Carrie Underwood is now an eight-time GRAMMY winner.
The Oklahoma native was crowned winner of the Best Roots Gospel Album category for her faith-based project, My Savior.
Jimmie Allen was on-hand during the GRAMMYs Premiere Ceremony to announce Underwood as the winner, however, she was not present to accept the trophy.
My Savior was released in 2021 and features 13 gospel hymns.
“This is an album I have always wanted to record. When I set out to choose these songs, I wanted to include the beautiful, familiar hymns I grew up singing in church,” Underwood previously shared of the project. “There are several songs I have performed in the past, like ‘Softly And Tenderly,’ ‘How Great Thou Art’ and ‘Amazing Grace’ that mean so much to me and I knew immediately we needed to record for the album. This music shaped who I am as a person and is the foundation of my career as a recording artist. I feel so blessed to get to share these songs with generations of people who love them as I do, as well as others who might be experiencing them for the first time.”
Underwood is set to appear during Sunday’s star-studded broadcast to perform her brand new single, “Ghost Story.” Ahead of the show, she teased what fans can expect from her performance with CBS and The Recording Academy.
“Well, I can’t give away too much about my performance but, you know, it’s just exciting to perform a new song that I love and, yeah, just do it in a way that nobody’s seen before because nobody’s seen it,” she said. “It’s my first performance of this song. So, I’m just excited!”
Co-written by Josh Kear, Hillary Lindsey and David Garcia and Produced by Garcia and Underwood, “Ghost Story” is the lead single from her forthcoming new album.
“‘Ghost Story’ is a thrilling, dramatic song that David, Hillary and Josh wrote for me,” Underwood previously shared of her new song. “They are such talented, amazing songwriters who know me so well, and from the first time I heard it I knew I had to record it. I have always loved performing songs that tell a story and inspire some kind of cinematic imagery when you hear them, and that is definitely true of ‘Ghost Story.’ It creates a mood and a vibe that is different from anything else I’ve recorded before.”
The Oklahoma native was also nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “If I Didn’t Love You,” her duet with Jason Aldean.
“I think what makes the GRAMMYs and the nominations just be so special is that you’re being recognized by your peers,” Underwood added. “There’s a lot of really stiff competition in all the categories cause it kind of covers such a wide range of people even within a genre. It’s definitely an honor when you’re nominated.”
“Music’s Biggest Night” will feature performances from Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, Brothers Osborne, Silk Sonic, Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X with Jack Harlow, Jon Batiste, Billy Strings, H.E.R., Brandi Carlile, Billy Strings, Aymée Nuviola, John Legend, J Balvin with Maria Becerra, Maverick City Music, BTS, Nas and more.
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The coveted awards show will also pay tribute to late Foo Fighters’ drummer, Taylor Hawkins, who passed away at age 50. Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Ben Platt and Rachel Zegler will also honor the late Stephen Sondheim during the In Memoriam segment.
The 2022 GRAMMYs will include a star-studded list of presenters, including Kelsea Ballerini, Lenny Kravitz, Avril Lavigne, Jared Leto, Dua Lipa, Ludacris, Anthony Mackie, Megan Thee Stallion, Billy Porter, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Keith Urban, Questlove and Michaela Jaé Rodriguez.
Hosted by Trevor Noah, the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and air on Sunday, April 3, on CBS Television Network at 8/7c.
The show is also available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.