Carrie Underwood announced a new album a few days after her emotional on-camera performance at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards. The singer announced that "Cry Pretty," which is also the name of the hit single she , will drop Sept. 14. The album marks her first since joining Capitol Records Nashville.
In a press release, Underwood said of the album, "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."
Underwood took the stage for her first television appearance since injuring her face and wrist to perform "Cry Pretty" on Sunday. Underwood sang against a backdrop of sparkling pink lights and wore a glittery dress along with glittery tears under her eyes as audience members stood to watch her sing.
Underwood has been open about her self-consciousness with her appearance,after she fell down the stairs in front of her home. She said at the time she was not ready to share a photo of her face.
"When I am ready to get in front of a camera, I want you all to understand why I might look a bit different," she explained. Underwood did not look noticeably different during her Sunday performance.
The audience gave Underwood a standing ovation as the singer closed her performance.