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Henry


From:
Europe
Post Posted 15 Dec 2016 10:00 am     Reply with quote

Hi i hope to find some NEW (country,,?)ChristmasSongs !

ThanX
H.
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Donny Hinson


From:
Glen Burnie, Md. U.S.A.
Post Posted 15 Dec 2016 7:12 pm     Reply with quote

Not really new, but many probably haven't heard it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWnz8VsH5w0
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Bob Blair


From:
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Post Posted 15 Dec 2016 9:04 pm     Reply with quote

I played on this EP a couple of years back with Andrea House who I have been playing with for quite a few years now, and who in addition to being a terrific actress, singer and songwriter is a wonderful person and a dear friend. "This Christmas Day" is a new Christmas song written by Andrea. You can hear a bit on the iTunes preview. The EP is also available from CD Babies I think. https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/this-christmas-day-single/id789303903
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Jeff Garden


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Center Sandwich, New Hampshire, USA
Post Posted 17 Dec 2016 8:21 am     Reply with quote

This one is about 25 years old ("new" compared to traditional Christmas songs) and I never get tired of it. Lisa Layne was the original singer in the group "Vince Vance and the Valiants"...I think LeeAnn Rimes recorded it later as well.
Nice chords and it lays out well on steel...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqHN0oTvzKw

here's Lisa doing it 20 years later with a little steel in the background

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WXWwhh7agI
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Graham


From:
Marmora, Ontario, Canada
Post Posted 17 Dec 2016 1:46 pm     Reply with quote

Another not really new (1993)but a great song with "E" doing the honors on steel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGr0ihI_HfE
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Joachim Kettner


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Germany
Post Posted 17 Dec 2016 10:08 pm     Reply with quote

here's Lisa doing it 20 years later with a little steel in the background

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WXWwhh7agI[/quote]

Jeff,
just an observation, during the Tele solo the camera shows the steel player as if he was playing this.
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b0b


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Northern California
Post Posted 17 Dec 2016 10:29 pm     Reply with quote

It seems that every songwriter in the world has tried to write a popular Christmas song. They all fail. It's the golden nugget. If you write a new Christmas standard, you'll be set for life.

There's a new CD out that I played a small part in, as a fundraiser for KRCB public radio. It's called Holiday Connections 2016, and it's all local artists from Sonoma County, California. Some of the songs are standards, but most of them are original Christmas songs.

http://jackaloperecords.com/krcb-fm-holiday-connections-the-compact-disc/

I play on the song "Tiny Reindeer" by Solid Air.
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Jeff Garden


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Center Sandwich, New Hampshire, USA
Post Posted 18 Dec 2016 3:38 am     Reply with quote

Joachim: yes, I was hoping the steel player would take part 2 of the break but it never happened. You can hear a few steel pads in the background throughout the song that "country" things up nicely though.
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Tony Prior


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Charlotte NC..
Post Posted 18 Dec 2016 5:01 am     Reply with quote

Ha..!!! I'm kinda the opposite, I'm glad there are no "NEW " New Country Christmas songs that replace the classics. Smile

As Bob says above, people try to write them, bands try to play them and they go over like bricks falling from the sky. The thing about it is the traditional songs have seasonal romance and charm to the lyrics and melody's, those big hat singers songs have zero seasonal charm and silly lyrics. You would never find any of those songs on the Goodyear or Firestone Christmas albums ! Laughing


I'm happy playing a few of the standards on Steel which everyone loves and sings along to , for two or three gigs each year. Smile Then I put them away until next year, in a box, where they belong.


Play White Christmas and you have an entire room that will sing along , play Run Rudolph Run and everyone sits and watches while you play Johnny B Goode at a Christmas party. ! Oh Well But I did play and sing that one twice this weekend because the band leader wanted it. Shocked

If you are playing a Christmas event or party , you can play all the modern Christmas songs you want 'till the cows come home but you might want to have a few standards ready to go as well. Smile :
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Dale Rottacker


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Tacoma Washington, USA
Post Posted 18 Dec 2016 6:57 am     Reply with quote

Tony Prior wrote:
Ha..!!! I'm kinda the opposite, I'm glad there are no "NEW " New Country Christmas songs that replace the classics. Smile
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My wife and I were talking about this the other day... for us, ALL we need it stuff like White Christmas/Silent Night/Little Town of Bethlehem,... the likes of Dean Martin/Nat King Cole/Johnny Mathis... “Just the Hit’s Ma’am, Just the Hit’s"
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Barry Blackwood


Post Posted 18 Dec 2016 9:20 am     Reply with quote

The Christmas "classics" are arguably more about nostalgia than anything else - obviously, no new songs are going to have that attribute..
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scott murray


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Asheville, NC
Post Posted 18 Dec 2016 4:20 pm     Reply with quote

Loretta Lynn just released a Christmas album with a newly penned tune or two, including the title track:

White Christmas Blue
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Joachim Kettner


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Germany
Post Posted 27 Dec 2016 12:06 pm     Reply with quote

I don't know if it's new or old, but this is pretty, probably Jaydee Maness on steel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X5OgSkqnQkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X5OgSkqnQk
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Chris Bauer


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Nashville, TN USA
Post Posted 30 Dec 2016 8:11 pm     Reply with quote

Here's a recently-written Christmas song done by one of the bands I play with. Fun changes to play over.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43QwyMDFqOc
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Jamie Mitchell


From:
Nashville, TN
Post Posted 31 Dec 2016 5:54 am     Reply with quote

https://youtu.be/Lh_0SMhZgZs
https://youtu.be/nUfp5-p860U
https://youtu.be/lKA1SnWz7lc
https://youtu.be/IippcraBPKA
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Frank Freniere


From:
Chicago, IL
Post Posted 1 Jan 2017 3:06 pm     Reply with quote

Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas" comes to mind re: new (non-country) Christmas classics.
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Skip Edwards


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LA,CA
Post Posted 3 Jan 2017 5:36 pm     Reply with quote

A couple weeks ago - right before Christmas - I OD'd a bunch of stuff on this one...
"Spirit of Love" Lynn Carey Saylor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=734bgrrJ7vo
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b0b


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Northern California
Post Posted 3 Jan 2017 5:57 pm     Reply with quote

Destined to become a holiday classic, "Christmas is Now". Wink

https://youtu.be/FrG-xzcL2K0

If that link doesn't work, try this one:

https://youtu.be/wUHcoAYJWx0?t=2m23s
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Tom Keller


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Greeneville, TN, USA
Post Posted 5 Jan 2017 6:29 pm     Reply with quote

Kacey Musgraves had a great Christmas album out this year. The title was unfortunate but you can't have it all. A Very Kacey Christmas. Here is my favorite from the album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwhP9jZWTR8


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