Country Christmas Music
Get your holiday groove on with America's hottest country music artists! These master story tellers weave a tapestry of folklore with their amazing voices and vibrant music, touching the hearts and souls of listeners. It comes as no surprise then that the hymns, carols, and ballads have been embraced by so many country music singers. Some of today's biggest names in country have issued best selling albums, including Faith Hill, Garth Brooks, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, and Taylor Swift, to name just a few.
To get you started, we have put together a list of the most popular country Christmas music. Load them on your iPod or MP3 player, and the magic interpretations of traditional favorites will soon have you singing along!
- O Come All Ye Faithful - Sarah Evans and Faith Hill
- I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Reba McEntyre
- Oh Holy Night – Jamie O’Neal, Danny Gokey, Carrie Underwood, Alison Brown, Emily West, Josh Gracin
- Go Tell It On The Mountain – Sara Evans
- Rocking Around The Christmas Tree – LeAnn Rimes
- Do You Hear What I Hear – Carrie Underwood
Hungry for more? No boot-clad country music fan would be caught dead without these albums featuring prominently in their collection:
Various Artists - Now That's What I Call a Country Christmas: A wonderful introduction to the world of country holiday music, this compilation includes fourteen joyful songs to get your heels kicking. Featuring Josh Turner, Lee Ann Womack, Taylor Swift, and many more.
George Strait - Classic Christmas: This feel-good album features ten traditional tunes that come alive with George Straits' mellow vocals and a beautiful musical arrangement. An inspirational and heart warming celebration of the true meaning of the holidays.
Faith Hill - Joy to the World: Faith Hill's powerful voice infuses old holiday favorites with a modern edge, while a full orchestra provides a rich musical texture. The album includes her touching original piece, “A Baby Changes Everything”.
Various Artists - Hear Something Country Christmas: Fourteen tracks of pure country! A star studded array of musicians, including Carrie Underwood, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Sara Evans, Kellie Pickler, and Kenny Chesney perform everyone's favorite tree-trimming music.
Brad Paisley - A Brad Paisley Christmas: Paisley's hearty twang and rockabilly groove guarantee good vibes with this irreverent album that pokes fun at political correctness and includes a well balanced blend of original material and traditional standards.
Martina McBride - White Christmas: Nashville's Martina McBride lends her gorgeous voice and a cheery country flair to sixteen staples of the season. One of the highlights of the album is undoubtedly her swinging duet with Dean Martin on “Baby, It's Cold Outside”. Easy listening at its best!
Garth Brooks - Behind the Season: Vintage Garth Brooks at his best! Packed with old favorites and original compositions, this albums is a testament to Brooks' incredibly artistic talent, infusing straight country with a hint of pop, rock 'n roll, and Christian music. Hailed by many as one of the greatest albums ever recorded, and as fabulous today as it was back in 1992 when it was first released.
Brooks & Dunn - It Won't Be Christmas without You: This ultimate yuletide collection comes with a DVD that lets you set the mood with three different background scenes while listening to Brooks & Dunn's country renditions of all the holiday favorites. Choose from a snow covered log cabin, a tree, or a cozy fire glowing in an open fire place, and you'll soon find yourself wishing it was Christmas every day!
Alan Jackson - Honky Tonk Christmas: Jackson shows us the world of blue collar and small town holidays in these emotional songs, always staying true to his roots. He delivers traditional country music at its finest with heart warming lyrics accompanied by “honky tonk” violin and guitar arrangements.
Joe Nichols - Traditional Christmas: Nichols's deep, smooth-as-velvet vocals instantly put listeners into a festive mood on this straightforward collection of classics. The perfect album for a quite afternoon in front of the fire place, or when you need some time out from the hectic schedule of the holidays.