Carrie Underwood has released six studio albums in her highly successful country music career. The season four “American Idol” champion has also put out 35 singles (including the hits “Two Black Cadillacs” and “Before He Cheats”) and entertained millions of people with her energetic live performances. But one thing Underwood’s fans haven’t been able to enjoy over the course of her award-winning career is a Christmas album. It looks like that will change for the 2020 holiday season!
The new album will be titled “My Gift.” According to a press release, fans will be able to purchase the album on September 25, perhaps as an early gift for the holidays! You can also buy it on vinyl starting October 30. If you’d like to preorder, you can do that now.
Underwood announced the album with the video trailer shown below, through her YouTube account. In it, she talks about the timing of recording a Christmas album at this point in her career.
“I’ve always wanted to make a Christmas album,” she said in the video. “It’s something that really has to be well thought out. So right after the Cry Pretty Tour 360 was over this was the next step I knew I wanted to take.”
Underwood hasn’t released a full tracklist for “My Gift,” but she highlighted one of her favorites in the video trailer: “The Little Drummer Boy.” She even invited her 5-year-old son, Isaiah, into the recording booth to help with the song.
Recording the new album with producer Greg Wells, who has also worked with Adele, Celine Dion, Keith Urban and Pink, has moved forward despite the COVID-19 shutdowns, according to Underwood.
“I have recorded with him via Zoom,” Underwood explained in the video. “He’s been in the vocal booth with me on a little monitor. Technology has made it possible for him to be here with us and we’re learning how to do things in a different way, which is never a bad thing.”
The timing of Underwood’s first Christmas album felt perfect to the artist when looking at how events have unfolded in 2020.
“Now more than ever, we need to focus on what Christmas is about and rely more on our family,” she said. “Even though it has been a tough year, sometimes I feel like the greatest realizations can come in the worst times or in the most stressful times and it makes you more thankful for the things you do have.”