Florida Georgia Line, Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Darius Rucker, and Brenda Lee will share their Christmas stories of faith and inspiration in Deborah Evans Price's new book "Country Faith Christmas." The book will be on shelves on October 19th.
It will feature a foreword written by Kimberly Schlapman (Little Big Town) and four Advent meditations from Charlie Daniels. The stars share their holiday stories, family traditions, memorable gifts, personal recipes, and favorite Christmas carols. Compiled by the Country Music Association's (CMA) award-winning journalist and author Deborah Evans Price, "Country Faith Christmas" is the holiday follow-up to the immensely popular "Country Faith."
"It's been a pleasure and privilege to put together Country Faith Christmas," says Price."This book contains so many wonderful stories that fans will enjoy, and I'm especially excited for people to see the amazing photos the artists have shared. Some of the photos include Alan Jackson sitting on Santa's lap, a pint-sized Vince Gill clutching a football, Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard gathered around the Christmas tree with his family,Phil Vassar with a set of drums he received as a child, Reba with a special gift from her sister Susie, along with many other special moments."
In Country Faith Christmas, country music fans will discover:
• Alan Jackson's family tradition of going to church on Christmas Eve followed by a driving tour of Nashville's Christmas lights. Jackson also shares his family recipe for Christmas Fruit Salad.
• Reba McEntire's strong faith includes a family tradition of singing "Happy Birthday" to Jesus every year before opening packages on Christmas morning.
• Brenda Lee remembers a poor childhood in Georgia, with her dad whittling the children's Christmas gifts, and the love of family and belief in God as the best gift each holiday season.
• And holiday stories and photos from thirty-four more country music stars.
Price is an award-winning writer and music history analyst. Price started her career atRadio & Records and was the Country and Christian editor for Billboard Magazine. Now a freelance writer, Price's writing has appeared in Country Weekly, People, First, Simple Grace and Rolling Stone Country, among others. She has also authored several books, including the CMA Awards Vault and Country Faith. In 2013, she won the CMA's Media Achievement Award and was also honored with the Gospel Music Association's Mainstream Contribution to Gospel Music Award. Price lives in the Nashville area with her husband, Gary, and her son, Trey.
For more information about Country Faith Christmas and Regnery Publishing please visit www.regnery.com.