Carrie Underwood Will Debut New Single at 2018 ACM Awards

Something is up with American Idol season 4 winner Carrie Underwood! The singer has been laying low since she slipped and fell in November. The fall was nasty–requiring surgery on a wrist and 40+ stitches to her face.

But now, the country queen is emerging. Last week, she posted a profile shot of her hard at work in the studio. After teasing fans with a band rehearsal photo, the first featuring her entire face since the accident, the singer followed with a mysterious social media message, announcing an April 11 release. FINALLY comes the announcement that the singer will premiere her new song on this Sunday’s ACM Awards!

The Academy of Country Music® revealed today that thirteen-time ACM Award® winner Carrie Underwood will perform the world television premiere of her soon-to-be-released single live on the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, joining a star-studded lineup of performers and presenters. Underwood is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year as well as Vocal Event of the Year for “The Fighter” with Keith Urban. The 53rd ACM Awards, hosted by Reba McEntire, will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.

Previously announced ACM Awards performers include Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Kelly Clarkson, Florida Georgia Line, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Midland, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi, Bebe Rexha, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Brett Young. Previously announced presenters include David Boreanaz, Drew Brees, AJ Buckley, Cam, Sam Elliot, Eve, Ashton Kutcher, Dustin Lynch, Nancy O’Dell, Rebecca Romijn, Max Thieriot and Lindsey Vonn.

Carrie hard at work with her band. 

Adding fuel to the fire:  Sunday night, Carrie teased a mysterious release set for 6 am on  April 11. 

Meanwhile, two American Idol queens were promoting girl power on twitter over the weekend. Kelly Clarkson admonished a site for pitting her against Carrie in a dumb poll. And then Carrie chimed in. Awesomeness ensued! 

And it just so happens BOTH will be performing at the ACMs! Time to bond, gals…

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