Carrie wants to releaseMy gift (special edition)on CD / digital on September 24th and on vinyl on November 5th, with three additional tracks. Initially released on September 25, 2020, Carrie’s first Christmas album,My present,debuted at # 1 on several global charts, including Billboard’s Country, Christian and Holiday album charts. The album remained at number 1 on the Christian album chart 11 weeks after its release and debuted at number 1 on the UK and Canadian album charts. It consistently remained in the Top 5 of the Billboard Holiday album chart throughout the 2020 holiday season, peaking at number 5 on the Billboard Top 200 of all genres.
My presentis a combination of beloved traditional carols celebrating the spiritual nature of Christmas and several originals, two of which were written by frequent contributor Carrie, Brett James (“Jesus, Take the Wheel”, “Something In The Water”), and hercry wellco-producer, David Garcia. In addition to a special appearance by Carrie’s son Isaiah Fisher in the Christmas classic that inspired the album’s title, “Little Drummer Boy”,My presentHe also features his first collaboration with Emmy, GRAMMY®, Oscar and Tony Award winner John Legend, on the original track, “Hallelujah”, written by Legend and Toby Gad (“All of Me”). The “Hallelujah” video, directed by Randee St. Nicholas, recently won the CMT Music Award for Video of the Year, continuing Carrie’s record as the most awarded artist in that show’s history.
My gift (special edition)will contain three additional tracks:
- “favorite time of year”was previously released exclusively as an Amazon Original and featured in Ring by Ring’s 2020 season Christmas campaign. Written by Carrie Underwood, Hillary Lindsey and Chris DeStefano and produced by Greg Wells, “Favorite Time Of Year” also opened the HBO Max Original,“My present: a special Christmas from Carrie Underwood”.
- “Everything good”(Michael W. Smith, Wayne Kirkpatrick) is a brand new studio recording of Smith’s classic, produced by Greg Wells.
- “Let there be peace / Something in the water(LIVE from HBO Max’sMY GIFT: A Carrie Underwood Christmas Special) “(Carrie Underwood, Brett James, David Garcia, Chris DeStefano), the live recording of the mighty medley that provided a splendid finale to the Max Original special.
GRAMMY® Award-winning producer, mixer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Greg Wells produced and arrangedMy present, which features a world-class orchestra, led by the preeminent arranger, composer and conductor David Campbell. The album was mixed by 14 GRAMMY® Award winning mixer, Serban Ghenea. The acclaimed gospel quartet The McCrary Sisters, who have performed as backing vocals on previous Carrie Underwood songs including “Choctaw County Affair” and “The Champion”, can also be heard on the album “Let There Be Peace”.
My gift (special edition) Track list
1. Joyful, joyful, we adore you (Traditional)
2. Or come all of you faithful (Traditional)
3. May there be peace (Carrie Underwood, Brett James, David Garcia)
4th Little drummer (with Isaiah Fisher) (Harry Simeone, Henry Onorati, Katherine Davis)
5. sweet baby jesus (Carrie Underwood, Brett James, David Garcia)
6th Hallelujah (with John Legend) (John Stephens, Toby Gad)
7th or Holy Night (Traditional)
8th. Maria, did you know? (Buddy Greene, Mark Lowry)
9. Have a merry Christmas (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin)
10. Away into a manger (Traditional)
11. Silent night (Traditional)
12 ° Preferred time of year (Carrie Underwood, Hillary Lindsey, Chris De Stefano)
13. Everything good (Michael W. Smith, Wayne Kirkpatrick)
14 Let there be peace / Something in the water (LIVE from HBO Max’s MY GIFT: A Carrie Underwood Christmas Special) (Carrie Underwood, Brett James, David Garcia, Chris De Stefano)
Also, HBO Max has started streaming“My present: a special Christmas from Carrie Underwood “ in December 2020, a special breathtaking musical holiday with Carrie performing songs fromMy presentwith a whole orchestra and choir. The Max Original special was produced by Gary Goetzman and Tom Hanks for Playtone, along with Carrie and her manager Ann Edelblute.“My present: a special Christmas from Carrie Underwood “ has become an instant holiday classic and will continue to stream throughout the holiday season.