It’s been almost 3 years since the release of Carrie Underwood‘s record-breaking album, Storyteller, which produced four No. 1 singles. And the country music superstar has now announced she will release the album, Cry Pretty, on September 14. The title track has entered the Billboard chart at No. 20.
In a video, Carrie shared, “Sometimes, you get together and write a song that is exactly what you’re feeling at that moment and that was ‘Cry Pretty’ for me. I think ‘Cry Pretty’ sets the tone for the rest of the alum, because it’s emotional and it is real, but there are also just some incredible musical moments and I feel like those things are themes that go through the rest of the album. There are a lot of songs on there that are definitely emotional that are kind of soulful and real and raw. There’s so much love and care and heart that has gone into writing these songs… everything has been done in such a careful and loving way.”
During an interview with Bill Cody, Carrie shared the story of how the song, “Cry Pretty,” came to be, “‘Cry Pretty’ all started when I had a writing day with Hillary Lindsey, Liz Rose and Lori McKenna, AKA the Love Junkies, and Hillary came in with the title and a few lines and we just all loved it…we’re all women, in different places in our lives and we all love music and we all love sharing our heart in our music. And off we went. I left that day just so excited about what we wrote and just couldn’t wait to get my hands on it as an artist and a producer. It’s come a long way since the day we wrote it and it’s something that I’m very proud of.”