On Easter Day this past weekend, country superstar Carrie Underwood performed her newest album, My Savior, live at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
The virtual live concert, titled “My Savior: Live From The Ryman,” saw Underwood perform her new songs from her first gospel album. The album is filled with gospel anthems that the country singer grew up loving. Over Easter weekend, she sang them for the first time in concert during the live-streamed global concert event.
In addition, Underwood’s virtual Easter show aired live only on her official Facebook page. Even more importantly, the gospel concert raised more than $112,000 for the Save the Children organization, according to a UMG Nashville press release. The funds will help change the lives of children around the globe through the organization’s humanitarian work.
Furthermore, “My Savior: Live From The Ryman,” was viewed by over 2.5 million fans worldwide. Fans tuned in from across the globe, including England, Australia, Brazil, Ghana, Germany, South Africa, Mexico, Sweden and more. Millions more watched Carrie Underwood’s performance clips during a 48-hour window for the free event.
The country singer welcomed multiple artists who performed on the album as well. Gospel legend CeCe Winans accompanied Underwood on their rendition of “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.” Also, Bear Rinehart, frontman for NEEDTOBREATHE, joined Underwood for “Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus.“
“On a day normally reserved for church congregations and family, Facebook brought Carrie Underwood and her My Savior album directly into people’s homes worldwide in real time to celebrate Easter in an unprecedented way, allowing for both celebration and a direct giving campaign to benefit children in need all over the world,” said UMG Nashville President Cindy Mabe. “The results were humbling and powerful and speak to Carrie’s one of a kind ability to connect, shine and uplift audiences around the world.”
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Carrie Underwood’s eighth studio album released just two weeks ago on March 26. Therefore, this past Easter Sunday made for the perfect pairing as Underwood shared her new music with the world. At the same time, the concert helped raise awareness and much needed funds for charity.
“It means so much to be able to bring this event to people in their homes on a day that holds so much meaning for us spiritually. And to be able to raise much needed funds and awareness for the incredible work of Save the Children as we celebrate the importance of family,” Underwood explained in a news release.
My Savior debuted at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Country and Christian Charts. It also charted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart this week. Additionally, the album went to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Albums, Top Country Albums, and Top Christian Albums.
Carrie Underwood’s My Savior is her ninth album in a row to debut at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Country Chart. All eight studio albums, and her greatest hits release, have added to an insanely impressive album release streak. The 38-year-old is the only country artist to have all of her albums since the start of her career top the charts.
Yet this particular album is different for the country star. Singing the songs she grew up with in church holds a different, more meaningful significance.
“When I made this album, I’m performing for an audience of one. I’m gonna cry talking about it, but… The whole time I was in the studio, any time I get to sing these songs, I close my eyes and I’m the only person in the room. It’s my heart for God. And I love that. It is a different feeling. It’s happy and it’s deep. And I feel like I’m making my relationship better and deeper with God when I’m singing these songs. So they’re just so important for my heart,” Carrie Underwood said during an NPR interview.