Carrie Underwood’s first-ever full-length Christmas album was made complete with the song “Hallelujah,” a Christian song.
On September 25, Carrie Underwood released her first-ever full-length Christmas album “My Gift” under Capitol Records Nashville. With all the unrest currently happening in the world, the album was Carrie’s “much-needed” creative escape from this season. The “American Idol” alum wants others to feel the same way too.
“I really hope when people listen to it, they’re like, ‘Oh, I needed this,’” she said in an interview.
Christmas Album “My Gift”
According to the 37-year-old artist, “My Gift” needed a Christian proclamation before it could be completed. That was when “Hallelujah” became a part of the album. The single was written by award-winning artist John Legend, Carrie then thought about featuring him in the single.
“I was deep into making the album, and this one kind of came in. He sent it to us kind of at the end. It was like, ‘Well, I love the song. I feel like this is a puzzle piece I didn’t know was missing. But now that I’ve heard it, I have to have it,'” Underwood said. “And so we just put the ask back, ‘Thank you for sending, do you want to sing a part with me too?'”
The album features other Christmas classic songs including “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “O Holy Night,” and “Silent Night.” In the song “Little Drummer Boy” for the album, Carrie’s 5-year-old song Isaiah Fisher made his debut in singing.
“I was in the booth with him and trying to get him to access all his little 5-year-old emotions, which he can totally do on his own,” Underwood said. “When I heard the song back with his sweet little voice on it, I was laughing and crying, and just so many emotions. I’m so proud of him.”
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