So I admit it, I love Christmas music! And once the weather dips into slightly chilly (which comes later where I live and is also probably not all that chilly to some of you) I break it out. The thing is there is just so much great Christmas music and such a short season!
So when Smalltown Poets contacted me about their new Christmas CD I was admittedly happy. I always love adding new Christmas music to my tried and true favorites and contemporary Christian artists usually make my favorite Christmas music, because the season's deepest importance to me is rooted in the hope that springs from my faith.
So for the last couple of weeks I've really enjoyed listening to a Smalltown Poet's Christmas. The album mostly features traditional Christmas songs with a fresh upbeat arrangement, but there are a couple of contemporary songs including "St. Nick is Alright" which I think is a fun song for the whole family. :)
The album kicks off with my favorite, ahem, advent song "O Come O Come Emmanuel" and includes many of my favorites you don't often hear on Christmas albums such as "Hark the Herald Angels Sing"
You can preview the entire album here! Also I have codes for five winners to download the album themselves for Christmas cheer! Please just fill out the form below by Wednesday November 23rd. Winners will be emailed! Yay Christmas music!
More About Smalltown Poets:
Smalltown Poets burst onto the Christian music scene with their Grammy-nominated self-titled debut on Ardent/Forefront (EMI) in 1997 and released two more albums with the Memphis based label. Three number one singles and a total of ten top ten radio hits helped garner two Best Rock Gospel Grammy nominations, seven Dove Award nominations (including best new artist) and a Billboard Music video award for the band. Their song Anything Genuine was featured on the platinum selling WOW 1999 compilation. In 2004 the band released It's Later Than It's Ever Been on BEC(EMI.)
The band regrouped in the fall of 2010 to begin production on their 5th studio album, Smalltown Poets Christmas. The band co-produced the project with former Smalltown Poets drummer Matt Goldman (Underoath, Third Day, Casting Crowns, Copeland).
The album will be available to fans on Nov. 1st of 2011 through iTunes, CD Baby, and other online outlets. The band will be doing Christmas concerts across the South and Midwest in December of 2011, joined on select dates by fellow bands Echoing Angels and Elishah.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Posted by Amy at 10:16 PM
Smalltown Poets Christmas Giveaway!