Carrie Underwood becomes authentic.
The 35-year-old singer released her new single, "Cry Pretty", Wednesday, an emotional song where she sings to "collapse". Underwood – who has been open about her fight for a nasty fall in her home in November left her face and wrist injured – told the fans in a blog post on Monday that the ballad reflects some of her personal experiences over the past year.
"You can quite lie / And say that's OK / You can beautiful smile / / Just go away / pretty much fake you through something / But you can not cry," she sings.
Underwood co-wrote "Cry Pretty" with Hillary Lindsey, Liz Rose and Lori McKenna from the Nashville Songwriting Team, Love Junkies. American Idol alum co-produced his forthcoming sixth studio album and told fans about the "highly fulfilling and empowering" experience.
"While writing last year, I met a writer / producer named David Garcia. We turn it off a big way and I'm happy to say that we co-produce my album together. Have been lucky to have a voice in writing- and the recording process, but this is the first time I'm involved in the production of my music, continued Underwood.
"It has been challenging and incredibly rewarding to be involved in all aspects from start to finish. David has been a wonderful teacher and partner, and I'm so proud of what we've created, "she shared and added that" Cry Pretty "is a" song I love so much. "
Underwood will hit the scene on Sunday for her first live performance since her accident at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards.
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