Steve Wariner‘s new holiday album, Feels Like Christmas Time, is available now.
This is Steve’s 3rd holiday album…after 2010’s Guitar Christmas, and 1998’s Christmas Memories.
While it’s been several years between his Christmas projects, Steve admits that he does tend to write 3 or 4 holiday themed songs a year, and then “puts them on the shelf.”
This album features a mixture of traditional holiday tunes and new tracks written and co-written by Steve.
When it comes to Feels Like Christmas Time, Steve had a very specific goal he want to achieve with the music on the album. He shares, “My whole deal, from the very get go, I want this to be…it’s all about feel. My whole thing was, what’s the common thread through this project going to be? I wanted it to be about the feel of Christmas. Even before I put anything together, or played a note, I’m an album you could put on, and the family could wrap presents, trim the tree…do whatever you’re doing, and that music is the background of what you’re doing.”
In the end he says “I want this to be Christmas, this album.”
FEELS LIKE CHRISTMAS TIME TRACK LISTING:
1. “Feels Like Christmas Time” (Rick Carnes, Steve Wariner)
2. “Silent Night” (Traditional, Arr. Steve Wariner)
3. “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” (Traditional, Arr. Steve Wariner)
4. “Christmas in Your Arms” (Written by Bill Anderson, Steve Wariner)
5. “Medley: Away in a Manger/O Little Town of Bethlehem/We Wish You a Merry Christmas” (Traditional, Arr. Steve Wariner)
6. “On Christmas Morning” (Written by Lisa Silver, Steve Wariner)
7. “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” (Traditional, Arr. Steve Wariner)
8. “The First Noel” (Traditional, Arr. Steve Wariner)
9. “Our Savior is Born” (Written by Steve Wariner)
10. “Tennessee Snowfall” (Written by Steve Wariner)
11. “It Won’t Be Christmas” (Written by Jim “Moose” Brown, Steve Wariner)
Feels Like Christmas Time from Steve Wariner is available now.
Photo Credit: David Abbott