CeCe Winans will join Underwood on “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” a traditional Christian song. The country singer’s second-straight side project will begin with an instrumental and also include songs such as “How Great Thou Art,” “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Softly and Tenderly” before closing with her version of “Amazing Grace.”
The full tracklist is below. David Garcia produced the album.
“For this album, I chose some of the familiar hymns I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember,” Underwood says on social media. “These songs set the foundation for me and I hope you love them as much as I do.”
Fans have heard Underwood sing ”Softly and Tenderly” before: At the 2017 CMA Awards, she performed the song as a backdrop to an in memoriam segment — a heart-wrenching moment that found the singer choking up as it concluded with the photos of the victims of the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.
Reba McEntire also recorded a memorable version of the song for her 2017 album Sing It Now: Songs of Faith and Hope, which earned her a Grammy in the Best Roots Gospel Album category. Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood joined McEntire for the song, a signature moment on the expansive project.
Look for Underwood’s My Savior to be available on March 26. It’s the follow-up — and, in some ways, the companion album to – My Gift, her Christmas album from last fall.
“I basically didn’t want all of that to end,” Underwood said of the music-making process last year. “I felt like my soul was in such a great place, I wanted to keep making music like the music off of My Gift.”
My Savior is Underwood’s eighth studio album. It’s been three years since her last country album, and many expect news of her next project to come in 2021, although the singer has only teased that that may be the case.
Of course, this record isn’t the first time Underwood has recorded Christian or gospel music. Songs including “Something in the Water” are staples at her live shows and among the best in her catalog.
Carrie Underwood, My Savior Tracklist:
1. “Jesus Loves Me” (Instrumental)
2. “Nothing But the Blood of Jesus”
3. “Blessed Assurance”
4. “Just as I Am”
5. “Victory in Jesus”
6. “Great Is They Faithfulness (feat. CeCe Winans)
7. “O How I Love Jesus”
8. “How Great Thou Art”
9. “Because He Lives”
10. “The Old Rugged Cross”
11. “I Surrender All”
12. “Softly and Tenderly”
13. “Amazing Grace”