Following up her smash hit My Gift, which featured her favorite Christmas songs, Carrie Underwood is again returning to the “familiar.” The country music megastar announced Tuesday that My Savior, her album of gospel music and devotional hymns, will be released on March 26.
Underwood tweeted that she has always hoped to release an album of her favorite gospel music. Because it’s the music that shaped her as an artist. Hymns were the first songs she ever sang in public, she recalled.
“The songs on this album are literally songs I’ve heard since birth,” she said in a trailer for the album. “… (They’re) familiar. These songs are like a warm hug.”
She recorded My Savior last year at the same time she recorded My Gift, her No. 1 Christmas album.
“Both of those projects were bucket list projects for me,” Underwood told People. “With everything I do, I just want to be positive. And we had the Christmas album, which was so near and dear to my heart.”
The devout Christian said making My Gift and My Savior in 2020 were blessings as it helped her deal with the problems in the world. She hopes the albums can do the same thing for her fans.
“Last year was a tough year for everybody, and I think just wanting to be positive in this world and sing these songs that bring me so much joy, hopefully, others can be like that as well and these songs can bring others joy,” she told People. “That goes back with everything that I do … I just want to do positive things.”
Carrie Underwood Joins CeCe Winans for Live-Stream Show
Carrie Underwood also recently announced she’d take part in “An Evening of Thanksgiving,” a celebration of faith concert put together by gospel great CeCe Winans. The live-stream concert takes place on February 21 at 7 p.m. CT. Along with Underwood and Winans, Tauren Wells will also perform.