NASHVILLE, Tenn. – ACM Award winner Jamie O’Neal “lends her jazz-infused country touch to holiday music with new track ‘Christmas You’ (Wide Open Country).” Written by O’Neal and Corey Lee Barker, the Christmas original will be included on the O’Neal’s debut, holiday album, slated for release in 2022 from BFD/The Orchard. To stream or download “Christmas You,” click HERE.
Wide Open Country exclusively premiered a first listen to the joyful original, written by O’Neal and Barker in June of this year. “We both said how Christmas brought out the fun-loving, sappy side of our spouses as well as how great it was to enjoy family and celebrate together with traditions passed down over the years,” shared O’Neal.
“Christmas You” follows O’Neal’s release of the holiday standard, “White Christmas,” which she dedicated in loving memory of her sister, Sam, and to her parents for the great Christmas memories they all shared as a family. Taste of Country exclusively debuted the first listen to the platinum-selling entertainer’s rendition that “turns the arrangement on its head.”
Produced by O’Neal with her husband Rodney Good, the album will feature additional new material, penned by the multi-GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter, and more festive favorites. “I can’t wait to release my full Christmas album in 2022. The title track, ‘You Were Christmas to Me,’ is a very personal song for me, written about losing a loved one and carrying on traditions that represent that special someone from your past who is always with you, especially at Christmas time,” explained O’Neal.
O’Neal’s latest album, Sometimes, celebrated the 20th anniversary of her debut album, Shiver. Released in October of 2020, the critically-acclaimed project proved that O’Neal “hasn’t lost an iota of her powerhouse vocal talent (Rolling Stone Country).” Featuring collaborations with John Paul White, Lauren Alaina, Martina McBride, Sara Evans and O’Neal’s daughter Aliyah Good, Sometimes received additional praise from People, Forbes, Parade, American Songwriter, The Boot, Wide Open Country, MusicRow and many more.
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ABOUT JAMIE O’NEAL
Jamie O’Neal is a platinum-selling entertainer and hit songwriter that became a household name with her back-to-back No. 1 singles, “There Is No Arizona” and “When I Think About Angels.” With multiple hits that followed, including “Shiver,” “Trying To Find Atlantis” and “Somebody’s Hero,” O’Neal caught fire and earned numerous career accolades, including three GRAMMY® nominations, an Academy of Country Music™ Award for Top New Female Vocalist and a Billboard® Award for New Country Artist. While she has penned most of her own songs, O’Neal has also written hits for Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes, CeCe Winans, Idina Menzel and others. Her voice can be heard internationally in major studio films, including “All by Myself” for “Bridget Jones’s Diary.” “I’m so happy to finally get some new original music out there for the fans,” said O’Neal about her new album, Sometimes, distributed exclusively by BFD/Audium Nashville through The Orchard. Released on October 16, 2020, Sometimes celebrated the 20th anniversary of O’Neal’s debut album, Shiver, and included brand-new songs as well as re-imagined versions of her smash hits.
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