Carrie Underwood Reveals Why She Named Her Holiday Album 'My Gift'
By Blake Taylor
July 27, 2020
Carrie Underwood announced last week that she plans to drop her very first holiday album, My Gift, on September 25. In a promotional video, the country star shared what inspired the album name, revealing that it was a "hard" decision.
"It's really hard naming a Christmas album. I tried to think about the songs that were in it," Underwood explains. "I started thinking about individual songs and one of my favorites is 'Little Drummer Boy.'"
"It's one of my favorites because the sentiment behind it is just so honest," she continues. "There's a little boy, and of course I think of my 5-year-old [son], Isaiah. They're bringing gifts to baby Jesus, he doesn't have anything, he's poor. So he says, 'I know, I'm going to play my drum for him, that's what I have.' To me, that's a gift that was given to him by God. His love of music. I imagine he was a good little drummer. I love music, I love singing, that is my personal gift that I have that I get to do, that I'm so blessed to do, and I want to use that gift and I want to give it back to Jesus."
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I realize we’re in the middle of a summer heatwave, but I couldn’t wait to tell you….at long last, my very first Christmas album #MyGift is coming September 25! So much love has gone into this and I cannot wait to share it with you! ❤️🎁 https://www.carrieunderwoodofficial.com/carrie-underwood-to-release-first-ever-christmas-album-my-gift-this-fall/
My Gift will feature several holiday classics as well as some entirely new material. Underwood worked on the album with Greg Wells, who produced the album, and David Campbell, who led the orchestra accompanying her on the project. My Gift's full track listing, songwriters and special guests will be revealed in the coming weeks.
“I’ve always wanted to make a Christmas album and it’s been a long time coming," Underwood shared in a press release. "I knew this would be my next music project after wrapping my tour last year, and I think it’s turned out to be the perfect time for an album like this, in this period of such personal and spiritual reflection. For me, it’s more important than ever to focus on the true meaning of Christmas in a project like this. Even though it has been a tough year for all of us, sometimes I feel like the greatest realizations can be inspired by the most difficult times, and make us more grateful for the things we do have and for what truly matters."
Pre-orders of the My Gift CD, with exclusive merchandise, are available here. Fans can also pick up the record on vinyl beginning October 30, with pre-orders beginning soon.
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