Darius Rucker is releasing his first Christmas album, Home For The Holidays, today, October 27. Produced by Frank Rogers, the 12-track album includes Rucker’s unique spin on holiday classics such as “Winter Wonderland,” “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” and “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow,” as well as two original songs, “Candy Cane Christmas” and “What God Wants For Christmas” that Rucker co-wrote. Among the album’s highlights is the seasonal favorite, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” featuring special guest Sheryl Crow.
“We wanted to make one of those records that a fan of R&B music would put it on and go, ‘That’s a good Christmas record!’ And a fan of Country music would put it on and go, ‘That’s a good Christmas record,’” says Rucker. “And a fan of pop music would put it on and go, ‘That’s a pretty cool Christmas record!’ I’m hoping it’s one of those records that people just love. I want fans to love it and play it for their kids. I’m hoping that there’s some kid who is two years old today, and when he’s 14 and they ask him what reminds him of Christmas, he says, ‘The Darius Rucker Christmas record.’ That would be awesome!”
In addition to recording his Christmas album, Rucker is finishing work on his fourth solo county album, to be released in early 2015. The album’s debut single “Homegrown Honey” is currently climbing the Country charts. Rucker is currently out on the road for his True Believers Tour. Find upcoming tour dates, news and more at www.DariusRucker.com.
Home For The Holidays Track Listing:
1. “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow”
2. “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”
3. “What God Wants For Christmas” written by Darius Rucker, Frank Rogers and Monty Criswell
4. “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch”
5. “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” (featuring Sheryl Crow)
6. “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”
7. “O Come, All Ye Faithful”
8. “Winter Wonderland”
9. “Candy Cane Christmas” written by Darius Rucker, Frank Rogers and Steve Leslie
10. “Please Come Home For Christmas”
11. “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”
12. “White Christmas”