September 05, 2012 04:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
If there’s one thing that spells success more than an American Idol victory, it’s the release of your very own Christmas album. By the end of 2012, Idol alum Scotty McCreery will have accomplished both feats. Which holiday favorites made the track list?
Scotty McCreery fans better be nice, not naughty, because they are definitely going to want the American Idol champ’s new Christmas album in their stockings. Due for release in October, Christmas with Scotty McCreery will feature holiday faves such as Holly Jolly Christmas and The First Noel. There will also be two brand new tunes for fans to enjoy!
“Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year,” says McCreery, explaining his desire to record a holiday album. And what is Christmas without music? We start listening to Christmas songs early in the McCreery household, so it felt right. I’ve always wanted to record a Christmas album since I’ve had my music career.”
But McCreery didn’t just record the album in hopes of fulfilling his own ambitions. It is also a gift to the singer’s adoring fans. “I just wanted it to be holly and jolly and really lift people’s spirits in the Christmas season because it’s supposed to be a really happy time. But I also wanted to get across the real reason for the season.” He’s hoping to accomplish that goal with Christmas in Heaven, one of the album’s two original songs. It is for this reason that Christmas in Heaven has earned the distinction of being labeled McCreery’s favorite song on the album.
We’re excited to hear Scotty McCreery’s take on all the old holiday classics, not to mention some amazing new material! Sounds like the perfect background music for decorating the tree!
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