Carrie Underwood’s Virtual Easter Sunday “My Savior” Concert Raises Over $110,000 for Save the Children


Carrie Underwood is giving back through the power of music.

The 38-year-old singer’s virtual concert, My Savior: Live From The Ryman, raised more than $112,000 for the nonprofit organization Save the Children, according to a press release.

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The livestream event — which took place on Easter Sunday and was recorded at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium — aired on Underwood’s Facebook page and saw the country crooner perform a series of tracks from her recently released gospel album, My Savior.

The concert also featured special appearances by gospel great CeCe Winans, who sang a duet with Underwood on “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” and NEEDTOBREATHE frontman Bear Rinehart, who sang with the Grammy award-winning songstress on “Nothing But the Blood of Jesus.”

“On a day normally reserved for church congregations and family, Facebook brought Carrie Underwood and her My Savior album directly into people’s homes worldwide in real time to celebrate Easter in an unprecedented way, allowing for both celebration and a direct giving campaign to benefit children in need all over the world,” said Cindy Mabe, UMG Nashville President. “The results were humbling and powerful and speak to Carrie’s one of a kind ability to connect, shine and uplift audiences around the world.”

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,” Underwood said in a prior press release about the event. “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.”

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Nicholas Rice

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