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Carrie Underwood Retreats with Hit Songwriters at Karian

From L to R in Studio A: Karian co-owner Ian D’Sousa, recording artist Carrie Underwood and Karian co-owner Karen D’Sousa

American Idol winner Carrie Underwood visited Karian Studios, a newly opened “resort” studio in Gallatin, Tenn., to meet with some of Nashville finest songwriters in preparation for her RCA debut.

With tracking sessions slated for fall with producer Dan Huff (studio TBA), Underwood met with such tunesmiths as Craig Wiseman, Hilary Lindsey and Rivers Rutherford, among others, to hear their work during a three-day retreat.

Karian co-owner/chief engineer Ian D’Souza oversaw the sessions, minding their SSL 4072 E/G+ and Pro Tools HD3 Accel. Guests stayed at the facility’s on-site lodging, and had the option of such amenities as spa services, catered meals, horseback riding and sailing on nearby Old Hickory Lake.

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