AceShowbiz - Carrie Underwood is gearing up for her sixth studio album. Ahead of its release, the country songstress has released the first single off the effort, "Cry Pretty". Debuted on April 11, the single is a ballad about being vulnerable and emotionally honest.
"I'm pretty good at keeping it together/ I hold my composure, for worse or for better/ So I apologize if you don't like what you see/ But sometimes my emotions get the best of me," she sings, seemingly referring to her gruesome accident last year.
"Cry Pretty" was co-produced and written by Carrie along with her frequent collaborators Hillary Lindsey, Liz Rose and Lori McKenna. Taking to her fan club's website, she said that the song "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," the mother-of-one continued. "It's emotional. It's real. And it ROCKS!"
Additionally, she hinted that she would release more songs in the future, as she has "been in the studio writing and singing a TON." She added, "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."
Carrie is scheduled to debut live performance of "Cry Pretty" at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 15. This will also mark her first public appearance since a hard fall that left her with multiple injuries last year. In addition to performing, the "American Idol" alum is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for "The Fighter" featuring Keith Urban.