Carrie Underwood was overjoyed to share her love for her faith on her 2020 Christmas album, My Gift. The album contained her renditions of beloved Christmas classics such as “O Holy Night” and “The Little Drummer Boy.”
After singing so many songs about faith and Jesus, Underwood felt inspired to record even more. So she created her first-ever gospel record.
Titled My Savior, the album will serve as a companion piece to My Gift. Its release date is March 26, which is the Friday before Easter weekend.
“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 posted on social media about the new record. “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.”
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After announcing the news, Underwood spoke to PEOPLE about My Savior. She told the publication about the songs featured on the album, saying they are ones she “grew up singing in church.”
From that comment, fans knew they could expect to hear Underwood’s take on some of the oldest and most beloved Christian songs. But Underwood didn’t share the names of those songs until Thursday (February 11).
Via a post on social media, Underwood revealed the complete tracklist for My Savior. The album will contain a total of 13 tracks, many of which are sure to be familiar to most of her fans.
It notably includes her renditions of “How Great Thou Art” and “Softly and Tenderly.” She earned immense praise for her performances of these two songs during past live events.
Other songs featured on the album are “Amazing Grace,” “The Old Rugged Cross,” and “I Surrender All.” The album also contains a collaboration with gospel artist CeCe Winans on “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.”
In the caption, Underwood explained why she chose the 13 songs you’ll hear on the record:
“For this album, I chose some of the familiar hymns I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember. These songs set the foundation for me and I hope you love them as much as I do.”
You can see the complete tracklist for My Savior below.
Knowing how stunning Underwood’s past gospel performances have been, we can’t wait to hear all of the songs she recorded for this new project.