Carrie Underwood’s freak accident hasn’t slowed her down a step.
The country star made her triumphant return to the stage at the Academy of Country Music Awards Sunday night, five months after a fall at her Nashville home left her with a broken wrist and 40 stitches in her face.
Stunning in a sparkly silver-and-black cocktail dress with silver tears painted under her eyes, Underwood belted her new single, “Cry Pretty,” in a clearly emotional moment.
“The title refers to when emotions take over and you just can’t hold them back. 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,” she wrote in a letter to fans when she released the single.
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“It’s emotional. It’s real. And it ROCKS!”
Underwood had avoided cameras since the November accident, but had begun sharing photos of her healed face on social media in the days leading up to the ACMs.
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