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.Download
Carrie Underwood (new generation for hymns) :49
“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.Download
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.”