After 50-Year Wait, Loretta Lynn Set to Release New Holiday Album, “White Christmas Blue”

After 50-Year Wait, Loretta Lynn Set to Release New Holiday Album, “White Christmas Blue”

Good things come to those who wait.

If you believe that, good news: Loretta Lynn is set to release a new holiday album, White Christmas Blue, on Oct. 7. The 12-song offering will be Loretta’s first yuletide collection since 1966’s Country Christmas.

White Christmas Blue features 12 studio performances, including new versions of two original compositions—“Country Christmas” and “To Heck With Ole Santa Claus”—which first appeared on Country Christmas. The new album also boasts soulful interpretations of traditional carols “Away in a Manger,” “O Come All Ye Faithful” and “Silent Night,” as well as seasonal pop standards “Winter Wonderland,” “Frosty the Snowman,” “Jingle Bells” “White Christmas” and the title track. The album concludes with Loretta’s heartfelt recitation of the seasonal story “’Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

White Christmas Blue, which is available for pre-order now, is the follow-up to Loretta’s 2015 album, Full Circle. Like its predecessor, White Christmas Blue was produced by Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash and recorded at Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tenn.

White Christmas Blue Track List
ll_xmas_cover_1. “White Christmas Blue”
2. “Country Christmas”
3. “Winter Wonderland”
4. “Away in a Manger”
5. “Blue Christmas”
6. “To Heck With Ole Santa Claus”
7. “Frosty the Snowman”
8. “Oh Come, All Ye Faithful”
9. “Jingle Bells”
10. “White Christmas”
11. “Silent Night”
12. “’Twas the Night Before Christmas”

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