Carrie Underwood is not done crying pretty. The country star announced on Wednesday (Apr. 18) that her sixth studio album -- and debut for Capitol Records -- Cry Pretty, will be released on Sept. 14. The title track and first single dropped on Apr. 11 and according to Capitol it was the most added song at country radio over the past week, topping the iTunes Top Songs charts in 12 countries and running up 1.3 million streams in the U.S. in its first two days of reporting.
"At this point in my career, I feel stronger and more creative than ever," Underwood said in a statement announcing the album. "I think you can hear that in this new album. It's emotional, it's soulful, it's real, and we also have some fun on there too. I hope everyone loves it as much as I have loved making it."
Underwood co-wrote the moving lead single along with Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose (known collectively as The Love Junkies). The 35-year-old singer is co-producing the album with writer/producer David Garcia.