NEW SEASON 2019

American Idol Winner Carrie Underwood to Return as a Mentor

By Steve Dove | May 6th, 2018

American Idol winner and multi-platinum global superstar Carrie Underwood will make her return as a mentor SUNDAY MAY 13 8e|5p as American Idol goes LIVE coast-to-coast once again on ABC. Not only that, she'll be performing her new single, "Cry Pretty" live next week as well! Carrie emerged from the promise of her 2005 American Idol win to become a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, and film. A seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner, she has sold 64 million records worldwide and recorded 26 #1 singles, 13 of which she co-wrote. And you can get an early look at her brand new music video for "Cry Pretty" right here!

Carrie Underwood will release Cry Pretty, her first studio album on Capitol Records Nashville on September 14. The title track and lead single was released worldwide on April 11 and has already topped the iTunes Top Songs charts in 12 countries and racked up over 1.3 million streams in the U.S. only two days after its release. In addition to co-writing the single with Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, and Liz Rose (aka The Love Junkies), Carrie is co-producing her album with fellow writer/producer David Garcia.

Underwood says, "At this point in my career, I feel stronger and more creative than ever. 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."

Check back later this week for more news about Carrie's American Idol return and don't miss her appearance SUNDAY MAY 13 8e|5p on America's Network, ABC!