Carrie Underwood says the Gospel music on her ‘My Savior’ album made her time in the studio feel more like praying than recording. And this story behind this powerful album is so good!
God has given every open door to Carrie to use her gift of song. And now that God has given her center stage around the world, Carrie doesn't want it for her own glory. Instead, she uses it for God's glory.
And after releasing her ‘My Savior’ album over Easter, Carrie Underwood says she felt like she was praying during the process of recording the Gospel music.
Carrie Underwood Gospel Music Feels Like A Prayer
In an interview, the reporter asked Carrie what she wanted her fans to hear in her voice. And her response was powerful.
“I feel like the entire time that we were making the album, it felt like I was praying the whole time,” she said.
Carrie didn't want the album to be about her. Instead, she wanted it to be about God — about the love He has for his people and about the unconditional love God has for each of us.
Carrie says most of the songs on the album were songs she got to sing in a choir at church.
Normally, when an artist gets to work creating a piece of art, it's a daunting task that takes every bit of creative energy as they pour their heart, soul, and spirit into the project. But for Carrie Underwood, creating this Gospel music album was a moment of peace. And not just for her but she knew it would give God's everlasting peace to every listener.
Carrie said, "Everybody's at home and not dealing with the crazy distractions of busyness of everyday life. We're home, we were at home." She added, "There was a lot of heaviness of the past year but there was also a lot of silver linings. I mean, I got to sit in one place and watch my boys grow up."
One Hymn Hit Especially Hard
In the midst of the pandemic, Carrie recognized the ability to come home and be with family as a silver lining for many. But with so many losing their lives to the virus, she also noted some irony in the words “come home” from the song ‘Softly and Tenderly.’
“Come home, come home.
Ye who are weary come home.
Earnestly, tenderly Jesus is calling.
Calling, ‘O sinner come home'”
She sang ‘Softly and Tenderly' at the Grammys in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting. And Carrie Underwood knew this song needed to be part of the Gospel music recorded for her album. The inclusion of this worship song speaks to the fact that God knows how tender we are to his love.
The Gospel music on Carrie Underwood's new album, as well as her faith in Jesus, is a bridge to unbelievers and her generation. Those who hear her voice hear about the love of our mighty savior who loves us just as we are.
Oh, Carrie, God has certainly blessed you! And we thank you for obeying the call to use your gifts to reach our hearts for Christ. We also thank you for the passion you have to sing about our mighty Jesus and we thank you for your "prayer."
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“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10
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