It has been nearly three years (her Storyteller album was released 10-23-15) since the superstar country music singer-songwriter has released a new album. Today (9/14) Cry Pretty dropped and it is already at #1 on both the iTunes Country and All-Genre charts.
Many things have changed in Carrie’s life in that time frame. Her son Isaiah has gone from being a newborn to being a three-year old toddler. She has changed record labels and so much more has happened. Her husband, NHL star Mike Fisher retired, went back to playing hockey then retired again.
Carrie says she feels like a lot of the changes in her life have been reflected in her new album.
“I mean, there’s a lot of really personal songs on this album,” she confesses, “2017 was just a … it was a year full of ups and downs for a lot of reasons, and a lot of reasons that I’m not quite ready to talk about.”
Carrie says that while she was writing songs for her new album she really injected herself into her music for the first time.
“I feel like I’ve always been good about writing stories about other people and not so great writing about myself,” Carrie shares. “I felt like through all the ups and downs of last year and the beginning of this year, it was … I had to. That’s just what was on my mind and on my heart.”
When it came to naming the album, Carrie felt like choosing “Cry Pretty” as the title track best represented what she wanted to say.
“I could see everything visually, I could just kind of see the album cover in my head and all the things we could do with it … as far as pictures and video and tour and stuff like that,” she explains. “Once it just popped into my head that this should be the title, I kinda couldn’t get that out of my head.”
Carrie has released the second single from the album titled “Love Wins.” Listen for the song on Bloomington-Normal’s #1 Country, B104.
Carrie Underwood’s new album Cry Pretty is available everywhere now.
By: Buck Stevens