Seven-time Grammy Award-winner Carrie Underwood’s first-ever Christmas album, “My Gift,” debuts No. 1 on the Billboard country, Christian and holiday charts this week. “My Gift” marks the eighth straight album Underwood has debuted No. 1 on the Billboard country chart. “My Gift” also debuted No. 1 on the U.K. country chart (her fifth No. 1 on the chart) and No. 1 on the Canadian country chart.
“My Gift” features a combination of beloved traditional favorites celebrating the spiritual nature of the holiday, as well as several new originals. Two of the 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 Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards-winner John Legend on the original track, “Hallelujah,” written by Legend and Toby Gad (“All of Me”).
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.
It was recently announced Underwood is set to star in an all-new holiday special, which will be available exclusively on HBO Max. She will appear with a live orchestra and choir, performing a combination of beloved traditional favorites, as well as new original material from “My Gift.” The Max Original special will be executive produced by Gary Goetzman and Tom Hanks for Playtone, along with Underwood and her manager, Ann Edelblute. The streamer will premiere the event this holiday season.