Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Carrie Underwood's gospel album My Savior arrived March 26, the final Friday before Good Friday kicked off Easter weekend.
To celebrate the reason for the season, Underwood hosted a special livestream event at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on Easter Sunday (April 4).
My Savior: Live From the Ryman raised over $100,000 for Save the Children while providing an uplifting experience on a holiday that's foundational for Underwood's faith.
The special arrives internationally on DVD on July 23 via Gaither Music Group in partnership with Capitol Records Nashville.
Per a press release, a TV special featuring performances from the Easter livestream will air on July 23 "on networks including PBS, DIRECTV, DISH TV, Circle TV, TBN, RFD-TV and more; and it will air in Canada on The Miracle Channel, Vision TV, Hope TV and CTS (Crossroads). The special will also air on GAITHERTV (Roku/Apple/Amazon) and on the Gaither TV YouTube Channel for a limited time beginning July 23."
Underwood's duet partners on the album, Needtobreathe lead singer Bear Rinehart ("Nothing But the Blood of Jesus") and CeCe Winans ("Great Is Thy Faithfulness"), appeared during the livestream concert. Both collaborations can be watched below.
"This is an album I have always wanted to record and I'm thrilled to be able to bring these uplifting, inspirational songs to life in this special way," says Underwood in a press release. "It means so much to be able to bring this event to people in their homes on a day that holds so much meaning for us spiritually and to be able to raise much needed funds and awareness for the incredible work of Save the Children as we celebrate the importance of family."
Studio personnel on the album, including Southern gospel great Buddy Greene and 10-time CMA Musician of the Year Mac McAnally, also performed at the Ryman.
The collection of traditional gospel hymns follows the fall 2020 release of Underwood's first Christmas album, My Gift.
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The project reflects the personal faith shared by Underwood and her husband, former NHL star Mike Fisher.
"When I set out to choose these songs, I wanted to include the beautiful, familiar hymns I grew up singing in church," says Underwood in a press release. "There are several songs I have performed in the past, like 'Softly And Tenderly,' 'How Great Thou Art' and 'Amazing Grace' that mean so much to me and I knew immediately we needed to record for the album. This music shaped who I am as a person and is the foundation of my career as a recording artist. I feel so blessed to get to share these songs with generations of people who love them as I do, as well as others who might be experiencing them for the first time."
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