Carrie Underwood performed her new album, My Savior, at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, on Easter Sunday. The event was also live-streamed on Facebook. She reportedly said the album was to attract younger audiences to older hymns.
Faithwire reports that Underwood told The Associated Press, "I'm lucky enough that I feel like I've been making spiritual music along the way in my career. 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. It's such a great time to just really slow down and be super intentional about what I'm doing. It's not about the bigger, better thing. It's about the smaller thing, the thing that's inside of me."
Some of the songs on Underwood's new Gospel album include classic hymns such as "Great Is Thy Faithfulness", "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Amazing Grace".
According to an article from Good Morning America, Underwood said her My Savior album is a companion to her Christmas album.
As Christian Headlines previously reported, Underwood reportedly told Good Morning America that she enjoyed making this kind of music again. She told the outlet, "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 added, "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".
Underwood has released Christian music in the past, with the most popular songs being "Jesus, Take the Wheel" and "Something in the Water." She also sang a duet with John Legend titled "Hallelujah."
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