Country artist Carrie Underwood’s first gospel album, “My Savior,” topped Billboard’s Country and Christian charts and raised over $100,000 for charity.
Underwood’s first explicitly faith-filled release also debuted at No. 4 on the all-genre Billboard 200 list.
Although there is variety in Underwood’s albums, “My Savior” became her ninth-consecutive album to debut at the top of the Billboard Country charts.
The 13-track release includes classic and reimagined hymns like “Softly and Tenderly,” “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” “How Great Thou Art,” “The Old Rugged Cross,” and “Amazing Grace.”
Underwood sang all 13 songs from her new album to celebrate Christ’s death and resurrection and raise money to aid children with education and healthcare worldwide.
According to The Christian Post, the show will be re-broadcasted on July 23 on PBS, DIRECTV, DISH TV, Circle TV, and TBN.
Although “My Savior” is Underwood’s first gospel album, the AMERICAN IDOL alum said her faith has always played a role in her career.
“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,” Underwood said in an interview with Taste of Country.
Underwood, who grew up in Oklahoma, said that she chose songs to record that she sang as a child growing up in church.
Although “My Savior” is Underwood’s first explicitly Christian album, the seven-time Grammy winner said that faith is always at the heart of what she does.
“I’m lucky enough that I feel like I’ve been making spiritual music along the way in my career,” Underwood told AP. “I love the sassy stuff and I love to get an attitude and get dressed up and do all that stuff. But it’s so nice to be able to sing songs like this.”
“My Savior” is Underwood’s second album released during the pandemic. Underwood also released an 11-song Christmas album titled “My Gift.”
“It’s such a great time to just really slow down and be super intentional about what I’m doing,” Underwood said. “It’s not about the bigger, better thing. It’s about the smaller thing, the thing that’s inside of me.”
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