See the Track List to Chris Young’s New Christmas Album That Features Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley and Boyz II Men

See the Track List to Chris Young’s New Christmas Album That Features Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley and Boyz II Men

More details are emerging from Chris Young about his upcoming holiday album, It Must Be Christmas, which is scheduled to drop on Oct. 14.

Chris revealed today (Sept. 19) that the 10-song offering features vocals from Alan Jackson (“There’s a New Kid in Town”), Brad Paisley (“The First Noel”) and R&B icons Boyz II Men (“Silent Night”). By the way, do you recall this Boyz II Men awesomeness from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air?

Chis co-wrote two original Christmas songs for the project: “Under the Weather” and the title track, “It Must Be Christmas.”

“I’m really excited about the Christmas album,” said Chris to NCD. “It’s just such a cool thing for me. I’m Comin’ Over was my fifth album. With this Christmas album, this will be my sixth, which I can’t believe. I’ve gotten to do a lot of really cool things in my career, but I love Christmas music and I’ve only ever put out one Christmas song that was on a Sony collection album. To be able to have a full project to really put my hands on is unbelievable.”

Chris also mentioned that his favorite Christmas album as a child was Alan Jackson’s 1993 Honky Tonk Christmas.

“Yeah, definitely I have a favorite holiday album,” said Chris. “There’s a whole album to me, and I’ve referenced it a lot, but that Alan Jackson Christmas record to me was great—it was that and the Beach Boys’ Christmas album. Those two things had to be played or it wasn’t Christmastime at my house. That was it. I can tell you I did not cut this, but the one that always makes me laugh is Alan’s ‘Please Daddy, Don’t Get Drunk This Christmas.’ I was actually walking through a supermarket singing it at as a kid at one point. My mom was like, ‘You have to stop singing that. People are going to think there’s something wrong.'”

It Must Be Christmas Track List
592cfa87-1f86-441f-a306-b80714c623a01. “The Christmas Song”
2. “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”
3. “Under the Weather”
4. “There’s a New Kid in Town” (feat. Alan Jackson)
5. “Holly Jolly Christmas”
6. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
7. “The First Noel” (feat. Brad Paisley)
8. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”
9. “Silent Night” (feat. Boyz II Men)
10. “It Must Be Christmas”

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Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Earlier this year Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard announced that while Florida Georgia Line would continue, both guys would also be venturing out to do their own musical projects. As their FGL song “Long Live” is knocking on the door to number-1, Tyler is also climbing the chart with Tim McGraw and their duet “Undivided.”

Now, Brian is giving fans a taste of what’s to come with his solo project – he shared, “There’s a new kind of cowboy in town…who’s ready to ride this wave? Can’t wait for y’all to hear this new music.”

Brian also made some news in announcing that he’s partnering with Warner Music Nashville when it comes to any future solo projects he has, “I couldn’t be more grateful for everyone who has helped me on my journey to get here. I’m humbled to team up with Warner Music Nashville to take the music I’ve been dreamin’ and schemin’ up to the next level. This is just the beginning of a whole new adventure. My vision for what’s next is a vibe and state of mind – get ready to ride the wave with ya Beach Cowboy, y’all!”

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