Seven-time Grammy Award winner and five-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Carrie Underwood recently released the track list and special guests for her first-ever Christmas album, “My Gift,” available globally on digital and CD Sept. 25 and on red vinyl Oct. 30. In anticipation of the fall album, Underwood has also released the new original song, “Let There Be Peace,” which is available as an instant grat track when pre-ordering the digital album here.
“My Gift” features a combination of beloved traditional favorites celebrating the spiritual nature of the holiday, as well as several originals. Two of the new original songs are written by Underwood, frequent collaborator Brett James (“Jesus, Take the Wheel,” “Something In The Water”), and her “Cry Pretty” co-producer David Garcia. In addition to a very special appearance by Underwood’s 5-year-old son, Isaiah Fisher, on the holiday classic that inspired the album title, “Little Drummer Boy,” “My Gift” also features her first collaboration with Grammy, Emmy, Oscar and Tony awards-winner John Legend, on the original track “Hallelujah,” written by Legend and Toby Gad (“All of Me”).
‘My Gift’ Track List
Grammy-winning producer, mixer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Greg Wells produced and arranged the album. He has written and produced some of the best-selling and highest-charting tracks of the past 15 years for such artists as Adele, Celine Dion, Keith Urban and P!nk, as well as the worldwide smash “The Greatest Showman” soundtrack.
“My Gift” features a world-class orchestra, led by preeminent arranger, composer and conductor David Campbell, whose many credits include iconic recordings by artists including Linda Ronstadt, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Josh Groban, and his son, Beck. “My Gift” is mixed by 14-time Grammy-winning mixer Serban Ghenea. Acclaimed gospel quartet The McCrary Sisters, who have performed backing vocals on previous Underwood songs including “Choctaw County Affair” and “The Champion,” will also be heard on the album.
“My Gift” can be pre-ordered in various formats here. Additionally, an exclusive version of the “My Gift” CD and special white vinyl, with a bonus Christmas card from Underwood, will be available only at Target. New merchandise bundles are also available in the official “My Gift” preorder store.
Watch the “My Gift” album trailer here:
Underwood emerged from the promise of her 2005 “American Idol” win to become a true multiformat, multimedia superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, film, and now books, as a New York Times bestselling author. All seven of her albums, including her “Greatest Hits” album, have been certified Platinum or multi-Platinum, and she has sold more than 64 million records worldwide. Underwood has also recorded 27 No. 1 singles, 14 of which she co-wrote, and continues to sell out arena tours across North America and the U.K.
She has won more than 100 major awards, including seven Grammy Awards, 14 ACM Awards (including two for Entertainer of the Year – the first female in history to win twice), 20 CMT Awards (where she holds the record for the most award wins ever for the show), seven CMA Awards and 15 American Music Awards (with her seventh win for Favorite Female Artist – Country and sixth win for Favorite Country Album for “Cry Pretty,” breaking the AMA record for Most Wins in the Favorite Country Album Category). She is a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry and founder/lead designer for her fitness and lifestyle brand, CALIA by Carrie Underwood. In March, HarperCollins/Dey Street books published her first book, “FIND YOUR PATH: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul, and Get Strong with the Fit52 Life, “a fitness lifestyle book in which she shares her belief that fitness is a lifelong journey, providing a common-sense approach to staying active, eating well, and looking as beautiful as you feel, 52 weeks a year.