Christmas really isn’t that far away, and I think just about every country artist is hoping you will pick them to put inside your stocking! Every one of these CDs would make a great Christmas gift. The first one came out today, and it belongs to Darius Rucker. The CD is called Learn To Live, and includes his current hit, "Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It."
Other CDs to watch for are Tim McGraw’s Greatest Hits 3, release date Oct. 7; Kenny Chesney, Lucky Old Sun; Little Big Town, A Place to Land (re-release with 4 new songs); Elvis Presley Christmas Duets; and Billy Currington, A Little Bit of Everything, are all scheduled to release on Oct. 14.
If you don’t know about the new Elvis Presley Christmas Duets CD, it’s going to be a good one. Technology has brought Elvis back to the spotlight, taking some of his Christmas songs, and re-recording them with a partner. Anne Murray and Elvis will sing "Silver Bells;" Martina McBride, "Blue Christmas."
Little Big Town, "O Little Town of Bethlehem;" Gretchen Wilson, "Merry Christmas Baby," Wynonna, "Santa Clause is Back in Town," Sara Evans, "Silent Night," Leann Rimes, "Here Comes Santa Claus," Amy Grant, "White Christmas," and Carrie Underwood, "I’ll Be Home For Christmas." When Sony BMG made the announcement that the CD would be out in October, they had one more spot to fill — Jennifer Nettles, "To Be Determined." (I don’t see Blue Christmas in that list … maybe?)
On Oct. 21, we’ll get Lee Ann Womack’s CD, Call Me Crazy. Three more are coming out on Oct. 28, those are Mark Willls, Familiar Stranger; Reba McIntire, 50 Greatest Hits; and Rascal Flatts Greatest Hits. Nice to see Mark releasing something new – seems like it’s been a while.
We can look for Brad Paisley on Nov. 4, his new one is called Play. Taylor Swift’s "Fearless" and Billy Ray Cyrus’ "Back In Tennessee" will be out on Nov. 11; and, on Nov. 18, we’ll get Randy Houser’s debut CD, which I believe is going to be self-titled. And last, we have Trace Adkins coming out on Nov. 25. That title hasn’t been released yet.
Now you can all go make out your Christmas List. I think mine is already finished.
Before I go, I just wanted to mention one more thing – and that is the new look of Country’s Chatter. I hope that you are all enjoying the layout, and some of the added features of the site.
If you click on "About," at the top, you’ll find out there really is a lady called "Country," and learn a little about me. You will also find a comment area, set up so you can suggest ideas for articles; correct my mistakes (yes, now and again, I make them); request links you would like to see added to my page, leave a comment, or even check into advertising your service or products on this site.
I really do appreciate all of the comments I’ve received from you guys since I started this blog back in February. I look forward to the photos you e-mail, and your messages and suggestions. So, please keep them coming.
That will do it for tonight. I hope you all have a great day tomorrow! Keep in touch! You’re the reason I’m here!