Carrie Underwood’s First-Ever Christmas Album, ‘My Gift,’ Arrives This Fall
After teasing the upcoming release of her first-ever Christmas album during her virtual fan club party in June, Carrie Underwood…
Carrie Underwood – My Gift (Photographed by Joseph Llanes)
After teasing the upcoming release of her first-ever Christmas album during her virtual fan club party in June, Carrie Underwood is now sharing all the details surrounding the much-anticipated album.
Out September 25, My Gift marks the superstar’s first-ever Christmas album. The project will also be released on vinyl on October 30.
“I’ve always wanted to make a Christmas album and it’s been a long time coming,” Underwood 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.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.