With Christmas being only 121 sleeps away, there is much to look forward to get us in the holiday season as Country Music Hall of Fame member and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, Kenny Rogers, will be releasing his first new Christmas album in seventeen years as well as embarking on his 34th Annual Christmas & Hits Tour.
The album is set to be released on Friday, September 25th. Once Again Titled “It’s Christmas,” the festive set will be Rogers’ first Christmas release since “Christmas From The Heart” in 1998 and his sixth Christmas release all together.
“Once Again It’s Christmas,” will feature several special guest stars joining Rogers including Alison Krauss, Jennifer Nettles, Home Free, Jim Brickman, and Winfield’s Locket. Rogers also co-wrote a powerful song called “The Light” with long-time bandmate Steve Glassmeyer and former bandmate, Warren Hartman.
Track Listing For ONCE AGAIN IT’S CHRISTMAS
1.Once Again It’s Christmas
2. There’s A New Kid In Town feat. Winfield’s Locket
3. Here It Is Christmas/Baby, It’s Cold Outside feat. Jennifer Nettles
4. Little Drummer Boy
5. Back To Bethlehem
6. Winter Wonderland
7. Some Children See Him feat. Alison Krauss
8. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
9. Children, Go Where I Send Thee feat. Home Free
10. That Silent Night feat. Jim Brickman
11. The Light
I can’t tell you how much fun it was recording a Christmas record again,” Rogers said. “I’m excited for people to hear it. I feel like this is a special group of songs — both old and new — and I was particularly lucky to be joined by many talented guest artists and musicians who each have something unique to say.”
Rogers released his first ever Christmas album, Christmas, in 1981. Since then Rogers has launched an annual Christmas & Hits Tour, which will continue this winter for the 34th year in a row. Christmas is a holiday that holds special meaning for Rogers.
Christmas is my favorite time of year. It’s a very important season for me, especially now that I have twin boys who just turned 11 years old. It’s reminded me of how you see it through different eyes when you’re a parent. It’s wonderful,” Rogers said.
Rogers’ Once Again It’s Christmas Tour featuring Linda Davis will include performances of holiday favorites and his No. 1 hits through concerts across the United States and Canada.
34th Annual Kenny Rogers Once Again It’s Christmas – Christmas & Hits Tour Dates
11/11-14 – Niagara Falls, Ontario
11/17 – Moncton, New Brunswick
11/18 – Truro, Nova Scotia
11/20 – Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador
11/21 – Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador
11/22 – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador –
11/27 – Northfield, Ohio
11/28 – Merrillville, Indiana
11/30 – Terre Haute, Indiana
12/02 – Norfolk, Nebraska
12/04 – Bowler, Wisconsin
12/05 – Battle Creek, Michigan
12/06 – Windsor, Ontario
12/08 – Ashland, Kentucky
12/10 – New Brunswick, N.J.
12/11 – White Plains, N.Y.
12/12 – Uncasville, Connecticut
12/13 – Bangor, Maine
12/15 – Hagerstown, Maryland
12/16 – Roanoke, Virginia
12/17 – Verona, N.Y.
12/18 – King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
12/19 – Englewood, N.J.
12/20 – Concord, N.H.
12/22 – Erie, Pennsylvania
12/23 – Westbury, N.Y.
The tour currently includes 29 dates. Special VIP packages will be available for the tour dates that are not already on-sale. For the most up to date information on tour dates, tickets, VIP packages, and pre-order opportunities, visit: www.kennyrogers.com