Country superstar and former American Idol winner, Carrie Underwood, released her latest single, “Cry Pretty”, earlier today. The singer has avoided the spotlight since a terrible fall outside of her home left her with multiple abrasions, and a broken wrist back in November. Since then, Underwood has warned that when she does finally return to the main stage, she may look a little different.

“I’ll spare you the gruesome details, but when I came out of surgery the night of my fall, the doctor told Mike that he had put between 40-50 stitches in. Now here we are 7 weeks later and, even though I’ve had the best people helping me, I’m still healing and not looking quite the same. When I am ready to get in front of a camera, I want you all to understand why I might look a bit different. I’m hoping that, by then, the differences are minimal, but, again, I just don’t know how it’s all going to end up.”

Underwood has remained cryptic throughout the healing process, even going so far as to keep the right side of her face hidden on all social media posts.

Fans have been on the edge of their seats for months wondering if and when the platinum selling artist would be back to churning out new music, and making new appearances. Luckily for them, earlier this week it was announced that Underwood will be performing at the 53rd Annual American Country Music Awards this Sunday. I am sure everyone will be tuning in to root for their girl, but also to take a peek at how her face has healed. If she comes out wearing a phantom mask, I am going to have to ask for a refund.

The new song has the internet in a frenzy, with fans applauding Underwood for giving it her all with this one. Underwood shows her her crazy range, hitting notes that only help prove her greatness. The timing is perfect with this release because by the time Sunday hits, we will have all memorized the words to this country-glam-rock hit. I think it is safe to say the ACM’s have lassoed us in with this one….

Check out the song below!