Lady Antebellum, best known for their 2009 hit “Need You Now,” has announced they’re releasing a Christmas album titled On This Winter’s Night. It will be released on October 22nd and will feature Christmas classics such as “This Christmas,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and “Silent Night,” as well as the title track that is an original from the group.
Check out the tracklist below:
1. A Holly Jolly Christmas
2. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
3. All I Want For Christmas Is You
4. I’ll Be Home for Christmas
5. This Christmas
6. The First Noel
7. On This Winter’s Night
8. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
9. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
10. Silent Night (Lord of My Life)
11. Blue Christmas
12. Silver Bells
All of the songs were arranged by Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, and Hillary Scott and was produced by Paul Worely.
Scott, the female lead singer, says “I love the excitement, the child-like spirit of innocence and just about everything that goes along with Christmas. My little sister will be 12 this Christmas and it is always so sweet to see her wake up every Christmas morning and wonder what Santa brought for her. It was that way for me growing up and it’s so amazing to be able to spend that time with her now.”
Kelly adds “The perfect winter’s night for me would be with all the family together. As you get a little older and everybody has their jobs and then families and kids, it definitely becomes harder to get everybody together at once. It would be pretty special to have the whole family in the room and get back to where we were as kids…all waking up on Christmas morning, walking down and having that tradition.
Haywood describes the experience in the studio while recording the holiday album. “We recorded this album in two sections, but both times were in the summertime,” he says. “It is always weird to be in the studio June and July, so we decorated the entire studio, we really did. We brought out lights, fake trees, and decorated the place to get in the Christmas spirit. You’d leave the studio, and it’d be 100 degrees out in Nashville, but nonetheless, a great experience.”
Sounds like this was a fun album to record. Will you be picking it up?