People seem to love a list these days…and this merry time of year is perfect for a holiday music countdown…
At Country Music Pride, we love the holidays. We love all holidays. Any excuse to be happy is a good one. And one of our big guilty pleasures (and I’m sure it’s yours, too) is seasonal Christmas music, so our gift to you this year is our holiday playlist. Enjoy!
Luke Bryan – O Holy Night
Luke Bryan adds a little Christmas cheer to his catalogue of hits with “O Holy Night,” and the singer additionally feels a sense of accomplishment with his delivery of the revered song. Bryan recorded his version of the classic holiday tune in 2017, showcasing the beauty and strength in his voice in a way the singer hopes listeners appreciate. Presenting the striking song with just himself and a piano player, Bryan’s voice glows as he exemplifies his range.
Brett Eldredge – The First Noel (Acapella)
Brett Eldredge’s a cappella rendition of “The First Noel” will give you chills this holiday season, with his haunting spin on a holiday classic allowing his voice to shine. Eldredge included his a cappella rendition of “The First Noel” on his 2016 holiday album Glow, along with a standard cover of the track. He released a deluxe edition of the project in 2018, adding five new songs including “Silver Bells,” “A Holly Jolly Christmas” and “Do You Hear What I Hear?”
Jenny Tolman – Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
Brandon Stansell – Not The Same At Christmastime
We have another Christmas song, and it’s from Country male singer Brandon Stansell. “Not The Same At Christmastime” is another original that is destined to slide into festive playlists this year. Brandon Stansell continues to give to his fans by releasing this Christmas song. It’s clear that the future is very bright for him, and we cannot wait to follow his every footstep.
Reba McEntire – Away In A Manger
Liddy Clark – Do You Hear What I Hear
Liddy Clark has put out her Christmas cover of “Do You Hear What I Hear” to get everyone in the mood for Christmas and we LOVE her version! It has such a cool country spin and her warm, sweet vocals are really inviting and just what you need for the festive season. We will no doubt be playing this video and her studio version of “Do You Hear What I Hear” over and over again.
Jenna Paulette – It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
Kacey Musgraves – Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad by Kacey Musgraves is a country song from the album A Very Kacey Christmas and was released in the fall of 2016.
Runaway June – Sleigh Ride
Runaway June is getting into the Christmas spirit with a lively cover of “Sleigh Ride.” The country trio bring cheerful vocals to the classic Christmas song, with Naomi Cooke taking lead while cohorts Jennifer Wayne and Hannah Mulholland provide delightful harmonies.
Pentatonix – Hallelujah
The group’s powerful cover of “Hallelujah,” appears on their 2016 album “A Pentatonix Christmas”…and is currently climbing the Billboard Holiday 100.
Dan + Shay – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Could a Dan + Shay holiday album be a part of Christmas future? The duo’s Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney aren’t ruling that out. Ahead of their performance during the taping of the 2018 CMA Country Christmas special, the singers shared that they have toyed with the idea of recording a holiday album, but it’s all a matter of timing.
Lady Antebellum – Have A Holly Jolly Christmas
Chris Young – It Must Be Christmas
“Christmas is one of my favorite times of year and it was hard to narrow down the list of songs for this record. I’m excited to share my own versions of many of the standards I sang as a kid every year at Christmas.”
Well, that’s it kiddos. I hope some of your favorites made the list. If not, don’t discourage. The lineup volleys daily all season. Merry Christmas!