Carrie Underwood kicked 2016 off with a bang by performing a headlining set in New York City, and she shared the experience with her fans via a series of posts to social media.

Underwood performed a set of older hits and new songs from her current Storyteller album as part of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest. She headlined an all-star lineup that included fellow country star Luke Bryan, as well as Demi Lovato, Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth. The annual year-end extravaganza airs live from Times Square every New Year's Eve, culminating in the iconic ball drop that signals the beginning of the new year.

In the photo above, Underwood posed with her band after their smashing performance, with the caption, "Best. Band. Ever." In other posts to Instagram and Twitter, she shared her view from the stage, looking out over the estimated crowd of a million people who crowded the streets in NYC, and also shared photos from backstage, hanging out with the other stars on the bill, walking through Times Square, sound check and more.

The singer performed her current single, "Heartbeat," on the show, which she admits is very personal, as she was thinking of her husband, Mike Fisher, when she recorded it. She also shared a sweet throwback photo of the couple's first date, which took place on New Year's Eve in 2012, with the caption, "Our lives were forever changed from that night on. I wouldn't change a thing! I love you baby!"

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