For Carrie Underwood, "Softly and Tenderly" is a message of healing she hopes to share with fans.
She recalls singing "Softly and Tenderly" at the 2017 CMA Awards during a "very somber moment" in memoriam of the more than 60 people who were tragically killed during a mass shooting at Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas in October 2017.
"It felt like at the time, that song just brought a lot of healing into the room," Underwood reflected in the video. "I wanted to include it on this project to have it in a more 'done' way. Hopefully it'll continue to bring some healing to people who need it."
"My Savior," the companion to Underwood's Christmas album, "My Gift," features a variety of other gospel songs she grew up singing, including "Amazing Grace" and "How Great Thou Art." The new album arrives on March 26.