Country artists love recording Christmas albums. Recently, Jon Pardi released a new Christmas album shortly after being made a Grand Ole Opry member. He told us, “I’ve always wanted to make a Christmas record. It just sounded fun! It’s been many years of hearing Christmas music and being like, ‘I still haven’t made a [Christmas] record!’ Eventually, I was just like, ‘Alright, we’re doing a Christmas record!'”
Kane Brown also released a new Christmas song this year. He released a cover of Elvis Presley’s classic “Blue Christmas.” Elvis’ voice starts off the familiar song, and Kane’s voice comes in on the second verse. Kane told us, “I chose to cover ‘Blue Christmas’ because it was probably one of my favorite Christmas songs. I don’t have a lot. I used to sing it all the time whenever I was first coming up in the music scene, just while I was warming up and just playing around on stage, so when I got asked to do a Christmas song, of course, I’d have picked that one. And to reimagine it with Elvis is amazing.”
When it comes to artists with multiple country Christmas albums, Reba McEntire has four Christmas albums already under her belt. Johnny Cash had some fantastic Christmas songs in his career. George Strait, Tim McGraw, Darius Rucker, Lady A, and Garth Brooks also brought Christmas cheer.
Additionally, there’s the amazing Christmas work from Brett Eldredge, who has made his Christmas “Glow” tour an annual event. Other artists with Christmas records include Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Kenny Rogers, Kacey Musgraves, and even Miranda Lambert’s Pistol Annies.
It’s pretty hard to pick just five country music Christmas albums that are the best, but we did just that. If you don’t already know these five albums by heart, you really should check them out.