Toby Keith leads holiday sales
Monday, October 29, 2007
– Toby Keith's first holiday album in more than a decade, "A Classic Christmas," sold more than 18,000 copies its first week of release, giving it the highest debut week number for a country seasonal album this year and placing it at number one on the internet sales chart.
The disc also enjoyed the highest debut week sales for an October
country Christmas release in more than a decade.
Produced by Keith and Randy Scruggs, the collection is split
along thematic lines, with the first disc presenting Keith's renditions of holiday
classics including "White Christmas," "Silver Bells" and "The Christmas
Song." The second disc has spiritually focused songs, such as "Little Drummer Boy," "The First Noel" and "Away In A Manger."
Keith's 1995 release, "Christmas To Christmas," contained originals, many from Keith.
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