In 2020, Carrie Underwood released her first full-length Christmas album, My Gift. Her love for her faith shone through in the songs she chose for the album, which included “The Little Drummer Boy” and “O Holy Night.”
The album reached the #1 spot on three charts: the Top Country Albums chart, the Top Holiday Albums chart, and the Top Christian Albums chart.
After singing so many songs about faith, Underwood felt inspired to record yet another record in a similar vein. On Christmas Day, she announced her plans to release her first-ever gospel album in 2021.
The album is called My Savior, and will be released around Easter.
“I feel like you guys have kind of been 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,” Underwood said in a video she used to announce the album’s pending release. “So that’s what I did. It’s just been such a blessing to make music like this, music that is near and dear to my heart.”
More recently, Underwood spoke with PEOPLE about My Savior, why she recorded it, and what her hopes are for the project.
Underwood said the album contains songs she “grew up singing in church.” It is meant to serve as a companion to My Gift. She told PEOPLE both records were something she always dreamed of creating.
“Both of those projects were bucket list projects for me,” Underwood said. “With everything I do, I just want to be positive.”
Acknowledging how challenging the past year was, Underwood says she hopes the music on My Savior can provide some happiness during these trying times:
“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,” she said.
You can listen to Underwood talk more about My Savior by watching her announcement about the album below. We can’t wait to hear her sing some of our favorite hymns.