Carrie Underwood’s Rendition Of “Mary, Did You Know?” Is An All-Time Great Vocal Performance

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As far as Christmas albums go, Carrie Underwood’s is one of my favorite’s.

Of course, her incredible vocals and ability to sing literally any song like nobody’s business certainly makes it easy on the ears, but there’s one song in particular that gets me every time, and that would be her version of “Mary, Did You Know?”

And at last year’s CMA Country Christmas special, Carrie put on a vocal clinic for how to sing, flawlessly delivering a stunning performance of “Mary” for viewers all over the country.

I’m in love with her version of “How Great Thou Art,” and I don’t think anything will ever top it, but her voice here is just as perfect as it was on that cover, which is saying a lot.

The lyrics for “Mary, Did You Know?” were written by Mark Lowry in 1984, with the music being written by Buddy Greene in 1991, and the song was originally recorded by Christian recording artist Michael English for his self-titled debut solo album in 1991.

And of course, it’s been redone and covered by countless artists ever since, with Carrie’s stunning rendition being included on her 2020 My Gift Christmas album.

If there’s any version of a modern Christmas classic that sounds this good, I haven’t heard it yet…

Carrie’s also pretty open about her faith, and I think you can hear that passion and conviction come through in every line here:

The studio cut:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock