Carrie Underwood Announces Release Date For New Album, Cry Pretty

Carrie Underwood just made a major announcement!

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, the country music star revealed that her new album, Cry Pretty, will be released on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. As Entertainment Tonight noted, while this will be the American Idol alum's sixth studio album, it will mark her first record released after signing with Capitol Records Nashville.

"At this point in my career, I feel stronger and more creative than ever," Underwood told the publication in a statement. "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."

The exciting album news follows her triumphant musical comeback over the weekend at the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards, where she performed her new single "Cry Pretty." The event marked the 35-year-old singer's first public appearance following her accident last November.

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Underwood had taken to lying low after undergoing surgery on her broken wrist and receiving 40 to 50 stitches in her face after a nasty fall on the steps of her home in Nashville, Tenn. Shortly after, she warned her fans that she may look "different" due to her injuries. However, recent photos posted on social media showed that she seemed to look the same as she always had.

"I'm doing pretty darn good these days!" she recently shared in a health update on her website. "My wrist is almost back to normal, about 90% there ... and the docs say that last 10% 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."

Following Underwood's return to the spotlight at the awards show, she took home the prize for Vocal Event of the Year for her duet with Keith Urban, "The Fighter." During her emotional acceptance speech, which she gave just after receiving a standing ovation for her powerful performance, she said, "I'm still kinda shaky right now. Thank you, guys. Thank you, country radio."