The Carrie Underwood Cry Pretty Album Debuts at No. 1, Makes History

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Country music star Carrie Underwood's 'Cry Pretty' album has made a No. 1 debut on Billboard's 200 chart! More on the history-making introduction here!

The Carrie Underwood Cry Pretty album was her 6th studio album that released on September 14, 2018.  Country music superstar Carrie Underwood has notched another place in country music history! The Oklahoman’s Cry Pretty album has made its debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s 200 chart on September 29, 2018.  This made Underwood the first woman to bring four country albums to the top of the all-genre chart— Cry Pretty (2018), Blown Away (2012), Play On (2009), and Carnival Ride (2007)!

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The “Cry Pretty” singer was previously tied with Faith Hill, Linda Ronstadt, and Taylor Swift. Now, Carrie just needs to catch up to Garth Brooks, who has nine No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200, to take the ultimate crown.  Congrats to Carrie Underwood! Watch the singer-songwriter perform “Cry Pretty” in the official music video and see the written lyrics below!

Cry Pretty Official Music Video

About the song, Underwood stated, “The title refers to when emotions take over and you just can’t hold them back. It really speaks to a lot of things that have happened in the past year and I hope when you hear it, you can relate those feelings to those times in your life. It’s emotional. It’s real. And it rocks”    Carrie later revealed the personal nature of the song’s lyrics, which center around the emotions she experienced after having three miscarriages in two years.  Carrie shared, “”Right after I’d found out I’d lose a baby, I’d have a writing session. I’d be like, ‘Let’s go,’ you know? I can’t just sit around thinking about this. I wanna work. I wanna do this. Because I would literally have these horrible things going on in my life, and then have to go smile and do some interviews, or do a photo shoot, or something. So it was just kind of therapeutic, I guess.”.

The “Cry Pretty” song was written by Carrie Underwood, Hillary Lindsey, Liz Rose, and Lori McKenna.

Cry Pretty Lyrics

I’m sorry, but I’m just a girl
Not usually the kind to show my heart to the world
I’m pretty good at keepin’ it together
I hold my composure, for worse or for better
So I apologize, if you don’t like what you see
But sometimes my emotions get the best of me
And fallin’ apart is as human as it gets
You can’t hide it
You can’t fight
But the truth is
You can pretty lie
And say it’s okay
You can pretty smile
And just walk away
Pretty much fake your way through anything
But, you can’t cry pretty
Oh no, you can’t dress it up in lace or rhinestones
Don’t matter if you’re in a crowd or home all alone
Yeah, it’s all the same when you’re lookin’ in the mirror
A picture of pain
So let it flow like a river
You can pretty lie
And say it’s okay
You can pretty smile
And just walk away
Pretty much fake your way through anything
But, you can’t cry pretty
You can’t turn off the flood when the dam breaks
When all your mascara is goin’ to waste
When things get ugly
You just got to face that you can’t cry pretty
Oh, no, you can’t
Ooh, yeah
‘Cause you can’t turn off the flood when the dam breaks
When all your mascara is goin’ to waste
When things get ugly
You just got to face that you can’t cry pretty
Yeah, yeah yeah yeah yeah
No, you can’t cry
No, you can’t cry
Yeah yeah yeah, yeah yeah
No no no no no no no no no no no no no wooh
You can’t cry
You can’t cry pretty no no
No, you can’t cry pretty ya

 

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