Carrie Underwood shares Christian hymn ahead of new gospel album
When Carrie Underwood celebrated her 38th birthday last week, she was not the only one to get birthday presents. To mark the day, the singer shared a piece of her upcoming album with her fans by uploading her version of the Christian hymn “Nothing but the Blood of Jesus” to social media.
The song will be on Carrie Underwood’s forthcoming eighth album, “My Savior,” which is set to be released on Friday, March 26th.
“Nothing but the Blood of Jesus” is the third track from the record to be released, following “Softly and Tenderly” and “Great is Thy Faithfulness.”
All of the 13 songs on the album will be Carrie Underwood’s renditions of Christian hymns, including “Amazing Grace.”
“This album is one that I have always wanted to make. This is legacy stuff to me. They are literally songs that I have heard since birth. These songs are like a warm hug, you know? Just familiar and sweet and songs I have been singing my whole life,” she said earlier this year.
Speaking to People magazine in January, Carrie Underwood said that she hopes the album will bring people joy during the tough time that the world is going through.
“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. That goes back with everything that I do… I just want to do positive things,” she explained.
Christian to the bone
From the beginning of her career, Carrie Underwood made it clear that she is a strong believer. After winning American Idol in 2005, she released her first single titled “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” which became a huge hit and topped Billboard’s Hot Country Songs list.
Also in interviews, Carrie Underwood has praised God. For instance when she spoke to People magazine about a miscarriage and how her faith helped her through.
“For the first time, I feel like I actually told God how I felt. That was like a Saturday, and the Monday I went to the doctor to, like, confirm, another miscarriage. And they told me everything was great,” she said.
When “The Sound of Music,” which she appeared in, got bad reviews, she took to Twitter and wrote: “Plain and simple: Mean people need Jesus. They will be in my prayers tonight… 1 Peter 2:1-25.”
Carrie Underwood’s interest in Christianity comes from her childhood in Oklahoma, where she grew up as a conservative Christian. She is still practicing the religion and takes her sons to church every week.
You can listen to “Nothing but the Blood of Jesus” in the video below.
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