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Milsap readies his take on Xmas classic

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 – Ronnie Milsap is getting into the holiday spirit.

The soulful country singer will release the soul classic "Merry, Merry Christmas Baby" on Oct. 16 on Black River Entertainment.

have always loved Christmas," Milsap said. "Even though it's a sad time for many, there's a real soul to the way the holidays make even those feelings feel. I've always loved Dodie Stevens' version of this, which recasts 'Happy, Happy Birthday Baby' for the holidays. So, it felt like a way to remember the ones remembering over the holidays..."

Opening with a few descending notes, the keyboards fall in, then Milsap's smoky voice rises in a song produced by Rob Galbraith and Milsap.

"At a time when the world needs love, and it's harder to get than ever," Milsap said, "this seemed like the perfect song. I'm blessed to have my wife Joycie, but I know so many people missing their loved ones. And I know Rick Froio, Mike Wilson and everyone at Black River, not only understand, they recognize how many people are feeling this, too."


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