Carrie Underwood Achieves What No Other Country Music Artist Has Ever Done

Carrie Underwood Achieves What No Other Country Music Artist Has Ever Done

Carrie Underwood followed her heart when it came to making her album, My Savior — she drew inspiration from music that she grew up with and that touched her a deep and spiritual way.

Fans have responded to Carrie’s passion project in a big way — by making My Savior the number-1 album on both the Country and Christian album charts this week.

By hitting number-1 on the country album chart, Carrie Underwood is the first artist in country music history to have 9 consecutive albums debut in the top spot since the start of their career.

Talking about the songs on My Savior, Carrie says, “These particular songs for My Savior, you know, I grew up singing these in church and my church that we go to right now they play a lot of very contemporary Christian songs, praise and worship songs, and it’s great. But every once in a while, they’ll kind of throw in like a chorus or something of some hymn that I grew up with and there’s an immediate sense of home when I hear that. And that’s kind of where I was at when we were recording this. It should be like a warm hug, and I feel like there’s so many people that are like me that kind of long for that. You think back to that sense of home and your church that you grew up in with the pews. I mean it’s just one of those things that it just feels like home.”

This weekend Carrie appeared on CBS Sunday Morning to talk about her album, and her amazing career…

You can also check out Carrie’s version of “Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus” right here…

Headline Photo Credit: Jeremy Cowart

Album Cover Credit: Joseph Llanes

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell