Country music superstar Carrie Underwood has released the track list and special guests for her first-ever Christmas album, My Gift, available on September 25th and on red vinyl on October 30th. The star has also dropped the new original song, “Let There Be Peace,” which is available now and as an instant grat track when you pre-order the digital album here.
My Gift features a combination of beloved traditional favorites celebrating the spiritual nature of the holiday, as well as several originals. Two of the new 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 John Legend, on the original track, “Hallelujah,” written by Legend and Toby Gad (“All of Me”).
My Gift Track List
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (Traditional)
O Come All Ye Faithful (Traditional)
Let There Be Peace (Carrie Underwood, Brett James, David Garcia)
Little Drummer Boy (featuring Isaiah Fisher) (Harry Simeone, Henry Onorati, Katherine Davis)
Sweet Baby Jesus (Carrie Underwood, Brett James, David Garcia)
Hallelujah (with John Legend) (John Stephens, Toby Gad)
O Holy Night (Traditional)
Mary, Did You Know? (Buddy Greene, Mark Lowry)
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin)
Away In A Manger (Traditional)
Silent Night (Traditional)
Carrie Underwood’s My Gift Trailer
“I’ve always wanted to make a Christmas album and it’s been a long time coming,” explains Underwood. “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. 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.”
Although Underwood has previously recorded several Christmas songs which have become instant classics, her first full-length holiday album has been highly-anticipated by her fans around the world. The album will feature a combination of beloved traditional favorites celebrating her faith and the spiritual nature of the holiday, as well as original material. My Gift‘s track list, songwriters, and special guests will be revealed at a later date.
Pre-orders of the My Gift CD with exclusive merchandise are available here. My Gift will also be released on vinyl on October 30. Pre-orders of the vinyl will be available soon.