The 2005 American Idol winner has worked every aspect of her 16-year long career. Carrie Underwood has gone from country-pop princess to country-rock queen. With an all-inclusive audience, we have watched Underwood score roles in movies and TV Shows, and co-host award show after award show. Now, she comes full- circle with a genre shift in her upcoming gospel album My Savior.
This album will include the set of gospel hymns that Underwood grew up singing in her hometown church in Muskogee, Oklahoma. This album is not predicted to get online streams like the more risque hits of today, but Underwood has always been open about her religion and spirituality with her fans. Her children, Isaiah and Jacob, are even named after prophets in the Bible.
Following the release of her first Christmas album, My Gift, the Gospel album is composed of songs that Underwood says “... are literally songs that I have heard since birth.” It is set to release on March 26th.
To promote this album, Underwood will be hosting a Livestream on her Facebook on Easter Sunday at noon. It will be called “My Savior: Live from the Ryman” and will be broadcasted from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Gospel legend CeCe Winans and singer-songwriter Bear Rinehart will join Underwood in duets on the virtual show.
Donations and proceeds from the performance will be donated to the Save the Children foundation. The foundation supports the notion that all children should grow up safe, educated, and healthy. They help less fortunate children around the world to achieve their highest goals and have helped over 1 billion children to get meals, medical care, and schooling.