Even during a pandemic, Carrie Underwood has figured out how to be amazingly productive.
Just six months after the release of her holiday album, "My Gift," her gospel album, "My Savior," arrives Friday.
The 13-track volume collects standards like "How Great Thou Art," "Amazing Grace" and "Softly and Tenderly," with the most contemporary track being Bill and Gloria Gaither's 1971 classic, "Because He Lives."
"I grew up singing these in church," Underwood explained during a press interview, "and my church that we go to right now, you know, they play a lot of very contemporary Christian songs, you know, praise and worship songs."
"But every once in a while," she continued, "they'll kind of throw in, like a chorus or something of some hymn that I grew up with. And there's an immediate sense of home when I hear that."
"And that's kind of, you know, where I was at when we were recording this," she went on. "You know, it should be like a warm hug."
More than 12 months into the global COVID-19 pandemic, the singer said she believes "My Savior" is an album the world needs.
"After a year like last year, I feel like people are definitely searching," she reflected. "A lot of people were thrown out of their daily routines and, you know, trying to figure life out and be more introspective or kind of slow down. We were all forced to slow down."
On Sunday, April 4, Underwood hopes you'll slow down long enough to check out her concert, "My Savior: Live from the Ryman," which you can stream starting at noon ET via Facebook.
Grammy-winning gospel singer CeCe Winans and Needtobreathe frontman Bear Rinehart will appear during the concert.