Talk about a stroke of serendipity.
Carrie Underwood‘s Look At Me, which is a cover of Alan Jackson‘s original recording found on the Billy: The Early Years soundtrack, was never released as a single. Lifted from her 2009 album Play On, the track is a tender acoustic ballad about falling in love and is more traditional than most of her releases to-date.
A wedding video, featuring blushing bride Arianna performing the song as she travels down the aisle, recently surfaced online. Originally filmed last summer, the viral clip has sparked sales of the single, driving it to a new peak of No. 11 on the iTunes Country singles chart on Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 11), as of 1:00 pm CST.
Isn’t it funny how these viral videos work?
The beautiful bride changes some of the verb tenses to fit the theme of the wedding, and dang, she sure does have a great voice. She just might give Underwood a run for her money. Meanwhile, husband Ryan looks on from the altar, with tears in his eyes. He’s clearly overwhelmed, and so are we.
Over four years later, and the fans have spoken. Maybe the country powerhouse should have released the track as a single when she had the chance? And to think, this is all just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Grab your copy of Underwood’s “Look At Me” over at iTunes. Bonus: It features Vince Gill laying down some serious harmony.