‘Glittery’ – Kacey Musgraves
Kacey Musgraves debuted her new, original Christmas track “Glittery” ahead of the release of her very own Amazon Prime Video holiday special, "The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show”. The warm romantic holiday tune features Australian pop singer Troye Sivan. Fans can have a listen to “Glittery” and all of the songs featured on the special on its accompanying soundtrack.
‘Christmas In The Country’ - Thomas Rhett
Thomas Rhett is ringing in the holiday season with his first-ever Christmas songs. The three-time Grammy nominee unveiled two tracks: His original “Christmas in the Country” and a cover of “The Christmas Song”. “Christmas in the Country” finds Rhett reminiscing about his hometown and holiday traditions.
“Christmas is hands-down my favourite time of year,” said Rhett in a statement. "We have so many Christmas traditions in our family that include a lot of festive music, but I’ve never recorded anything myself. Lauren has wanted me to make some Christmas music for a long time, so this year felt like the right time to finally take a stab at writing something and to put my own twist on one of the all-time classics."
‘I’ll Be Your Santa Tonight’ – Keith Urban
Keith Urban’s first-ever Christmas song is a must-have on your holiday playlist. Written alongside one of country music’s top songwriters Shane McAnally, the four-minute track sees Urban singing about a Christmas gone terribly wrong, with lyrics including, “The weatherman says / It ain't gonna snow this year / And the fog is too heavy / To cut a path for the reindeer.”
“I’ve always wanted to record a Christmas song but I really wanted to try and write something new,” said Urban of the original track.
‘The First Noel’ – Brett Eldredge
Brett Eldredge is no stranger to treating fans with holiday tunes, including his stunning version of “The First Noel”, which has to be one of our favourites. His Christmas album Glow also features “Do You Hear What I Hear”, “Silver Bells”, “Sleigh Ride”, “A Holly Jolly Christmas”, “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” and many more.
‘Winter Wonderland’ – Blake Shelton
Blake Shelton puts his country spin on the holiday classic “Winter Wonderland”. The track is featured on Shelton’s first Christmas album Cheers, It’s Christmas, which also features “Blue Christmas”, “Silver Bells”, “White Christmas”, and many more.
‘Santa Looked A lot Like Daddy’ – Brad Paisley
Originally recorded by Buck Owens, Brad Paisley’s cover of the hilarious “Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy” quickly became a fan-favourite. Paisley’s version was featured on his Brad Paisley Christmas album, which also features “Silver Bells”, “Winter Wonderland”, and “Silent Night”.
‘Run Run Rudolph’ – Luke Bryan
Originally performed by Chuck Berry in 1958, “Run Run Rudolph” has since been covered numerous times, but Luke Bryan’s rockin’ take on the classic quickly became a hit, becoming the second-highest charting version of the song.
‘All I Want For Christmas Is A Real Good Tan’ – Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney’s original “All I Want for Christmas Is a Real Good Tan” will take away those winter blues all holiday long. The track is featured on Chesney’s first Christmas album of the same name.
‘Do You Hear What I Hear’ – Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood is no stranger to putting out Christmas material, but her take on the traditional “Do You Hear What I Hear” is definitely a standout. Underwood has also released covers of classic holiday songs like “O Holy Night”, “The First Noel”, and “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”.
‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ – Lady Antebellum
Before scoring their first No. 1 hit with “Run to You” in 2009, Lady Antebellum made waves with their rendition of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”. The trio -- Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood – have also released their own renditions of “A Holly Jolly Christmas”, “Silver Bells”, and “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”, among others.