NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Multi-GRAMMY® nominated singer-songwriter Jamie O’Neal’s “Christmas” video debuts on CMT Music, CMT’s 24/7 music video channel, tomorrow, Dec. 9 at approximately 6:12 a.m. ET with additional airings to follow throughout this holiday season.
“Christmas” served as the album opener for Spirit & Joy, O’Neal’s first holiday album, released on Oct. 21 from JOG Inc. and BFD/AUDIUM Nashville. Like the holidays, the making of Spirit & Joy was truly a family affair, and the “Christmas” video, directed by John Lee, features several of O’Neal’s family members.
O’Neal produced Spirit & Joy with her husband Rodney Good, a platinum-certified recording engineer (Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton), who joined her for their first-ever duet with “Please Come Home for Christmas.” Forbes exclusively premiered the video for “Please Come Home for Christmas” and praised O’Neal’s “enviable range and heartfelt vocals.”
Spirit & Joy also features a collaboration with O’Neal’s father Jimmy Murphy, sister Melissa Murphy and daughter Aliyah Good on “Do You Hear What I Hear?” Taste of Country exclusively premiered the first listen to the “timely” classic, noting “the album is more than just another holiday collection,” while Wide Open Country selected O’Neal’s duet with fellow ACM Award winner Collin Raye on “Silver Bells” as one of 2022’s “Most Festive Christmas Songs by Country Acts.”
The 10-track collection celebrates the cheerful nature of the season, while honoring the sentimental side of the holidays. “For every lighthearted song about love and togetherness that fills the album, there is one track that hangs on loss and pain. ‘You Were Christmas to Me’ was written with the artist’s lost loved ones in mind,” wrote American Songwriter. With cuts from Reba McEntire, Martina McBride and Idina Menzel, O’Neal co-wrote two more light-hearted originals, “Christmas You,” and “Gulf of Mexico.”
O’Neal’s latest album, Sometimes, celebrated the 20th anniversary of her debut album, Shiver. 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.
SPIRIT & JOY TRACK LISTING
2. Christmas You
Jamie O’Neal, Corey Lee Barker
3. Please Come Home for Christmas Feat. Rodney Good
Charles Brown, Gene Redd
4. White Christmas
5. I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Kim Gannon, Walter Kent
6. Gulf of Mexico
Jamie O’Neal, Rodney Good, Jimmy Murphy
7. Do You Hear What I Hear? Feat. Jimmy Murphy, Melissa Murphy and Aliyah Good
Noel Regne, Gloria Shayne
8. You Were Christmas to Me
Jamie O’Neal, Corey Lee Barker
10. Silver Bells Feat. Collin Raye
Jay Livingston, Ray Evans
SPIRIT & JOY TOUR DATES
Dec. 9 Private – Panama City Beach, Fla.
Dec. 10 Pella Opera House – Pella, Iowa
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 such as “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.”
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JAMIE O’NEAL BOOKING CONTACT:
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