Carrie Underwood to Celebrate First Holiday Album With New TV Special

Carrie Underwood to Celebrate First Holiday Album With New TV Special

Carrie Underwood will release her first-ever Christmas album, My Gift, on Sept. 25.

To help spread the Christmas spirit, Carrie has teamed with HBO Max for a holiday special that will be streamed across the platform. Carrie will appear with a live orchestra and choir during the Playtone-produced special, performing a combination of traditional holiday favorites as well as original material from her new album.

“The journey of writing and recording this album started last year when I finished my tour and we could have never anticipated the circumstances we would be in this year,” says Carrie. “Creating this album has been good for my heart, and I’m thrilled to get to share it with the world and to bring it to life with Playtone and HBO Max.”

The special is schedule to shoot this fall, with a release date to be announced soon.

Carrie’s new album will feature a combination of beloved traditional favorites and original material that celebrate Carrie’s faith and the spiritual nature of Christmas. My Gift was produced by Greg Wells and mixed by Serban Ghenea. The album features a world-class orchestra led by conductor David Campbell.

My Gift will also be released on vinyl on Oct. 30.

Listen to Carrie’s new version of “Let There Be Peace” below.

My Gift Track List

  1. “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”
  2. “O Come All Ye Faithful”
  3. “Let There Be Peace”
  4. “Little Drummer Boy” feat. Isaiah Fisher
  5. “Sweet Baby Jesus”
  6. “Hallelujah” with John Legend
  7. “O Holy Night”
  8. “Mary, Did You Know?”
  9. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
  10. “Away in a Manger”
  11. “Silent Night”

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde’s This Town Talks tour gets rolling next month in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Then for the next 7 months she’ll be crisscrossing this nation playing shows from Georgia to Montana and everywhere in between.

So, with all that travel, and different locations, packing for a tour can present some challenges. Ashley shares one basic piece of advice when it comes to preparing for the road, “At first, learning how to pack for on tour…I really didn’t do a good job. I guess maybe I thought I was leaving for summer camp. So, I would spend a couple of weeks where I overpacked, and a couple of weeks where I under packed. Just let me tell you…if you have to choose between the two – overpack. You can put those clothes away when you get back.”

 

Photo Credit: Daniel Meigs