Tennessee Christmas

Tennessee Christmas

by Amy GrantAmy Grant


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Ever since she released A Christmas Album back in 1983, Christmas albums have been a regular thing for Amy Grant, arriving either in the form of new studio albums or compilation albums. All these comps tend to obscure the fact that Grant hasn't recorded a brand-new holiday album since 1999's A Christmas to Remember, so 2016's Tennessee Christmas is something of an event in its very appearance, but it also is quite different in tenor and character than Grant's previous holiday albums. Some of that can be inferred from the title itself: although it doesn't explicitly say that this is an intimate Christmas, it does imply this is a homey holiday. Indeed, it was recorded at Grant's home studio -- and there are cameos by her guitarist husband Vince Gill -- and the end result is an album that feels as cozy as a night in by the fireplace. The nice thing about Tennessee Christmas is that it acknowledges that those snowy evenings can sometimes have a sad undercurrent, a feeling that surfaces on "Melancholy Christmas" -- but this, when surrounded by a jazzy "White Christmas," the lightly skipping "Christmas for You and Me," and a cover of the Chipmunks' "Christmas Don't Be Late," ultimately feels comforting and reassuring. Furthermore, the intimate warmth of Tennessee Christmas makes it feel different than Grant's previous holiday albums, which tended to be clean and gleaming: it's a matter of taste which is better, but it's nice to have Grant return with a holiday album that is utterly distinctive than the many that came before it.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/21/2016
Label: Amy Grant
UPC: 0602537508747
catalogNumber: 002288902
Rank: 1784

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Amy Grant   Primary Artist,Vocal Harmony
Eric Darken   Percussion
Mike Brignardello   Bass
Vince Gill   Vocals,Soloist,Vocal Harmony
Lenny LeBlanc   Vocal Harmony
Mac McAnally   Guitar,Mandolin,Keyboards,Vocal Harmony
Greg Morrow   Drums
Tim Lauer   Organ,Piano,Accordion,Keyboards,Mellotron
Ed Cash   Acoustic Guitar
Jason Webb   Piano
Mark Hill   Bass
Jerry Roe   Drums
Rob McNelley   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Rachel Robinson   Vocal Harmony
Jenny Gill   Background Vocals
Gabe Scott   Acoustic Guitar
Sarah Chapman   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Charlie Judge   Keyboards
Matt Pierson   Bass
Nathan Dugger   Electric Guitar
Corrina Gill   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Hailey Darkwa   Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Amy Grant   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Gary Chapman   Composer
Chris Eaton   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Ross Bagdasarian   Composer
Mac McAnally   Producer
Chris Stone   Engineer
Isaac Watts   Composer
Drew Bollman   Engineer
Marshall Altman   Composer,Producer,Vocal Engineer
Isaac Darnall   Composer
John Francis Wade   Composer
Ed Cash   Composer,Producer
Craig Alvin   Engineer
Peter York   Executive Producer
Matt Rausch   Engineer
Ellie Holcomb   Composer
Nathan Dugger   Composer
Becca Wildsmith   Art Direction
Franni Cash   Composer

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