Carrie Underwood’s upcoming Christmas album My Gift will feature a few special guests, including her 5 year old son, Isaiah.
The superstar shared the track list for the much-anticipated holiday set on Instagram, revealing that the project will include 11 tracks. Among the track list is “Little Drummer Boy,” a collaboration with her son, Isaiah, and “Hallelujah,” featuring John Legend.
“The songs on #MyGift are a mix of Christmas classics that are close to my heart and new songs that I hope will become close to yours. The album also includes a couple of very special guests…I can’t wait for you all to hear “Hallelujah” written by and sung with the incredible @JohnLegend, and a very special version of “Little Drummer Boy” featuring my own little drummer boy, Isaiah,” Underwood wrote. “September 25 can’t come soon enough!”
My Gift marks Underwood’s first full-length Christmas album.
“I’ve always wanted to make a Christmas album and it’s been a long time coming,” Underwood previously shared in a statement. “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.”
The upcoming release finds the seven-time Grammy winner collaborating with GRAMMY Award-winning producer, mixer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Greg Wells. Wells has written and produced several of the best-selling and highest-charting tracks in the past 15 years, including projects with Adele, Celine Dion, Keith Urban, and P!nk, as well as The Greatest Showman soundtrack. My Gift features a world-class orchestra, led by the pre-eminent arranger, composer, and conductor David Campbell, who has previously worked on recordings by artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Josh Groban, and his son Beck. The project is mixed by 14-time GRAMMY Award winning mixer, Serban Ghenea.