Carrie Underwood follows the success of her recent Christmas album, My Gift, with an album of gospel hymns, titled My Savior. The new album is out now on CD and Digital, just prior to the Easter holiday, and on vinyl April 30th.
My Savior is co-produced by Carrie and David Garcia, with whom she co-produced her 2018 album Cry Pretty, her seventh album to be certified Platinum or Multi-Platinum by the RIAA.
My Savior consists of covers of traditional gospel hymns the American Idol season 4 winner grew up singing. Highlights of the album include a duet with the legendary gospel singer CeCe Winans, on the classic hymn, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.” Singer/songwriter Bear Rinehart, frontman of the rock band, NEEDTOBREATHE, also makes a special appearance, joining Carrie to sing harmony on another traditional hymn, “Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus.”
Carrie and Garcia assembled a stellar group of elite Nashville musicians for My Savior, including Southern gospel and harmonica legend Buddy Greene, guitarist and 10-time CMA Musician of the Year Mac McAnally, Southern gospel piano virtuoso Gordon Mote, and frequent collaborator, singer/songwriter/musician Brett James joining Carrie on harmonies.
“This is an album I have always wanted to record. When I set out to choose these songs, I wanted to include the beautiful, familiar hymns I grew up singing in church,” says Carrie. “There are several songs I have performed in the past, like ‘Softly And Tenderly,’ ‘How Great Thou Art’ and ‘Amazing Grace’ that mean so much to me and I knew immediately we needed to record for the album. This music shaped who I am as a person and is the foundation of my career as a recording artist. I feel so blessed to get to share these songs with generations of people who love them as I do, as well as others who might be experiencing them for the first time.”
My Savior Tracklist
Jesus Loves Me (instrumental)
Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus (with Bear Rinehart of NEEDTOBREATHE)
Just As I Am
Victory In Jesus
Great Is Thy Faithfulness (featuring CeCe Winans)
O How I Love Jesus
How Great Thou Art
Because He Lives
The Old Rugged Cross
I Surrender All
Softly And Tenderly
Listen to Carrie Underwood’s My Savior
Carrie will perform at the Ryman on Easter Sunday
Carrie will bring her new album, My Savior, to life with “My Savior: Live From The Ryman,” a virtual live concert performance from the iconic, Ryman Auditorium in Nashville TN.
The singer will perform thee gospel hymns from My Savior for this special concert event, which will stream live globally on her official Facebook page at 11:00 AM Central Time on Easter Sunday April 4th, with donations benefiting Save the Children.
The free event will feature special appearances by CeCe Winans, Bear Rinehart, Buddy Greene and 1 Mac McAnally.
Carrie appeared on NBC’s Today to Talk About My Savior and Perform ‘Just As I Am’
Joining NBC’s TODAY live, Carrie said: “I got to go into the studio to sing these songs that are so hopeful and so peaceful … I hope people find some peace and comfort in these songs.”