Carrie Underwood fans have spent the better part of a year following the singer’s recovery from a nasty fall that left her with a broken wrist and over 40 stitches to her face.
Underwood’s accident happened on Nov. 10, 2017, which means she’s officially made it through a difficult 12 months of recovery and come out stronger on the other side.
As she navigated a tumultuous year involving three miscarriages, one joyful pregnancy, and returning to the public eye after her serious injury, Underwood triumphantly released her latest album, “Cry Pretty,” in September.
While the album is full of fresh melodies that have a different flavor than her previous works, to us, Underwood still brings that same high-energy, vocal power we’ve loved since her start.
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But in an interview with Vulture, Underwood revealed the anxious thoughts she wrestled with during her studio sessions for “Cry Pretty.”
When you are a country-pop megastar, obviously, your voice is a pretty important piece of the package.
So suffering such a complex injury to her mouth understandably left Underwood with some confidence issues, even if she was the only person who felt that she sounded any different.
“I felt like the differences were more in my head than they were in anybody else’s that would listen to the things I was doing,” Underwood, 35, told Vulture.
“I had wanted to be in the studio sooner than I was, actually recording these songs, but I had stitches inside my mouth, outside my mouth,” she said.
“It was physically impossible.”
But even after the physical trauma began to heal, Underwood had to work on healing her soul and mind when it came to singing and performing.
“Do I sound the same? Is my diction the same?” she would ask herself. “Does my mouth move the same as it did before?”
Underwood’s new writer-producer David Garcia was instrumental in helping Underwood regain her confidence.
Whenever she stressed over the way a lyric or phrase sounded, Garcia was there to offer affirmation and encouragement.
As 2019 approaches, Underwood stands firmly poised to tackle all that lies ahead: the thrill of welcoming a new baby and the excitement of seeing her adoring fans during her “Cry Pretty Tour 360.”
Underwood has always had the respect and admiration of her fans, but after showing everyone how she’s suffered through dark times and come out stronger, love for the artist runs even deeper.
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