Kacey Musgraves will release her first Christmas collection A Very Kacey Christmas on Friday 28th October 2016.
The album will feature Leon Bridges, Willie Nelson & The Quebe Sisters and it was produced by Kacey, Misa Arriaga and Kyle Ryan. A Very Kacey Christmas features four festive original tracks, co-written by Kacey, as well as covers of eight holiday favourites.
“Working on my first Christmas album has been one of the most enriching musical experiences I’ve ever had and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it,” said Musgraves. “I really wanted to create a whimsical throwback holiday record, one that evokes feelings of nostalgia and simpler times. I think that the fine musicians and brains that were a part of this project have helped me create a body of music that can be added to people’s classic collections.”
Kacey has created new arrangements for the festive favourites she’s covered on the album. “It would have been easy to simply copy old versions of these songs that have been around forever, but it was very important for us to build arrangements that are totally new and very me.”
A Very Kacey Christmas is inspired by Bing Crosby, the Andrews Sisters, Nat King Cole and the sounds of the 40s, 50s and 60s.
The track listing for A Very Kacey Christmas is:
1. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
2. Let It Snow (featuring The Quebe Sisters)
3. Christmas Don’t Be Late
4. A Willie Nice Christmas (Featuring Willie Nelson and Trigger; Written by Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne)
5. Feliz Navidad
6. Christmas Makes Me Cry (Written by Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally and Brandy Clark)
7. Present Without A Bow (Featuring Leon Bridges; Written by Kacey Musgraves, Leon Bridges, Austin Jenkins and Luke Laird)
8. Mele Kalikimaka (featuring The Quebe Sisters)
9. I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas
10. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
11. Ribbons and Bows (Written by Kacey Musgraves, Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter)
12. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
Take a look at the artwork for A Very Kacey Christmas below: