Though the holiday season is well behind us, Carrie Underwood is looking to continue spreading joy and light in this next year.
Following the release of, My Gift, her first ever Christmas album in September, the 37-year-old singer revealed her plans to release a gospel album later this year, titled, My Savior.
A companion piece to her Christmas album, Carrie says she recorded the gospel project last year. The album is near and dear to her heart because it is full of hymns she “grew up singing in church.”
“Both of those projects were bucket list projects for me,” Carrie told PEOPLE Magazine of the two albums. ”With everything I do, I just want to be positive.”
“Last year was a tough year for everybody, and I think just wanting to be positive in this world and sing these songs that bring me so much joy, hopefully, others can be like that as well and these songs can bring others joy,” she continued. “That goes back with everything that I do … I just want to do positive things.”
Carrie first announced the upcoming album in an Instagram post last month.
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“I am very blessed and very lucky because I have basically been living in Christmasland all of 2020, which was a great place to be for this year. I’ve been making music that I love and been just giving my heart to the Lord with My Gift, which you guys have been so wonderful to support,” she said. “Lots of love and support and I have felt it every step of the way, so thank you so much for that.”
Carrie says that in the process of crafting My Gift, she was inspired to continue making the kind of music that was fueling her throughout 2020.
“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 said. “… I went ahead and made more music. I made an album called My Savior which is hopefully just a little companion to My Gift.”
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“… I feel like you guys have been asking me for a while 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. So that’s what I did,” she added. “… Again, 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.”
Carrie has always been open about her Christian faith and trust in the Lord. Earlier in 2020, Carrie and her husband Mike Fisher sat down with I Am Second to create a series of videos about their faith and family.
This won’t be the first time the superstar has released faith-based music. “Jesus, Take the Wheel” and “Something in the Water” both topped the country charts in 2006 and 2014.
My Savior is expected to be released around Easter.