Carrie Underwood, “Cry Pretty"
Songwriter: Liz Rose
Co-writers: Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, Underwood
Country Airplay peak: No. 9 (Sept. 1, 2018)
“Carrie came out to my house, talking about how hard it is to always be strong and have to show the happy side of everything. I think Lori had the idea of ‘cry pretty.’ It connected with Carrie and was really easy to write. A few months later, she called to tell us it was going to be the first single.”