American Idol and Grammy winner Carrie Underwood is at work on her next studio album, which will be her fifth studio album overall.
Just before taking the stage for a performance during the Billboard Music Awards Sunday, the "Blown Away" singer opened up about the process of recording.
"I am already. It's been long enough," she said of working on the as-yet-untitled album. "I'm ready. It's going really well. We still have a bit to go, but hopefully I'll get in the studio here pretty soon."
Not ready to put any definitive time frame on the album, Underwood went on to say it's feeling really good.
"I hate putting stamps and dates on things. It's done when it's done. But it's feeling really good," she shared on the red carpet.
In related news, Underwood will be honoring servicemen and women, with a new song she co-wrote, at "ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops" tonight.
"Carrie Underwood, an 11-time Academy of Country Music Awards winner, co-penned a song specifically for the Academy’s military tribute show, ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS. Her performance of the song, “Keep Us Safe,” will debut during the concert event," reports ACM Lifting Lives.
“When we were approached to be a part of the show,” Underwood shared in a statement. “I was so excited to do something to honor our troops, and because ACM Lifting Lives does such great work. I wanted to take the time to really think about what song I wanted to perform. I had a writing session scheduled with my co-writers and friends Hillary Lindsey, Luke Laird and Shane McAnally, and I guess the show was weighing on my mind. I think we all left the session knowing the song was special, because it basically wrote itself that day!”
In honor of Armed Forces Day (May 17) observances, ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS, co-hosted by LL COOL J and Chris O’Donnell, features performers Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Merle Haggard, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts and The Band Perry paying tribute to our country’s remarkable all-volunteer military force.