Carrie Underwood Discusses Upcoming Gospel Album ‘My Savior’
By Movieguide® Staff
Country artist Carrie Underwood is excited to continue to spread joy and truth through her music in 2021.
The 37-year-old singer shared her plans to release a gospel album called “My Savior” full of God-honoring hymns that Underwood grew up with in church.
Underwood revealed that she recorded the album last year after recording her Christmas Album, “My Gift,” and plans to release her new project around Easter 2021.
“Both of those projects were bucket list projects for me,” Underwood told PEOPLE in an exclusive interview. “With everything I do, I just want to be positive. And we had the Christmas album, which was so near and dear to my heart.”
“Last year was a tough year for everybody, and I think just wanting to be positive in this world and sing these songs that bring me so much joy, hopefully, others can be like that as well and these songs can bring others joy,” Underwood added. “That goes back with everything that I do …I just want to do positive things.”
Underwood also announced the Gospel album via Instagram in December, on Christmas Day.
“I am very blessed and very lucky because I have basically been living in Christmasland all of 2020, which was a great place to be for this year,” Underwood told fans. “I’ve been making music that I love and been just giving my heart to the Lord with My Gift, which you guys have been so wonderful to support. Lots of love and support and I have felt it every step of the way, so thank you so much for that.”
Underwood continued: “When I was making this music, I felt like my soul was in such a great place. I wanted to keep making music like the music off of ‘My Gift,'” she said. “… I went ahead and made more music. I made an album called ‘My Savior’ which is hopefully just a little companion to ‘My Gift.'”
Underwood expressed her thankfulness for having the opportunity to sing Christian songs throughout her career and said she is excited to have the chance to dedicate a whole album to her faith.
“… I feel like you guys have been asking me for a while to make an album like that because I’ve been lucky enough to do songs like that here and there along the way in my career. So that’s what I did,” Underwood said. “… Again, it’s just been such a blessing to make music like this, music that is near and dear to my heart. I hope you guys enjoy listening to it as much as I loved making it.”
Movieguide® previously reported on Underwood’s faith and how that inspires her in not just her music, but in every area of her life:
“Growing up on a farm with loving parents and our church family defined my values,” Underwood said. “A small town with good people helped form me. I was rooted in something solid before I got to spread my wings.”
Underwood said that she and her husband, Mike Fisher, now try to instill those same values in their children.
“Mike and I do all we can to raise our two boys with values like the ones I grew up with in Checotah,” Underwood explained. “Down-to-earth, church on Sundays, plenty of grass and trees and space outside for them to roam. At night, when we put the boys to bed, we pray out loud with them. Just talking to God, letting them know he hears their every word.”