Carrie Underwood + Temporary Home


Riley Johnson


March 11, 2024


March 11, 2024


March 11, 2024

Released in 2009 as part of Carrie Underwood’s album Play On, “Temporary Home” immediately became one of Carrie Underwood’s greatest hits, landing at the no. 1 spot on the “US Hot Country Songs (Billboard) and no. 2 on the Canada Country (Billboard) charts. 

It has also been nominated and won various music awards, such as “Inspirational Music Video of the Year” and “CMT Performance of the Year” in 2010. Written by Luke Laird, Zac Maloy, and Carrie Underwood, “Temporary Home” has become a staple hit to many, with it even getting nominated for Best Female Country Vocal Performance at the 53rd Grammy Awards.

But aside from its catchy tune and Underwood’s undeniable fame, the meaning behind the song is what hooked fans the most. 

Let’s take a deeper look at the meaning behind Carrie Underwood’s greatest hit, “Temporary Home”

Meaning Behind the Song 

“Temporary Home” is simply a song that talks about the Christian belief that our life on this Earth is temporary and that heaven is our final destination. 

It is simply a reminder that no matter what challenges we face in life, even if it may seem like it is the end of us, we shouldn’t feel anxious about it since our life in this world is a temporary one, and there is something more beautiful waiting for us in heaven. 

Inspired by the book “The Purpose Driven Life” by pastor Rick Warren, Carrie Underwood decided to convey a powerful message through her song by giving out scenarios that people would easily relate to. 

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In her music video, Carrie witnesses a boy being adopted, a mother struggling to look for a job, and a father saying goodbye to his family as he is now about to die. But no matter the circumstances, all these scenarios remind us to keep moving forward, as this world is just our temporary home. 

So, if you want to check out Carrie Underwood’s performance of her hit song “Temporary Home,” you can check out the music video below. 


Carrie Underwood



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