Carrie Underwood gifted fans not with chocolate bunnies and colorful eggs for Easter, but a powerful yet peaceful virtual concert for a good cause on Sunday (April 4).
The country star performed all 13 songs from her latest album, My Savior, live from Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium. The venue was a perfect choice for the concert, which was streamed on Underwood's Facebook page. The Ryman opened in 1982 as a tabernacle, and with its pews (empty due to COVID-19) and stained-glass windows, as well as being known as the home of the Grand Ole Opry, it was a fitting stage for the star -- who described it as "the mother church of country music" -- to sing some of her favorite hymns and gospels on the holiday.
She opened the show -- which had more than 38,000 tuned in live at one point -- with help from her friend Buddy Green on the harmonica, performing "Jesus Loves Me." Underwood, dressed in an Easter-themed white and pink floral gown, then launched into her powerful and inspiring take on "Because He Lives," her band socially distanced behind her.