Kenny Rogers – Once Again It’s Christmas (2015) FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 41:09 minutes | 463 MB | Genre: Jazz Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | @ Warner Bros. Records
Featuring Alison Krauss, Jennifer Nettles, Home Free Jim Brickman, Winfield’s Locket alongside the country legend for his first country album in 17 years.
Country music icon Kenny Rogers offers up his first Christmas collection since 1998’s Christmas from the Heart. His sixth holiday-themed album overall, Once Again It’s Christmas features a number of guest performers including Alison Krauss, Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles, vocal group Home Free, pianist Jim Brickman, and country-pop duo Winfield’s Locket. The festive collection marks Rogers’ return to recording holiday music, a genre he’s been quite close to over the years both sentimentally and commercially. The album’s autumn 2015 release preceded his annual Christmas & Hits Tour, which entered its 35th year in November. –AllMusic Review by Timothy Monger
Tracklist: 1 Once Again It’s Christmas 03:57 2 There’s A New Kid In Town (feat. Winfield’s Locket) 03:51 3 Here It Is Christmas – Baby, It’s Cold Outside (feat. Jennifer Nettles) 02:55 4 Little Drummer Boy 03:20 5 Back To Bethlehem 03:42 6 Winter Wonderland 03:50 7 Some Children See Him (feat. Alison Krauss) 04:24 8 I’ll Be Home For Christmas 02:46 9 Children, Go Where I Send Thee (feat. Home Free) 04:34 10 That Silent Night (feat. Jim Brickman) 03:42 11 The Light 04:08
Personnel: Kenny Rogers – Vocals, Guitar Pat Bergeson – Harmonica Paul Brainard – Pedal Steel Mike Braun, Steve Brewster – Drums Jim Brickman – Featured Artist, Piano Pat Coil – Fender Rhodes, Hammond B3, Piano, Synthesizer Eric Darken – Percussion Randy Dorman – Arranger, Guitar (Electric) Tim Ellis – Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric) Larry Hall – Arranger, Orchestra, Primary Artist Colby Hendricks – Bass Leslie Martin Henke – Group Member, Vocals John Hobbs – Fender Rhodes, Piano, Synthesizer Home Free – Featured Artist, Vocals Alison Krauss – Featured Artist, Vocals Brent Mason – Guitar (Electric) Jennifer Nettles – Featured Artist, Vocals Russ Pahl – Pedal Steel Denis Solee – Sax (Tenor) Bryan Sutton – Guitar (Acoustic), Mandocello Brooke Martin Thames – Group Member, Vocals George Tidwell – Trumpet Troy Welstad – Hammond B3 Bergen White – Arranger, Vocal Arrangement, Vocal Harmony John Willis – Guitar (Acoustic) Lonnie Wilson – Drums Winfield’s Locket – Featured Artist