Carrie Underwood releases first music video since fall

Carrie Underwood just released a music video for her single "Cry Pretty," marking her first since her November 2017 accident that left her with facial injuries.

On Sunday, May 6, 2018, the country music crooner shared her emotional video for "Cry Pretty," featuring scenes of the American Idol alum sobbing in the shower, attempting to put on a brave face in front of her vanity, and belting out a song on stage, among others.

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Underwood dropped the single, her first track off of her upcoming sixth studio album, on April 10, 2018. It was written by Underwood and the Love Junkies, a songwriting trio comprised of Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, and Liz Rose. The song's lyrics include lines like, "You can pretty lie, and say it's OK / You can pretty smile, and just walk away / Pretty much fake your way through anything / But you can't cry pretty.

Back in November 2017, Underwood suffered a nasty fall on her property in Nashville, Tenn. just days after she co-hosted the Country Music Awards. The accident resulted in several cuts and abrasions as well as a broken wrist, which required surgery.

Months later in January, Underwood took to her website to warn her fans that she might look a little different the next time they see her, as she'd received 40 to 50 stitches on her face after her fall. "I honestly don't know how things are going to end up but I do know this: I am grateful," she shared at the time. "I am grateful that it wasn't much, much worse. And I am grateful for the people in my life that have been there every step of the way."

However, when a photo of Underwood surfaced shortly afterwards, the singer was revealed to look largely the same as she always had.

Underwood later made her musical comeback, following her accident, at the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards on April 15, during which she performed "Cry Pretty" live. She also took home to award for Vocal Event of the Year for "The Fighter," her duet with fellow country music star Keith Urban.

In mid-April, Underwood, who showed off her scars on Instagram, announced that her new album, Cry Pretty, would be released on Sept. 14, 2018.