CARRIE Underwood smiled and stunned at the Grammys, but she is now revealing she was going through pain the whole time.

The superstar singer shared a heartbreaking family tragedy that also took place Sunday night.

Carrie, 37, shared the tragic news she was holding back amid her gorgeous smiles and multiple Grammy gowns.

The country megastar – who won Best Roots Gospel album for her first Gospel effort at the 2022 Grammys, took to Instagram on April 4th.

“Last night my sweet Ace left this world… he will forever live on in our hearts and be forever missed,” she wrote alongside four sweet photos with her small dog.

“He was there for me when I was on my own trying to figure out life when it was at its craziest! He was with me through 3 houses, 6 tours and 2 kids

“Always ready to snuggle and play… through all the highs and lows.”

“He was a true friend and a good boy till the very end. I love you, sweet Ace…see you on the other side,” she concluded.

Fellow country singer Miranda Lambert, who skipped the award ceremony, commented: “So sorry. I know how bad that hurts. Sending love your way.”

“I’m so sorry, Pets become family” another fan penned.

While Carrie is also a dog mom to Penny Jean and Zero, per Taste of Country, Ace clearly was special to her.

The rescue terrier adorably escorted her down the aisle during her and husband Mike Fisher’s wedding. 

“He’ll be one of the ring bearers – he’s like my kid,” Carrie told PEOPLE in July 2010.

“Ace is such a big part of my life.”


Aside from her staggering personal loss, Carrie glowed on Sunday as did her new award.

Ahead of the ceremony, she took to on the red carpet in a show-stopping gold Dolce & Gabbana gown with husband Mike by her side.

Her blonde hair was parted down the middle in the golden dress.

Carrie won the award for her album My Savior ahead of the broadcast and made a splash as she performed live.

She took to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas stage to perform her single, Ghost Story doing so in a leg-flaunting violet dress.

The hitmaker’s last performance at the awards show was in 2013. 


Fans went wild, with one writing on Twitter: “Carrie Underwood said y’all are gonna see these legs tonight.”

Another wrote, “Carrie Underwood’s legs. end of tweet.”

Mike gave her a standing ovation for her performance that saw her belt beautifully and reveal some skin.

And hours before posting about her sad news, she wrote to Instagram with gorgeous snaps: “I WON A GRAMMY! I love this album so much and I truly believe it is the most important album I have ever made!”

She now has eight golden statues from the show.


Carrie is already mom to sons Isaiah, seven, and 3-year-old Jacob, but suffered endless heartbreak as she has miscarried multiple times.

In an emotional trailer for her 2020 docuseries, former NHL pro Mike, 39, recounted the moment they learned about another loss.

“She was like ‘I lost the baby’. And I was like ‘again?’

“We had all these mountain tops, but we hadn’t had a lot of valleys like this.”

Carrie responded in the clip: “I just had an honest conversation with God.

“I was hurt and I told him how I felt.”

They met at one of her concerts in 2008 and were engaged a year later in December 2009.

The blonde beauty, who hails from Oklahoma and struck fame winning Season 4 of American Idol, married her man in 2010.

Carrie shared that her dog Ace passed away the night of the Grammys on Instagram
Carrie shared that her dog Ace passed away the night of the Grammys on InstagramCredit: Instagram/carrieunderwood Verified
Despite this, she still performed at the 64th annual awards show in a purple dress that fans loved, not knowing her pain
Despite this, she still performed at the 64th annual awards show in a purple dress that fans loved, not knowing her painCredit: Reuters
Carrie's husband, Mike Fischer, gave the blonde beauty a standing ovation, and they've sadly suffered a few tragedies together before