Carrie Underwood took a trip down memory lane to the beginning of her career with the country singer's Christmas special, "My Gift," now streaming on HBO.
With HBO Max streaming Carrie Underwood's Christmas special, "My Gift," it left the country singer feeling grateful for her highly successful career, and she shared the nostalgia that followed with her followers.
On September 25, Underwood released her first-ever holiday album titled "My Gift," which debuted at the top of Country's Billboard chart. While it features a variety of Christmas classics, it included heartwarming duets.
THEN AND NOW
The 37-year-old country star took to social media on December 3 with a vintage comparison picture, showing that Underwood had an impressive resume even during her time at Checotah High School in Oklahoma.
The vintage image showed Underwood performing in a concert during her sophomore year. At only 16 years old, the promotional poster called Underwood and her band, Star Rise, "the new singing sensation."
Alongside the throwback image, Underwood shared her advertisement shot for her HBO Christmas special. Proud of the road she's traveled, the 37-year-old captioned the reverie:
"How it started ➡️ How it’s going…been rockin’ the Christmas specials since the 90’s!"
"My Gift" is a special project for Underwood. During its making, she spent precious time with her one of two sons, the 5-year-old Isaiah, as they recorded "The Little Drummer Boy" together - Underwood's favorite track on the album.
"'The Little Drummer Boy' is a central song on 'My Gift,' " Underwood said. "I started thinking about what would make it special. I have a very special duet partner, my son Isaiah."
AN SURPRISING DUET
On the HBO Christmas special, Underwood also teams up with John Legend for a touching duet of "Hallelujah." Even though the pair make unlikely singing partners, Underwood said their voices blended beautifully.
The Christmas special also marks the first time in Underwood's nearly 16 years on television that she served as an executive producer on any of her productions. And she's thrilled to "make it official."
FINDING SILVER LININGS
Although it's been a difficult year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Carrie Underwood and her husband Mike Fisher made the most of a silver lining the situation offered - quality time together as a family.
Quarantine caused a disruption in everyday life, but it gave Underwood time with her family that otherwise would not have been possible due to her highly successful career.