With her brand new single "Little Toy Guns," Carrie Underwood brings Proverbs 12:18 which says, "the words of a reckless man pierce like sword" to life. 'Little Toy Guns' revolves around a story about a girl who hears her parents arguing and how she wishes words didn't hurt like they do. And it's a story all too familiar to many of our families.
Underwood, who recently had a #1 Christian and country hit "Something in the Water," rattles our souls again with God's truth with "Little Toy Guns." Veteran writer Chris DeStefano recalls how Underwood's latest single originated: "Hillary heard this riff I was doing in the verse and thought it could be cool to open up the song with it. So after a quick edit, we began writing it."
DeStefano says that Lindsey originally imagined the song as titled "Wooden Guns." "Carrie reacted to it and put a really great spin on it, calling it 'Little Toy Guns." "Guns" scales Hot Country Songs with the majority (58 percent) of its points from radio play, as it lifts 9-7 on Country Airplay with a 7 percent gain to 30 million in audience, according to Nielsen Music. Notably, Underwood has yet to miss the Hot Country Songs top 10 with any song she's released as a promoted country single, dating to her first, the six-week No. 1 "Jesus, Take the Wheel" (2005-06).