Carrie Underwood has won the 2021 Gospel Music Association Dove Award for Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year for her collaboration with gospel superstar CeCe Winans, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” from Underwood’s critically-acclaimed album of gospel hymns, My Savior, which was also nominated for Bluegrass/Country/Roots Album of the Year. Winners were announced by the Gospel Music Association on October 22. Underwood won her first Dove Award in 2006 for “Jesus Take The Wheel” for Country Recorded Song of the Year.
I’m honored and excited to be nominated for the #DoveAwards with the legendary @cecewinans! To my friend, CeCe, congrats on all of your well-deserved nominations including Gospel Artist of the Year!!!
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) August 12, 2021
My Savior was released this past March and the album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country chart, making it her ninth consecutive release to do so, extending her record as the only artist to accomplish that feat with all nine of her album releases from the beginning of her career. The album was brought to life with a virtual livestreamed event from the legendary Ryman Auditorium on Easter Sunday which was viewed by nearly 2.5 million fans around the world and raised over $112,000 for Save the Children. The My Savior: LIVE From The Ryman concert DVD and television special, which also featured Winans as a special guest, were released in July.
The 52nd Annual GMA Dove Awards were broadcast worldwide on Friday, October 22 on TBN. Founded in 1964, the Gospel Music Association serves as the face and voice for the Gospel/Christian music community and is dedicated to exposing, promoting, and celebrating the Gospel through music of all styles.
Carrie Underwood (CeCe Winans on “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”) :58
“I feel like one thing I will never forget about the day CeCe and I recorded ‘Great Is Thy Faithfulness ‘ together is when she walked in she was like ‘oh, thank you for having me’ I was like ‘Oh my gosh, thank you so much for coming.’ And she’s like ‘I love this song so much,’ and she said, ‘because he IS faithful.’ And obviously she has this incredible gift from God and uses it, you know, to give back to God, but for her to come in and just like, “Oh my gosh, you believe what you’re singing.’ It sounds so silly to say that. Of course, you should, but then to hear that it’s just like ‘Oh, yes, yeah.’ So, getting to work with her and feel the power that she has in her voice, it was just such a beautiful day and just she’s a light in the world and in music and to me in the studio she certainly was that day.”