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Carrie Underwood Celebrates 22nd #1 Hit with “Smoke Break” Industry Party


Nashville- March 2, 2016- — Carrie Underwood and the co-writers of her #1 hit “Smoke Break” celebrated its success with music industry executives, family, and friends yesterday in Nashville. “Smoke Break” was written by Carrie, Hillary Lindsey, and Chris DeStefano, the same trio that penned Carrie’s last #1 hit, “Little Toy Guns.”

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“Smoke Break,” described by The Guardian as “refreshingly smart and bold,” became Carrie’s 22nd career #1 hit as well as her 12th #1 co-write and was the lead single from her gold-selling, #1 debuting Storyteller album.

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Pictured- ASCAP songwriter Chris DeStafano, BMI songwriter Carrie Underwood, ASCAP songwriter Hillary Lindsey

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Pictured- (L-R): Back Row: Sony ATV’s Josh Van Valkenburg, BMG’s Chris Oglesby, ASCAP’s Michael Martin, BMI’s Bradly Collins, ASCAP’s Beth Brinker, BMI’s Jody Williams and Arista Nashville’s Randy Goodman. Front Row: Chris DeStefano, Carrie Underwood, and Hillary Lindsey.

Photo credits: Erika Goldring