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New Christmas Music — Brett Eldredge’s ‘Mr. Christmas’

‘Tis the season for fans of Platinum-selling recording artist Brett Eldredge to be delighted with a brand-new holiday album from Mr. Christmas himself. The aptly titled Mr. Christmas is available now and features the classics we all know and love alongside two never-before-heard originals, including the title track “Mr. Christmas.” Written by Eldredge and frequent collaborator Ross Copperman, “Mr. Christmas” showcases the celebrated singer/songwriter’s smooth vocals backed by orchestral strings, a warm big band sound and pops of jingle bells, giving the listener a musical wink and a nod as though from Santa himself.

“‘Mr. Christmas’ is something that I’ve been planning out for quite a while,” explained Eldredge. “This album is so much fun and full of joy and magic. From the album cover, you can find the magic of Mr. Christmas standing in the window-front, looking out just like the old stores on the Rockefeller Plaza in New York City and people passing by in the window. We captured that nostalgic, classic feel that Christmas brings and mixed it with the soulful side of my music influences. It’s got a lot of heart and magic – it’s a special one for people to hear.”

The album is eleven tracks of tunes that will remind you why you love the twelfth month of the year. It’s a blend of styles — from ballads to blues to big band to country —all given emotionally satisfying arrangements and luxurious production. It’s not easy for a holiday album to standout from all the rest, especially upon first listening. Mr. Christmas, however, sounds like an instant clasic.

Mr. Christmas follows the 2020 release of his standout original duet with Kelly Clarkson, “Under the Mistletoe,” and his celebrated 2016 Christmas album, Glow. The timeless LP arrived at No. 2 on the country charts upon release and featured the holiday duet “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” featuring Meghan Trainor. Named to “Best of…” holiday albums lists of the year, it inspired a single live Christmas show in Nashville that has grown into the annual Glow LIVE holiday tour. Glow LIVE is set to return this winter with stops in major cities across the country that include back-to-back nights in Nashville, Boston, Chicago and New York City.

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