March 15, 2008
The glaringly obvious comparison to Alan Jackson’s “I Don’t Even Know Your Name” cannot be overlooked here. Likewise, the comparison to Carrie’s own “Before He Cheats” is also rather evident. Moreover, this song doesn’t do much to reinvent the wheel. On the other hand, after three focused listens to this song, it has grown on me and it is sure to be a success.
Some drinks and a pick up line result in a hazy Vegas wedding: “It started off Hey cutie, where ya from?/And then it turned into Oh no, what have I done?/And I don’t even know my last name”
Carrie sounds as though she has loosened up a bit and is having a little fun, which is nice to hear. While the slowish tempo choice is somewhat confusing, the banjo-infused rock production is infectious and seems to be influenced by her current touring partner, Keith Urban.
Written by Carrie Underwood, Hillary Lindsey & Luke Laird
Listen: Last Name
Buy: Last Name