Carrie Underwood to Release First-Ever Christmas Album, “My Gift”

Carrie Underwood announces Christmas album my gift
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We can all probably agree that 2020 has been a little less than we hoped for when we rang in the new year. Thanks to Carrie Underwood, fans have something to look forward to before the holidays arrive. Carrie will release her first-ever Christmas collection, My Gift.

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Carrie says, “I’ve always wanted to make a Christmas album and it’s been a long time coming. 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.”

She goes on to say, “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.”

While few details are known about the project yet, we do know that the album will drop on September 25th and that a vinyl edition will be available October 30th. We also know that the collection will include collaborations with special guests.

Although we don’t have a track list yet, in a promotional video for My Gift, Carrie shares that one of her favorite holiday songs is “Little Drummer Boy” and that song inspired the album.’s title.

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She explains, “The sentiment behind it is just so honest. There’s a little boy and, of course, I think of my five-year-old, Isaiah. They’re bringing gifts to baby Jesus and 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.’ And 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.” Carrie smiles and adds, “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. That’s why I landed on The Gift as an album title.”

The Gift is available for pre-order now.