Legendary country and comedy music funnyman Ray Stevens is back in the holiday spirit with the release of an all-new Christmas album. Today, Stevens released Mary and Joseph and The Baby and Me, his 3rd holiday record.
"I hope everyone enjoys my new Christmas CD as much as I have enjoyed recording it," says Stevens. "There is a good mix of light-hearted songs about Rudolph and Frosty and Grandma and even a cat that needs new claws. One of the songs is simply titled 'Merry Christmas' and it's my wish for everyone to have one of those this year."
The 10-track album features several Christmas classics as well as all-new songs, including the title track, "Mary and Joseph and the Baby and Me."
"When I first heard the song 'Mary and Joseph and the Baby and Me,' I knew I wanted to record it. I think it is really clever and well written."
The song, written by country artist Jeff Bates and radio personality John Ritter, tells the story of Christ's birth, from the perspective of the donkey. The official music video to the song premieres today exclusively on TasteofCountry.com. Stevens will perform the song live at next week's Christmas 4 Kids concert at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Tickets for the November 21 show are on-sale at Ryman.com. Stevens' new album is available for purchase now at iTunes, Amazon and RayStevens.com.
Mary and Joseph and the Baby and Me Track Listing:
1. Mary and Joseph and the Baby and Me
2. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
3. Frosty the Snowman
4. All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
5. Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer
6. Claws (A Cat's Letter to Santa)
7. All I Want For Christmas Is You
8. Merry Christmas
9. Christmas Will Be Just Another Lonely Day
10. Christmas Bells (In The Steeple)
About Ray Stevens
Twelve-time nominated and two-time GRAMMY® Award winner Ray Stevens has spanned the generations with nearly 60 years of comedic musical talent, including songs such as his multi-million selling hit "The Streak" and his classic pop standard "Everything Is Beautiful." Throughout his career, Stevens has sold more than 40 million albums and continues daily office operations at his home base, Ray Stevens Music, located on Nashville's historic Music Row. Last fall, he began hosting Ray Stevens Nashville, a 30-minute weekly music/talk show on RFD-TV. In addition, Stevens recently broke ground on the CabaRay, a 27,000 square foot music venue set to make its Nashville debut in 2017.
For more information on Ray Stevens, visit www.raystevens.com or his official Facebook Page.