Carrie Underwood’s ‘My Savior’ Tops Charts, Raises Money for People in Need
By Movieguide® Staff
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 performed the album live during a live stream on Easter Sunday at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.
Underwood’s digital concert raised $112,000 for the nonprofit charity Save the Children US.
Watch some of Underwood’s performances on her Facebook!
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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 7-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.”