Down Home Christmas, a new album produced by Dave Cobb, will accompany the Oak Ridge Boys’ 2019 Christmas tour of the same name. A holiday trek is an annual tradition for the country quartet.

Set for release on Oct. 25 on Lightning Rod Records / Thirty Tigers, Down Home Christmas features the Hall of Fame quartet singing religious standards (“Silent Night,” “Amazing Grace”) and freshly written material by some of country music and Americana’s best songwriters. Originals include “Don’t Go Pullin’ on Santa Claus’ Beard” by Anderson East and “South Alabama Christmas” by Jamey Johnson.

The Oak Ridge Boys Down Home Christmas
Lightning Rod Records / Thirty Tigers

"Down Home Christmas began much like the other seven Christmas albums we have recorded. But things changed," says Oak Ridge Boys member Duane Allen in a press release. "Most of the songs I had collected were put on the shelf, and we started looking for songs that addressed specific subjects related to Christmas.

"Dave Cobb was the producer / coach / motivator for this project. He encouraged us to dig a little deeper into our souls, to capture the magic of each song," Allen adds. "With very simple instrumentation, the four Oak Ridge Boys' voices are out front, and in your face, with the awesome, huge sound of RCA Studio A wrapped around, but not over-powering it."

The Oak Ridge Boys, Down Home Christmas Track Listing: 

1. "The Family Piano" (Aaron Raitiere)
2. "Angels" (Aaron Raitiere)
3. "Bring Daddy Home for Christmas" (Channing Wilson, Aaron Raitiere)
4. "Reindeer on the Roof" (Jake Mitchell, Aaron Raitiere)
5. "Silent Night" (Franz Xaver Gruber, Joseph Mohr)
6. "Hallelujah Emmanuel" (Robert Jason, Paul Bradley Jr.)
7. "Down Home Christmas" (Mando Saenz, Aaron Raitiere)
8. "South Alabama Christmas" (Jamey Johnson)
9. "Don’t Go Pullin' on Santa Claus' Beard" (Anderson East, Aaron Raitiere)
10. "Amazing Grace" (John Newton)

The Oak Ridge Boys' Down Home Christmas Tour -- the band's 30th annual Christmas tour -- is scheduled to begin on Nov. 13 in Branson, Mo. Per the current schedule, they will will visit 28 cities in 14 states on the trek.

The Oak Ridge Boys, Down Home Christmas Tour Dates:

Nov. 13-14 -- Branson, Mo. @ The Mansion Theatre
Nov. 15 -- Sioux Falls, Iowa @ Orpheum Theatre
Nov. 16 -- Deadwood, S.D. @ Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel
Nov. 17 -- Aberdeen, S.D. @ Aberdeen Civic Arena
Nov. 18 -- Jefferson, Iowa @ Wild Rose Casino and Resort
Nov. 19 -- Park City, Kan. @ Hartman Arena
Nov. 20-21 -- Branson, Mo. @ The Mansion Theatre
Nov. 22 -- Peoria, Ill. @ Peoria Civic Center Theater
Nov. 23 -- Portsmouth, Ohio @ The Verne Riffe Center for the Arts
Nov. 24 -- St. Louis, Mo. @ River City Casino
Nov. 30 -- Independence, Kan. @ Memorial Hall
Dec. 1 -- Manhattan, Kan. @ McCain Auditorium
Dec. 4 -- Baltimore, Md. @ UMBC Events Center
Dec. 5 -- North Tonawanda, N.Y. @ Riviera Theatre
Dec. 6 -- Greensburg, Pa. @ Palace Theatre
Dec. 7 -- Ocean City, Md. @ Roland E. Powell Convention Center
Dec. 11 -- Anderson, Ind. @ Paramount Theater
Dec. 14 -- Wabash, Ind. @ Honeywell Center
Dec. 15 -- Renfro, Ky. @ Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Dec. 18 -- Rochester, Minn. @ Mayo Clinic Center Presentation
Dec. 19 -- Dubuque, Iowa @ Five Flags Center
Dec. 20 -- Mahnomen, Minn. @Shooting Star Casino Hotel
Dec. 21 -- Wisconsin Dells, Wisc. @ Crystal Grand Music Theatre
Dec. 22 -- Joliet, Ill. @ Rialto Square Theatre

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