(Nashville, TN - Oct. 13, 2009) Legendary Blue Hat recording artist Charlie Daniels has released a special holiday CD/DVD package today, Oct. 13, through E1 Entertainment called Joy to the World: A Bluegrass Christmas.
The deluxe, two-disc set includes a CD and a bonus DVD, A Twin Pines Christmas. Both discs feature collaborations between Daniels and guests Kathy Mattea, Dan Tyminski, Jewel,* Suzanne and Evelyn Cox of the Cox Family, Aaron Tippin and The Grascals. The Twin Pines Christmas DVD contains live performances, as well as additional commentary and interview footage with Daniels and the rest of the artists.
"It was really fun working with people from such diverse musical backgrounds and seeing their approach to performing bluegrass music," said Daniels. "It's a very special kind of music."
Joy to the World: A Bluegrass Christmas features a mix of traditional Christmas standards, ("Blue Christmas," "Silent Night," "Joy to the World," "The Christmas Song," more) as well as a number of originals written by Daniels and his band ("Christmas Time Down South," "Mississippi Christmas Eve," "Hallelujah"). The album also features a special reading of Daniels' classic Christmas story, "A Carolina Christmas."
Joy to the World: A Bluegrass Christmas is available in stores and online at most digital retailers, including iTunes, Amazon and Rhapsody. A CD only version is also available at select retailers.