Carrie Underwood Smolders With Bluesy ‘Drinking Alone’ Performance at 2019 CMA Awards

Carrie Underwood commanded the stage during The 53rd Annual CMA Awards when she stepped into the spotlight to perform her…


Melinda Lorge

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November 14, 2019


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Carrie Underwood; Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images

Carrie Underwood commanded the stage during The 53rd Annual CMA Awards when she stepped into the spotlight to perform her sultry single, “Drinking Alone.”

The bluesy track, co-penned by Underwood alongside David Garcia and Brett James, is the fourth single from Underwood’s Cry Pretty album.

Underwood’s “Drinking Alone” performance featured her in a different light in comparison to her past performances, which usually showcased her donning stunning ballgowns while performing sensational ballads onstage.

This time around, the superstar took the stage wearing an all-black, sequin bodysuit complete with a fedora atop her head. Underwood effortlessly belted out her song, while backed by a handful of brass musicians. Midway through the number, she tore off her cape that was attached to her bodysuit and finished off her performance with a bang.

“We should be drinking alone, together / Drowning the pain is better / With somebody else who got problems / We ain’t gonna solve ‘em / But misery loves company / Tonight all I need is a stranger / Lips with a whiskey chaser / And a corner booth kiss / To make me forget that he’s gone / We should be drinking alone /We should be drinking alone, together,” she sang throughout the chorus before capping off her song to a round of cheers.

After performing “Drinking Alone,” Underwood, who earned three nominations in categories for Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year for Cry Pretty, resumed co-hosting duties with special guests Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton.

Just last month, Underwood concluded her massive 64-date Cry Pretty Tour 360. “Drinking Alone” has been one of the standout moments on that trek all year long.

Check out the video above to see Underwood perform “Drinking Alone.”

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Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Country Now, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.