Country Stars Read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (Version 1)

Country Stars Read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (Version 1)

To wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season, we’ve brought together some of your favorite country music stars to read the classic holiday poem, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (Version 1)

Feel free to follow along with the poem…

Alan Jackson:
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse

Dolly Parton:

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there

Keith Urban:

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugarplums danced in their heads

Kenny Chesney:

And Mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter’s nap

Maren Morris:

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter

Cam:

Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

Craig Morgan:

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of midday to objects below.

Miranda Lambert:

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer

Jake Owen:

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.

Luke Combs

More rapid than eagles his reindeer they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

Old Dominion:

Brad: Now, Dasher! Now, Dancer!
Geoff: Now, Prancer and Vixen!
Whit: On, Comet! On, Cupid!
Trevor: On, Donner and Blitzen!
Matthew :To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!

Lauren Alaina:

So up to the house top the reindeer they flew,
With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas, too.

Darius Rucker:

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.

Kellie Pickler:

As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.

Tyler Farr:

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.

Trisha Yearwood:

A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

Carrie Underwood:

His eyes—how they twinkled! His dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!

Kane Brown:

His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

Martina McBride:

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.

Jerrod Niemann:

He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook, when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

Sara Evans:

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!

Kelly Clarkson:

A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

Luke Bryan:

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.

Chris Young:

And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

Brad Paisley:

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.

Garth Brooks:

But I heard him exclaim, as he drove out of sight,
‘Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!’

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Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde’s This Town Talks tour gets rolling next month in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Then for the next 7 months she’ll be crisscrossing this nation playing shows from Georgia to Montana and everywhere in between.

So, with all that travel, and different locations, packing for a tour can present some challenges. Ashley shares one basic piece of advice when it comes to preparing for the road, “At first, learning how to pack for on tour…I really didn’t do a good job. I guess maybe I thought I was leaving for summer camp. So, I would spend a couple of weeks where I overpacked, and a couple of weeks where I under packed. Just let me tell you…if you have to choose between the two – overpack. You can put those clothes away when you get back.”

 

Photo Credit: Daniel Meigs