Carrie Underwood got visibly emotional during an interview discussing growing up in Oklahoma. On Easter Sunday, Underwood made an appearance on “CBS Sunday Morning,” in which she spoke candidly about her childhood, her new gospel album, and her faith. For Underwood, she feels “blessed” that she’s allowed to give back to her fans through music.
“As a kid, I wanted to live in Nashville,” Underwood told the show’s co-host, Michelle Miller. “I was just a little girl from Oklahoma, you know, a small town. I loved to sing, but lots of people love to.” She added, “I have been given every open door that person could be given – I’m so blessed and so grateful. More than anything, I want to use those gifts to give back.”
For her debut gospel album, My Savior, Carrie Underwood includes the same gospel songs she grew up singing in church. “Every Sunday, that was my stage,” she said. “I loved opening the hymnals, and I’d try to sing real loud because I liked to!”
“Just as I Am,” a track included in the album, was the same song played at the end of her childhood church services. “We heard it every single Sunday. The other ones would change from Sunday to Sunday, but that was the one that was always there.”
Carrie Underwood on Making My Savior: ‘I Felt Like I Was Praying the Whole Time’
For Underwood, making the album was unlike any other— for her, it was a spiritual experience. “Oh, I feel like the entire time that we were making the album, I felt like I was praying the whole time,” she added.
In addition, Underwood admitted that getting to work on the record was the perfect antidote during a time that left her with many questions.
“It was all just so hopeful and inspirational and joyful in such a time when there’s so much fear and having no idea what was around the corner, or what the next month or week would bring. Getting to work on this music was peaceful for me.”
For this Easter, Underwood is giving fans a unique opportunity to see her perform from the comfort of their homes. Carrie Underwood will present her special event: My Savior: Live from the Ryman, airing live via her Facebook page. The free event begins at 11 A.M. CST on Easter Sunday.
Beyond sharing the special moment with her fans, she’s also accepting donations for the charity, Save The Children. Those wishing to donate can do so during the event and 48 hours after.
“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.”
In addition, she says that she hopes the event will “raise much-needed funds and awareness for the incredible work of Save the Children as we celebrate the importance of family.”