Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Amy Grant Tennessee Christmas CD Review and Giveaway #TennesseeChristmas #FlyBy

Amy Grant is one of the most well known and cherished songwriters in Christian music. Tennessee Christmas is her first all new Christmas album in nearly 20 years. This album features an updated recording of the Amy Grant Christmas standard, Tennessee Christmas, 6 new songs and the traditional Christmas favorites: Baby, It's Cold Outside, O Come All Ye Faithful, & Joy To The World. This album wasn't recorded in a big music studio. Instead it was recorded in Amy's Nashville Tennessee home. Her husband and country singer, Vince Gill, sings with her in Baby, It’s Cold Outside. This brand new album shares Amy's classic vocals with a more intimate, mellow feel. Some of the songs are also mixed with personal stories and Amy's memories from the holidays. The liner notes inside the CD case have some fun family photos and each songs lyrics as well.

I have been to Tennessee, but only briefly. I know they have some gorgeous scenery and beautiful Smoky Mountains. It is also the birthplace of country music and where Elvis grew up. I pray now for the people in Gatlinburg, Tennessee where wildfires are burning homes, businesses and parts of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I hope that those affected can stay positive through this trial. I also hope these people stay safe and even in the midst of heartache and loss can rebuild when the fires are finally put out. Let's all pray for them.

This album is a lovely medley of Christmas music. Amy has personalized the music with her thoughts, and to some, like me, it sounds like a cheesy Christmas card. It feels a little too sentimental and a bit sappy for my taste, but that is just me. I know she meant well, but these thoughts would have been better in the liner notes. I do love the songs and the feel to this new CD of Amy Grant's, however; I also wish there were more songs about the Savior's birth. My favorite songs on this Album are To Be Together, Tennessee Christmas, and Joy To The World.

Track Listing:
  1. Tennessee Christmas (4:27)
  2. To Be Together (4:10)
  3. Christmas For You And Me (3:03)
  4. Melancholy Christmas (3:02)
  5. December (3:29)
  6. White Christmas (2:23)
  7. Joy To The World (3:08)
  8. I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (3:24)
  9. Baby, It’s Cold Outside [feat. Vince Gill] (3:14)
  10. Christmas Don’t Be Late (3:16)
  11. Still Can’t Sleep (3:11)
  12. Another Merry Christmas (2:22)
  13. O Come, All Ye Faithful (3:07)
Album length: 13 tracks: 42 minutes, 16 seconds
    Social Corner
    Want to be on a video with Amy?? Amy is asking fans to upload any videos they may have of them surprising loved ones for the holidays to social media. Post these to socials using the hashtag #TNChristmasSurprise! Those chosen will be part of a compilation video that Amy herself will share on her large social media outlets! Check out this video to see an example of what they are looking for.

    “To Be Together” Audio:

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    Lauren said...

    I have been to Nashville once. I would share this with my family.

    LeAnn Harbert said...

    I went to college in Chattanooga. I'll give the CD to my Mother.

    Janet Coffield said...

    I've been to Nashville when I was a young girl. I saw the -Grand Ole Opry. #dollyparton #junecartercash #porterwagoner #johnnycash

    Pam said...

    I have been to Nashville, and just love Amy Grant. I would listen to the CD with my daughter who also loves Amy Grant!

    Ken Ohl said...

    We drive through it on our way to Wisconsin to visit family I would love to share this with my wife she loves Amy Grant. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

    Sue Hull said...

    I've never been to Tennessee. It's one place I've always wanted to visit.I'd love to go to Dollywood & Graceland.Id share this CD with my sister. Thank you for the chance 😀🎄