Gift Ideas For Country Music Lovers This Holiday Season
The holiday season is just around the corner and we've compiled a list of the perfect stocking stuffers for your Holiday Gift Guide. From Dolly Parton's new album to Kiefer Sutherland's country music debut, and The Oak Ridge Boys new line of pickled peppers, there is something for everyone.
Bill Anderson: Songwriting icon and legendary performer "Whisperin' Bill" Anderson pens the lyrics to his life in a new revealing autobiography titled "Whisperin' Bill Anderson: An Unprecedented Life In Country Music". The 360-page representation of Anderson's journey includes rare, never-before-seen photos and eye-opening personal stories from his career from early days of radio broadcasting in Georgia, to standing alongside the greatest country music stars in the world onstage at the Grand Ole Opry, to being named BMI's first ICON Award winner in the country music genre. Click here to order: billanderson.com.
Lee Greenwood: From GRAMMY-winning and seven time No. 1 hit making country music star Lee Greenwood comes the best-selling children's book, "Proud To Be An American." Written by Greenwood in the words of "God Bless The U.S.A.," and fully illustrated with colorful, vibrant images by Amanda Sekulow, "Proud To Be An American" follows a man and his grandson across the U.S. to various national landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge, Arlington Cemetery and more. Click here to order: amazon.com/Proud-Be-American-Lee-Greenwood/dp/1940262968/.
Tommy Roe: In 2016, Tommy released his autobiography, "From Cabbagetown To Tinseltown". In his own words he says quite candidly that it isn't just his story. It's history. Throughout the book, Tommy parallels his early days growing up in Atlanta as well as his successful career in the music business with the many cultural and political changes in America during those quite tumultuous times. He paints a vivid picture of how the music and the artists of the 1950s and 60s played a major role in this upheaval and what it was like to be in the middle of it all. Click here to order: www.tommyroe.com.
The Oak Ridge Boys: The country music legends are proud to introduce their first brand of pickled peppers : The Oak Ridge Boys Favorite Southern Style Bread N Butter Jalapeos. Available at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, the pickles are made with a combination of jalapenos and onions that just like the music of the Oaks will leave fans wanting more. Continuing with the Oaks' love of all things Red, White, and Blue, The Oak Ridge Boys Favorite Southern Style Bread N Butter Jalapeos are made in the U.S.A. with no artificial ingredients, colors, flavors, or preservatives. Visit Cracker Barrel Old Country Store for purchase.
Exile: Multi-platinum-selling crossover group EXILE has been topping the pop and country charts for more than 50 years, but the band is treading new ground in 2016 with their first-ever Christmas album, Wrapped Up In Your Arms For Christmas. Visit exile.biz for more info.
T. Graham Brown: Christmas music this year will have a soulful Country sound, with the upcoming album from T. Graham Brown. The Country chart-topper will release his very first holiday album, Christmas with T. Graham Brown. The perfect stocking- stuffer will be released by Mansion Entertainment and distributed by Sony RED Distribution. Visit tgrahambrown.com for more info.
Aaron Lewis: The momentum doesn't seem to be slowing down for Aaron Lewis who's new album Sinner debuted at the top position on the Top 200 Albums, Top Country Albums and Top Digital Albums Charts as well as No. 4 on Billboard's Top 200 Consumption Chart. Produced by Country legend Buddy Cannon (George Strait, Merle Haggard, George Jones), and recorded over 16 intense hours at Nashville's Blackbird Studios, SINNER captures Lewis' mindset, a laid back soundtrack that is reminiscent of the genre's most honest and musically adventurous artists.Visit AaronLewisMusic.com for more info. Click here to order: amazon.com/Sinner-Aaron-Lewis/dp/B01I742YBS/.
The Charlie Daniels Band: Charlie Daniels has never fit into any certain label, purposely creating a sound and blend of music all his own. The new album, Night Hawk, stays true to that tradition with Daniels putting a unique spin on cowboy songs both well-known and uncovered from through the years. Click here to order: amazon.com/Night-Hawk-Charlie-Daniels/dp/B01L0LZ2Z0/.
Cyndi Lauper: Known best for her legendary pop icon status, Lauper is reigning in a new legion of fans with her new country-tinged album Detour featuring a collection of country covers from the 40's, 50's and 60's. Detour features duets with several special guests, including Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill and Alison Krauss. Click here to order: amazon.com/Detour-Cyndi-Lauper/dp/B01AXGH936/.
Confederate Railroad: Multi-platinum recording artist Confederate Railroad is back with their latest album, Lucky to be Alive. The project marks the first release by the chart-topping band in nine years, and showcases their unique style, bringing their southernrock-meets-country-conscience front and center. A key highlight on the album includes a special 20th Anniversary edition of the signature hit, "Trashy Women." The new, revamped version features vocal appearances by Willie Nelson, John Anderson, Colt Ford and Jerry Glanville. Click here to order: amazon.com/Lucky-Be-Alive-Confederate-Railroad/dp/B01GR0PB00/.
Dolly Parton: Three decades ago, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt made musical history with the release of the Grammy-winning Trio album. Fans of all three of the iconic female vocalists can now celebrate one final release in the Trio series. The Complete Trio Collection, a three-disc set that ties together remastered versions of the 1987 and 1999 albums, but also includes another disc of rarities and unreleased takes on many of the songs that fans have come to know over the past thirty years. Click here to order: amazon.com/Complete-Trio-Collection-Deluxe-3CD/dp/B01CKE91QW/.
Don McLean: Don McLean's 1971 masterpiece American Pie has become part of American culture. Now, after four and a half decades, music connoisseurs can hear his classic songs and indelible lyrics on their original vinyl format. American Pie has been newly remastered from analog tape by Robert Vosgien and the lacquers cut by Ron McMaster, both at Capitol Studios in Hollywood. Click here to order: amazon.com/American-Pie-Don-McLean/dp/B000T060TG/.
Justin Moore: Matching his no-nonsense attitude, multi-platinum-selling star Justin Moore returns with the aptly-titled project, Kinda Don't Care. The album gives longtime fans a full dose of what they've come to love about the chart-topping singer/songwritera slow Southern drawl and candid charm. Click here to order: amazon.com/Kinda-Dont-Care-Deluxe-Version/dp/B01I6TR2DO/.
The Kentucky Headhunters: With nearly 50 years of success spanning multiple genres, The Kentucky Headhunters are back with their latest release On Safari. The southern rock, soon-to-be classic project tips the hat to family and the southern way of life. Click here to order: amazon.com/Safari-Kentucky-Headhunters/dp/B01LC0J5TS/.
Kiefer Sutherland: The debut album from the star of the new hit drama Designated Survivor is called Down In A Hole. This is considered a passion project chock-full of 11 tracks co-written by Sutherland. A special edition vinyl LP is also available exclusively at Barnes & Noble. Click here to order: amazon.com/Down-Hole-Kiefer-Sutherland/dp/B01GPDFR26/.
Meat Loaf: Grammy Award-winning musician and acclaimed film, TV and stage actor Meat Loaf has another hit on his hands with his new album, "Braver Than We Are". Working closely again with longtime collaborator Jim Steinman-a key to the magic of multi-platinum selling albums "Bat Out of Hell" and "Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell". Click here to order: amazon.com/Braver-Than-Are-Meat-Loaf/dp/B01IXGCJM4/.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: For five decades, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has remained one of the most iconic names in American roots music. The group continues to tour and release music, influencing multiple generations of audiences and artists along the way. Nearly a dozen of those artists join the group on this year's Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Friends - Circlin' Back: Celebrating 50 Years concert album, available as a CD or as a CD/DVD combo. Click here to order: amazon.com/Circlin-Back-Celebrating-Amazon-Exclusive/dp/B01JPD1LBO/.
Sylvia: Country chart-topper Sylvia is gearing up for the release of her new CD It's All in the Family. This recording marks the ACM "Female Vocalist of the Year" winner's first album release in 14 years. The 12-song album was produced by Sylvia and her longtime collaborator John Mock. Click here to order: amazon.com/Its-All-Family-Sylvia/dp/B01LXVC7AK/.