2004 Christmas Music

Gloria – Rocketown Artists
Rocketown Records has released their Advent project, Gloria.
Artists involved in the Gloria project include: Ginny Owens, Shaun Groves, Watermark, Alathea, George Rowe, Amy Grant, Taylor Sorensen, Michael W. Smith, Christine Dente, Wayne Kirkpatrick and Cindy Morgan are all featured on the CD, which was produced by Charlie Peacock and Scott Dente. There’s also a Christmas tour going out in December to support the album.
Timeless Christmas -Denver & The Mile High Orchestra
Timeless Christmas, is the first full-length holiday recording from Christian music’s premier Big Band, Denver & The Mile High Orchestra. Produced by Sandy Tipping and executive
produced by Reid Ribble, this
jazzy album features a combination of classic Christmas favorites and new selections, encompassing Big Band, swing, blues, funk and
Dixieland styles all uptempo, energetic and funky. The intro to “Little Drummer Boy” reminded me of the Shaft theme! More at:Timeless Christmas Denver & The Mile High OrchestraBehold the Lamb of God – Andrew Peterson
Acclaimed singer/songwriter, Andrew Peterson recently unveiled his long-awaited Christmas recording, Behold the Lamb of God, just in time for the holidays. The project blends Peterson’s vivid songwriting with an impressive array of musical talents including Jill Phillips, Todd Bragg, Garett Buell, and Andrew Osenga (of Caedmon’s Call), Ron Block (of Alison Krauss and Union Station), Phil Madeira, and Derek Webb. More at: Andrew Peterson Releases Christmas Album
Hear Those Bells- Russ Lee
Russ Lee has announced the release of Hear Those Bells, his first Christmas recording. Hear Those Bellsfeatures 11 cuts, including original selections such as “Angel In The Snow” and  “Pictures On Mantles.” The project also showcases Lee’s talent as a songwriter on “Baby Boy” and the title-cut, both of which were written by James Isaac Elliott and Lee.  In addition, Lee covers such classics as “Joy To The World,” “O Holy Night,” “Go Tell It On The Mountain,” and “Do You Hear What I Hear?” among other songs.
More at: Hear Those Bells – Russ Lee
Family Christmas – The Katinas
Gotee recording artist The Katinas have released their first full-length holiday recording, Family Christmas. Produced by The Katinas and executive produced by Toby McKeehan and Joey Elwood, Family Christmas features 10 cuts, including the original selection, “Christmas Is Here,” written by Sam, Joe and James Katina.   More at: Family Christmas – The Katinas
Real Christmas – Kim Hill; Absolute Favorite Christmas — Fervent and Spirit-Led Records
George Huff: My Christmas EP – George Huff
Huff is launching his solo career with a five-song Christmas collection. Titled  George Huff: My Christmas EP (Word/Curb/Warner Brothers),
Christmas: Come on In – Peder Eide
This indie project was a surprising treat. Eide has a sweetly powerful, evocative voice perfect for the songs of the season. Favorite carols are given contemporary treatments and three new songs co-written by Eide are featured, including the title song.
Merry Christmas With Love – Clay Aiken -hit streets in November, and I Need an Angel – Ruben Studdard – released Nov. 23. Both projects are distributed by Provident.
Absolute Favorite Christmas — Fervent and Spirit-Led Records
Real Christmas – Kim Hill
More reviews coming!


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