Country Christmas Projects For the 2013 Holiday Season

sarah darling christmas album11The following recently released  projects will bring some merry melodies to your holiday season.

Sarah Darling/Have A Merry Little Christmas Darling (released Nov. 19, 2013)
– Produced by Steve Gibson, the four-track project includes “The Christmas Song,” “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” “Silent Night” and a cover of the Joni Mitchell track “River.”

Kelly Clarkson/Wrapped In Red (released Oct. 29, 2013)
-This formidable vocalist balances five original tunes with five holiday classics on her first seasonal album. Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood, and Ronnie Dunn are featured guests.

Trace Adkins/ The King’s Gift (released Oct. 29, 2013)
-Straying from the typical collection of holiday standards, Adkins takes on a number of Celtic Christmas carols. The Chieftains and British fold singer Emma Stevens are featured guests.

Duck Dynasty/Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas (released Oct. 29, 2013)
Duck-Dynasty-A-Robertson-Family-Christmas-CountryMusicRocks.net_-The cast of Duck Dynasty gets plenty of help celebrating the holiday season from Country artists including Luke Bryan, George Strait, Josh Turner, Alison Krauss, and more.

Jewel/A Holiday Collection (Sept. 24, 2013)
-Jewel’s first holiday album, Joy, released in 1999. This fresh collection blends the singer-songwriter’s affinity for folk, Country and pop tunes.

Martina McBride/The Classic Christmas Album (Oct. 8, 2013)
-McBride lends her powerful, soaring voice to several holiday classics, including “Away In A Manger,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” and “Do You Hear What I Hear.”

Gretchen Wilson/Christmas In My Heart (Oct. 8, 2013)
-The 10-song album combines original songs with holiday classics including “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas,” “Blue Christmas,” and “Have A Holly Jolly Christmas.”

Restless Heart/Restless Heart Christmas (Oct. 29, 2013)
TAdkinsCover-This project features the new song “Season of Harmony,” along with classics including “Old Toy Trains” and “O Holy Night.”

Other holiday releases this year include:

Johnny Cash/The Classic Christmas Album (Oct. 8, 2013)
George Jones and Tammy Wynette/The Classic Christmas Album (Oct. 8, 2013)


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