• CARRIE UNDERWOOD TO RELEASE “MY SAVIOR” ALBUM OF GOSPEL HYMNS ON MARCH 26th.

    Seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner Carrie Underwood will follow the extraordinary success of her recent Christmas album, My Gift, with an album of gospel hymns, titled My Savior.  The new album will be released on CD and Digital March 26, 2021, just prior to the Easter holiday, and on vinyl April 30.  My Savior is co-produced by Underwood and GRAMMY® Award winner David Garcia, with whom she co-produced her critically acclaimed 2018 album Cry Pretty, her seventh album to be certified Platinum or Multi-Platinum by the RIAA.

    Underwood revealed the album cover art, photographed by Joseph Llanes, and released a video trailer for My Savior today (Tuesday, February 19th).

     

     

    My Savior, which will consist of covers of traditional gospel hymns Underwood grew up singing, is a spiritual companion to Underwood’s first-ever Christmas album.  “It’s been such a blessing to make music like this, inspirational music that is near and dear to my heart,” says Underwood.  “These two albums have been on my musical bucket list since the beginning of my career and were planned long before the events of the past year, but somehow it feels like the perfect time to share these beloved songs with the world.”

    Underwood’s co-producer on My Savior, David Garcia, is a multi-platinum selling, four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning record producer and songwriter.  With his early roots in Christian music, over the past decade he has achieved chart-topping success across multiple genres of music with over 20 #1 songs to his credit.  He has twice been named ASCAP’s Christian Music Songwriter of the Year (2015 and 2019), has written three ASCAP Award winners for Christian Music Song of The Year, as well as won nine Dove Awards.  In addition to co-producing the Cry Pretty album, Garcia and Underwood’s collaborations include co-writing tracks such as her #1 hit “Southbound” (with Josh Miller), “Drinking Alone” and “Love Wins (both with Brett James), all of which have been certified Gold by the RIAA, as well as the original tracks “Let There Be Peace” and “Sweet Baby Jesus” (both with Brett James) on My Gift, among others.

    Pre-orders of the My Savior CD, vinyl and limited-edition t-shirt/CD box set are available here. Pre-orders from physical retailers are available here. Digital pre-orders will be available soon.

    Released September 25th, 2020, My Gift topped charts throughout the holiday season.  It debuted at #1 across multiple global charts, including Billboard Country, Christian and Holiday charts, marking Underwood’s eighth straight album to debut #1 on the Billboard Country chart. The album went on to claim the #1 spot on that chart for six non-consecutive weeks (four consecutive weeks). The album remained at #1 on the Christian chart for 14 weeks and debuted #1 on the UK country chart (her fifth #1 on the chart) and #1 on the Canadian country chart.  My Gift consistently remained in the Top 5 on the Billboard Holiday Album Chart throughout the season, including #1 for six non-consecutive weeks.  It reached #5 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 and appeared in the Top 10 for six non-consecutive weeks. Additionally, My Gift was the #1 selling album for 2020 in all genres at Amazon.

    Five songs from My Gift appeared on the Top 40 Holiday Radio Music Chart: “Hallelujah” (duet with John Legend), which was the third most played current title across all radio stations running holiday music in 2020; “Little Drummer Boy” (featuring her 5-year-old son, Isaiah Fisher); “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas;” “Let There Be Peace” and “Mary, Did You Know?”  Underwood became the first woman to replace herself at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart when “Hallelujah” sent her Amazon Exclusive “Favorite Time of Year” to the #2 spot, marking her third #1 on that list.  Additionally, for three straight weeks, she held the top three slots on the list, with her recording of “Silent Night” at #3, making her the first artist to hold the top three positions on Hot Christian Songs for multiple weeks.

    My Gift featured a combination of beloved traditional favorites celebrating the spiritual nature of the holiday, as well as several new originals, including the two written by Underwood, Garcia and James.  GRAMMY® Award-winning producer, mixer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Greg Wells produced and arranged the album.

    Underwood first surprised fans with news of My Savior on Christmas Day with a special video message.

    About Carrie Underwood:
    Carrie Underwood emerged from the promise of her 2005 American Idol win to become a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, film, and as a New York Times bestselling author and successful entrepreneur.  She has sold more than 64 million records worldwide, recorded 27 #1 singles (14 of which she co-wrote), and has seven albums that are certified Platinum or Multi-Platinum by the RIAA, all while continuing to sell out arena tours across North America and the UK.  In September, Carrie released her eighth album, My Gift, her first-ever Christmas album, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country, Christian and Holiday charts in its first week and marked her eighth straight release to debut at #1 on the Billboard Country chart. My Gift also debuted #1 on the UK country chart (her fifth #1 on the chart) and #1 on the Canadian country chart. Additionally, HBO Max began streaming “My Gift: A Christmas Special From Carrie Underwood” in December, an exclusive, all-new musical holiday special, with Carrie performing songs from My Gift with a full orchestra and choir.  She recently announced her next album, My Savior, which will feature beloved gospel hymns and will be released around the Easter holiday.  She starred as Maria von Trapp in NBC’s Emmy®-winning blockbuster, The Sound of Music Live!, hosted the CMA Awards for 12 consecutive years and returned last Fall for her eighth season as the voice of primetime television’s #1 program, NBC’s Sunday Night Football.  Underwood has won over 100 major awards including 7 GRAMMY® Awards, 15 ACM Awards including three for Entertainer of the Year (the first female in history to win twice and, as of 2020, the only female ever to win three times), 22 CMT Music Awards where she continues to hold the record for the most award wins ever for the show, 7 CMA Awards, and 15 American Music Awards with her 7th win for Favorite Female Artist – Country and 6th win for Favorite Country Album for Cry Pretty, breaking the AMA record for Most Wins in the Favorite Country Album Category. Carrie is a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry and is the most followed country artist on Instagram and most followed female country artist on Twitter, Facebook and TikTok. She has built a successful business portfolio inspired by her passion for health and fitness.  She is founder/lead designer for her fitness and lifestyle brand, CALIA by Carrie Underwood, which was launched in 2015.  In March  2020, HarperCollins/Dey Street books published Carrie’s first book, FIND YOUR PATH: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul, and Get Strong with the Fit52 Life, a fitness lifestyle book in which she shares her belief that fitness is a lifelong journey, providing a common-sense approach to staying active, eating well, and looking as beautiful as you feel, 52 weeks a year.  That same month, Carrie also launched her new fitness app, fit52, which is a holistic wellness platform designed to encourage and support users on their personal wellness journey with constantly evolving and updating workout “paths,” available on the App Store and on Google Play.  In January 2021, she expanded her lifestyle portfolio with an equity partnership with BODYARMOR LYTE Sports Drink.

    Audio / Carrie Underwood says she's always wanted to make an album like My Savior.

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    Carrie Underwood (My Savior) 1 OC: …like this one. :09
    “This album is one that I’ve always wanted to make. THis is legacy stuff to me. I feel like at the heart of it all is an album like this one.”

    Audio / Carrie Underwood says she wanted to do songs on My Savior that she grew up singing.

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    Carrie Underwood (My Savior) 2 OC: …since birth.  :14
    “When thinking about making an album like this, one thing I definitely wanted to do was the familiar. I wanted to do the traditional songs that I grew up singing. The songs on this album are literally songs I’ve heard since birth.”

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Parker, Carrie, Brandon

    Parker McCollum will release the official music video for his new single, “To Be Loved By You” on Thursday (January 14th) at Noon on VEVO.

    Carrie Underwood appeared on the Drew Barrymore Show on Tuesday (January 12th) and talked about her Christmas album, My Gift, organization, her book Find Your Path and much more.

    Brandon Lay has released an acoustic video for his song, “Startin’ Young.” Check it out below.

     

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD EXPANDS HER GROWING HEALTH AND WELLNESS PORTFOLIO WITH A NEW EQUITY PARTNERSHIP WITH BODYARMOR LYTE SPORTS DRINK.

    BODYARMOR LYTE Sports Drink announced a new equity partnership with 7-time Grammy Award-winning superstar, Carrie Underwood. Best known for relationships with top athletes including Naomi Osaka, Megan Rapinoe and Dustin Johnson, the fastest-growing sports drink brand has now added a world-class musical artist to its roster by welcoming Underwood and her expanding fitness and lifestyle portfolio to the BODYARMOR team.

    The decision to team up with Underwood was strategic in nature, as the brand comes off an unprecedented milestone year. An extension of BODYARMOR Sports Drink, BODYARMOR LYTE offers a low calorie, no sugar added premium sports drink option with potassium-packed electrolytes, antioxidants and coconut water. The brand knows that consumers, beyond athletes, are looking for better-for-you options when it comes to sports drinks, as health and wellness trends continue to rise. And if you know anything about Carrie Underwood, you know that the better-for-you mindset matters to her, too.

    As an entrepreneur, Underwood will celebrate the 6th anniversary this year as founder and lead designer of her fitness and lifestyle brand, CALIA by Carrie Underwood, which is the second-highest selling women’s brand within Dick’s Sporting Goods.  In 2020, she continued to turn her passion for health and wellness into a growing business empire with the launch of her fitness app, fit52, and publication of her New York Times bestselling book, FIND YOUR PATH: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul, and Get Strong with the Fit52 Life, in which she shares her belief that fitness is a lifelong journey, providing a common-sense approach to staying active, eating well, and looking as beautiful as you feel, 52 weeks a year.  Her partnership with BODYARMOR LYTE, aligns perfectly with her personal mission to ensure that health and wellness is at the forefront of everything she does.

    “Partnering with BODYARMOR LYTE was a natural evolution for me, from a personal and professional standpoint,” said Underwood.  “I’m a firm believer that what you put into your body matters, so the fact BODYARMOR LYTE is made with no artificial flavors, sweeteners and no colors from artificial sources, is important to me.  BODYARMOR LYTE has everything that my body needs to recharge and keep me hydrated throughout my day and everything I do.  While music will always be my first love and priority, I’m so fortunate to have been able to build my passion for health and fitness into a business model and personal brand I can stand behind and be proud of. This partnership is an important next step for me and the community I am building, which goes far beyond endorsing a brand.”

    To kick off the partnership, Underwood stars in a national television campaign, another first for the BODYARMOR LYTE brand. Underwood will also appear in advertising for BODYARMOR SportWater, a premium water with a performance pH9+. In the BODYARMOR LYTE campaign, Underwood is positioned alongside basketball superstar and veteran brand partner, James Harden. The spot can be viewed in full here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePqew7J4Euk&feature=youtu.be

    “BODYARMOR Sports Drink continues to resonate with consumers who are looking for healthier hydration,” said Mike Repole, Co-Founder and Chairman, BODYARMOR. “Carrie Underwood is an incredible artist and entrepreneur and hydration plays an important role in her daily lifestyle, which is why BODYARMOR LYTE works so well for her. We couldn’t be more excited to have Carrie as part of the team to help us continue to build BODYARMOR’s awareness and momentum.”

    BODYARMOR is a premium sports drink with potassium-packed electrolytes, vitamins and coconut water and is made with no artificial flavors, sweeteners and no colors from artificial sources. BODYARMOR LYTE is the low-calorie, low sugar and naturally sweetened offering from BODYARMOR Sports Drink, and is available in five flavors. Consumer demand for a better-for-you sports drink has made BODYARMOR the number three sports drink in the U.S. and it has been the hydration option of choice for many professional athletes and millions of high school and college athletes since its launch in 2011.

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  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD GIVE FANS A CHRISTMAS “GIFT.”

    Carrie Underwood gave her fans an amazing Christmas gift; she announced a new album is coming. On Christmas Day, Carrie took to her socials to reveal she didn’t want to stop making music, so she said her new album, titled My Savior, which will be filled with gospel hymns she grew up singing, should arrive just in time for Easter.

    https://twitter.com/carrieunderwood/status/1342622143306203136

     

    “I’ve been making music that I love and been giving my heart to the Lord with My Gift, and you guys have been so wonderful to support, lots of love and support, which I have felt every step of the way,” says Carrie. I basically didn’t want all of that to end, when I was making this music, I felt like my soul was in such a great place, I wanted to keep making music like the music off of My Gift.”

    She adds, “I made an album called My Savior, which is hopefully a little companion to My Gift. “This album is full of gospel hymns that I grew up singing.”

    Carrie finished by saying, “It’s just been such a blessing to make music like this, music that is near and dear to my heart, and I hope you guys enjoy listening to it as much as I loved making it.”

     

  • NEW YEAR’S LINERS 2020

    Audio / LINER Adam Hambrick (New Year) 1

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    “Hey Everybody! I’m Adam Hambrick, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Adam Hambrick (New Year) 2

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    “Hey Everybody! I’m Adam Hambrick. Happy New Year.”

     

    Audio / LINER Brandon Lay (New Year)

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    “What’s up everybody? This is Brandon Lay, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

     

    Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (New Year)

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    “Hey! This is TJ, and I’m John, and we are Brothers Osborne. Happy New Year.”

     

    Audio / LINER CARRIE UNDERWOOD (NEW YEAR)

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    “Hi! I’m Carrie Underwood, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER CAYLEE HAMMACK (NEW YEAR)

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    “Hey y’all! This is Caylee Hammack, wishing you a very Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Chrissy Metz (New Year)

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    “Hey! This is Chrissy Metz, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Darius Rucker (Happy New Year)

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    “Hey y’all! What’s up? This is Darius Rucker, wishing you a Happy New Year!

    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (Happy New Year)

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    “Hey, it’s Dierks Bentley. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Happy New Year)

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    “Hey! It’s Eric Church, hoping you have a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Gary Allan (New Year)

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    “Hey everybody! I’m Gary Allan. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Jon Langston (New Year) 1

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    “Hey y’all! I’m Jon Langston, wishing you a very Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (New Year)

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    “Hi! I’m Jon Pardi, wishing you a Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Jordan Davis (New Year)

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    “Hey! I’m Jordan Davis, wishing you a Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Josh Turner (Happy New Year)

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    “Hey! I’m Josh Turner. Happy New Year!”

     

    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (New Year)

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    “Hey! It’s Kacey Musgraves, hoping you have a safe and Happy New Year!”

     

    Audio / LINER Kassi Ashton (New Year)

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    “Hey! It’s Kassi Ashton. I’d love to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year.”

     

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (New Year)

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    “Hey everyone! This is Keith Urban. Have a safe and happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Kip Moore (New Year)

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    “It’s Kip Moore, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Kylie Morgan (New Year)

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    “Hey! It’s Kylie Morgan, wishing you a very Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Lauren Alaina (New Year)

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    “This is Lauren Alaina, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER LBT (New Year)

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    “Hey! We’re Little Big Town. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (New Year)

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    “Hey! This is Luke Bryan, hoping you have a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Maddie & Tae (New Year)

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    “Hi! We’re Maddie & Tae, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

     

    Audio / LINER Mickey Guyton (New Year)

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    “Hey! This is Mickey Guyton, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Parker McCollum (New Year)

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    “Hey everybody! I’m Parker McCollum, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

     

    Audio / LINER Priscilla Block (New Year)

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    “Hey, it’s Priscilla Block, wishing you a very Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Happy New Year)

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    “Hey everybody! I’m Sam Hunt. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Shania Twain (Happy New Year)

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    “Hi! This is Shania Twain. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Travis Denning (New Year)

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    “Hey y’all, this is Travis Denning, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

     

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Carrie, Maddie & Tae, Kacey and more

    Carrie Underwood joins CMT Hot 20 Countdown this weekend to talk about her Christmas album, My Gift. Maddie & Tae also join Cody Alan and Katie Cook to kick off the holiday countdown and talk about their We Need Christmas EP. Check them out Saturday and Stun at 9am ET on CMT.

    https://twitter.com/cmtHot20/status/1339359761503055874

    Maddie & Tae announced on Instagram that they are going live on YouTube this Saturday (December 19th) at 7pm ET/6pm CT. The duo will sing songs from their holiday EP, We Need Christmas, while driving through a “holiday light spectacular.” Check it out here.

    Kacey Musgraves will appear on the new season of the iconic Sesame Street. The Grammy-winning artist posted the news, along with some photos, this week on her socials.

    https://twitter.com/KaceyMusgraves/status/1339269101802418186

     

     

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD’S FIRST-EVER CHRISTMAS ALBUM, MY GIFT, CONTINUES TO REIGN AT TOP OF CHARTS.

    Seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner Carrie Underwood’s first-ever Christmas album My Gift, continues its reign atop the charts this holiday season, following its #1 debut across multiple global charts. Released September 25, My Gift debuted #1 on the Billboard Country, Christian and Holiday charts, marking Underwood’s eighth straight album to debut #1 on the Billboard Country chart. The album remains at #1 on the Christian chart 11 weeks after it was released and debuted #1 on the UK country chart (her fifth #1 on the chart) and #1 on the Canadian country chart.

    My Gift reclaimed the #1 spot on the Billboard Country chart last week for the third non-consecutive week, and has consistently stayed in the Top 5 on the Billboard Holiday Album Chart since its release. The album currently sits at #5 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200. Underwood currently has four songs on the Holiday Top 200 Streaming Chart (“Favorite Time of Year,” “Silent Night,” “Hallelujah,” and “Little Drummer Boy”) as well as four songs in the Top 30 on the Mediabase Holiday Music Chart (“Hallelujah,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” “Little Drummer Boy,” and “Mary, Did You Know?”)

    My Gift features a combination of beloved traditional favorites celebrating the spiritual nature of the holiday, as well as several new originals, two of which are written by Underwood, frequent collaborator Brett James (“Jesus, Take the Wheel,” “Something In The Water”), and her Cry Pretty co-producer, David Garcia.  GRAMMY® Award-winning producer, mixer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Greg Wells produced and arranged the album.

    Additionally, Underwood releases a special behind-the-scenes look from the set of the music video for her duet with fellow GRAMMY® Award winner John Legend today, watch HERE.

     

     

    The original song was written by Legend and Toby Gad (“All of Me”). The video was directed by acclaimed director and photographer, Randee St. Nicholas, who has shot multiple videos with Underwood throughout her career, including “Cry Pretty,” “Drinking Alone,” “Blown Away” and “Smoke Break,” all of which have been honored as CMT’s Video of the Year. Legend also appears as a special guest on Underwood’s new music special “My Gift: A Christmas Special From Carrie Underwood,” which premiered on HBO Max earlier this month and is streaming now. In celebration of the special, Underwood performed on NBC’s TODAY (watch HERE) as well as The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (watch HERE). She is set to join Late Night with Seth Meyers on December 17 followed by The Kelly Clarkson Show on December 18. Underwood and Legend will also perform “Hallelujah” on NBC’s “Global Citizen’s Prize” special on December 19th.

     

     

    Audio / CARRIE UNDERWOOD EXPLAINS WHAT FANS CAN EXPECT FROM HER FIRST CHRISTMAS RECORD, MY GIFT.

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    Carrie Underwood (what fans can expect from My Gift) OC: …like Christmas. :24
    “I think fans can expect this album to just put them in the mood for Christmas. We go traditional. We go new. We sing songs about love. We sing songs about Jesus. We sing happy songs about Christmas. Hopefully, it just takes them on a journey and makes them feel a certain way, makes it feel like Christmas.”

     

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  • CHRISTMAS 2020: Carrie Underwood

    Carrie Underwood released her first-ever Christmas album, My Gift, earlier this fall. My Gift, which debuted at No. 1, features a combination of beloved traditional favorites celebrating the spiritual nature of the holiday, as well as several new originals. Two of the original songs are written by Underwood, frequent collaborator Brett James (“Jesus, Take the Wheel,” “Something In The Water”), and her Cry Pretty co-producer, David Garcia.  In addition to a very special appearance by Underwood’s 5-year-old son, Isaiah Fisher, on the holiday classic that inspired the album title, “Little Drummer Boy,” My Gift also features her first collaboration with Emmy, GRAMMY®, Oscar, and Tony Award-winner John Legend, on the original track, “Hallelujah,” written by Legend and Toby Gad (“All of Me”).

    GRAMMY® Award-winning producer, mixer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Greg Wells produced and arranged the album.  He has written and produced some of the best-selling and highest charting tracks of the past 15 years for such artists as Adele, Celine Dion, Keith Urban, and P!nk, as well as the worldwide smash The Greatest Showman soundtrack.  My Gift features a world-class orchestra, led by the pre-eminent arranger, composer, and conductor David Campbell, whose many credits include iconic recordings by artists including Linda Ronstadt, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Josh Groban, and his son Beck. My Gift is mixed by 14-time GRAMMY® Award winning mixer, Serban Ghenea.

    Carrie says some of her Christmas traditions include a lot of traveling to visit her family and her husband Mike Fisher’s family…but also cooking and celebrating the season. “My perfect Christmas, generally we do a lot of traveling around Christmas. We’ll go see either my family or my husband’s family,” says Carrie. “I’ll spend all day cooking. I’ll make a small turkey, even though I don’t eat turkey. I’ll make myself some tofurkey; cranberry sauce, of course. Of course, sweet potato casserole. You have to have that. That’s one of my favorites because it’s a side dish and dessert, but I’ll just make a ridiculous amount of food. Just celebrate, have a fire, we wait for Santa and open our presents, then we’re off to see the next group of family. It’s all about watching it through my sons’ eyes and just getting to spend time with family.”

     

    She continues: “For me growing up, Christmas was always just comforting. We always had the same stockings and the same tree and the same decorations, and we would always decorate the weekend right after Thanksgiving. You know, flip the Christmas switch, put the tree up. Now that we’re adults and have kids, we can go to the Christmas tree farm and we can walk around, and we can pick out which one and ask Isaiah, ‘Which one do you think?’ Just things like that, making those memories. It’s just a joyful time of year.”

    One of her favorite memories from childhood was singing Christmas carols for folks in nursing homes. “Christmas was always just about family,” she says. “One thing that we always did growing up that was one of my favorite memories, we would on Christmas Eve we would go to my grandparents’ house. Us kids were always responsible for putting oranges and apples and bananas in little paper bags and we would go down to the nursing home and sing Christmas carols.”

    Audio / CARRIE UNDERWOOD TALKS ABOUT CHRITMAS MUSIC.

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    Carrie Underwood (Christmas music) OC: …a certain way. :37
    “There is no other like part of the year that gets its own music, like exclusively. When you think about it, like entire radio stations switch over to play Christmas music around Christmas time. So, I feel like it just puts you in the mood for Christmas. Christmas is something that everybody looks forward to and to have Christmas music start playing way before Christmas. It usually does because people just can’t wait to get there. It puts you in a mood. It changes your state of mind. It gets you ready for it and it just makes you feel a certain way.”

    Audio / CARRIE UNDERWOOD SAYS HER CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS USUALLY INCLUDE COOKING AND TRAVELING, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, FAMILY.

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    Carrie Underwood (perfect Christmas) OC: …with family. :40
    “My perfect Christmas, generally we do a lot of traveling around Christmas. We’ll go see either my family or my husband’s family. I’ll spend all day cooking. I’ll make a small turkey, even though I don’t eat turkey. I’ll make myself some tofurkey; cranberry sauce, of course. Of course, sweet potato casserole. You have to have that. That’s one of my favorites because it’s a side dish and dessert, but I’ll just make a ridiculous amount of food. Just celebrate, have a fire, we wait for Santa and open our presents, then we’re off to see the next group of family. It’s all about watching it through my sons’ eyes and just getting to spend time with family.”

    Audio / CARRIE UNDERWOOD RECALLS MEMORIES OF PAST CHRISTMASES.

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    Carrie Underwood (Christmas memories) OC: …Christmas carols. :18
    “Christmas was always just about family. One thing that we always did growing up that was one of my favorite memories, we would on Christmas Eve we would go to my grandparents’ house. Us kids were always responsible for putting oranges and apples and bananas in little paper bags and we would go down to the nursing home and sing Christmas carols.”

    Audio / CARRIE UNDERWOOD TALKS ABOUT HER CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS.

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    Carrie Underwood (Christmas traditions) OC: …time of year. :35
    “For me growing up, Christmas was always just comforting. We always had the same stockings and the same tree and the same decorations, and we would always decorate the weekend right after Thanksgiving. You know, flip the Christmas switch, put the tree up. Now that we’re adults and have kids, we can go to the Christmas tree farm and we can walk around, and we can pick out which one and ask Isaiah, ‘Which one do you think?’ Just things like that, making those memories. It’s just a joyful time of year.”

     

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  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD “MY GIFT” ALBUM AUDIO TOOLKIT.

    We have compiled an array of content — a variety of liners and soundbites – from CARRIE UNDERWOOD to equip you with everything you might need to put together your own Christmas radio special; use in news feeds and much more for her new holiday album, MY GIFT. Check out all of details below (including audio liners and soundbites, as well as transcriptions) to create your own content surrounding Carrie’s Christmas album.

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    For Carrie Underwood, Christmas has always been a holiday filled with family, faith, gratitude, and music. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, set to a soundtrack of carols and hymns. Season after season, those songs never fail to strike a chord… especially during challenging times.

    My Gift, Underwood’s highly-anticipated, first full-length collection of Christmas classics and new holiday-inspired originals, couldn’t have arrived at a better time. Mostly written and entirely recorded during the 2020 health pandemic that brought the world to an unexpected and extended halt, it’s a timely reminder of the many things still worth celebrating. With guest appearances by John Legend (who appears on “Hallelujah,” a gorgeous duet co-written by the “All of Me” chart-topper with Toby Gad), Isaiah Fisher (Underwood’s 5 year-old son, who joins her for a very special rendition of “Little Drummer Boy”), and a full orchestra led by legendary conductor David Campbell, My Gift is a personal and inspirational album that celebrates not only the larger-than-life power of Underwood’s vocals and songwriting gifts, but also a reminder of the many things we can be grateful for this holiday season.

    Underwood has many reasons to be thankful this year. Since kickstarting her career as the winner of American Idol’s 2005 season, she’s become a multi-media superstar whose milestones include 64 million records sold, 27 #1 hit songs, seven platinum-certified records, a New York Times best-selling book, 12 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and more than 100 major awards (including seven Grammys, 15 ACM Awards including three for Entertainer of the Year (the first female in history to win twice and, as of 2020, the only female ever to win three times), 20 CMT Awards where she holds the record for the most award wins ever for the show, 7 CMA Awards, and 15 American Music Awards). One of the best-selling artists of the 21st century, Underwood has maintained a reputation as a leader in the industry, inspiring and lifting up emerging artists, and supporting women as she did with the all-female lineup for her 2019 Cry Pretty Tour 360.

    It was during the final weeks of The Cry Pretty Tour 360 that she began pulling together plans for a Christmas record. As 2019 gave way to 2020, a global health crisis only strengthened her resolve to create an album that emphasized reverence and optimism.

    “Now, more than ever, we all need to focus on what Christmas is about,” says Underwood, who worked with many of the album’s collaborators — including her co-writers and her Grammy-winning producer Greg Wells — via a series of Zoom sessions. “Even though it has been a tough year in so many ways, sometimes I feel like the greatest realizations can come at the worst times, or in the most stressful times, and it makes you more thankful for the things you do have.”

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD PERFORMS “O HOLY NIGHT” ON THE TONIGHT SHOW.

    Carrie Underwood appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. She talked about working on her new Christmas album, “My Gift,” as well as working with John Legend and her son, Isaiah.

     

     

    The mother of two sons also performed “O Holy Night.” Check out the awe-inspiring performance below.

     

     

    “My Gift” features 11 songs, including several holiday favorites such as “O Holy Night,” “Silent Night,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “Away in a Manger,” as well as a handful of original songs. Also, Carrie’s HBO Max Christmas special is now available to watch.