Country superstar Carrie Underwood already partnered up with Bear Rinehart of NEEDTOBREATHE on her recent gospel album My Savior for the song "Nothing but the Blood of Jesus." Underhood and Rinehart even performed the song together at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium during a performance on Easter Sunday earlier this year. The two not only reconnected to collaborate on "I Wanna Remember" with the other members of NEEDTOBREATHE, but gave an incredible performance of their new song at the 2021 CMT Awards on June 9.
Talk about an amazing way to debut "I Wanna Remember" to the world. The song will be included on NEEDTOBREATHE's upcoming album Into the Mystery which is set for release on July 30. As fans watched the song's first live performance, Underwood jumped into the second verse doing what she does best -- giving a showstopping performance dressed to the nines. She stood tall (in her incredible white outfit) belting out her lyrics in a circle comprised of herself and NEEDTOBREATHE's members Rinehart, Seth Bolt, and Josh Lovelace.
"'I Wanna Remember' is a nostalgic track and takes you back to the moments you never want to forget. We all came from small towns, and those roots have cemented into the fabric of the band and our music," the Christian rock band announced in a press release back in May.
"We felt like [Underwood's] small-town roots and humble beginnings were the perfect addition to this song."
We couldn't agree more. Underwood's strong vocals offer the perfect complement to the song and make it even more engaging. The country star is the most nominated artist in history for CMT's Video of the Year, an honor she was awarded yet again for her video with John Legend, "Hallelujah."