Merry Christmas, Country Universe readers!
Today, we start a conversation about our favorite country Christmas songs. Please share yours in the comments!
Leeann’s Favorite Country Christmas Song:
“The Angels Cried” (with Alison Krauss)
Written by Harley Allen and Debbie Nims
There are an incredible amount of great country versions of traditional Christmas songs, but I don’t think it’s just my bias that makes me proclaim that country music corners the market on the very best original Christmas songs.
Narrowing down my favorite original Christmas song to just one song is a challenge, but I’m comfortable declaring “The Angels Cried” by Alan Jackson and Alison Krauss to be my very favorite. Jackson and Krauss sing of the joy surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ. The culmination of the reverent lyrics, crystalline voices and lovely melody make the song a sublime and holy experience.
Kevin’s Favorite Country Christmas Song:
“It Wasn’t His Child”
Written by Skip Ewing
In the Catholic faith, Joseph is the patron saint of both fathers and stepfathers. “It Wasn’t His Child” speaks to how he played both roles, and the challenges associated with that. It’s a beautiful tribute to the quiet man in the background who loved God’s child as his own, and the joy and pain associated with raising a man who “grew up with his hands in wood, and He died with his hands in wood.”