Days after her much-awaited appearance at the Academy of Country Music Awards, Carrie Underwood has announced her new album, Cry Pretty.

Album Announcement

The popular country singer, on Wednesday, April 18, posted an album trailer on YouTube in which she discussed the significance of the album's lead single, "Cry Pretty," and the inspiration behind it.

The video also featured black and white footage of the recording process.

"Sometimes, you get together and write a song that is kind of exactly what you're feeling at that moment," the American Idol winner started. "And that was 'Cry Pretty' for me."


Underwood already previewed the song last Sunday, April 14, at the ACM Awards in Las Vegas. She appeared onstage for the first time since her accident last year wearing a sparkly silver dress and had glitters on her cheeks made to look like she is crying diamonds.

In the same night, she and Keith Urban took home the ACM Vocal Event of the Year award for "The Fighter."

The 35-year-old was very involved in the behind-the-scenes work for the album. She also co-produced the record with David Garcia who has previously worked with the likes of Kip Moore and Florida Georgia Line, revealed the Rolling Stone. The lead single, "Cry Pretty," was co-written with Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, and Liz Rose of the Love Junkies. "I'm so proud of my new album, Cry Pretty, and I hope everyone loves it as much as I do," the singer said. Underwood first confirmed that she is working on a new album on an Instagram post earlier this month. Cry Pretty will be released on Sept. 14. A complete tracklist has not been revealed as of this writing.

Carrie Underwood Back On Chart

The "Before He Cheat" singer's return to the recording booth has been welcomed warmly by the crowd. "Cry Pretty" already entered the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart less than a week after Underwood launched the track at the 2018 ACM. It currently sits comfortably on the 20th spot of the songs chart. The track is currently the top song on the iTunes chart across any genre followed by Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line's "Meant To Be" on number 2 and Jason Aldean's "You Make It Easy" on number 3. Luke Bryan and Kenny Chesney complete the Top 5.

Underwood will be returning to the Grand Ole Opry to celebrate the 10th-year-anniversary debut at the country music show on May 11.