Carrie Underwood will bring her first-ever faith-based album to life this Easter Sunday (4/4). The singer has revealed plans to host a My Savior: Live From the Ryman virtual concert for fans globally.
“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.”
Joining the Oklahoma native during the broadcast will be famed gospel singer CeCe Winans for a performance of “Great is Thy Faithfulness” and NEEDTOBREATHE’s Bear Rinehart on “Nothing But The Blood of Jesus.” Southern gospel legend Buddy Greene and 10-time CMA Musician of the Year Mac McAnally will also appear with Underwood.
The concert, which will take place on Underwood’s Facebook page beginning at 11:00 a.m. CT on April 4, will benefit Save The Children. The organization works in over 100 countries to give children the best chance at being safe and educated. According to a press release, “In the U.S., Save the Children reaches children through early education, literacy and child hunger programs, helps prepare children for emergencies and responds when disaster strikes. To date, Save the Children has supported 30 million people affected by coronavirus around the world, including nearly 12 million children, making sure they have enough to eat, can access healthcare, can continue their education and are protected from violence. Before COVID-19, 1 in 7 children in the U.S. faced food insecurity, which has now increased to 1 in 4. Since March 2020, Save the Children has delivered nearly 21 million meals to kids in need across the U.S.” For more information about Save the Children, visit savethechildren.org
My Savior, Underwood’s upcoming record set for release on March 26, will feature gospel hymns important to the American Idol winner.
“The songs on this album are literally songs that I’ve heard from birth,” Underwood shared in a trailer for the 13-song album. “It’s been such a blessing to make music like this, inspirational music that is near and dear to my heart,” she added in a press statement. “These two albums have been on my musical bucket list since the beginning of my career and were planned long before the events of the past year, but somehow it feels like the perfect time to share these beloved songs with the world.”