"Christmas with Ronnie Milsap" sees the light of decade more than three decades later
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"Christmas with Ronnie Milsap" sees the light of decade more than three decades later

Thursday, September 23, 2021 – Ronnie Milsap's "Christmas with Ronnie Milsap" — the sole holiday album from Milsap - will be re-released on Nov. 12 by Craft Recordings.

The long out-of-print title - it was first available in 1986 - features Milsap's country twist on yuletide classics like "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "Silver Bells" and "O Holy Night," plus a selection of originals. hte CD has been out of print for 35 years. Craft is the label catalogue for Concord Recorded Music.

At the time, Milsap enjoyed many number one hits on the Billboard Country chart, as well as crossover success with songs like "Show Her," "Stranger in My House" and the GRAMMY and ACM Award-winning "Lost in the Fifties Tonight (In the Still of the Night)."

Backed by orchestral arrangements, Milsap included originals like "Only One Night of the Year" and the bluesy "It's Just Not Christmas (If I Can't Spend It With You)." He also delivered a message to his fans in the spoken word "Christmas Thoughts," before closing with "We're Here to Love," which originally appeared on his bestselling 1983 LP, "Keyed Up."

The six-time GRAMMY®Award winner has 40 numbers one hits on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart and selling more than 35 million albums worldwide. Milsap has received eight Country Music Association Awards and four Academy of Country Music Awards, including the Pioneer Award in 2002. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1976 and the Country Hall of Fame in 2014.

Today, the 78-year-old icon continues to release new material. In 2019, he partnered with multiple generations of country artists — including Kacey Musgraves, Luke Bryan and Dolly Parton — for "Ronnie Milsap: The Duets." Most recently, in 2021, Milsap released his 29th studio album, "A Better Word for Love."

The track list is:
Noel Prelude
Only One Night of the Year
I'll Be Home for Christmas
Christmas Medley: Carol of the Bells / O Come, O Come Emmanuel / Silent Night
/ Joy to the World
It's Christmas
It's Just Not Christmas (If I Can't Spend It With You)
Silver Bells
O Holy Night
Christmas Thoughts
We're Here to Love

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