Carrie Underwood took a short break from her hosting duties during the CMA's to take the stage for a performance of her current hit single, "Smoke Break."
"Smoke Break" was released as the lead single off of Underwood's most recent album, Storyteller, in August 2015. The song ended up peaking at the 5th spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, and crossed over to claim the 43rd spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart as well.
During her CMA's performance of "Smoke Break," Underwood starts off singing slowly, strumming along on her acoustic guitar.
But the performance quickly picks up the pace, with Underwood's band making a strong entrance to help increase the tempo.
Underwood really gets into the music at that point, strumming harder on her guitar as she lets her voice explode with a burst of power greater than the lights that flash behind her.
Watch Underwood's incredible live performance of "Smoke Break" in the video below.
The CMA Awards always feature stunning performances, and it's clear in this clip that Underwood's performance from this year is definitely no exception.
She's a small-town, hard-working woman just trying to make a living
Working three jobs, feeding four little mouths in a run-down kitchen
When you never taking nothing and doing nothing but giving
It's hard to be a good wife and a good mom and a good Christian
She said, "I don't drink"
"But sometimes I need a stiff drink"
"Sipping from a highball glass"
"Let the world fade away"
She said, "I don't smoke"
"But sometimes I need a long drag"
"Yeah, I know it might sound bad"
"But sometimes I need a smoke break"
He's a big-city, hard-working man just trying to climb the ladder
First generation to go to college instead of driving a tractor
Never had nothing handed to him on a silver platter
It's hard to be a good man, good son, do something good that matters
He said, "I don't drink"
"But sometimes I wanna pop that top"
"Take a swig and make the world stop"
"And watch it fade away"
He said, "I don't smoke"
"But sometimes I wanna light it up"
"Yeah, when things get tough"
"Sometimes I need a smoke break, yeah"
So here's to you and here's to when the day gets long
Go ahead, I understand if you wanna take a load off
I don't drink
But sometimes I need a stiff drink
Sipping from a highball glass
Let the world fade away
Yeah, and I don't smoke
But sometimes I need a long drag
Yeah, I know it might sound bad
But sometimes I need a, sometimes I need a
When the day gets long
When the work's all done
When the sun sets
When you need to forget
Grab that cup,
Fill it up
Sip it slow
And let it all go