Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Vince Gill Double Vinyl Christmas Music Exclusively made for Cracker Barrel

Disclosure: this is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.


Exclusively made for Cracker Barrel, these LPs are just festive!

Ask this child if he likes country music, and this is the hearty laugh you will get. He's not typically a fan. He did, however, love these two albums, appropriately colored red and green despite them being by one of country's greats, Vince Gill. Why? Because they are filled with so many of his holiday favorites (my boy likes Christmas). I love them too, for many reasons, but most especially because Gill has a clear and pure voice that lends itself well to these seasonal selections.




I like that that they are on vinyl because they bring back a bit of memory for me. When I was in middle through high school, my music collection was rivaled by no other (well, no other student...my mom and gran both had a ton of records).  I had the big stereo in a glass case that so many of us had...you know the one with speakers as tall as we were, and more records than I could count. I kept them alphabetized by genre, which made them easy to find, and music was on for me all of the time, even when I was sleeping. Both of these albums that have been put into this double LP set, were in my Christmas collection. They sound just as good today, as they did when I was a kid, and I am very happy to have them in the festive colors they are printed on now. Long live the phonograph. 😊😎🎄

I think these are a great way to bring in the holiday season, and I recommend picking one up the next time you are at your local Cracker Barrel. You can buy it online as well. 

Vince Gill Releases Double-Vinyl
The Christmas Collection
exclusively for Cracker Barrel

Vince Gill: The Christmas Collection has been released as a limited-edition, double-vinyl set available exclusively at Cracker Barrel stores nationwide. The MCA Nashville double LP includes 1993’s platinum, #1 Billboard Holiday Album, Let There Be Peace on Earth on green vinyl and 1998’s Breath of Heaven, recorded with the Patrick Williams Orchestra, on red vinyl. The collection includes such classics as “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” “The Christmas Song,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” The 21-time Grammy award-winning artist also lends his voice to Elvis Presley’s 1957 hit, “Blue Christmas.” 

Also included in the package are Gill’s classic versions of “O Holy Night,” “Let There Be Peace On Earth,” featuring a then 11-year-old daughter Jenny Gill, and “Breath of Heaven,” a song co-written by Gill’s wife and star of the Contemporary Christian genre, Amy Grant.

Gill and Grant are set for a 12-night engagement as part of their much-beloved Christmas at the Ryman performances, beginning on November 28 and ending December 23. These historically sold-out concerts at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium have become a Music City tradition.

Vince Gill: The Christmas Collection is available now in all Cracker Barrel stores nationwide and online at 
CrackerBarrel.com/music.

Side A

“Do You Hear What I Hear”

“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”

“One Bright Star”

“What Child Is This”

“Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”



Side B

“I’ll Be Home For Christmas”

“Let There Be Peace On Earth” (featuring Jenny Gill)

“White Christmas”

“Til The Season Comes Around Again”

“It Won’t Be The Same This Year”


Side C

“Winter Wonderland”

“The Christmas Song”

“O Little Town of Bethlehem”

“Silver Bells”

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

“Blue Christmas”



Side D

“O Holy Night”

“Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow”

“A Cradle In Bethlehem”

“Breath of Heaven”

“O Come All Ye Faithful”


ABOUT VINCE GILL: One of the most popular singers in modern country music, Vince Gill is famous for his top-notch songwriting, world-class guitar playing and warm, soaring tenor, all wrapped up in a quick and easy wit. Gill achieved his big breakthrough in 1990 with “When I Call Your Name,” which won both the Country Music Association’s Single and Song of the Year awards as well as a Grammy. Gill has won 18 CMA Awards, including Song of the Year four times – making him the most-awarded artist in that category in CMA history. Since 1990, Gill has won 21 Grammy Awards. A wide-ranging songwriter, his compositions earned him entry into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005. The Academy of Country Music has conferred on Gill eight awards, including its prestigious Home Depot Humanitarian Award and the 2011 Career Achievement Award. Gill was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007. He is also a member of the Grand Ole Opry. In August 2012, Gill was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is a member of the Grammy-winning band The Time Jumpers. Gill has produced albums for The Time Jumpers, LeAnn Rimes, Amy Grant and Ashley Monroe and has made guest appearances on more than 1000 albums, including those those by Barbra Streisand, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, George Jones and others. In 2017, Gill was invited to join the Eagles for a number of festival shows and will continue to join them onstage throughout 2018.  Gill’s latest album is Down To My Last Bad Habit. For a full list of tour dates, news, images and more, visit www.VinceGill.com

2 comments:

Theresa Mahoney said...

I love listening to old school country like Vince Gill. He's pure country, not like the poppy country that we have today. A classic for sure, and I'll be sure to look for the album at Cracker Barrel next time we're in there for breakfast.

Pat Hatt said...

Vinyl does seem to be coming back a bit, in the isn't this fossil stuff col kinda way haha. The older country is way better than that new crap.