NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sept 17, 2014 - Country music superstar Alan Jackson’s 25th Anniversary celebration continues as he rings in the holiday season a little early with the re-release of his popular Christmas classics album Let It Be Christmas on October 27. Let It Be Christmas was produced by Jackson’s long-time producer and friend, Keith Stegall; the album will be re-released by ACR (Alan’s Country Records) and EMI Records Nashville and will be available at all digital retailers.
Upon the original release of Let It Be Christmas, Rolling Stone told readers, “It’s a treat to hear Jackson add some brass to ‘Jingle Bells’ and swing through ‘Winter Wonderland’,” adding, “Jackson warms up eight other chestnuts with his voice, warm hot chocolate with the comfortable touch of twang, and even the one original (the title track) dances along with life.” Entertainment Weekly noted, “…the arrangements suit Jackson’s baritone and style….” while Country Weekly offered, “When Alan lets loose his smoothly commanding voice on these songs, you may feel as if you’re hearing them for the first time.”
Let It Be Christmas will be released on the heels of his two record-breaking sold out Artist-In-Residence shows at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum (Oct 8 and Oct 22); the events coincide with his new exhibition Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country, which runs through March 2015 at the facility. The Grammy-winning Grand Ole Opry and Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame member will roll out of the Christmas holidays and into 2015 with a 25-city 25th Anniversary tour to kick off the new year.
Track listing for Let It Be Christmas
- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
- Winter Wonderland
- O Come, All Ye Faithful
- Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
- The Christmas Song
- Silent Night
- Let It Be Christmas
- Jingle Bells
- White Christmas
- Silver Bells
- Away In A Manger
About Alan Jackson
In his 25-year career, Jackson has been steadfast in his love for traditional music while enjoying major chart success. Since signing his record deal in June 1989, he has sold nearly 60 million albums worldwide and ranks as one of the 10 best-selling country artists of all-time. He has released more than 60 singles—registering 50 Top Ten hits and 35 #1s (including 26 Billboard #1s). He has earned more than 150 music industry awards—including 18 Academy of Country Music Awards, 16 Country Music Association Awards, a pair of Grammys and ASCAP’s Founders and Golden Note Awards. He is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry.
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