After Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood is my favorite "American Idol" winner. I love her voice, I think she has good stage presence, and her "I'm just a good ol' Oklahoma girl" persona has always seemed more genuine than forced (ahem, Kellie Pickler). But I don't have any songs from her post-"Idol" career on my iPod yet; despite her many awards, none of her singles have really grabbed me.
I wish I could say "So Small," the first single from her upcoming, as-yet-untitled album, changed all that. But after a couple of listens, "So Small" — which Underwood co-wrote — just sounds kind of generic to me, like something I'd hear while waiting in line for a sandwich or running errands at Target. I wouldn't change the station if this song came on the radio, but I wouldn't turn up the volume, either. Listen for yourself over at AOL's PopEater and let me know what you think.