Everything Christmas: Songs, Traditions, & More
With new Christmas themed songs like, “Christmas in the Country” by Thomas Rhett to iconic songs like “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” by Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood it’s clear that there is no shortage of Christmas spirit in the country music industry.
“Christmas in the Country” by Thomas Rhett
If you didn’t already know, Thomas Rhett released his first ever Christmas song, “Christmas in the Country” last month which reminds us of all the things that make the holiday so special.
After releasing the song, Thomas Rhett said in a press release, “Christmas is hands-down my favorite time of year. We have so many Christmas traditions in our family that include a lot of festive music, but I’ve never recorded anything myself. [My wife] Lauren has wanted me to make some Christmas music for a long time, so this year felt like the right time to finally take a stab at writing something and to put my own twist on one of the all-time classics.”
We would like to personally thank Lauren for encouraging him to record a Christmas song because we are absolutely in love it! We are crossing our fingers for more Christmas songs in 2020!
CMA Christmas Special
The country music industry loves spreading joy so much that they created a CMA Christmas special that premiered on December 3rd, 2019. One of our 2020 Country Fest artists, Runaway June, debuted on this special and their performance will be sure to get you in the Christmas spirit!
The Oak Ridge Boys’ Love for Christmas
While many artists may have one or two Christmas albums, the Oak Ridge Boys have eight albums. Yes, eight albums! Their first album released in 1982, “The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas” was the 13th Christmas album in the history of recorded music to be awarded a gold record. The Oak Ridge Boys have a tradition of doing a Christmas tour every year. This years tour will mark their 30th annual Christmas tour!
During a recent interview with Richard Sterben, the group’s bass singer, states, “Each year the Christmas tour has grown. It’s gotten bigger and better. It’s become the biggest part of our year. … For a lot of our fans, it’s become a tradition to come and see the Oak Ridge Boys at Christmas time. … And we love it; Christmas music is very important to all four of us.”
Can’t get enough of country Christmas music? Us either. Check out this Country Christmas playlist that Spotify put together for us country music lovers! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! ?