Following the sold-out debut of her first residency, REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency, seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner Carrie Underwood continues to celebrate the holidays with additional broadcast appearances on behalf of My Gift (Special Edition). The album, featuring three new tracks, was released September 24th, debuting #1 on Billboard’s Holiday Albums chart. Underwood’s first Christmas album, My Gift, was initially released September 2020, and has been certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America® (RIAA). To date, there have been over 300 million global streams for My Gift and My Gift (Special Edition) combined.
She rang in the holiday season with performances on NBC’s “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” on November 25, ABC’s “CMA Country Christmas” on November 29 (re-airing December 23) and “Christmas in Rockefeller Center,” which aired December 1 on NBC, as well as Canada’s “2021 Santa Claus Parade,” which aired December 4 on CTV and will be repeating through December on Bell Media Platforms (Crave, CP24 and CTV.ca). HBO Max is currently streaming “My Gift: A Christmas Special From Carrie Underwood,” which premiered in December 2020, becoming an instant holiday classic.
Just-announced appearances include an all-new performance with John Legend of their holiday duet, “Hallelujah,” on the December 14th Season Finale of NBC’s “The Voice.” She will also give a special performance of “Silent Night” on “Opry Live: USO Holiday Special” on Circle Network, which is partnering with the USO for a night of festive celebration on December 18. The show will also be livestreamed on the USO and Circle All Access’ Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channel and, as part of its USO Holidays seasonal programming for service members and their families, the USO provided early, exclusive access to the special via the USO app. She also headlines “Woolworths Carols in the Domain,” which will be broadcast December 23 on Australia’s Channel 7 and 7plus. She will also be seen in a special Christmas Eve performance airing December 24 on NBC’s TODAY.
Additionally, in November, Underwood gave two stellar performances with Jason Aldean of the duo’s #1 smash hit duet, “If I Didn’t Love You,” on the 55th CMA Awards and the 2021 American Music Awards, both of which aired on ABC in November. Additionally, she won her 16th and 17th AMAs, marking her eighth win for Favorite Female Country Artist and her first for Favorite Inspirational Artist, elevating her to tie Garth Brooks and Justin Bieber as the sixth top AMA winners of all time. She is nominated for two GRAMMY® Awards – her album of beloved gospel hymns, My Savior, has been nominated for Best Roots Gospel Album, and she and Aldean are nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “If I Didn’t Love You.”
Produced and arranged by Greg Wells, My Gift is a combination of beloved traditional songs celebrating the spiritual nature of Christmas and several originals, including her collaboration with John Legend, “Hallelujah.” My Gift (Special Edition) features three additional tracks: “Favorite Time Of Year” and “All Is Well,” both produced by Greg Wells, and “Let There Be Peace/Something In The Water (LIVE From HBO Max’s MY GIFT: A Christmas Special From Carrie Underwood).”
My Gift (Special Edition) is now available digitally, on CD and vinyl here.
Carrie also delighted fans with a “Christmas Bonus” – a comedic digital-only holiday track, “Stretchy Pants,” released November 12. The track is available here and is accompanied by a fun-filled animated video at stretchypantssong.com, created especially for the song, with a portion of the proceeds from streaming and downloads donated to The Store, the Nashville-based organization which was co-founded by Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley. Limited edition holiday “Stretchy Pants” are available at the Official Carrie Underwood Online Store.
REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency opened December 1 at the brand-new Resorts World Theatre to rave reviews, with upcoming engagements confirmed in March, April and just-added dates in May 2022 (rwlasvegas.com/entertainment/carrie-underwood and AXS.com/CarrieInVegas).
About Carrie Underwood:
Carrie Underwood is 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 66 million records worldwide, recorded 28 #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. All nine of her consecutive album releases (two of which she co-produced) from the beginning of her career debuted #1 on the Billboard Country Chart, making her the only artist to accomplish that feat. She 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 the only female ever to win three times), 23 CMT Music Awards (holding the record for the most award wins ever for the show), 7 CMA Awards, and 17 American Music Awards. She has also built a successful business portfolio inspired by her passion for health and wellness. She founded and created the fitness and lifestyle brand, CALIA by Carrie Underwood and her first book, FIND YOUR PATH was an instant New York Times bestseller. She launched her fit52 app in 2020, and expanded her lifestyle portfolio with a partnership with BODYARMOR Sports Drink in 2021. Her first-ever residency, REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency, began December 1 at The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas.