• CARRIE UNDERWOOD’S “MY SAVIOR: LIVE FROM THE RYMAN” RAISES OVER $112,000 FOR SAVE THE CHILDREN FROM VIRTUAL LIVE CONCERT STREAMED ON EASTER SUNDAY.

    This past weekend, on Easter Sunday, Carrie Underwood brought her new album, My Savior, to life with “My Savior: Live From The Ryman,” a virtual live concert performance from the iconic, Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, also known as the “Mother Church of Country Music.”  Underwood performed the gospel hymns she grew up singing for this special global concert event, which livestreamed exclusively on her official Facebook page on Sunday, April 4th, raising over $112,000 for Save the Children worldwide.

    Nearly 2.5 million fans from the United States, Canada, UK, Australia, Brazil, Ghana, Norway, Germany, South Africa, Mexico, Sweden and beyond, viewed the full show and millions more viewed exclusive performance clips during the 48-hour window for the free event which featured special appearances by gospel superstar CeCe Winans, who performed “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” with Underwood and singer/songwriter Bear Rinehart, frontman of the rock band, NEEDTOBREATHE, who joined Underwood on “Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus.”  Southern gospel and harmonica legend Buddy Greene and 10-time CMA Musician of the Year Mac McAnally, both of whom played on the My Savior album, also appeared with Underwood. Select performance videos from the event can be viewed on Carrie’s My Savior playlist here.

    “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 Cindy Mabe, UMG Nashville President. “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.”

    My Savior debuted #1 on the Billboard Country and Christian Charts, as well as #4 on the Billboard 200 chart this week with 72,644 SPS units.  Additionally, the album is #1 on Billboard’s Top Albums, Top Country Albums, Top Christian Albums and is the #1 Current Digital Album.  My Savior is Underwood’s ninth consecutive album to debut at #1 on the Billboard Country Chart – extending her record as the only Country artist to achieve that feat with all nine of her studio album releases from the beginning of her career.

    Donations were accepted throughout the streaming event and for 48 hours after, to benefit Save the Children, which works in over 100 countries to ensure that children grow up healthy, educated and safe.  In the U.S., Save the Children reaches children through early education, literacy and child hunger programs, helps prepare children for emergencies and responds when disaster strikes.  To date, Save the Children has supported 30 million people affected by coronavirus around the world, including nearly 12 million children, making sure they have enough to eat, can access healthcare, can continue their education and are protected from violence.  Before COVID-19, 1 in 7 children in the U.S. faced food insecurity, which has now increased to 1 in 4.  Since March 2020, Save the Children has delivered nearly 21 million meals to kids in need across the U.S.  For more information, visit www.savethechildren.org.

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD’S MY SAVIOR DEBUTS #1 ACROSS BILLBOARD’S COUNTRY & CHRISTIAN CHARTS.

    Seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner and three-time ACM Entertainer of the Year Carrie Underwood’s new album, My Savior, debuts #1 on the Billboard Country and Christian Charts, as well as #4 on the Billboard 200 chart this week with 72,644 SPS units.  Additionally, the album is #1 on Billboard’s Top Albums, Top Country Albums, Top Christian Albums and is the #1 Current Digital Album.  My Savior is Underwood’s ninth consecutive album to debut at #1 on the Billboard Country Chart – extending her record as the only Country artist to achieve that feat with all nine of her studio album releases from the beginning of her career.

    My Savior is also the #1 Country Album and #1 Christian album in Canada.  The album was #1 on the iTunes Album Sales Chart in the U.S. for all genres throughout the week of release and is currently #1.  It was also the #1 Country Album on iTunes in Canada and Australia.

    Seven songs from My Savior debuted on the Country Songs Track chart:  “How Great Thou Art,” “Amazing Grace,” “Just As I Am,” “Because He Lives,” “Victory In Jesus,” “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Blessed Assurance.”

    The success of My Savior comes on the heels of Underwood’s first-ever Christmas album, My Gift, which debuted #1 across multiple global charts, including Billboard Country, Christian and Holiday charts.  The album remained 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.  It went on to reclaim the #1 spot on the Billboard Country chart in the U.S. for a third non-consecutive week, and consistently remained in the Top 5 on the Billboard Holiday Album Chart throughout the holidays, hitting #5 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200.

    Critics have praised Underwood and My Savior:

    Carrie Underwood’s First Gospel Album is Straightforward and Stunning…

    The bulk of My Savior‘s tracks were written in the 1800s…but nothing about Underwood’s

    approach feels boring, stale, or preachy. Though many of these hymns have long since entered the public

    domain, becoming standards and sacred classics for millions of Christians, Underwood

    manages to offer a fresh interpretation – no small feat.  The world may know Underwood as a

    chart-topping force to be reckoned with, but My Savior is stunning and simple – and

    one of her most intimate projects yet.  Rating: A”  ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

     

    “Just as she did on her recent Christmas album My Gift, the country star uses her spectacular voice

    on My Savior to reinvigorate age-old classics and push her aesthetic forward… 

    The songs may be traditional, but Underwood adds country, folk and bluegrass elements,

    such as her bluegrass-tinged ‘Nothing But the Blood of Jesus’ or the acoustic ‘Blessed Assurance.’

    Framing her beautiful voice with simple arrangements and instrumentation serves the song

    and the singer well. A moving testament to her faith.”  BILLBOARD

     

    Yesterday, Carrie was featured on CBS Sunday Morning, watch here,  where she discussed the impact of her faith and the process of making My Savior. Her virtual concert event, “My Savior: Live From The Ryman,” (key art here) streamed live globally on Facebook on Easter Sunday (April 4) from the iconic, Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, also known around the world as the “Mother Church of Country Music.” Fans can watch the performance, which benefitted Save the Children, here as it will remain exclusively on Facebook for a limited time.

    My Savior consists of covers of some of Underwood’s favorite traditional gospel hymns in a unique pastiche of musical styles from classic country to folk, bluegrass, and gospel.  The album will be available on vinyl April 30.  My Savior is co-produced and arranged 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. Garcia is a multi-platinum selling, four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning record producer and songwriter.

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD APPEARED ON CBS SUNDAY MORNING ON EASTER.

    Carrie Underwood spoke with CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Michelle Miller about performing at the Ryman Auditorium (“Mother Church of Country Music”) for her virtual show on Easter, about recording her first gospel album, My Savior, life with her husband Mike Fisher during a global pandemic and so much more.

     

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD’S MY SAVIOR DEBUTS AT NO. 1.

    Carrie Underwood’s My Savior debuts at the top of the Billboard Country Album chart, as well as the Billboard Christian Album chart. In addition, My Savior is named No. 1 Billboard Top Album, as well as Billboard Top Country Album and Billboard Top Christian Album (all pure album sales), not to mention No 1 Current Digital Albums. The collection enters the overall Billboard 200 at No. 4.

    Carrie says she grew up singing these hymns in church and says revisiting them for her new album, My Savior, felt like home.

    “These particular songs for My Savior, you know, I grew up singing these in church and my church that we go to right now they play a lot of very contemporary Christian songs, praise and worship songs, and it’s great. But every once in a while, they’ll kind of throw in like a chorus or something of some hymn that I grew up with and there’s an immediate sense of home when I hear that. And that’s kind of where I was at when we were recording this,” says Carrie. “It should be like a warm hug, and I feel like there’s so many people that are like me that kind of long for that. You think back to that sense of home and your church that you grew up in with the pews. I mean it’s just one of those things that it just feels like home. And after a year like last year, I feel like people are definitely searching. A lot of people were thrown out of their daily routines and trying to figure life out and be more introspective or kind of slow down. We were all forced to slow down.”

    Carrie streamed a live Easter performance of My Savior from Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, featuring special guests NEEDTOBREATHE’s Bear Rinehart, CeCe Winans, Mac McAnally and Buddy Greene, on Facebook on Sunday. The show is still available for a limited time, and you’re also able to continue to donate to Save the Children.

    Audio / Carrie Underwood grew up singing many of the hymns on her new album, My Savior, in church and revisiting them felt like “home” to her.

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    “These particular songs for My Savior, you know, I grew up singing these in church and my church that we go to right now they play a lot of very contemporary Christian songs, praise and worship songs, and it’s great. But every once in a while, they’ll kind of throw in like a chorus or something of some hymn that I grew up with and there’s an immediate sense of home when I hear that. And that’s kind of where I was at when we were recording this. It should be like a warm hug, and I feel like there’s so many people that are like me that kind of long for that. You think back to that sense of home and your church that you grew up in with the pews. I mean it’s just one of those things that it just feels like home. And after a year like last year, I feel like people are definitely searching. A lot of people were thrown out of their daily routines and trying to figure life out and be more introspective or kind of slow down. We were all forced to slow down.”

  • DIERKS BENTLEY, BROTHERS OSBORNE, LUKE BRYAN, ERIC CHURCH, MICKEY GUYTON, ALAN JACKSON, LITTLE BIG TOWN, CHRIS STAPLETON, KEITH URBAN AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD ARE AMONG THE ANNOUNCED PERFORMERS AT THIS YEAR’S ACM AWARDS.

    Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Mickey Guyton, Alan Jackson, Little Big Town, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood are among the performers at this year’s ACM Awards. They’re joined by Kelsea Ballerini, Lee Brice, Kane Brown, Kenny Chesney, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Ryan Hurd, Jack Ingram,  Elle King, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, Maren Morris, Carly Pearce, Jon Randall, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, The War and Treaty, CeCe Winans and Chris Young.

    Over 25 artists will perform more than 30 songs from three iconic Country Music venues: the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe. Additional details on the exciting performances including unprecedented collaborations and surprising moments will be announced in the coming weeks. First-time ACM Awards performances from many of the legendary artists in the lineup can be found HERE.

    The health and safety of the artists, fans, industry, staff and partners involved in the ACM Awards is the number one priority. All guidelines set forth by national, state and local health officials will be closely followed and implemented during the production along with additional safety measures to be instated by dick clark productions and the Academy of Country Music.

     

    For more information, visit ACMcountry.com. You can also like Academy of Country Music on Facebook, follow on Twitter at @ACMawards, follow on Instagram at @ACMawards and sign up for the FREE ACM A-List for more immediate updates.

    The 56th Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton, will air Sunday, April 18th beginning at 8pm ET/delayed PT on CBS.

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD APPEARED ON NBC’S TODAY SHOW TO TALK ABOUT HER NEW ALBUM MY SAVIOR AND PERFORMS A SELECTION FROM THE NEW COLLECTION.

    Seven-time Grammy winner Carrie Underwood is returns with a new album of gospel hymns, My Savior, as well as a special live virtual concert on Easter Sunday. Joining NBC’s TODAY live, she says “I got to go into the studio to sing these songs that are so hopeful and so peaceful … I hope people find some peace and comfort in these songs.”

    She gave a special performance of “Just As I Am” among others from the new album on the show. Check it out below.

     

     

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  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD’S NEW ALBUM, MY SAVIOR, IS AVAILABLE NOW.

    Seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner and three-time ACM Entertainer of the Year Carrie Underwood releases her new album, My Savior, worldwide on Friday (March 26th). In celebration, Carrie will appear on NBC’s TODAY during the 8am hour, including a performance of “Just As I Am,” followed by the 10am hour with a performance of “Victory In Jesus” today (Friday, March 26).  Carrie will be seen on Australia’s #1 National Breakfast Variety and Light Entertainment Program, Sunrise, and will be featured on CBS Sunday Morning, scheduled to air on Sunday, April 4 (Easter Sunday).

    My Savior consists of covers of some of Underwood’s favorite traditional gospel hymns in a unique pastiche of musical styles from classic country to folk, bluegrass, and gospel.  The album is available digitally and on CD today and will be available on vinyl April 30th.  My Savior is co-produced and arranged 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. Garcia is a multi-platinum selling, four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning record producer and songwriter.

    “This is an album I have always wanted to record and I’m thrilled to be able to bring these uplifting, inspirational songs to life in this special way,” says Carrie.  “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.”

    “When I set out to choose these songs, I wanted to include the beautiful, familiar hymns I grew up singing in church,” says Underwood.  “There are several songs I have performed in the past, like ‘Softly And Tenderly,’ ‘How Great Thou Art’ and ‘Amazing Grace’ that mean so much to me and I knew immediately we needed to record for the album.  This music shaped who I am as a person and is the foundation of my career as a recording artist.  I feel so blessed to get to share these songs with generations of people who love them as I do, as well as others who might be experiencing them for the first time.”

    Audio / Carrie Underwood talks about introducing the hymns from My Savior to a whole new generation.

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     “I feel like people my age and older really did grow up singing hymns. We go to church now, and everything is very praise and worship, which is wonderful, but I feel like there are a lot of people who have not experienced a lot of these hymns or they’re not a part of their weekly life, you know. So, I do hope people – I hope people that are like me that grew up with them can listen to them and feel the heart behind them. We wanted to make them sound fresh, but we didn’t want to change anything too much. So, I hope the traditionalists will enjoy it but I also hope that people who haven’t experienced these songs as much can listen and feel, get that sense of home but enjoy what they’re listening to as well.”

    Audio / Carrie Underwood talks about "Great is Thy Faithfulness," which appears on her new album, My Savior.

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    Carrie Underwood (Great Is Thy Faithfulness) OC: …wonderful experience. :39
    “‘Great Is Thy Faithfulness’ is just absolutely beautiful. When we were talking about adding it to this album, My Savior, I could hear a voice like CeCe Winans on it, and one of my favorite memories will always be A, just watching her work and what a true legend and professional she is; but when she came in, she was like, ‘I love this song so much because He is faithful.’ And I will just never forget her looking me in the eye and just telling me that He is faithful. I knew it already, but the fact that I believe that and she believes that and we sing on this song together, it was just such a wonderful experience.”

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  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD WILL PERFORM AT THE LATIN AMA AWARDS SHOW WITH DAVID BISBAL.

    Carrie Underwood is set to perform at the 2021 Latin American Music Awards next month with Latin superstar David (pr. dah-VEED) Bisbal for the first televised performance of their bilingual duet “Tears of Gold.” The video (seen below) is nominated for Favorite Video.

    She really enjoyed working with him and said, “It’s super cool to get to work with different people or in different genres of music. And I have always just loved incredible voices and David (dah VEED) is, I mean, he’s a superstar. He’s got this big, beautiful voice and getting to work with him, he’s just the nicest guy.”

    The 2021 Latin AMAs will be broadcast simultaneously on the Spanish entertainment cable network, Universo, and throughout the Americas on Telemundo Internacional April 15th at 7pm ET.

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    David Bisbal & Carrie Underwood – “Tears Of Gold”
    Ozuna, Doja Cat & Sia – “Del Mar”
    Rosalía & Travis Scott – “TKN”
    Selena Gomez – “De Una Vez”

    Audio / CARRIE UNDERWOOD TALKS ABOUT WORKING WITH DAVID (dah VEED) Bisbal on their bilingual duet "Tears of Gold."

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    “It’s super cool to get to work with different people or in different genres of music. And I have always just loved incredible voices and David (dah VEED) is, I mean, he’s a superstar. He’s got this big, beautiful voice and getting to work with him, he’s just the nicest guy.”

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  • NEWS AND NOTES: Carrie Underwood, Mickey Guyton, Reba McEntire, Eric Church

    Carrie Underwood is set to perform songs from her new album, My Savior, on the Today Show on Friday (March 26th) on NBC. My Savior will be available beginning tomorrow, as well.

    https://twitter.com/carrieunderwood/status/1374455779458097161

     

    Mickey Guyton is featured on a new version of Breland’s “Cross Country.”

    https://twitter.com/MickeyGuyton/status/1372764015856812032

     

    Reba McEntire sings the theme song “Somehow You Do,” for the new movie, Four Good Days, starring Glenn Close and Mila Kunis. “It was written by the amazing Diane Warren who also wrote my songs ‘I’ll Be’ and ‘What If.'” The film will be released April 30th.

     

    Eric Church is featured in the new issue of Garden & Gun to talk about recording his latest three-album project, Heart & Soul, hanging on his Tennessee property and how he relaxes after a long tour.

     

     

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD MY SAVIOR BROWN BAG INTERVIEW

    Seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner Carrie Underwood follows 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 this Friday (March 26th), just prior to the Easter holiday, and on vinyl April 30th.  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.

    My Savior consists of covers of traditional gospel hymns Underwood grew up singing.  Highlights of the album include a duet with CeCe Winans, the best-selling and most-awarded female gospel artist of all time, on the classic hymn, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.”  Singer/songwriter Bear Rinehart, frontman of the rock band, NEEDTOBREATHE, also makes a special appearance, joining Underwood to sing harmony on another traditional hymn, “Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus.”  

    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.

    Underwood and Garcia assembled a stellar group of elite Nashville musicians for My Savior, including Southern gospel and harmonica legend Buddy Greene, guitarist and 10-time CMA Musician of the Year Mac McAnally, Southern gospel piano virtuoso Gordon Mote, and frequent Underwood collaborator, singer/songwriter/musician Brett James joining Underwood on harmonies, among many others, to create a unique pastiche of musical styles from classic country to folk, bluegrass, and gospel.

    “This is an album I have always wanted to record.  When I set out to choose these songs, I wanted to include the beautiful, familiar hymns I grew up singing in church,” says Underwood.  “There are several songs I have performed in the past, like ‘Softly And Tenderly,’ ‘How Great Thou Art’ and ‘Amazing Grace’ that mean so much to me and I knew immediately we needed to record for the album.  This music shaped who I am as a person and is the foundation of my career as a recording artist.  I feel so blessed to get to share these songs with generations of people who love them as I do, as well as others who might be experiencing them for the first time.”

    My Savior Track List:

    1. Jesus Loves Me (instrumental)
    2. Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus (with Bear Rinehart of NEEDTOBREATHE)
    3. Blessed Assurance
    4. Just As I Am
    5. Victory In Jesus
    6. Great Is Thy Faithfulness (featuring CeCe Winans)
    7. O How I Love Jesus
    8. How Great Thou Art
    9. Because He Lives
    10. The Old Rugged Cross
    11. I Surrender All
    12. Softly And Tenderly
    13. Amazing Grace

    Click to download the brown bag interview with Carrie here.