Carrie Underwood Cry Pretty Cowgirl Magazine
Carrie Underwood. Photo by Randee St. Nicholas.

Carrie Underwood will release Cry Pretty, her first studio album with Capitol Records Nashville on September 14.  The title track and lead single was released worldwide on April 11 and has already topped the iTunes Top Songs charts in 12 countries and quickly racked up over 1.3 million streams in the U.S. in only two days.

In addition to co-writing the single with Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, and Liz Rose (aka The Love Junkies), Carrie is co-producing her album with fellow writer/producer David Garcia. Underwood says, “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.”

At the 53rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Underwood took home her 14th career ACM Award for Vocal Event of the Year for “The Fighter,” her collaboration with Keith Urban, after bringing the audience to their feet with her emotional performance of Cry Pretty. 

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