While some of us have barely put away our summer clothing, Darius Rucker is already looking forward to the holiday season. This year, he’ll release his first Christmas album, titled Home for the Holidays.
Speaking to CMT’s Cody Alan, Rucker spoke about his inspiration for the project. “We wanted to make a Bing Crosby, you know… Johnny Mathis kind of Christmas record,” he says, “and I think we succeeded… I can’t wait for people to hear it.”
In addition to a bevy of holiday classics, Rucker added two originals to the track list, including “What God Wants for Christmas,” a track he’s particularly excited about. “We wrote a song called ‘What God Wants for Christmas”,” Rucker tells Alan. “Usually, you get made ‘cause they start playing Christmas songs before Thanksgiving, but I can’t wait for people to hear it. I’m so proud of it.”
The album will also feature a duet with Sheryl Crow on the classic “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”
— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) September 6, 2014
Home for the Holidays Track Listing:
1. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
2. White Christmas
3. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
4. Winter Wonderland
5. Please Come Home For Christmas
6. What God Wants For Christmas
7. Baby, It’s Cold Outside (featuring Sheryl Crow)
8. O Come, All Ye Faithful
9. You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
10. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
11. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
12. Candy Cane Christmas
Home for the Holidays will be released before quite a few other holidays on October 27th, but few things sound like a better combination than “Hootie” and the holidays!
And if you’re already feeling festive, here’s Darius Rucker with “Winter Wonderland!”
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