Are y’all ready to get in the holiday spirit! I would love to share some of my favorite country Christmas albums with you to get your playlist started. Here goes…probably my first favorite Christmas album is from King George. George Strait’s Merry Christmas Strait to You NEVER gets old for me. Dig that out of the archives folks and re-listen, I promise you won’t be disappointed.
My next most played Christmas album is by Lee Ann Womack. A Season for Romance is a great bluesy country Christmas album. My favorite track is the title track although there is a fun duet with Harry Connick Jr that you might want to have a listen to.
You can never go wrong with a Martina McBride Christmas album. This is has some of the classics that she does best.
And last but not least, one of my favorite singers ever, Faith Hill. Her first Christmas single was “Where Are You Christmas” off the Grinch soundtrack. She followed that up with a whole album entitled Joy to the World. Probably the most famous song off this album is “A Baby Changes Everything”. Definitely a must listen.
What are your favorite Christmas albums to listen to each year?
Two new albums out today by Jason Aldean and Jamey Johnson.
Jason Aldean’s Night Train is his fifth album and is definitely a southern rock album. This is Aldean’s follow up to My Kinda Party which was a huge success for him and basically put him on the map as a big time artist. You’ll find some familiar guys on “The Only Way I Know” when Aldean sings with Luke Bryan and Eric Church. Check that one out along with “1994″ and “Take a Little Ride”.
Jamey Johnson’s Living for a Song is a Tribute to Hank Cochran. This is Johnson’s follow up to The Guitar Song in 2010. We heard a little bit of Johnson’s love for Cochran on The Guitar Song with “Set ‘Em Up Joe”. Living for a Song has a lot of duets, so many that I can’t even list them all, though I’ll give you some highlights: George Strait, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Lee Ann Womack, Ray Price, Asleep at the Wheel and more! Definitely check out The Eagle, which is the duet with George Strait.
Lee Ann Womack’s A Season for Romance is by far one of my favorite country Christmas albums. I love each and every song on it and I have listened to it over and over every year since she came out with it in 2002 and it never gets old. Never. Probably the most popular song from this album is The Man with the Bag, which is a totally upbeat fun song. There’s also a rendition of Baby, It’s Cold Outside with Harry Connick, Jr that I LOVE. They both have a bluesy vibe going in and their voices go great together for that song. A few of my other favorites are The Season for Romance, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, and What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve. But honestly, you just need to buy the whole album because I guarantee you’ll love every single song on there. Have I steered you wrong yet???
Lots of stuff on this week featuring just about anybody you’d ever want to see. I would like to recommend the Who Do You Think You Are with Tim McGraw if you haven’t already seen it, it’s quite interesting his family tree… And I’ll of course be watching all of the Behind the Video’s on GAC.
Biography presents Martina McBride on Monday, 7/25.
It’s that time of year! Time to drag out the old Christmas CDs by our favorite country artists. All of these are in my rotation. I have to say my favorite is the Lee Ann Womack, The Season for Romance, it’s very bluesy country. What am I missing? What else do you listen to around this time of year?