Thursday, December 1, 2016

"Tennessee Christmas" by Amy Grant + Giveaway

When I think Christmas albums, two immediately jump to mind: Amy Grant's Home for Christmas and Mariah Carey's Merry Christmas. Then a host of others follow them, as I really like Christmas music!

Home for Christmas is probably the first "grown up" Christmas album I ever listened to—in Miss Lipke's junior high home ec class, while we made Christmas cookies. I've enjoyed it so much over the years, so I was thrilled to learn that Amy Grant had a new Christmas album releasing!

Track List:
1. Tennessee Christmas
2. To Be Together
3. Christmas For You And Me
4. Melancholy Christmas
5. December
6. White Christmas
7. Joy To The World
8. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
9. Baby, It's Cold Outside (featuring Vince Gill)
10. Christmas Don't Be Late
11. Still Can't Sleep
12. Another Merry Christmas
13. O Come, All Ye Faithful

Tennessee Christmas is ... not what I was expecting. That's not to say it's bad—I actually enjoy many of the songs—but it's more mellow and melancholy than I anticipated. Many of the songs are understated—no beautiful orchestral arrangements, just vocals, piano, guitar, and drums for the most part. This isn't the album to put on while trimming the tree, but it is an album to listen to during more contemplative moments.

I especially enjoyed "Christmas for You and Me," "Baby It's Cold Outside" (featuring Grant's husband Vince Gill), "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," and "Still Can't Sleep"—unsurprisingly, they're some of the more upbeat songs on the album!

Bottom line: I might not love this album, but I do like it. I'll definitely be adding the songs to my Christmas mixes. 4 stars.

Buy the album: iTunes, Amazon
Listen to the song "To Be Together."

Enter to win a copy!
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  1. I am currently listening to Red Mountain Music's Silent Night. I love love love it. You can listen to it for free!

    1. Thanks for sharing, Gail! I've been streaming it at my desk all afternoon!

  2. I love all Christmas music but my current favorite is Michael W. Smith and Friends The Spirit of Christmas!

    1. That is a good one--I love all of Michael W. Smith's Christmas albums!

  3. To Be Together is my favorite piece on the album. Good words, good tune


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