After months of staying under the radar following a November fall that landed her in the hospital with a broken wrist and injuries to her face that required 40 stitches, the singer preparing to perform at Sunday's Country Music Awards.
Pop stars will also invade the country music show: Kelly Clarkson, Julia Michaels and Bebe Rexha will also hit the stage.
The song feels especially meaningful, Bryan said, in the wake of the devastating Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting in Las Vegas last October.
Clad in an acid-wash denim jacket, dark blue jeans and a pair of scuffed hiking boots, the Ripcord crooner was certainly in his element as he graced the annual Las Vegas event.
Underwood also said that her face is healing nicely, and she feels more like herself than she has before, presumably since November past year when she fell down a flight of stairs.
The song is a sweeping power ballad that at times is more reminiscent of Guns N' Roses's "November Rain" than much of her previous work.
Ashley predicts an emotional night for Jason Aldean, with or without the Entertainer of the Year Award.
Underwood, 35, had also posted a photo of herself rehearsing with her band, writing "Missed these guys".
Chris Stapleton, who released two top-selling albums previous year, is the top nominee with eight. Those who are up for Vocal Duo of the Year are Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, LOCASH, Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw with wife Faith Hill.
Presenters for the show include Sam Elliott (who will be in Oklahoma City to emcee the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum's Western Heritage Awards with his wife, Katharine Ross), David Boreanaz, Drew Brees, AJ Buckley, Cam, Eve, Ashton Kutcher, Dustin Lynch, Nancy O'Dell, Rebecca Romijn, Max Thieriot and Lindsey Vonn.
For Album of the Year, those in the running include Little Big Town for "Breaker", Jon Pardi for "California Sunrise", Chris Stapleton for "From a Room: Volume 1", Old Dominion for "Happy Endings", and Thomas Rhett for "Life Changes".
Ada native Blake Shelton earned a nomination for Single Record of the Year for his buoyant ballad "I'll Name the Dogs".