Things are starting to look up for Carrie Underwood! Since the singer suffered a fall that left her with 40 stiches in her face and a broken wrist five months ago, fans have only seen a little bit of the blonde beauty through a few photos shared on her social media accounts. But don't worry, Carrie is now officially making her way back into the spotlight with a new single, album, and upcoming live performance.
"[She] is at the top of her game. [Carrie] thinks this is the best time to go for what she really wants. She strives for perfection," a source close to the 35-year-old star recently told Entertainment Tonight. Earlier this week, Carrie announced to her fans that she's been working on new music while healing from her accident. "I’ve been in the studio writing and singing a TON, but I’ve also been able to be creative in a way that I’ve never been before, which has been very fulfilling and empowering," she wrote via her blog on Tuesday, April 10.
"I’ve always been lucky to have a voice in the writing and recording process, but this is the first time I am this involved in the production of my music. It’s been challenging and incredibly rewarding to be involved in every aspect from start to finish," Carrie continued.
The mom-of-one then proceeded to share details about her new single, which was released on Wednesday, April 11. "The first single is a song I love so much and can’t wait to share with you. It’s called 'Cry Pretty,'" she wrote. "The title refers to when emotions take over and you just can’t hold them back. It really speaks to a lot of things that have happened in the past year and I hope when you hear it, you can relate those feelings to those times in your life. It’s emotional. It’s real. And it ROCKS!" The Academy of Country Music has also revealed that Carrie will be singing "Cry Pretty" on-stage at the highly-anticipated ACM Awards on Sunday, April 15.
As previously reported, Carrie's spill in Nashville resulted in "multiple injuries." She was also treated for "cuts and abrasions." She addressed her worried followers at the time by writing in November 2017, "Thanks so much for all the well wishes everybody. I’ll be alright… might just take some time." The performer also warned her fans that she "might look a bit different" after the incident.
But now, she's feeling better than ever. "I’m doing pretty darn good these days!" Carrie revealed in her blog. "My wrist is almost back to normal, about 90 percent there… and the docs say that last ten percent will come in time. And my face has been healing pretty nicely as well. I definitely feel more like myself than I have in a while." We're so glad to have you back, Carrie!