Nation music darling Carrie Underwood is on the brink of hit the stage on the Academy of Nation Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday — simply months after giving start to her second baby, Jacob, with husband Mike Fisher.
The 36-year-old singer will heat up her vocal cords on the occasion earlier than hitting the highway for her Cry Fairly 360 tour subsequent month. This yr, Underwood is ready to take the stage with Lauren Alaina, Mickey Guyton, Maddie & Tae and “This Is Us” star Chrissy Metz to carry out “I’m Standing with You,” in accordance with The Tennessean. It will likely be Metz’s first time singing on a nationwide stage.
The ACMs have been emotional for Underwood lately. Final yr, the star took the stage publicly for the primary time after struggling a brutal fall at her Nashville residence.
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As Underwood prepares to return to the ACMs, have a look again at a few of her largest moments on the awards present.
Revealing her “new” face
Underwood had stayed out of the highlight for months as she recovered from the November 2018 damage, which left her with a damaged wrist and roughly 40 stitches.
The singer mentioned she merely missed a step whereas heading outdoors to stroll her canine. On the time of the accident, Underwood says she was alone — with solely her son, Isaiah, upstairs. She was rushed to the hospital, the place she recovered away from the general public eye.
In early April, she broke her silence on her facial scar by sharing a full photograph of herself on Instagram.
But it surely wasn’t till the ACMs on April 15, 2018, that followers had been lastly in a position to peep Underwood’s “new face” throughout her three-minute efficiency of “Spinning Bottles.” She additionally took residence an award for Favourite Feminine Nation Artist that yr.
Epic duet with Keith City
Followers could not assist however gush over Keith City and Carrie Underwood’s efficiency of “The Fighter” in 2017.
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Forward of the present, Underwood gave followers a preview of her shimmery, fringe mini gown on Instagram.
The set kicked off with a guitar solo by City. He kicked off the track — together with his spouse, Nicole Kidman, singing alongside within the viewers — with the opening lyrics earlier than Underwood joined and the stage lit up in a vibrant red-orange.
“Shut it down, proper now. @KeithUrban and @CarrieUnderwood are on [fire]! #ACMs,” the verified ACMs Twitter account wrote at the time, sharing a GIF of the steamy efficiency.
The Web was ablaze with feedback in regards to the “scorching” act, a nod the the flames that shot out from the edges of the stage.
Performing “Church Bells”
After taking a years-long hiatus from the ACM stage and returning to the awards present for the primary time since having a child, Underwood mentioned it was “time” to be entrance and heart as soon as once more.
“I simply actually needed it to be form of dramatic and funky … We actually needed to only form of carry it, and I really feel like we did,” Underwood mentioned in an interview with the ACMs in 2016. “It’ll be enjoyable.”
The singer made her TV debut along with her model new single, “Church Bells,” through the 2016 ACMs. The efficiency made Billboard’s record of high 12 Underwood “dynamic” exhibits of all time.
The publication identified that it was on this efficiency that Underwood, sporting a blond bob, was seen taking part in an instrument (banging on enormous silver drums) — a uncommon prevalence for the nation singer.
The set obtained a standing ovation upon its conclusion.
Accepting the Gene Weed Particular Achievement Award
In the course of the 2014 ACM Honors in Nashville, a pregnant Underwood obtained emotional whereas accepting the Gene Weed Particular Achievement Award.
“The Academy has at all times been so good to me,. I do not know why I am getting nonetheless misty-eyed. I am grateful for nation music as a result of, all through my complete life, it has been so good to me. I had every kind of stuff to say, you guys, however it’s all gone,” mentioned Underwood as her voice broke.
“I simply actually, actually, need you guys to know that I am so honored … so blessed,” she continued, including that she’s so glad for everybody else. “What’s mistaken with me?!”
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The ACM host, Jake Owen, advised Underwood in charge it on the being pregnant hormones.
“Mike, let me allow you to in on one thing. Girls get very emotional once they’re pregnant. Roll with it. If she says the sky is inexperienced, it’s inexperienced,” he joked on the time, in accordance with Folks.
ACM later posted a video clip of Underwood’s speech on YouTube. It has garnered greater than 20,000 views since then.