Carrie Underwood Exclusive: First Listen From The Sound of Music

I knew Carrie Underwood would nail this. And now, after hearing just one minute of this exclusive first listen of her singing the title track of The Sound of Music, I know I was right.

You can hear Underwood — in her lead role as Maria von Trapp — sing the title song from “the hills are alive” part all the way to “my heart wants to sigh.”

It seems like just yesterday that Underwood was singing this very same song for the Movies Rock TV special on CBS, but that was actually back in 2007. So maybe she sounds so spectacular now because she kind of started rehearsing seven years ago.

You can hear Underwood sing the entire song — and maybe even reprise it with Stephen Moyer, her Captain von Trapp — when she stars in NBC’s live, three-hour televised production of The Sound of Music, based on the original musical. The show airs on Dec. 5, and the soundtrack The Sound of Music: From the NBC Television Event will be released on Dec. 3.

Let’s sing along with von Underwood, shall we?

The hills are alive with the sound of music.
With songs they have sung for a thousand years.
The hills fill my heart with the sound of music.
My heart wants to sing every song it hears.
My heart wants to beat like the wings of the birds.
That rise from the lake to the trees.
My heart wants to sigh like a chime.
That flies from a church on a breeze.

If Rodgers & Hammerstein are listening, I’m sure they are so proud of how it sounds.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.