Susan Boyle who rose to fame after her dynamic performances on Britain's Got Talent in 2009 is set to release her brand new album "Hope" on Oct. 21. She has also embarked on her first U.S. tour this month. She began her 21-date city tour in San Diego, California today and will perform in San Antonio, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; Durham, North Carolina; Clearwater, Florida, among other cities, until her final concert in Jacksonville, Florida on November 6.
Boyle who has sold over 22 million albums is the first and only person to ever enter the Billboard 200 at number one with a debut album. Further, she is the only person over 50 to debut at number one with their first album.
In an interview with Christian Post, Boyle speaks of her faith: "My faith is incredibly important to me on every level. It gets me through those moments of self-doubt and also allows me to understand that this gift of my career, later in life, is from a higher power. Religion is very important to me and I still attend church services regularly. As a young child I went with my family to church and sang in the choir. I find that my religion gives me a direction in life and brings great happiness. "
On her brand new album, Boyle will sing about her faith with her rendition of the hymn "Abide with Me," a stirring version of MercyMe's "I Can Only Imagine,"and a goose bump version of Josh Groban's "You Raise Me Up."