Carrie Underwood's upcoming album, Cry Pretty, finally comes out September 14 (!). The country star, who recently revealed she's pregnant with her second child with husband Mike Fisher, has hinted that a lot of the songs are based on real emotional experiences.
Cry Pretty is the singer's sixth album, but it will be the first since her accident last fall, in which she fell on steps and required 40 to 50 stitches in her face. Here's everything else we know about the new album so far:
The new album features 13 songs.
Underwood released the track list on Instagram. It includes the single "Cry Pretty" and her duet with Ludacris, "The Champion."
1. "Cry Pretty"
2. "Ghosts on the Stereo"
5. "That Song That We Used to Make Love To"
6. "The Bullet"
8. "Drinking Alone"
9. "Spinning Bottles"
10. "Love Wins"
11. "End Up With You"
13. "The Champion" (Feat. Ludacris)
Underwood is going on tour in 2019.
If you love the album, you'll also get the chance to hear it live. In the same video in which she shared the news of her pregnancy, Underwood announced that her Cry Pretty 360 tour will kick off in May 2019—presumably just months after baby number two is born.
The album's cover and title nod to the single by the same name.
Underwood released her first single, also called "Cry Pretty," which was co-written with three other songwriters, on April 11. Listen below:
"The title refers to when emotions take over and you just can’t hold them back," Underwood wrote . "It really speaks to a lot of things that have happened in the past year and I hope when you hear it, you can relate those feelings to those times in your life."
Recent emotional experiences inspired some of the songs.
In the trailer released in April, Underwood talks about how recent events contributed to the lyrics of her upcoming songs, including the title song.
"Sometimes you get together and write a song that is kind of exactly what you're feeling at that moment, and that was 'Cry Pretty' for me," she said. "I think 'Cry Pretty' sets the tone for the rest of the album because it's emotional and it is real, but there's also just some incredible musical moments in the song."
For the first time, Underwood is also serving as co-producer of the album.
"We have a lot of songs on there that are definitely emotional and kind of soulful and real and raw," she said. "I hope everyone loves it as much as I do."
Before her comeback performance at the 2018 ACM Awards, Underwood began opening up to fans about the aftermath of her injury. On her , she first talked about her health, writing, "physically, I'm doing pretty darn good these days!" She said that her wrist is "almost 90%" back to normal, and her face "has been healing pretty nicely."
Underwood also added that while she has been healing, she has been enjoying her quality time with her husband, hockey player Mike Fisher, and their son, Isaiah. "I definitely feel more like myself than I have in a while," she wrote. "Sometimes I think things happen in order to make us slow down."