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Carrie Underwood's "Good Girl" will be released to country radio on Feb. 23 as the first single from her upcoming album. She announced the title of the song, but didn't really reveal much more, on her fan club website Wednesday morning (Jan. 25). She admits in the video that fans were starting to pick up on little hints she'd been dropping about new music. Then she says, "It'll be coming very soon. And I cannot wait for you guys to hear it." She wrote the song with Ashley Gorley and Chris DeStefano, two writers who are very good at their craft. So I'm sure whatever this song is about -- like she's a good girl, she's sick of being a good girl, she knows a good girl, she can only be a good girl if she has really, really long blond extensions, or none of the above -- you know it will be a hit. And I think Underwood's fans are ready. Because aside from the smash duet "Remind Me" with Brad Paisley last year, she hasn't had a single of her own released since "Mama's Song." She ends the announcement with gratitude for her fans. "Thank you in advance for being awesome," she says. "There you have it. 'Good Girl'."