As the holiday season approaches, Jamie O’Neal and Ty Herndon, two Grammy-nominated artists with a long history of friendship and musical collaboration, release the poignant Christmas single titled “Merry Christmas Baby.” American Songwriter exclusively premiered the track here.
This emotional track is featured on Jamie O’Neal’s deluxe edition album, Spirit & Joy, and promises to touch the hearts of listeners with its heartfelt message and soulful harmonies. The track is available now on streaming services worldwide here.
Released through BFD/Audium, “Merry Christmas Baby” reflects the universal sentiment often associated with the holiday season—a wistful feeling of missing someone you’ve lost or a past love. The song, co-written by Jamie O’Neal and Allen Mark Russell, beautifully captures the idea that Christmas just isn’t the same without that special person, making it a relatable and deeply moving addition to the holiday music catalog.
The collaboration between Jamie O’Neal and Ty Herndon is a result of their enduring friendship and shared musical passions. Having spent years touring together, their voices effortlessly complement each other, creating a musical experience that is both captivating and emotionally resonant. Their desire to record something special together led to the creation of “Merry Christmas Baby,” a song that showcases their remarkable chemistry and the depth of their artistry.
The single is produced by Jamie O’Neal, alongside her husband and recording engineer Rodney Good.
O’Neal is thrilled to announce the return of her Spirit & Joy Christmas Show this year. The run of shows kicks off on December 8th at the Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee, where O’Neal will be sharing the stage with “Merry Christmas Baby” collaborator Ty Herndon. On December 13th, there will be an exclusive private show in Tucson, Arizona, followed by a performance at the historic McPherson Opera House in McPherson, Kansas, on December 15th. The tour concludes on December 16th at the Emporia Granada Theatre in Emporia, Kansas. Jamie O’Neal is booked by Bob Kinkead, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.