Country superstar Sara Evans has announced that her new album titled “At Christmas” will debut on November 17th. The CD features nine classic Christmas and one original work, including a song where she sings with her daughters. “I was very emotional recording this,” Evans told ETonline. “I was doing ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ and I started thinking about my kids and when I’m older, or even when I’m gone, how a Christmas album is so important because it’s so timeless. “I was thinking about them having their holiday celebrations and listening to my album and I got soRead more
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 JohnRead more
Pop star LeAnn Rimes is out with her “first chapter” of Christmas — which we assume to mean there is more. On this first one, she releases these six songs of Christmas: One Christmas: Chapter 1 1. Silent Night Holy Night 2. I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas 3. Blue Christmas 4. Someday at Christmas 5. Hard Candy Christmas 6. Carol of the Bells The album releases October 28th.
Legendary band Earth, Wind and Fire has announced they are releasing a Christmas album later this month to be called “Holiday”. “Holiday” features seasonal standards like “Winter Wonderland,” “The Little Drummer Boy,” “Sleigh Ride,” “Jingle Bell Rock”, and carols “Joy to the World,” “Oh Come All Ye Faithful,” “What Child Is This?,” “Away in a Manger,” “The First Noël”, as well as the traditional Japanese winter song “Snow”, a modern day Christmas song “Every Day Is Like Christmas” and new and original songs “Happy Seasons” (inspired by “Happy Feelin’), and “December” (inspired by “September”) featuring original vocals from Maurice White.Read more
Paul McCartney is to record a Christmas charity single with Jennifer Hudson. The ex-Beatle and the Oscar-winning singer will join a host of celebrities for a version of A Great Big World’s ‘Say Something’, according to The Sun. The track will be released in support of Samuel L. Jackson’s cancer charity One For The Boys. Other celebrities featured include Game Of Thrones actress Maisie Williams and model Daisy Lowe, while Jackson will also provide vocals. The recording session at Abbey Road Studios was reportedly hosted by BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw earlier this week. ‘Say Something’ will challenge TheRead more
Last season’s viral Christmas music video belonged to Pentatonix with their groundbreaking taking on the classic, Little Drummer Boy. Building on the success and on an already strong offering of Christmas staples the group has announced a new Christmas album coming out on October 21st, titled That’s Christmas to Me. That’s Christmas to Me, named for an original holiday song penned by the group, will include a combination of classic holiday tracks, modern favorites and a one-of-a-kind holiday mash-up. Their first holiday set PTXMAS hit #7 on the Top 200 and #1 on the Digital Albums chart with sales ofRead more
In a year soft on new Christmas music country superstar Alan Jackson will capitalize by re-releasing his Christmas album, Let It Be Christmas. Jackson is celebrating his 25th Anniversary and this album is just another part of that celebration. He’ll be spreading Christmas cheer for country fans a little early this year since the album is set for an Oct. 27 release. ‘Let It Be Christmas’ is full of Jackson’s popular Christmas classics including ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,’ ‘Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town’ and ‘White Christmas.’ The album was produced by Jackson’s producer-pal, Keith Stegall, and willRead more
It’s a match made in jazz heaven: Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett. Shades of Crosby and Bowie? Maybe, maybe not. The pop star and ageless crooner are to appear in a television commercial debuting globally at the end of November, and in print, outdoor and online ads, too. The commercial features a track from their forthcoming collaborative album, “Cheek to Cheek,” with Gaga dressed in H&M. The compilation of jazz standards is due for release Sept. 23. Expect to see a lot of them both together this holiday season.
Amy Grant readies to release yet another Christmas effort on September 30, 2014 entitled “Icon Christmas.” Over the course of Grant’s career, she has had released a total of 11 Christmas albums (including compilations). She has also sold 30 million copies of Yuletide efforts worldwide as well as 5 million copies in the US alone. This new addition to the Icon series showcases Amy Grant’s Christmas catalog and features 11 songs, including, “Breath Of Heaven (Mary’s Song),” “Grown Up Christmas List,” and “Tennessee Christmas.” Nearly 30 years ago Amy Grant began embracing fans with a heartfelt singer-songwriter style mixing elementsRead more
Merry Christmas Radio has signed on for their fourth year of anchoring the World’s Largest Christmas Party, this year to be held on Sunday, December 14th. Jay Isherwood will be broadcasting worldwide and LIVE from the studios of Merry Christmas Radio from 10am to 1pm EST and again from 2pm to 6pm EST. The program highlights Christmas-music by request and call-in from Christmas fanatics all over the world. “This event is the broadcast highlight of our year” said Jay Isherwood, who has hosted the program from its beginning in 2010. “We take calls from young and old, near and farRead more