Superstar Carrie Underwood has always incorporated her religious beliefs within her work, from “Jesus,Take the Wheel,” “See You Again,” and most recently, her 2020 Christmas record, My Gift. Now, the country music powerhouse will devote an entire album to her faith come March 26 with her first-ever gospel album, My Savior.
“For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to record an album of my favorite gospel hymns, and after #MyGift felt like the perfect time to make it happen,” Underwood shares with fans on Twitter. “It’s called #MySavior, and it will be here March 26, just in time for Easter!,” she adds.
The new album is co-produced by Underwood and four-time GRAMMY Award-winning record producer and songwriter, David Garcia.The two have worked together in the past on her 2018 critically acclaimed Cry Pretty album, No.1 hit single “Southbound,” “Drinking Alone,” and “Love Wins.”
“I wanted to work with David Garcia on this project. We are familiar with each other, we worked together making Cry Pretty,” the singer says in the My Savior trailer video. “I feel like we grew up kind of the same way, and he would understand the intention behind these songs. The heart behind it was the most important thing, and how it makes you feel when you hear it – he’s just really good at that.”
Underwood wants My Savior to appeal to the people like herself who grew up singing these types of songs in church, and she hopes to introduce this form of music to a whole new generation.
“It’s been such a blessing to make music like this, inspirational music that is near and dear to my heart,” says Underwood. “These two albums have been on my musical bucket list since the beginning of my career and were planned long before the events of this year, but somehow it feels like the perfect time to share these beloved songs with the world.”
My Savior will be released on vinyl on April 30, but until then, share with us your favorite track off of Underwood’s Christmas record, My Gift, below or tweet us at @CS_Country.