Charley Pride “Christmas In My Hometown, 1970, Classic Album Review Charley Pride singing Christmas music is still great in this house.

Charley Pride “Christmas In My Hometown, 1970, Classic Album Review Charley Pride singing Christmas music is still great in this house.

Greetings from Asheville, where the good music is always on the turntable. Continuing our look at some classic Country Christmas albums, by heading back to 1970 for Charley Pride’s holiday release, Christmas In My Home Town. 1970 had been a good year for Charley Pride. Entering the fall, he was … Continue reading

Lynn Anderson “The Christmas Album”, 1971, Classic Album Review

Lynn Anderson “The Christmas Album”, 1971, Classic Album Review

Greetings from Asheville, where the great sounds of Christmas are always on the turntable. Today’s Classic Album Review remembers another vintage Country Christmas album of year’s past, Lynn Anderson The Christmas Album. Released in November 1971, Lynn recorded nine of the eleven tracks the previous summer. Lynn recorded the other … Continue reading

Christmas 1967, was “Christmas With Hank Snow”. Classic Album Review Hank Snow's only Christmas album came out in 1967.

Christmas 1967, was “Christmas With Hank Snow”. Classic Album Review Hank Snow's only Christmas album came out in 1967.

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always found on the turntable. So many Christmas albums have been released, over the years, it is inevitable that some get forgotten about, over time. They fade into obscurity as newer releases take their place on the airwaves and in store shelves. Today’s … Continue reading

Christmas Favorites: The Living Voices “Little Drummer Boy” The voices Of Anita Kerr's Singers from Nashville, Tennessee

Christmas Favorites: The Living Voices “Little Drummer Boy” The voices Of Anita Kerr's Singers from Nashville, Tennessee

Here’s one of my favorite Christmas albums. The Living Voices The Little Drummer Boy. First released in 1963, this is a late 60’s copy, as RCA switched to that label style in ’68. This is another of those “family tradition” albums that has been played every Christmas as long as … Continue reading

Classic Album Review – Christmas Time With The Judds A look back at a refreshing interpretation of Christmas favorites from 1987

Classic Album Review – Christmas Time With The Judds A look back at a refreshing interpretation of Christmas favorites from 1987

Today, we take a look back at The Judds‘ 1987 release, “Christmas Time With The Judds”. This release featured refreshing takes on eight Christmas classics, plus one newer track. Released in October, the album has been available every Christmas, since. I hadn’t listened to this album in it’s entirety for quite … Continue reading

Ultimate Twang Christmas Single Of The Day; Skip Ewing “Christmas Carol” Was labeled the B side (with Steve Wariner as the A side), but became a country Christmas classic

Ultimate Twang Christmas Single Of The Day; Skip Ewing “Christmas Carol” Was labeled the B side (with Steve Wariner as the A side), but became a country Christmas classic

One of the things I always looked forward to, both as a country music listener, and later, as a radio air personality was the Christmas music. And part of that included the anticipation of the new releases that came, each year. Sometimes, artists released whole albums, and often, those that … Continue reading

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