"I'm a big fan of, you know, lyrics," she told Early Show co-anchor Hannah Storm. "I think I pay more attention to that than the melody, mostly. That's the great thing about music - it is powerful and it can do all kinds of things. It can make you feel good. It can heal. It can change your life. "
McBride also embraces the more superficial aspects of life and, with Fashion Week going on in New York, admitted that she's a shoe junkie.
"It's so exciting. I love fashion. To be here in New York for Fashion Week is so exciting," she said. "All the other artists that are going to be on the show, I just can't wait to see the show."
Next on the agenda for the four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year is a Christmas album that's scheduled to be out Oct. 2. McBride has sold 16 million albums and is battling with Gwen Stefani for selling the most concert tickets by a woman in any musical genre.
"I'm grateful to the fans that came to the shows," she said.