There’s so much darkness in the world but on Wednesday night country superstar Carrie Underwood shared some light on national broadcast television with a powerful performance of the traditional Christian hymn ‘Softley & Tenderly’ during the CMA’s memoriam segment which honors those we’ve lost in the country music industry in the year which sadly included the victims who lost their lives at the Route 91 country music festival in Las Vegas in October.
The song choice should come as no surprise to longtime fans of Carrie Underwood. The singer is known for her strong faith and for releasing inspirational hits such as ‘Jesus take the wheel’. Carrie got emotional near the end of her performance as photos of the Las Vegas victims began to appear on screen. Watch the performance in the video above.