Carrie Underwood's Comeback Single 'Cry Pretty' Has Twitter Ugly Crying

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Carrie Underwood performs on NBC's "Today" at the Rockefeller Plaza on Oct. 23, 2015 in New York.

"You can pretty lie...you can pretty smile...but you can't cry pretty," laments Carrie Underwood on the anthemic chorus of her comeback single, "Cry Pretty." And fans on Twitter were right there with her. The song, which dropped early Wednesday morning (Apr. 11), appears to hint at the recent hardships endured by the country singer, which include a gruesome fall she took outside her Nashville home last November that left her in need of wrist surgery and over 40 facial stitches.

Just as we expected, the American Idol alumna has come back on top with this poignant, heart-stirring empowerment ballad she co-wrote with Hillary Lindsey, Liz Rose and Lori McKenna, and fans took to Twitter to express their flood of emotions. Sure, some fans were not about the 6 a.m. release time, but most were more than willing to lose some sleep in the name of Underwood. 

However, the soaring vocals and agonizingly relatable lyrics of "Cry Pretty" turned out to be more than worth the wait. Many listeners were left with nothing to do but, well, ugly cry -- and then Tweet about it.

Read some of Twitter's praise for "Cry Pretty" below.


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