Sunday night’s Academy of Country Music Awards show is gearing up to be one for the books! With the promise of less talk and more music, it’s evident that the fans’ voices have been heard. In addition to a new segment called “ACM Flashbacks” that will honor three of country music’s hit songs from 1993, fans will also be treated to performances from some of today’s biggest stars.
Perhaps the most anticipated performance of the night will come from Carrie Underwood who will be making her first official return to the stage, and the public eye, after a fall in November left her with “gruesome” injuries including a broken wrist and more than 40 stitches in her face.
The 35-year old will be performance her newly released single “Cry Pretty,” a song she co-wrote with the powerhouse female songwriting trio of Liz Rose, Lori McKenna, and Hillary Lindsey. The song’s lyrics are a testament of what Underwood has been through in recent months.
Underwood, who has yet to share a full photo of her face since the accident, teased her ACM performance last week by sharing semi-full photos that showed her in the studio and another that showed her rehearsing with her band. The Academy of Country Music then confirmed that Carrie will be performing her new single during Sunday night’s awards show.
Late Friday night (April 13), Underwood looked comfortable and confident in a new photo posted to Instagram that showed her putting the final touches on her awards show performance.
“Getting ready for the weekend…#CryPretty #ACMawards@CALIAbyCarrie,” Underwood captioned the post.