MERRY TENNESSEE CHRISTMAS!
After almost twenty years, Amy Grant has released a new Christmas CD called “Tennessee Christmas.” This new album is unlike her previous Christmas albums, in that it is a departure from the style of songs she has done in the past. “Tennessee Christmas” has a new sound, a quieter tone. It is less energetic, almost more of a easy listening or background sound. Some of the vocals have an almost whispered or breathless tone. The music itself was recorded in a less structured way. Instead of using a studio, everything was recorded at Ms. Grant’s home.
Many fans have reached out to her telling her Christmas is a sad time for them, with lonely feelings and isolation being factors that they face. In a Nashville, Tennessee interview, Amy responded by saying, “I’ve recorded a lot of Christmas music, but I thought, what I haven’t done is to consider somebody that spends their holidays alone.” “I want to make a record for an audience of one. I want to tell one person ‘Merry Christmas’ and I want to be willing to sit there in the sadness too.” “Melancholy Christmas,” ”Another Merry Christmas,” and “December” are her attempts to speak to the sad people at Christmas.
“O Come, All Ye Faithful,” one of the two Christian Christmas hymns on the CD (the other being “Joy To The World”), is the not to be missed song on this album. Ms Grant’s voice is perfect for this old hymn, and she does an outstanding job with it. This is one of the nicest versions of this song I have ever heard.
Also note one of the songs has a reference to Santa bringing a bottle of wine, and “soon we will be feeling fine….”
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