County Queen: Carrie Underwood Announces Her New Album, ‘Cry Pretty’
Carrie Underwood is getting ready to reclaim the top spot on the albums chart. Today (April 18), she announced that her sixth studio album would be arriving this fall. Titled Cry Pretty, it is set to touch down September 14. The “The Champion” siren co-produced the LP with the assistance of David Garcia, and it is her first full length project since she rolled out 2015’s Storyteller. It sounds like it will be her strongest release to date. “At this point in my career, I feel stronger and more creative than ever. I think you can hear that in this new album. It’s emotional, it’s soulful, it’s real, and we also have some fun on there too. I hope everyone loves it as much as I have loved making it,” she said in a press release.
The American Idol hitmaker rolled out the project’s lead single and title track last Friday. Written in collaboration with Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose (collectively known as The Love Junkies), it is a rousing anthem with an emotional message. The track was the most-added song on country radio last week and soared to the top of iTunes stores across the globe upon its arrival. Sunday (April 15) the 35-year-old appeared at the Academy of Country Music Awards to live premiere the soaring track. Taking the stage for the first time since the “Before He Cheats” hitmaker was rushed to the hospital for a broken wrist and other injuries after falling at her home, it was heralded as a glorious comeback.
While at the awards show, she also claimed the trophy for Vocal Event of the Year for “The Fighter,” her collaboration with Keith Urban. At the rate things are going, there are plenty more ACM Awards in her future. Check out the cover below!