American Idol season 4 winner Carrie Underwood has recorded her first-ever gospel LIVE performance DVD, My Savior: LIVE From The Ryman.
Filmed at the Ryman Auditorium, known around the world as “The Mother Church of Country Music,” the country music singer brings her best-selling studio album My Savior (Capitol Records Nashville) to life on that legendary stage with performances of traditional gospel hymns Carrie grew up singing such as “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art.”
The DVD will be released internationally on July 23.
This is an album I have always wanted to record, says Carrie
“This is an album I have always wanted to record and I’m thrilled to be able to bring these uplifting, inspirational songs to life in this special way,” says Carrie of My Savior. Other highlights of the Ryman concert include a duet with CeCe Winans, the best-selling and most-awarded female gospel artist of all time, 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 on another traditional hymn, “Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus.” Southern gospel and harmonica legend Buddy Greene and Mac McAnally, both of whom played on the album, also appear with Carrie.
The DVD also features the classics “Because He Lives,” “Just As I Am,” “Victory In Jesus,” “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Softly And Tenderly.” My Savior: LIVE From The Ryman, a virtual live concert performance from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, streamed live globally on Facebook on Easter Sunday, raising over $112,000 for Save the Children.
Performances from My Savior: Live at the Ryan will air on PBS and more
Additionally, on July 23rd, a TV special featuring performances from the My Savior: LIVE From The Ryman DVD will air on networks including PBS, DIRECTV, DISH TV, Circle TV, TBN, RFD-TV and more; and it will air in Canada on The Miracle Channel, Vision TV, Hope TV and CTS (Crossroads). The special will also air on GAITHERTV (Roku/Apple/Amazon) and on the Gaither TV YouTube Channel for a limited time beginning July 23rd.
Pre-orders of the My Savior: LIVE From The Ryman DVD bundled with the My Savior CD will begin on June 14 at Amazon, Walmart, Target, and other national retailers, in addition to Gaither Music.
My Savior: LIVE From The Ryman DVD SONG LISTING:
Jesus Loves Me (instrumental)
Because He Lives
Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus
Just As I Am
O How I Love Jesus
Softly And Tenderly
Great Is Thy Faithfulness (feat. CeCe Winans)
I Surrender All
Victory In Jesus
How Great Thou Art
The Old Rugged Cross
Amazing Grace/Something In The Water