In 2020, Carrie Underwood delighted her fans by releasing her very first Christmas album, "My Gift." The album was filled with beautiful renditions of classic Christmas songs, including the awe-inspiring "O Holy Night" and the heartwarming "The Little Drummer Boy." But one song in particular captured the hearts of many: "Mary, Did You Know?"
This touching song, with lyrics written by Mark Lowry in 1984 and music composed by Buddy Greene seven years later, has become a timeless Christmas favorite. It was first recorded by Christian artist Michael English, and since then, it has been covered by various artists, including country legends Kenny Rogers and Wynonna Judd, as well as Dylan Scott and Dolly Parton.
Carrie Underwood, known for her incredible vocal abilities, decided to add her own rendition of "Mary, Did You Know?" to her Christmas album. And when it came time to perform it, she did not disappoint.
In 2021, Underwood was invited to the annual CMA Country Christmas special, hosted by Gabby Barrett and Carly Pearce. Dressed in a mesmerizing glittery gown, she stepped onto the stage with confidence and grace. The audience eagerly awaited her performance.
And then, she began to sing. Her voice, as always, was filled with power and emotion. As the first few notes escaped her lips, a hush fell over the room.
Underwood's performance of "Mary, Did You Know?" was nothing short of breathtaking. The way she effortlessly hit every high note and poured her heart into each lyric left the viewers in awe. It was a performance that would be remembered for years to come.
Fans and critics alike hailed Underwood's rendition of the song as one of the highlights of the night. Many said it gave them chills, and it was easy to see why. Her passion and devotion to the music were palpable, and it was evident that this was a song she held close to her heart.
If you haven't had the chance to witness Carrie Underwood's stunning performance of "Mary, Did You Know?" on the CMA Country Christmas stage, you're in for a treat. Prepare to be moved, inspired, and touched by her extraordinary talent. Watch the video below and experience the magic for yourself.