Brett Young Preps All-Star Christmas Album and CMT Special Sounds Like Nashville

Brett Young Preps All-Star Christmas Album and CMT Special Sounds Like Nashville

One of country’s most-distinctive modern crooners is gearing up for a big Christmas season, as Brett Young unwraps the details of two new holiday projects.

Working with some of his country-star pals, he’ll release Brett Young & Friends Sing The Christmas Classics on October 22, with a CMT Crossroads special to follow.

Sharing the news today (September 24), Young reveals an eight-song project focused on traditional favorites, and celebrating the spirit of togetherness. He’s joined with vocal contributions by Colbie Caillat, Sam Fischer, Dann Huff, Darius Rucker, Maddie & Tae, Chris Tomlin and Phil Wickham, with “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” (featuring Fischer) out now.

Featuring a mix of string-laden, classic-pop sounds and modern production by Noah Needleman, the album follows Young’s 2020 release of “Silver Bells,” which he says set the mood for the full project.

“I’ve always known that I wanted to make a Christmas album one day, it was just a matter of figuring out how I could do something a little bit different,” Young explains. “We tapped into an old school, lo-fi sound with ‘Silver Bells,’ and knew we had the blueprint for a full album. It means the world that so many incredible artists who I respect were open to singing with me on the project … we don’t take the title ‘Brett Young and Friends’ lightly!” 

Meanwhile, Young and his cast will bring the album to life in a holiday-performance special, with CMT Crossroads Christmas: Brett Young & Friends arriving later this year. Young is currently on tour, having released his third album, Weekends Look A Little Different These Days, in June. His current single, “Not Yet,” follows an unbroken string of chart-topping hits.

Brett Young and Friends Sing The Christmas Classics Track List:
“Silver Bells”
“White Christmas” ft. Colbie Caillat
“The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)” ft. Phil Wickham
“The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)” ft. Dann Huff
“Silent Night” ft. Chris Tomlin
“Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” ft. Maddie & Tae
“Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” ft. Darius Rucker
“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” ft. Sam Fischer 

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