Country sensation Kacey Musgraves will release her first holiday album, A Very Kacey Christmas in October, featuring Leon Bridges, Willie Nelson and the Quebe Sisters. Produced by Misa Arriaga, Kyle Ryan and Musgraves herself, the album includes four festive original tracks, co-written by Musgraves, in addition to eight holiday classics.
“I really wanted to create a whimsical throwback holiday record, one that evokes feelings of nostalgia and simpler times,” Musgraves said in a statement. “I think that the fine musicians and brains that were a part of this project have helped me create a body of music that can be added to people’s classic collections.”
Inspired by Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby and the signature sounds of the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s, A Very Kacey Christmas is Musgraves’ interpretation of Christmas standards, influenced by her emotional perspective on the holiday season.
“It would have been easy to simply copy old versions of these songs that have been around forever, but it was very important for us to build arrangements that are totally new and very me,” said Musgraves.
A Very Kacey Christmas is due out Oct. 28 via Mercury Nashville, and will be available on vinyl Nov. 18. Find the album’s tracklist and cover art below.
A Very Kacey Christmas Tracklist:
1. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
2. Let It Snow (featuring The Quebe Sisters)
3. Christmas Don’t Be Late
4. A Willie Nice Christmas (Featuring Willie Nelson and Trigger; Written by Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne)
5. Feliz Navidad
6. Christmas Makes Me Cry (Written by Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally and Brandy Clark)
7. Present Without A Bow (Featuring Leon Bridges; Written by Kacey Musgraves, Leon Bridges, Austin Jenkins and Luke Laird)
8. Mele Kalikimaka (featuring The Quebe Sisters)
9. I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas
10. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
11. Ribbons And Bows (Written by Kacey Musgraves, Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter)
12. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?