Multi-platinum recording artist and country superstar Carrie Underwood is at the center of NBC's upcoming live broadcast of "The Sound of Music." The one-night-only performance is slated for December 5 and two days before (Dec. 3), an official 21-track studio-recorded album will hit stores all over the country, to commemorate the live event. As her stage acting debut, Underwood stars in the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical alongside Stephen Moyer (of "True Blood") as the icy Captain Von Trapp. The album can be pre-ordered on Amazon.
As all music and film fans know, the popular film and stage musical is based on the story of a young nun who falls in love with a cold captain and his seven talented children. Set against the backdrop of World War II in Austria, they family must flee for their lives. "The Sound Of Music" features some of the greatest songs ever written, including "My Favorite Things," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain."
"My entire fall has basically been all about 'The Sound of Music.' That's a wonderful project that I've been asked to be a part of," Underwood shares in Women's Health's November issue. "It's a live musical on TV so there's been a lot of prep work."
She continues, "I've been in New York quite a bit doing run-through's and working on a kind of music that's not exactly the kind of music that I'm use to singing. So it's been a lot of work and it's been really challenging. But I think in the end it's really going to be very rewarding. It's going to be exciting to actually do a musical live on TV."
On performing the iconic role of Maria, she reveals, "The live thing? It's gutsy. It's ambitious. Music is where I live. But doing other things broadens me and my experiences and what I can do. I'm up for anything."
Here is the album's track listing:
2. The Sound of Music
4. My Favorite Things
6. Sixteen Going On Seventeen
7. The Lonely Goatherd
8. How Can Love Survive?
9. Reprise: The Sound Of Music
10. The Party Grand Waltz
11. The Ländler
12. So Long, Farewell
13. Climb Ev'ry Mountain
14. No Way to Stop It
15. Something Good
17. Reprise: Sixteen Going On Seventeen
18. The Concert: Do-Re-Mi
19. The Concert: Edelweiss
20. The Concert: So Long, Farewell
21. Finale Ultimo: Climb Ev'ry Mountain