Carrie Underwood put on a benefit concert Live From The Ryman Auditorium on Sunday with all proceeds going to Save The Children. The concert was streamed live and globally, with the singer performing hymns featured on her newest album My Savior.
“This is an album I have always wanted to record and I’m thrilled to be able to bring these uplifting, inspirational songs to life in this special way,” says Underwood. “It means so much to be able to bring this event to people in their homes on a day that holds so much meaning for us spiritually and to be able to raise much needed funds and awareness for the incredible work of Save the Children as we celebrate the importance of family.”
“When I set out to choose these songs, I wanted to include the beautiful, familiar hymns I grew up singing in church,” says Underwood. “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.”
She was joined by CeCe Winans, Buddy Greene, and Bear Rinehart of NEEDTOBREATHE. The concert raised over $100,000 for the non-profit organization Save The Children.