Reba surprises fans with early release of Christmas album

Reba McEntire is giving her fans an early Christmas gift by releasing her album, My Kind of Christmas, one week earlier than expected. The album was originally set to be released on September 2nd exclusively to Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores and online at crackerbarrel.com.

Due to overwhelming demand, the project was released on Thursday (Aug 25th). McEntire made the announcement via video on her social media accounts.

My Kind of Christmas features McEntire’s renditions of several Christmas classics, including “Winter Wonderland,” “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” “Hard Candy Christmas,” “White Christmas,” and more. The project was produced by McEntire and Doug Sizemore.

My Kind Of Christmas is McEntire’s first holiday project in 17 years and her third overall. The singer states she and pianist Catherine Marx recorded the project several years ago on the fly.

“We were just messing around about five years ago and I said, ‘Let’s go down to the studio and record some Christmas songs’,” McEntire tells Rolling Stone Country. “So we did from ‘Hard Candy Christmas’ to ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’ and just kept recording. Then five years later, Cracker Barrel says, ‘We’d love to release a Christmas album on you.’ Well, I just happen to have one!”

Each of the 11 tracks features McEntire on vocals with Marx on piano. No other instruments were recorded.

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