Carrie Underwood hopes to bring some joy to the world in 2021 with her new gospel album, “My Savior.”
Speaking with PEOPLE, Underwood said that the album will be a companion piece to her 2020 Christmas album, “My Gift,” and will drop around Easter.
“Both of those projects were bucket list projects for me,” Underwood said. “With everything I do, I just want to be positive. And we had the Christmas album, which was so near and dear to my heart.”
“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 added. “That goes back with everything that I do … I just want to do positive things.”
Underwood previously announced the album in an Instagram post this past December.
“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.”
Underwood’s Gospel album will follow rapper Kanye West’s 2019 gospel album, “Jesus Is King.”
Underwood has been open about her Christian faith. In June of 2020, she confessed to feeling “angry with God” after having suffered multiple miscarriages.
“It sounds wrong when you say it, but, it’s one of those ‘bad things that happen to other people,’ you know what I mean?” Underwood said on her new web series, “Mike and Carrie: God & Country.” “It’s not something that you ever envision yourself having to deal with.”
Underwood revealed that she took this pain to God and told Him how she felt, asking that He give her a full answer about the future of their family.
“I had an honest conversation with God, and I told Him how I felt. I was hurt. I was a little angry and, of course, you feel guilty for being mad at your creator,” she said. “And I told him we needed something. We needed to have a baby or not, ever, because I couldn’t keep going down that road anymore.”
Her husband, former pro hockey player Mike Fisher, shared the pain he felt going through the miscarriages as well. “I was frustrated,” he said. “What’s the future look like, we don’t know. Are we going to adopt, are we going to… going through things in your mind.”
His frustration changed after having close conversations with God as he began to sense that they would have another child.
“I was just wrestling and probably the most honest I’d been with God. And I heard, not audibly, but I sensed that God told me that we were going to have a son, and his name’s Jacob,” Fisher said.
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