Johnny Cash, Gene Autry among the notables sharing the spirit of the season on YouTube.
While dashing through YouTube on a search for season-appropriate cowboy and country music, we found some Christmas treats that we want to share with you.
Johnny Cash: “Blue Christmas”
Elvis Presley lays claim to being the recording artist most closely associated with this Yuletide standard. But The Man in Black put his own distinctive spin on the song — and, truth to tell, gave us a variation that makes Presley’s version seem positively cheery by comparison.
Rascal Flatts: “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”
And now for something completely different: The Rascal Flatts trio knows this is the season to spend time with loved ones. Even if it’s only in your dreams.
Gene Autry: “Here Comes Santa Claus”
The Singing Cowboy first recorded his enduringly popular ode to St. Nick in 1947. Two years later, he slipped it into the soundtrack of his movie The Cowboy and the Indians.
Gene Autry: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
And speaking of Gene Autry and Christmas...
Willie Nelson: “Silent Night”
Leave it to Willie to remind us what — and who — we’re really celebrating on this very special holiday.