Tuesday, November 16, 2021
– Josh Abbott Band will release their first holiday EP, "Christmas Was," on Friday via Pretty Damn Tough Records.
The album. produced by Marshall Altman, will feature the band's renditions of holiday classics and originals including "Silent Night," "Marshmallow World," "The New Kid in Town" and "Santa Better Knock."
"I've thought about recording a Christmas project for years but never found the inspiration. Christmas 2020 was that inspiration," said Abbott. "Reflecting on a wild year, grateful for my wife and kids and family, I was motivated to record some songs that would be special to them. So this one is for them and I hope all of you enjoy it too."
JAB has been a staple in the Texas music scene since forming in 2006 at Lubbock's Texas Tech University. Two of their projects, "Small Town Family Dream" and "Front Row Seat" sored top 10 debuts on the Billboard country albums chart, while five titles cracked the Billboard country singles lists, including "Oh, Tonight" with Kacey Musgraves; and "Wasn't That Drunk," with Carly Pearce. Those were the first chart appearances for Musgraves and Pearce. The band's last album was "The Highway Kind" in 2020.
The track list:
3.The New Kid in Town
5.Santa Better Knock
The band consists of Josh Abbott (vocals, guitar), Edward Villanueva (drums), Jimmy Hartman (bass), Caleb Keeter (electric guitar), Austin Davis (banjo), David Fralin (Keyboard).