I was given the chance to review the Smalltown Poets Christmas album and I really love it.
Just in case you don't know much about the Smalltown Poets here is a brief overview:
Smalltown Poets burst onto the Christian music scene with their Grammy-nominated self-titled debut on Ardent/Forefront (EMI) in 1997 and released two more albums with the Memphis based label. Three number one singles and a total of ten top ten radio hits helped garner two Best Rock Gospel Grammy nominations, seven Dove Award nominations (including best new artist) and aBillboard Music video award for the band. Their song Anything Genuine was featured on the platinum selling WOW 1999 compilation. In 2004 the band released It's Later Than It's Ever Been on BEC(EMI.)
The band regrouped in the fall of 2010 to begin production on their 5th studio album, Smalltown Poets Christmas. The band co-produced the project with former Smalltown Poets drummer Matt Goldman (Underoath, Third Day, Casting Crowns, Copeland).
The album will be available to fans on Nov. 1st of 2011 through iTunes, CD Baby, and other online outlets. The band will be doing Christmas concerts across the South and Midwest in December of 2011, joined on select dates by fellow bandsEchoing Angels and Elishah.
The Smalltown Poets Christmas album is beautiful- it is a great mix of old and new Christmas songs done with a Smalltown Poets flair. I have listened to the whole album dozens of times over the past couple weeks and am totally not bored of it yet. I really can't pick just one favourite song off the album but I think their versions of O Little Town of Bethlehem and On Christmas Day are especially fantastic.
My husband loves Christmas too... but his passion for the holiday doesn't even come close to mine so when I first put on Christmas music this year he gave me a sort of exasperated "really?" look... but even he enjoyed this album!
Take a listen and see what you think...
You can follow Smalltown Poets on twitter, find Smalltown Poets on Facebook and check out the Smalltown Poets Youtube channel as well.
You can buy this fabulous Christmas album for less than $10 on iTunes (or Amazon) and it is a wonderful way to get in the Christmas spirit!
I really do love this album :).
Christmas is in 33 days!!!! YAHOOOOOO!!