KEY POINTS

  • Carrie Underwood held a virtual benefit concert for Save the Children on Easter Sunday
  • The charity event drew more than 2.5 million people from across the country and around the world
  • The free concert raised over $112,000, which will be used to fight hunger and promote childhood education

Carrie Underwood managed to raise more than $100,000 from her online benefit concert over the weekend.

The “American Idol” Season 4 winner did a benefit concert for Save the Children, a nonprofit that helps address the hunger problem and promote childhood education worldwide, on Easter Sunday.

The charity event, dubbed “My Savior: Live From The Ryman,” was live-streamed through the singer’s Facebook page, and it raised more than $112,000, according to Entertainment Tonight.

The concert featured songs from Underwood’s eighth studio album and first gospel album, titled “My Savior,” which was released on March 26. She also performed other tracks with her special guests, including esteemed gospel singer CeCe Winans. Underwood and Winans performed “Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus.” 

Other personalities who made guest appearances on her show were singer-songwriter Bear Rinehart, Southern gospel and harmonica legend Buddy Greene and Mac McAnally, the 10-time recipient of the Country Music Awards' Musician of the Year award.

On her website, Underwood proudly shared that over 2.5 million fans from across the country and in many other parts of the world tuned in to watch her perform at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Even more people viewed exclusive clips from the free event during the 48-hour window period.

“It means so much to be able to bring this event to people in their homes on a day that holds so much meaning for us spiritually and to be able to raise much-needed funds and awareness for the incredible work of Save the Children as we celebrate the importance of family,” Underwood said in an interview with People before the concert.

In the same interview, the “Jesus, Take The Wheel” songstress opened up about her relationship with husband Mike Fisher during the quarantine. According to her, there was a lot of “heaviness,” but there were also silver linings as she got to spend more time with the retired ice hockey player and their kids.

Underwood said her husband told her that he realized he truly loved her after they spent a lot of time together. He pointed out in their conversation that other couples “go the other way” when they are stuck together for so long.

Carrie Underwood Carrie Underwood posing in the press room after winning the Favorite Female Artist - Country award during the American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Oct. 9, 2018. Photo: Matthew Simmons/Getty Images