Chris Young loves Christmastime, and it was a gift that he received on Christmas Day as a boy that pointed him towards his musical destiny.
Chris told us, “I actually got my first guitar as a Christmas gift. So, that’s one that’s always going to stand out in my mind as a gift that, you know, I picked up and was so excited to have. And, then realized it was going to take me a really long time to learn to play it.”
He added, “But, it’s obviously brought me a lot of joy over the years being able to sit down and kick up an instrument and just sing and play. So, that was pretty special.”
25 Of Country Music’s Best Christmas Songs
This song was written by Grand Ole Opry star Grandpa Jones and was a fan favorite on Reba’s very first Christmas album.
A Christmas song written and recorded in 1970 by Puerto Rican singer/songwriter José Feliciano. Garth and Trisha sang the song together at Disney Park’s Christmas celebration in 2016.
It’s a brand new gem from Kelly’s newest Christmas album. Stapleton previously co-wrote a song for Clarkson with Justin Timberlake called “Born To Die” on the soundtrack to the feature film ‘Trolls World Tour.’
A classic done to perfection. This was on Martina’s second reissue of her 1998 White Christmas album. She kept adding more songs with each reissue.
A song originally record in 1965 by Buck Owens. A true classic that has been done by Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt and even the cast of Duck Dynasty. Paisley, who was a friend of Buck for years before he died in 2006, does it best.
George’s first Christmas album, this classic is pure Strait, a fun version of a song we all know the words to, thanks to Gene Autry.
Luke’s take on the Chuck Berry classic. Luke is one country star who has yet to do a whole Christmas album.
A solid version of one of the best Christmas songs of all time. Kacey performed it with Camila on her Amazon holiday TV special.
This song has been covered by so many country stars, but Blake’s is one of the best. Shelton reissued this album in 2017.
Of all the versions of this song, Martina McBride’s 1998 version is still the very best. Which is saying something: the song has been around since 1847.
This was the song Dolly released before the album and her version is so touching. The whole album is nominated for a Grammy at the upcoming 2022 show in January.
Chris Young loves Christmas and a holiday album was on his wish list from the beginning of his career. In 2016, his wish came true and this is the highlight of the project.
Kelly’s version with Ronnie Dunn rises to the top as their voices sound so natural together.
Yeah, it’s that familiar song and Reba does it better than anyone.
This song will make anyone smile and hearing Carrie’s young son sing with his mom is just adorable.
Charles Kelley’s singing of this classic Beach Boys Christmas song is infectious. It even holds up to the original.
This is only Brett’s third album and timed just right to show everyone just who is “Mr. Christmas” in country music. All the songs on this amazing album are great.
The title track of this brand-new album from the Pistol Annies. This original song might just be a future holiday standard.
Yes, we already included a version of this song by Kelly Clarkson and Ronnie Dunn, but Brett and Meghan Trainor’s version is just magical. It would have made Dean Martin proud.
A fun song and one that is rarely covered. Darius said when the album came out, "I am so excited to finally make a Christmas album. This has been a lifelong dream, and I hope my fans enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed making it."
One of my all-time favorite Christmas songs and Lady A’s version of the song is one I put on repeat. Hillary Scott sings with such fun and excitement in her voice on their version. It’s a mood lifter for sure.
Keith Urban needs to do a holiday album if all the songs on it will be as good as this Christmas single he released in 2019.
An original song written by Dolly that has become a true classic.
This song is sung so very beautifully and so was the video that Carrie and John Legend filmed during 2020. The video won a 2021 CMT Music Award.
You can say Gwen isn’t country but with her husband Blake Shelton she has charted two number one country songs. Their voices together and the song’s sweet message are all number one material.