Christmas is still a few days away, but today on Billboard, we’re excited to share an early stream of LeAnn Rimes‘ new holiday album, Today Is Christmas.
“There is something special about the spirit of the holidays, people are inclined to be more gracious and giving,” the Grammy winner says of the season. “Emotions also tend to be elevated during the holidays — whether we miss a family member no longer with us or we feel five years old again opening a gift on Christmas morning. Joy, longing, happiness, surprise; I want that full gambit of emotions to radiate from my music.”
Featuring two original songs co-written by Rimes and various holiday classics, Today Is Christmas officially drops Oct. 16 — but you can listen to it exclusively below.
If you pre-order Rimes’ latest Christmas album, you get two downloads right away — the title track and “Celebrate Me Home,” featuring Gavin DeGraw. In addition to DeGraw and Blacc, the album boasts an impressive roster of musicians, including Booker T. Jones, Ray Parker Jr., Willie Weeks, James Gadson, Bob Glaub, Steve Ferrone, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Rami Jaffe.
Check out the track list below and Rimes’ Today Is Christmas Tour dates beneath the album stream.
Today Is Christmas Tracklist
1. Today Is Christmas
2. We Need A Little Christmas
3. That Spirit of Christmas (Featuring Aloe Blacc)
4. I Still Believe In Santa Claus
5. Holly Jolly Christmas / Frosty The Snowman
6. Celebrate Me Home (Featuring Gavin DeGraw)
7. Must Be Santa
8. Christmas Time is Here
9. The Heartache Can Wait
10. Little Drummer Boy
11. Joy (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / Angels We Have Heard On High / Hark The Herald Angels Sing)
12. Auld Lang Syne
Today Is Christmas Tour Dates
Friday, December 4th Seattle, WA
Saturday, December 5th Billingham, WA
Sunday, December 6th TBD, OR
Wednesday, December 9th Las Vegas, NV
Friday, December 11th Tracy, CA
Saturday, December 12th Merced, CA
Sunday, December 13th Malibu, CA
Wednesday, December 16th Lancaster, CA
Thursday, December 17th Santa Ynez, CA
Friday, December 18th Chandler, AZ
Saturday, December 19th Laughlin, NV
Sunday, December 20th Palm Desert, CA