Looks like we’re getting a lot more Christmas spirit this October. Country music super-trio Lady Antebellum have revealed plans and a track listing for their brand new Christmas album “On This Winter’s Night,” which will hit digital and physical music retailers on October 22nd.
The group’s Hillary is pretty excited about releasing her own holiday album for country music fans. She shares:
“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 her. It was that way for me growing up and it’s so amazing to be able to spend that time with her now.”
Charles Kelley 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.”
Dave Haywood explains how the album came together:
“We recorded this album in two sections, but both times were in the summertime. It is always weird to be in the studio working on Christmas music in 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.“
Between legs of their “OWN THE NIGHT 2012 WORLD TOUR” earlier this year, Lady A hit the studio in Nashville to record the new collection where they also return as co-producers alongside veteran producer Paul Worley. For the festive release, the trio penned the album’s title track and created their own arrangements for two of the disc’s additional 11 holiday classics.
Check out the official track list below and let us know if you’ll be picking up a copy: