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Christmas Music Playlists with Randy Travis Songs
Christmas Songs To Treasure Forever And Ever, Amen
Randy Travis has been one of country music's leading lights since the 1980's with a string of multi-million albums and number one singles. Given his rich tonal voice, and the season's long list of famous crooners, a move into the Christmas market was inevitable and it didn't take long for Travis' first festive record to drop.
Since Jim Reeves released 'An Old Christmas Card' (surely a template a festive state of mind) country music has shown itself as adept at recreating the sense of Christmas past, the sepia tinged childhood memories where Christmas was more a special feeling than an excuse for outdoing each other in the gift buying department. This is surely what Randy had in mind when his first Christmas record came out in 1989. The 10-track 'An Old Time Christmas' was a mix of the familiar and new with 'White Christmas Makes Me Blue' and 'How Do I Wrap My Heart Up For Christmas' (which was especially good fun) holding their own amongst staples such as 'Winter Wonderland', 'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town' and 'The Christmas Song'. With trusty accompaniment from the Nashville All-Stars Travis weaved a warm brew of festive delights that recalled the golden age of the Christmas LP. By 1989 Travis was at the peak of his popularity and although 'Old Time Christmas' is unlikely to kick-start the Christmas party it is nonetheless perfect for those quieter moments over the holidays.
Randy's second Christmas album 'Songs of the Season' arrived almost two decades later in 2007. Closing with his own song 'The King' this mellow 13-song collection barely reflected the singer's move away from country towards gospel music. Quite unlike his first Christmas album 'Songs For The Season' mostly contained well-known standards but don't let that feel like a disappointment as Travis warmly recalibrated songs such as 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas', 'O Holy Night' and 'Angels We Have Heard On High' with his unique brand of homeliness. First track ‘(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays’ is indicative of the fair on offer with a fiddle and piano skirting quickly around the place while Randy’s now maturing vocals sound enthusiastic and inviting. One of the album’s many highlights is a new track called 'Nothing's Gonna Bring Me Down (At Christmas Time)' which has a delightful swing, some delightful slide guitar and Randy with a glint in his eye at the thought of another Christmas time. ‘Songs of The Season’ has a greater pep in its step than its predecessor that sees even well-worn carols like ‘Joy To The World’ capable of lighting up any yuletide barn dance.Author: Kevin