Putting together the perfect Christmas playlist is one of the most important tasks of the holiday season. Sure, you've got to shop for gifts , decorate the house , and maybe host a holiday get-together — but the only way to make those activities as festive as possible is by playing a fabulous Christmas soundtrack in the background. For every playlist, you need an assortment of old and new, cheerful and chill.
But what do you get when you put three female country music legends on the same stage?
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. With election results still being tabulated, LGBTQ people everywhere are feeling more stressed than ever -- so why not try and destress with some new tunes from queer artists? In a time of confusion and fear, Brittany Howard wants to remind you that there is still plenty to hope for. Themed around staying optimistic in dark times, Howard's soulful voice pierces through, as her bluesy cover rages through doubt and cynicism. Still in need of some hope? Joy Oladokun has you covered with her stunning new single "Look Up," a soothing lullaby for your anxious nerves. The singer-songwriter, who has always excelled at providing messages of empathy and compassion with her touching musical stylings, becomes a guru of sorts as she asks the listener to wipe away their fear and find their own happiness.
The album is a follow-up to her first greatest hits album , Greatest Hits — Chapter One , and its companion extended play , The Smoakstack Sessions Vol. Wrapped in Red consists of sixteen tracks, featuring five original songs co-penned with Kurstin and eleven cover versions of Christmas standards and carols , two of which are duets featuring recording artists Ronnie Dunn , Reba McEntire and Trisha Yearwood. Weary of constantly being asked for her primary genre, Clarkson had long desired to record a Christmas album as a means to defy genre limitations. She commissioned Kurstin, who had studied jazz music under the tutelage of Jaki Byard , to produce the entire album. Drawing inspirations from the soundtracks of A Charlie Brown Christmas and White Christmas , as well as the Christmas albums by Mariah Carey , McEntire, and Phil Spector , they experimented on various styles and sounds using Spector's famed Wall of Sound technique to a create a contemporary holiday theme to classics.
As soon as Thanksgiving is over our favorite musicians from all around the world start putting out their versions of our favorite Christmas classics. A stunning performance that time will likely be deemed as one of the greatest musical Christmas performances of our time. The performance starts with Clarkson standing center stage in a gorgeous red gown surrounded by a giant Christmas wreath and beautifully lit trees. I mean, she sings now 11 years and she is so.. Then the crowd goes wild as Yearwood walks out on stage with Clarkson to sing the second verse.