Sunday, November 27, 2016

Tennessee Christmas by Amy Grant, with a giveaway

CD description:

Amy Grant, one of the most iconic and beloved songwriters in Christian music, is set to release her first all new Christmas album in nearly 20 years. Tennessee Christmas features an updated recording of the Amy Grant Christmas standard, “Tennessee Christmas,” 6 new songs and traditional Christmas favorites “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” (featuring Vince Gill), “O Come All Ye Faithful” & “Joy To The World.” This brand new album showcases Amy’s classic vocal with intimate and mellow arrangements, interspersed with personal stories and holiday memories. Featuring a team of acclaimed producers, this medley of seasonal tracks is sure to be a record that is returned to year after year. 

Christmas music has become synonymous with Amy Grant over the years, which has led to over 2.7 million Christmas albums sold in her career. This season, Grant will embark on a west coast Christmas tour and stop at the iconic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee with husband Vince Gill for 9 shows.

Track List

Tennessee Christmas
To Be Together
Christmas For You And Me
Melancholy Christmas
December
White Christmas
Joy To The World
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
Baby, It's Cold Outside
Christmas Don't Be Late
Still Can't Sleep
Another Merry Christmas
O Come, All Ye Faithful

My review:

  It isn't often that I get the chance to review a CD, and rarer still to have the chance to review a CD I would normally purchase.

  I don't listen to much of Amy Grant's usual music, but have always liked her Christmas and hymn CDs, which I think I own all of.

  This CD has 13 cuts, all of them new recordings, and 6 of them new songs. My favorites: Tennessee Christmas, Christmas For You and Me, and White Christmas. She unfortunately recorded one of my all time least favorite Christmas sons, Baby It's Cold Outside. I also am not found of  Melancholy Christmas, finding it a sad song that doesn't add to the recording.

 The title cut is a new recording of her famous Tennessee Christmas. I would have to say I still like the original better, but this one is also well done enough that I actually like it.

 Overall,  the CD is a departure from her other Christmas CDs. It is very low-key, and has no songs that I would call upbeat, but it is a good departure from her normal Christmas fare. I have been listening to the CD a lot since I got it, and other than skipping "Baby It's Cold Outside", have enjoyed  the whole CD and find it a welcome addition to my Christmas music collection.


Giveaway:

  Courtesy of FlyBy Promotions, I have one of these CDs to give away to one person who comments on this CD review, either on here or on Facebook.

 To enter, simply comment with either your favorite Christmas song, or your favorite Christmas album.

 I will draw a winner using random.org on December 7.

Thanks to FlyBy Promotions for the review and giveaway copy of Tennessee Christmas.

3 comments:

Steven Matlock said...

It's hard to pick just one favorite, but Joy to the World is definitely one of my favorites.

Joseph Matlock said...

I have always loved Silent Night, especially the story behind it as well as the song.

Lynne said...

My favorite is What Child Is This.