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Carrie Underwood played these songwriters their finished work for the first time and their reactions were priceless YouTube/Screenshot

Behind every line of every song, there’s a dream.

Of course, there’s the dream of the artist bringing the song to fans. But also, there’s the dream of the songwriters and publishers, who write lyrics onto napkins at restaurants and notebooks in the middle of the night, hoping that one day someone will sing those words out loud.

It was those songwriters and publishers who recently sat down to take a first listen to the finished versions of their songs that will be featured on Carrie Underwood’s upcoming release “Storyteller.”

Little did they know that the cameras would be rolling to capture their reactions upon hearing their songs completely finished for the very first time.

And their reactions were priceless.

“I was tearing up and sweating all at the same time,” one songwriter expressed.

“It sounded spooky cool,” another one said.

“That is so stinking beautiful,” another one said.

And we couldn’t agree more.

Underwood will officially release the songs of “Storyteller,” including her current hit “Smoke Break,” on Oct. 23 with a much anticipated performance on NBC’s “Today.”

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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