My Savior will be released near Easter
Carrie Underwood will release a gospel album full of hymns around Easter 2021. The country superstar shared the exciting news via a video message on Christmas, stating the album is called My Savior and is a companion to her Christmas album, My Gift.
“I went ahead and made some more music. I made an album called My Savior, which is hopefully a little companion to My Gift. This album is full of gospel hymns that I grew up singing,” she shares in a social media video. “I feel like you guys have been kinda asking me for awhile 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 yeah, that’s what I did. It will be coming to you guys just in time for Easter.”
No track listing or further details have been announced as of press time. However, record producer John Carter Cash shared a social media post last month of Underwood and Reba at his famous Cash Cabin studio. No details have been released regarding their secret collaboration.
The news comes as Underwood’s duet with John Legend, “Hallelujah,” tops Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart, dated December 26th. The feat marks Underwood’s third ascent to No. 1 and Legend’s first on the chart.
Underwood replaces herself on the chart as her “Favorite Time of the Year” drops to No. 2. She becomes the only woman to dethrone herself in the chart’s 17 year history.
Underwood’s My Gift debuted No. 1 on the Billboard Country, Christian and Holiday charts, marking her eighth straight album to debut No. 1 on the Billboard Country chart. The album remains at No. 1 on the Christian chart 11 weeks after it was released and debuted No. 1 on the UK country chart (her fifth No. 1 on the chart) and No. 1 on the Canadian country chart.
My Gift reclaimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Country chart last week for the third non-consecutive week, and has consistently stayed in the Top 5 on the Billboard Holiday Album Chart since its release. Underwood charted four songs on the Holiday Top 200 Streaming Chart (“Favorite Time of Year,” “Silent Night,” “Hallelujah,” and “Little Drummer Boy”) as well as four songs in the Top 30 on the Mediabase Holiday Music Chart (“Hallelujah,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” “Little Drummer Boy,” and “Mary, Did You Know?”).
My Gift features a combination of beloved traditional favorites celebrating the spiritual nature of the holiday, as well as several new originals, two of which are written by Underwood, frequent collaborator Brett James (“Jesus, Take the Wheel,” “Something In The Water”), and her Cry Pretty co-producer, David Garcia. GRAMMY Award-winning producer, mixer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Greg Wells produced and arranged the album.