Check out C&I's country Christmas music picks! Dolly Parton, Lee Brice, Runaway June and Dan + Shay are among the artists spreading seasonal cheer in song.
We made a list, and checked it twice, while rounding up a few releases from recent years by country artists that would help us get into the Christmas spirit a little early. Some are traditional, others are playful — but all are appropriate for a holiday season soundtrack. Enjoy.
“Silent Night” — Dolly Parton
Queen Dolly at her very best from her 2020 Christmas-centric album.
“Cowboy for Christmas” — Runaway June
Jennifer Wayne (The Duke’s granddaughter), Natalie Stovall, and Stevie Woodward celebrate the season with a heartfelt wish.
“Santa Claus Was My Uber Driver” — Lee Brice
You’ll be amazed at the sights you’ll see this time of year.
“Oh! Santa, Please!” — Robby Johnson
Some of us can be quite insistent while addressing Kris Kringle.
“Nothing Compares to Christmas” — Shane Owens
Owens updated his seasonal song with a family touch.
“Santa Train” — Paige King Johnson
Johnson’s roaring version of this bluegrass classic paints a portrait of small-town America during the Christmas season.
“Away in a Manger” — JD Shelburne
Shelburne went into the studio to record a modern version with his own spin, adding electric and steel guitar.
“This Christmas” — The Imaginaries
More Yuletide magic from one of our favorite musical couples.
“Holiday Party” — Dan + Shay
Of course these guys are ready to party-hearty for the holiday.
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” — Thomas Rhett
The C&I crew shares this sentiment: Merry Christmas to y’all.
So, as you cozy up by the fireplace with a mug of cocoa in hand, let the twang of country Christmas music be the soundtrack to your holiday season. Whether you're a city slicker or a country dweller, these melodies offer a down-home simplicity that perfectly complements the laid-back joy of a Western Christmas celebration.