This Christmas season saw the first annual “Honky Tonk Christmas Tour” featuring Curtis Grimes (Texas “Entertainer and Vocalist of the Year” with 13 #1 hit singles), David Adam Byrnes (2021 Texas Country Music Awards “Male Vocalist of the Year Nominee” with 5 consecutive #1 hit singles in Texas), and a host of friends. The acoustic freestyle performances gathered fans around in an atmosphere that echoed the true holiday spirit. The tour traveled to 15 cities throughout the Midwest and raised over $5,000 for the Toys For Tots Foundation.
There’s no shortage of star power on this holiday release from Red Dirt Alum Drew Cooper as he taps in Cody Canada and son Dierks Canada to provide some dueling guitar licks on “Please Come Home For Christmas” out on all streaming platforms today! Drew Cooper’s striking combination of country music grit sung with a deep-throated soulful timbre that hits like a sledgehammer has garnered him critical esteem, and a residency among the Texas music scene where your songwriting goods is your only true currency. After a 2-year gap since the release of his last album “White Horse,” Cooper returns with a special single release just ahead of his double album drop “This Life” in early 2022.
The 12th annual “CMA Country Christmas” special airs Monday, Nov. 29 at 8/7c on ABC – just in time to get into the yuletide spirit! The show blends holiday classics with several original songs performed in an intimate at-home setting that invites viewers to sit back, get cozy and celebrate the joys of the Christmas season.
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Randy Travis is surprising fans with the release of a new Christmas song from the vault titled, “There’s a New Kid In Town.” This song, written by Keith Whitley, Curly Putman and Don Cook, will be featured on the upcoming remastered version of his classic Christmas album An Old Time Christmas, due out November 19. Originally released in 1989, the album is certified Gold by the RIAA and is the first Christmas record Travis ever released. In addition to “There’s a New Kid In Town,” fans will receive two additional never-before-heard songs from the vault. Listen to the never-before-released song here and pre-save/pre-order the album here!
Country favorites, Josh Abbott Band, will release their first holiday EP, Christmas Was, on November 19, 2021 via Pretty Damn Tough Records. The album produced by legendary producer Marshall Altman, will feature their renditions of holiday classics and originals such as “Silent Night.” “Marshmallow World,” “The New Kid in Town,” “Christmas Was,” and “Santa Better Knock.”
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® is proud to announce its third Parade appearance in the 95th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® with a float set to bring a sense of comfort, nostalgia and genuine care to the streets of New York City – and to homes across America. Reminding everyone that they’re welcome to the table, the Cracker Barrel float will feature eight-time GRAMMY® nominee and seven-time Dove Award winner Tauren Wells performing “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays,” as well as classic memorabilia found in Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores to inspire warm memories of the past while making way for an even more inclusive and brighter future.
Three-time Grammy® winner and superstar Tim McGraw is kicking off the holiday season with the release of his festive new multi-single “Christmas All Over The World / It Wasn’t His Child” via Big Machine Records – LISTEN HERE. Continue reading Out Now: Tim McGraw “Christmas All Over The World”