• Anthony Nadeau

Christmas Music Mix--Randy Travis, Timmy Brown, Lee Aaron, Mary Sarah

(Picture copyright 365 Greetings.com) words by Anthony)

I have been getting a few things to start the Christmas season off for the music fans out there and it is a mixed bag of different genres of music, but you can choose what you prefer to listen to.

I will start off with a legend in that of Randy Travis who is a country music superstar.

The news below comes from 117 Entertainment :

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 12, 2021) -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!

(Copyright Marisa Taylor, 2021)

An Old Time Christmas (Deluxe Edition) Track Listing:

1. Old Time Christmas (2021 Remaster)

2. Winter Wonderland (2021 Remaster)

3. Meet Me Under the Mistletoe (2021 Remaster)

4. White Christmas Makes Me Blue (2021 Remaster)

5. Santa Claus is Coming to Town (2021 Remaster)

6. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (2021 Remaster)

7. Pretty Paper (2021 Remaster)

8. Oh, What a Silent Night (2021 Remaster)

9. How Do I Wrap My Heart Up for Christmas (2021 Remaster)

10. The Christmas Song (2021 Remaster)

11. Little Toy Trains (From The Vault)

12. There’s a New Kid In Town (From The Vault)

13. White Christmas (From The Vault)

This news also comes from 117 Entertainment:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 19, 2021)- The weather is getting colder so that means it’s finally time to kick off the holiday season with Timmy Brown’s newest release, A Very Timmy Brown Christmas. Following the single, “Rudolph Drank All The Rumple Minze,” Brown’s EP is the perfect addition to your holiday playlists and sure to put everyone in a festive mood. Listen to the album here!

“I’ve always loved Christmas time my whole life. It’s my favorite time of the year. I brought the idea to my producer, Josh Gleave, and we ran with it. A lot of people back home know me from singing at the local malls during Christmas time and I’m excited to share this project with everyone!" says Brown.

A Very Timmy Brown Christmas features new, original music but also the Christmas staples like "Mistletoe" by Justin Bieber and "Let It Snow." His “Miss You The Most At Christmas” is a melancholy tune that pairs wonderfully next to his lively covers and single, "Rudolph Drank All The Rumple Minze," which is a funny tale about if Rudolph drank one too many on Christmas Eve. This exciting release is sure to become a yearly favorite each time winter comes around.

A Very Timmy Brown ChristmasTrack Listing:

1. Rudolph Drank All The Rumple Minze (Timmy Brown, Joshua Gleave, Alex Mac Gillivray)

2. Let It Snow (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne)

3. Mistletoe (Nasri Atweh, Justin Bieber, Adam Messinger)

4. Miss You The Most At Christmas (Timmy Brown, Joshua Gleave)

5. Winter Wonderland (Felix Bernard, Dick Smith)

6. Amazing Grace (John Newton)

Next is straight from Metalville:

The legendary Lee Aaron reveals the new video "Everything's Gonna Be Cool This Christmas." The song will also be released as a digital single and is the first one from her upcoming Christmas album, Almost Christmas, set for international release on November 26th via Metalville Records. See & hear the video for "Everything's Gonna Be Cool This Christmas" below and at Lee Aaron's official YouTube channel.

Canadian powerhouse vocalist Lee Aaron has had a lengthy and musically adventurous career that spans many kinds of different styles, like rock, jazz, blues, opera, and more.

But there’s one project this multi-Juno nominee had considered often, but the timing was never right...a Christmas album.

Lee and her band (Sean Kelly - guitar, Dave Reimer - bass, and John Cody - drums) had tossed around the idea of a Christmas album over the years, but there was always something – tours/recording/life etc. – that kept the project on the backburner. 2020 and Covid-19 brought a new reality.

With their shows around the globe cancelled, there was suddenly an abundance of time. Over the summer, the band began releasing a series of Rockin' from Home videos for fans, which escalated, so when the Christmas idea came up again in mid-September, it was a definite go.

"Each of us had upgraded our home studios, so we thought, Heck yeah!" says Aaron. "We'd always wanted to do this; the only issue was that we should have started sooner! Realistically, we only had about a month to get all the tracks done, but it became a fun mission - and it kept us all from going stir crazy during this downtime! …and the last thing we wanted to create was a rehash of the same old songs so many other folks have already recorded. One or two classics maybe, but if we were going to do this, we wanted to make it really unique and different. It was such a blast putting it all together!"

Tracklisting for Lee Aaron's Almost Christmas

1. Everything's Gonna Be Cool This Christmas

2. Baby Please Come home

3. Run, Run, Rudolph

4. It Doesn't Often Snow At Christmas

5. Zat You Santa Claus?

6. I don`t Believe In Christmas

7. Merry Christmas Everybody

8. All I Ever Get for Christmas Is Blue

9. Peace On Earth

10. The Fiddle And The Drum

11. Almost Christmas - new song

12. More Fun On The Naughty List - new song


The next artist is from 2911 Media:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country singer-songwriter Mary Sarah charms fans with the release of her festive version of John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” Mary Sarah excites listeners for the holiday season and ties in sentimental “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” vibes through her beautiful voice and cheerful spirit. Mary Sarah channels nostalgic yet joyful emotions with the addition of jingle bells to her delightful southern sound. This unique rendition of the popular song is the perfect tune for country music lovers to add to their Christmas playlists and is available to download and stream on digital platforms now!

Listen to Mary Sarah’s version of “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” below:

Listen/Download/Stream HERE.

“Through the craziness of COVID, the longing to be home with my friends and family has become more and more these last 2 years. It made me think back to a project I had worked on with Boot Barn in 2018 for one of their commercials.” shares Mary Sarah. “When working on the song, I couldn’t help but have that feeling of wanting to head home, and what better time to do that than the holidays! That thought began the journey of making my own Christmas version of the already classic ‘Country Roads’. I hope this version brings joy and love, and I hope everyone gets to be with their loved ones this year!”

Country Rebel media and lifestyle outlet is premiering four special performance videos by Mary Sarah. The first video features her heartbreakingly relatable song “Boys In Bars,” and will be followed by “Without You,” “Chain Smokin’,” and “Stubborn.” Mary Sarah was also featured on Country Rebel with CMA and ACM award-winning and Grammy-nominated hitmaker, David Frizzell for a special duet of Frizzell’s hit tune, “You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma.”

To watch David Frizzell and Mary Sarah perform “You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma” on Country Rebel, visit HERE (Facebook preview) and HERE (full YouTube performance).

Show dates and times are as follows:

Wed 11/10 at 5 PM CT - “Boys In Bars”

Mon 11/22 at 11:30 AM CT - “Without You”

Fri 12/10 at 5 PM CT - “Chain Smokin’”

Wed 12/22 at 5 PM CT - “Stubborn”

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