Thomas Rhett, Dolly Parton, Lee Brice And More Are Getting In The Holiday Spirt With New Music!
Country music and Christmas really should go hand and hand! ’Tis the season for some new holiday music from some of the biggest names in country music!
Reba Photo: Bob D’Amico/ABC Dolly Parton PHOTO: STEVEN BRIDGES Thomas Rhett Photo (ABC/Katie Kauss) Lee Brice Photo Nicholas Hunt For Getty Images
From country music veterans like Reba and Dolly Parton, to rising stars like Elvie Shane and Calista Clarke, Country Christmas has something for everybody!
Country icons and powerhouse females, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton each released new Christmas collections on October 14, The Ultimate Christmas Collection and A Holly Dolly Christmas Deluxe, respectively. Between the two albums, fans can listen to stunning versions of “O Holy Night,” “White Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Silent Night,” “Holly Jolly Christmas,” and many more. Jimmy Fallon's latest holiday song, “Almost Too Early For Christmas,” which released Friday, November 4 also includes Parton and her signature vocals!
Country music's favorite girl dad Thomas Rhett put his own spin on four timeless Christmas classics on his new EP, Merry Christmas, Y’all: “Winter Wonderland,” “It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.” One day after Halloween, Rhett showed on his Instagram story that the family was watching the 2000 film How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Rhett said in a statement that, in his household, “the moment Halloween is done we are listening to Christmas music only.” Proving that its never too early to listen to Christmas music in the Akins house!
Country riser Elvie Shane, often known for heartfelt breakout single My Boy,” dedicated to his stepson, brought his southern flair to the timeless hit “Blue Christmas,” Elvis Presley’s 1950s holiday classic. Shane announced on Instagram “Elvis was the king of Christmas too. Y’all can hear my take on my all-time favorite xmas song everywhere now.”
The charming and whity Lee Brice shared his own Christmas song, though it’s a change of pace from the Presley classic… Instead, Brice brings the tune into 2022: “You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout. I’m telling you why… ‘Santa Claus Was My Uber Driver’ is out now!”
Dan + Shay got fans in the holiday spirt early with a peak of a new Christmas song the day after Halloween, sharing on their social media channels on November 1 that “we wrote a new Christmas song the other day.” Dan Smyers — half of the up hit-making duo with Shay Mooney — hinted in the comments that day: “Should we drop it this week? 😇” “Holiday Party” joins a list of previously-released Christmas music by Dan + Shay, including last year’s “Officially Christmas” and other fan-favorites.
Rising country songstress Callista Clark was quick to jump into the holiday season with her spin on “Please Come Home For Christmas,” a unique and soul filled cover of the song popular The Eagles track. In a press release shared by her label Clark shared her connection to the song: “My grandparents own a Christmas tree farm so it has always been a big holiday for me and my family. I love that with this release, I kind of get to be a part of a lot of other families’ holiday and share my love of Christmas with the world. I grew up listening to Classic Rock which is probably why ‘Please Come Home For Christmas’ has always been my favorite—it gives me that feeling of listening to classics on vinyl.”