2016 was a busy year for country Christmas albums as more than 10 stars released holiday projects, including Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, Loretta Lynn, Chris Young, Jennifer Nettles, Rascal Flatts and more.
Brett Eldredge added his name to the aforementioned list in October 2016 when he released his debut Christmas album, Glow, a collection of 11 classic holiday tunes, including “Silent Night,” “White Christmas,” “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” and more.
Earlier this month, Brett teased Glow 2.0 in a video he posted to his Instagram account.
It turns out, Brett is getting a jump on the competition this year by recently revealing that he has indeed recorded his second Christmas album.
“I don’t even know if it’s called Glow 2.0,” says Brett. “I’m expanding on Glow. The whole idea of recording a Christmas record was something that was always a dream of mine, but recording it in a way where it was the classics, the big-band way. Doing it in New York, recording these songs, sipping on whiskey and living that big-band lifestyle in New York was a dream. And then we did it [with Glow], and I was hoping my fans would accept and see how honest and truthful that is from me . . . I’m not playing some character or anything. This is me. The amount of people that jumped onboard and just loved this for what it was was just incredible. The success of this record, there was no way I was just going to stop it. I want to expand on it, so I went back with the same guys that we made the original Glow record with, and we started recording in New York again. I stayed in New York and lived there for several days again and just got in that environment and the music turned out magic again. Just hearing those horns and the strings and being there, just feeling that—it’s a recording process and a feeling of making music that I’ve never really had. It’s just incredible. So Glow 2.0, whatever you want to call it—I haven’t named it yet. That’s just what I wrote on the spur of the moment, but it kinda had a ring to it, so you never know, but it’s gonna be coming. Get ready for Christmas.”
Stay tuned for more details.
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