Title - 'Down Home Christmas'
Artist - The Oak Ridge Boys
GRAMMY® Award-winning and Country Music Hall of Fame members, The Oak Ridge Boys will once again celebrate the Christmas season with their timeless hits and holiday classics on their 2019 Christmas album, Down Home Christmas.
Produced by Dave Cobb and recorded at Nashville's legendary RCA Studio A, this quite wondrous new Christmas collection includes standards - such as 'Amazing Grace' and 'Silent Night' - alongside new favorites such as 'Don't Go Pullin' On Santa Claus Beard' (written by hit-maker Anderson East) and 'South Alabama Christmas' (written by Jamey Johnson).
In fact, Down Home Christmas (out now via Lightning Rod Records) marks the Oaks' 30th annual Christmas tour, eighth Christmas album, and third album collaboration with producer Dave Cobb; but there's just something fresh, a little crisp, a wee bit more roaring open fire about this one, if you ask me.
1. 'The Family Piano'
3. 'Bring Daddy Home For Christmas'
4. 'Reindeer On The Roof'
5. 'Silent Night'
6. 'Hallelujah Emmanuel'
7. 'Down Home Christmas'
8. 'South Alabama Christmas'
9. 'Don’t Go Pullin’ On Santa Claus’ Beard'
10. 'Amazing Grace'
The boys - Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban - kick things off with the hearty gathering song 'The Family Piano' which they back up seamlessly with the joyous 'Angels,' the read-aloud pondering missive 'Bring Daddy Home for Christmas,' and both the deep blues vibe of 'Reindeer on the Roof,' and then a quietly stunning 'Silent Night.'
An uplifting 'Hallelujah Emmanuel' is next and that's followed by a rambunctious 'Down Home Christmas,' the lo-fi country of 'South Alabama Christmas,' and then the album rounds out with the fun 'Don't Go Pullin' on Santa Claus' Beard' and (after a quick spoken word intro) an uplifting, stirring rendition of 'Amazing Grace.'
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Oak Ridge Boys Down Home Christmas Tour 2019:
NOV 13 -The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo.
NOV 14 – The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo.
NOV 15 – Orpheum Theatre / Sioux City, Iowa
NOV 16 – Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel / Deadwood, S.D.
NOV 17 – Aberdeen Civic Arena / Aberdeen, S.D.
NOV 18 – Wild Rose Casino & Resort / Jefferson, Iowa
NOV 19 – Hartman Arena / Park City, Kan.
NOV 20 – The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo.
NOV 21 – The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo.
NOV 22 – Peoria Civic Center Theater / Peoria, Ill.
NOV 23 – The Vern Riffe Center For The Arts / Portsmouth, Ohio
NOV 24 – River City Casino / St. Louis, Mo.
NOV 30 – Memorial Hall / Independence, Kan.
DEC 01 – McCain Auditorium / Manhattan, Kan.
DEC 04 – UMBC Events Center / Baltimore, Md.
DEC 05 – Riviera Theatre / N. Tonawanda, N.Y.
DEC 06 – Palace Theatre / Greensburg, Pa.
DEC 07 – Roland E. Powell Convention Center / Ocean City, Md.
DEC 11 – Paramount Theater / Anderson, Ind.
DEC 14 – Honeywell Center / Wabash, Ind.
DEC 15 – Renfro Valley Entertainment Center / Renfro Valley, Ky.
DEC 18 – Mayo Civic Center Presentation / Rochester, Minn
DEC 19 – Five Flags Center / Dubuque, Iowa
DEC 20 – Shooting Star Casino Hotel / Mahnomen, Minn.
DEC 21 – Crystal Grand Music Theatre / Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
DEC 22 – Rialto Square Theatre / Joliet, Ill.