The year 2020 is bringing out the best in a lot of artists most of whom are, like the rest of us, having to work a little differently. Dion found a way to get together with Amy Grant (who has done a lot of Christmas collaborations the past few years) and they make some sweet music together in this new Christmas original song:
In a statement, Dion explained how “Hello Christmas” came about, saying: “I was talking with a friend about how the world this year can use a little life-giving love and harmony. I told him that Christmas was the grace that changed my life and that I was looking forward to a shot of that this year. The next day, I got together with [co-writer] Mike [Aquilina] and I picked up the guitar, started singing and words started to flow. Later I was walking with my buddy [and co-writer] Steve Bottari and he started singing along — with some new words. The song just seemed to write itself, a gift to finish off this challenging year. From the start I heard Amy Grant’s voice on it; she just sounds like Christmas to me. I sent the track to her and she fell in love with it and added a beautiful counter-melody which makes it really sublime.”
What an awesome story – and it’s a catchy song. Perfect for 2020.