Country music star Carrie Underwood is missing the freedom of the open road and the buzz of a live performance.
“This time last year we were on the road for the #CryPrettyTour360,” Underwood wrote on Instagram recently. “Really miss my road family and of course seeing all your faces every night in the crowd!”
Underwood records “My Gift”
Underwood is fresh off the release of her new Christmas album, “My Gift.” The record, which features Christmas classics and original songs, has already shot to the top of the iTunes album sales chart.
Due to coronavirus restrictions and shuttered venues, Underwood is unable to tour to promote the album. But she will have the chance to sing songs from the album on her upcoming HBO Max holiday special, the Associated Press reported. The special will tape this autumn and air during the holiday season.
Underwood recently talked to the AP about recording an album during a pandemic. She said she refused to be derailed by the coronavirus and scrap her album. So, Underwood and her team just pushed through their obstacles and got the record out.
Something to look forward to
“We scaled everything back and just found new ways to do things,” she said. “We couldn’t have some giant studio and a bunch of musicians in all the time and whatever.”
Underwood admitted she needs something to look forward to. And this year, it won’t be a rollicking live tour. The Christmas season will have to be enough.
“I feel like we ended up with something that we’re really proud of and hopefully can be a little soundtrack to hopefully a joyous, happy time this year,” she said. “We all need it. We need something to look forward to. I’ve always said, too, Christmas kind of marks the end of the year. You get Christmas done, you got the presents, you got the food, it’s over. Let’s welcome in the next year. I feel like people are looking forward to that finish line.”