Country singer Craig Campbell is kicking off December in a big way, with the announcement of a new recording deal with Red Bow Records, a division of Broken Bow. Campbell tells Billboard that the word "excited" is an understatement.
This week in The 615, we have taken a look at some of the holiday's top new Christmas albums in country. To close out our kick-off of the holidays, let's look back at five of the format's essential discs of the season. These are the albums that are a must for your collection, ones that have endured throughout the years:
Christmas music has long been very important to pianist Jim Brickman. The performer has just issued On a Winter's Night, a brand-new yuletide collection, and he tells Billboard that he can't wait for fans to hear it.
Making 13 stops in Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee, The Santa Train has become a yearly tradition for families. Santa Claus -- with a little bit of celebrity help -- greets hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of children at each stop, passing out toys and goodwill to many along the route.