Jennifer Nettles is prepping for the season early with the release of her first holiday album, 'To Celebrate Christmas', due out October 28 on Big Machine Records. The 10-track collection highlights Jennifer's signature Country twang while her enthusiastic spirit illuminates the mix of festive anthems and traditional standards.
Wrapping each track with care, GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Julian Raymond joined Jennifer in the studio. The project shines with dynamic harmonies with Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel on "Little Drummer Boy," and the Jazz-influenced melody alongside American-soul sensation Andra Day on "God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman." Friend and mentor - angelic icon Dolly Parton - penned "Circle Of Love" and teased the news of 'To Celebrate Christmas'. Jennifer will also star in the NBC television special based on Dolly's life this December called Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love, a holiday-themed sequel to the rating success Coat of Many Colors.
"I'm such a lover of this season and all of the magical feelings that surround us during the holidays so it will be exciting to share it with fans at our live shows," expressed Jennifer. "Especially since the birth of my son, who arrived to us in December, I've found even more joy Christmas traditions and music. Having both Idina and Andra lend their idyllic voices to some of my favorite songs is the bow on top!"
1. Go Tell It On The Mountain
2. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (featuring Andra Day)
3. Little Drummer Boy (featuring Idina Menzel)
4. Celebrate Me Home
5. Circle Of Love *
6. Do You Hear What I Hear
7. Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep
8. O Holy Night
9. Merry Christmas With Love
10. The First Noel
* Dolly Parton wrote the song for Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love. She will be recording the song as well for her Christmas album due out next year.