Album Review: An Americana Country Christmas

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Article by Kate Bailey
An Americana Country Christmas is a mellow melange of 16 tunes that run the gamut from old country to new country to country rock to jailhouse, with a couple of surprises thrown in. The album is perfect for putting on when having the neighbourhood over for the annual open house, or friends over for pre-Christmas mulled wine. Heck, it would even make great background music for decorating the tree. Some of the gems: Emmylou Harris – The First Noel: A true Christmas present, nothing like Emmylou’s clear alto soaring on the chorus. Johnny Cash – The Gifts They Gave Me: Sincere and heartfelt, as only Johnny Cash can sing. The Common Linnets – At Christmas Time: great job on a country folk number. The Band – Christmas Must Be Tonight: A Band original about the newborn son of God. Who knew The Band got sentimental and Christmassy? Not me.