Christmas Albums Lead Week’s New Releases

Lady Antebellum, Colbie Caillat Among Artists With Holiday Collections

Lady Antebellum, Colbie Caillat and Sammy Kershaw are among the artists releasing new Christmas albums this week.

The three members of Lady A wrote the title track to On This Winter’s Night. Favorite tunes include “All I Want for Christmas Is You” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” The trio co-produced the album with longtime collaborator Paul Worley.

Caillat’s Christmas in the Sand offers a duet with Brad Paisley on “Merry Christmas Baby.” The pop singer notes, “We did it in the style of Bruce Springsteen, where it has a little blues-rock-country vibe to it.”

Kershaw’s A Sammy Klaus Christmas includes a Cajun-influenced rendition of “The Night Before Christmas.” Meanwhile bluegrass singer Donna Ulisse shares the meaningful story of Christmas on her album, All the Way to Bethlehem.

Other new, non-holiday releases this week include Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson’s Wreck and Ruin, Billy Ray CyrusChange My Mind, Lilly Hiatt’s Let It Down, Sweethearts of the Rodeo’s Restless and Taylor Swift‘s Red.

Craig Shelburne has been writing for CMT.com since 2002. He is also a producer for CMT Edge, Concrete Country and Live @ CMT.