Jennifer Nettles Announces Track List to New 10-Song Holiday Album, “To Celebrate Christmas”

Jennifer Nettles Announces Track List to New 10-Song Holiday Album, “To Celebrate Christmas”

You can add Jennifer Nettles‘ name to the list of country stars who are releasing a holiday album this fall—a list that includes Reba McEntire, Loretta Lynn, Kacey Musgraves, Rascal Flatts, Chris Young and Brett Eldredge, among others.

Jennifer’s new album, To Celebrate Christmas, is scheduled to drop on Oct. 28 and features 10 songs, including Christmas standards “Do You Hear What I Hear,” “O Holy Night” and “The First Noel.” The album also features vocals from Idina Menzel on “Little Drummer Boy” and Andra Day on “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman,” as well as the Dolly Parton-penned “Circle of Love.”

“I’m such a lover of this season and all of the magical feelings that surround us during the holidays so it will be exciting to share it with fans at our live shows,” said Jennifer in a press release. “Especially since the birth of my son, who arrived to us in December, I’ve found even more joy Christmas traditions and music. Having both Idina and Andra lend their idyllic voices to some of my favorite songs is the bow on top!”

To Celebrate Christmas is available for pre-order now.

To Celebrate Christmas Track List
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1. “Go Tell It on the Mountain”
2. “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” (featuring Andra Day)
3. “Little Drummer Boy” (featuring Idina Menzel)
4. “Celebrate Me Home”
5. “Circle of Love”
6. “Do You Hear What I Hear”
7. “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep”
8. “O Holy Night”
9. “Merry Christmas With Love”
10. “The First Noel”

photo courtesy of Big Machine Records

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell