Written by Zach Crowell, Brett James, and Hillary Lindsey
Miranda Lambert may have the reputation as the genre’s rebel girl, but I’d be a lot more nervous about crossing Carrie Underwood.
Sure, she’s America’s Sweetheart, thanks in large part to her legacy as the most successful American Idol of all-time. But America’s Sweetheart is building up quite a large body count.
Yes, another man who crossed her will pay for his sins with his life. Those sins are usually one of two things: cheating or abusing. The former is more staunchly in the country music tradition, but the latter seems a bit more justified, don’t you think?
This one’s the latter, with an abusive husband being prepared a spiked drink after forcing his wife into dark sunglasses at Sunday service. The church bells framework hasn’t been used so well since The Browns sang of “The Three Bells” back in the fifties, though I’m assuming that Jimmy Brown died of natural causes.
Honestly, nobody does this kind of thing better than her. “Church Bells” is a classic Underwood murder song: a dramatic production, a flawless vocal performance, and just enough of that girl next door sincerity to keep you from asking yourself, “Wait…Did she just kill somebody again?”