It has been 35 years since the debut of Dukes of Hazard. So it’s time to come out with a Christmas album, right?
John Schneider and Tom Wopat — that 70s era duo who played Bo and Luke Duke — sing lead on a brassy, big-band backed album of Christmas tunes.
“I think this is a fresh take on the Christmas album,” Wopat said in a statement. “Jazz fans and serious musicians will appreciate what we’ve done with these tunes. Our arranger John Oddo has a true affinity for that classic ’50s and ’60s sounds.”
“I love singing with John Schneider,” he continued. “The timbre of our voices match, the harmonies blend so easily. Plus, he’s a barrel of laughs.”
The Dukes of Hazzard premiered in 1979, and ran for seven seasons before being canceled in 1985. The series follows cousins Bo (Schneider) and Luke Duke (Wopat) as they race around in their 1969 Dodge Charger and cause trouble with their various escapades. Catherine Bach co-starred as cousin Daisy, with Denver Pyle as Uncle Jesse, Sorrell Booke as county commissioner Boss Hogg and James Best as county sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane.
Schneider currently stars as Jim Cryer on OWN soap opera The Haves and Have Nots. Wopat last appeared as Ryan Hutton in ABC Family movie Lovestruck: The Musical in 2013.