Phil Vassar is planning on releasing his first holiday collection of songs on “Noel,” a 10-song album made for Christmas. The album features 5 original Country tunes and 5 holiday classics, and will be available at all digital music retailers, his official website, and on-sale at his concerts starting on November 22nd.
“I’ve always dreamed of making a Christmas record,” said Phil. “From the time I was a boy-listening to Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Bing Crosby and all the classic singers- I’ve wanted to do this.”
The album features tracks like “Doesn’t Feel Like Christmas Without You,” a jazz-inspired song co-written by Phil and his co-producer Dane Bryant. Texas swing master Ray Benson appears on the second track “Big Ole Texas Christmas.” Other original cuts on the album include “I Saved Christmas,” “Santa’s Gone Hollywood,” and “Let’s Make A Little Christmas Tonight.”
“I love the way Christmas makes you feel,” he added “How it makes you slow down and re-evaluate your life. It makes you think about years past and look ahead toward things to come. But for me it’s the music that makes it all come alive.”
Phil also covers Christmas classics on the album such as “What Child Is This,” “Oh Come All Ye Faithful/Angels We Have Heard On High,” “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” “Merry Christmas Darling,” and, “Away In A Manger.”