Carrie Underwood to Take the Stage at the 2018 ACM Awards in First Performance Since Falling

After taking a nasty fall last November that left her with a wrist injury and roughly 40 stitches to the face, Carrie Underwood is returning to the stage.

According to Billboard, the award-winning artist will perform a new single at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas Sunday in her first public appearance since the accident.

The announcement comes after Underwood took to Instagram to tease that something new was on the way with just a simple picture of her eye surrounded by glitter tears. “This Wednesday, April 11. 6am ET.,” the caption read.

Missed these guys. #bandrehearsals

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Prior to last night’s post, the songstress hinted that new music might be coming when she shared a picture of herself in the studio as well as a photo of her first rehearsal since her accident.

Moreover, despite not performing since the fall, Underwood teamed up with Ludacris this year on the single “Champion,” which was used as a promotional song for Super Bowl LII and the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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Carrie Underwood performing at the ACM Awards last year.
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Last year at the ACM Awards, the 35-year-old opened the show, along with Keith Urban, by singing a medley of their songs in a bold metallic Dora Abodi jacket and matching skirt with clear Fahrenheit peep-toe ankle booties.

And in 2016, the “American Idol” alum showed off a Manuel Diaz cage dress and custom lace-up sandals during her performance of her hit single “Church Bells.”

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Carrie Underwood performing at the ACM Awards in 2016.
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Other performers at this year’s show include Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Kelly Clarkson and more.

The 2018 ACM Awards will air live on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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