Underwood's return comes long-awaited after she took a tumble outside her home last November, leaving her in need of surgery for a broken wrist as well as over 40 stitches in her face.
In a new social media update to fans, Carrie writes: "First off, physically, I'm doing pretty darn good these days!" My wrist is nearly back to normal, about 90% there ... and the docs say that last 10% will come in time.
"My face has been healing pretty nicely as well".
Underwood also reveals that the injury allowed her a lot more time with her husband and son.
"Sometimes I think things happen in order to make us slow down", she wrote.
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The country star made the announcement in a letter to fans on her official fan club website Tuesday.
And on top of that, there'll be her first studio album release since 2015's "Storyteller", but "more on that soon", she wrote.
She added: "And when I am ready to get in front of a camera, I want you all to understand why I might look a bit different".
In perhaps some of the biggest news for Underwood career-wise, she reveals she's taking a big creative step this year.
Although Underwood is all healed up, she's managed to stay out of the spotlight since suffering the injuries toward the end of previous year.
She also used her tweet to ask that women be celebrated instead of being forced against each other.
"It's been challenging and incredibly rewarding to be involved in every aspect from start to finish", Underwood says. It's emotional. It's real.