Carrie Underwood delivered a powerhouse performance of her brand new single “Cry Pretty” at the 2018 ACM Awards, earning the singer a standing ovation from the star studded crowd.
The performance was a comeback of sorts for Underwood, who hasn’t made a public appearance since suffering a fall outside her Nashville home late last year. The fall broke her wrist and required the singer to get 40-50 stitches in her face.
Written by Underwood, Lori McKenna, Liz Rose and Hillary Lindsay, the song reflects the strength in showing emotional vulnerability.
Watch the performance below.
Underwood is already a winner tonight. She took home the award with Vocal Event of the Year for her duet with Keith Urban, “The Fighter.” She’s also nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year.
Stay tuned to Wide Open Country for more live coverage of the ACM Awards. You can check out the full list of award winners here.