Carrie has always seen as uplifting, as she says, “It’s hopeful, and each person in each story, in each different place in their life, knows that things are going to be okay.”

On the CMT Top Twenty Countdown episode that premiered this past Friday, the touching music video for “Temporary Home” topped the countdown for the fifth consecutive week.

Fans can also be looking for Carrie as she makes a home on the cover of the April issue of Allure magazine, on sale now.

The only American Idol winner ever to achieve 12 #1 hits, Underwood’s collection of chart-toppers began with the instant success of her post-American Idol single, “Inside Your Heaven,” which debuted atop Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in the summer of 2005. It was the first of five #1s to top the BDS or Mediabase charts from her 7x-Platinum debut, Some Hearts, with the others including the GRAMMY-winning “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” “Before He Cheats,” “Don’t Forget to Remember Me,” and “Wasted.”

The five-time GRAMMY winner, ACM Entertainer of the Year, and three-time CMA and ACM Female Vocalist winner is also the first country artist in history ever to achieve 10 #1 singles on the strength of their first two albums when “I Told You So” became the fifth consecutive chart-topper from Carrie’s second album - the triple-Platinum Carnival Ride - which also included “Just a Dream” and three hits Carrie co-wrote: “So Small,” “All-American Girl,” and “Last Name.”

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