Carrie Underwood will release her first-ever Christmas album, My Gift, on Sept. 25.
To help spread the Christmas spirit, Carrie has given fans their first taste of the upcoming album by releasing a brand-new song, “Let There Be Peace.” Penned by Carrie, Brett James and David Garcia, “Let There Be Peace” features background vocals from The McCrary Sisters and Brett James.
Carrie’s upcoming album will feature a combination of beloved traditional favorites and original material that celebrate Carrie’s faith and the spiritual nature of Christmas. Carrie revealed the album’s 11-song track list and special guests via Instagram on Aug. 27, stating: “The songs on #MyGift are a mix of Christmas classics that are close to my heart and new songs that I hope will become close to yours. The album also includes a couple of very special guests…I can’t wait for you all to hear ‘Hallelujah’ written by and sung with the incredible @JohnLegend, and a very special version of “Little Drummer Boy” featuring my own little drummer boy, Isaiah. September 25 can’t come soon enough! #MyGift.”
My Gift was produced by Greg Wells and mixed by Serban Ghenea. The album features a world-class orchestra led by conductor David Campbell.
Over the years, Carrie has released a number of holiday tracks, including “Do You Hear What I Hear,” “O Holy Night,” “The First Noel” and more, however, the upcoming record will be her first full-length Christmas album. My Gift will follow the release of Carrie’s sixth studio album, Cry Pretty, which dropped in September 2018. My Gift will also be released on vinyl on Oct. 30.
Listen to “Let There Be Peace” below.
My Gift Track List
- “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”
- “O Come All Ye Faithful”
- “Let There Be Peace”
- “Little Drummer Boy” feat. Isaiah Fisher
- “Sweet Baby Jesus”
- “Hallelujah” with John Legend
- “O Holy Night”
- “Mary, Did You Know?”
- “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
- “Away in a Manger”
- “Silent Night”
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