When Carrie Underwood took to the stage at the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards, her eyes were marked with glittered tears, both from the stage make up and from the rush of emotions. "I mean, they want me to be happy, but they've always been willing to. work with me", she recalls.
"At this point in my career, I feel stronger and more creative than ever".
After previously releasing her first single from the record - which turned out to be the title track - Underwood has announced release date for her sixth album: Cry Pretty will arrive on September 14.
There is no keeping Carrie Underwood down as she has a new album coming out months after her freak accident.
Video: Carrie Underwood announces new album 'Cry Pretty,' due out in the fall
"I think "Cry Pretty" sets the tone for the rest of the album because it's emotional and it is real but there's also just some incredible musical moments in the song", she continued. "I hope everyone loves it as much as I have loved making it". Speaking to Bobby Bones also on Wednesday, she says that when she wrote a letter to fans explaining that she might look different, she was still very unsure of the outcome. "[Co-producer David Garcia] has been an fantastic teacher and partner, and I'm so proud of what we have created". Underwood stopped posting clear photos of her face on social media and stayed out of the spotlight until this past weekend, when she made a comeback at the 2018 ACM Awards. "Cry Pretty" has already topped the iTunes Top Songs charts in 12 countries and quickly racked up over 1.3 million streams in the USA with only two days of reporting.
"My wrist is nearly back to normal, about 90 percent there... and the docs say that last 10 percent will come in time".
The new tune seems to bring out the emotional side of Carrie Underwood as she was going through some rough times. "You start writing and you're like, 'Man, if someone doesn't like this song, I wrote it!' Now it's this whole other liability, I guess".