Although she has more than enough to deal with as she balances her family life and a megawatt career (not to mention the painstaking recovery from a stumble last autumn that led to a broken wrist and over 40 stitches on her face), Carrie Underwood is keeping her fans up-to-date every step of the way.
On Tuesday, the 35-year-old country star and mom posted an extensive letter to her supporters, detailing her recovery and dropping a few hints about her upcoming album.
“First off, physically, I’m doing pretty darn good these days!,” Underwood began. “My wrist is almost back to normal, about 90% there … and the docs say that last 10% will come in time. And my face has been healing pretty nicely as well. I definitely feel more like myself than I have in a while. One of the silver linings for me in this healing process is the time I’ve gotten to spend with Mike and Isaiah. I’ve been calling it ‘forced relaxation.’ Sometimes I think things happen in order to make us slow down. It also means I’ve been home to support my favorite hockey player coming out of retirement! I hope you’re all ready for more silly posts of me at Preds’ playoff games! One more run for the Cup! Go Preds!”
“The other thing I’ve been up to over the past few months is of course making new music. I’ve been in the studio writing and singing a TON,” Carrie shared, “but I’ve also been able to be creative in a way that I’ve never been before, which has been very fulfilling and empowering. While I was writing last year, I met a writer/producer named David Garcia. We hit it off in a big way and I’m excited to say that we are co-producing my album together. I’ve always been lucky to have a voice in the writing and recording process, but this is the first time I am this involved in the production of my music. It’s been challenging and incredibly rewarding to be involved in every aspect from start to finish. David has been an amazing teacher and partner, and I’m so proud of what we have created.”
Underwood also discussed the single she plans to perform at the Academy of Country Music Awards this coming weekend, “Cry Pretty.”
“The title refers to when emotions take over and you just can’t hold them back,” she 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. It’s emotional. It’s real. And it ROCKS!”
“Needless to say, I am beyond excited for this new album and everything that comes with it … more on that soon. Of course, we’re already talking about a tour, but that’s a blog for another day! Thank you all so much for your love and support this year and always. I feel it and I appreciate it. And I can’t wait to start this new chapter with you!” she concluded her letter.
We can’t wait to see Carrie back in action at Sunday’s ceremony!