Underwood sings to "My Savoir"
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Underwood sings to "My Savoir"

Friday, March 26, 2021 – Carrie Underwood gets very person on "My Savior," her first Christian album. The singer told NPR in an emotional interview that when she went into the singing, she was singing for an audience of one. The disc contains such standards as "The Old Rugged Cross" and "How Great Thou Art" along with an opening instrumental of "Jesus Loves Me."

Sara Watkins is known for being a member of Nickel Creek with Chris Thile and her brother, Seth, and I'm With Her with Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O'Donovan. She's on her own again on "Under the Pepper Tree," which is geared towards families. The release contains songs that moved Watkins as a kid, including "Eidelweiss" from "The Sound of Music." Watkins' three-old-daughter sings along on part of the song. She closes the 15-song effort with a cover of The Beatles' "Good Night."

"Narrowing The Gap" is Amanda Cook's third full-length album with Mountain Fever Records. She already has released three singles, "Get On Board," West Virginia Coal," and most recently "Lonesome Leaving Train." The Jay, Fla. native, who moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, has previously released "Deep Water" and "Point of No Return."


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CD review - My Savior Carrie Underwood's gospel music album may not be traditional in the sense that she sings these songs the same way she heard them as a child growing up. However, on the traditional/modern country music spectrum, this album leans closer to traditional country music than just about anything Underwood's recorded. Underwood always sings well, no matter how her songs are arranged, but it's a true treat to hear that voice without much of the big production that usually accompanies it. ...
CD review - My Gift It makes logical sense that Carrie Underwood, arguably mainstream country music's best pure vocalist, would make a Christmas album. And make no mistake about it, this is a 'Christmas' album, as opposed to a 'holiday' release. These 11 tracks are nearly all spiritual in nature. Therefore, you won't hear about Santa, reindeer or even toys under the tree. The only truly secular track is "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," which is not – by a long ...
CD review - Cry Pretty Carrie Underwood's life was reading straight from the storybooks: one of the few American Idol Winners with ongoing success; a professional athlete for a husband; a beautiful baby boy. The string of great fortune turned sharply in 2017, when Underwood began the unfathomable experience of three consecutive lost pregnancies. This was atop a frightening fall at her home that ended with her face in nearly 50 stitches. Sharing these moments with her fans makes the beamingly-beautiful singer ...


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