Monday, July 13, 2015
– Kenny Rogers, will release his first new Christmas album in 17 years this fall.
"Once Again It's Christmas," out via Warner Music Nashville / Warner Bros., the set will be Rogers' first Christmas release since 1998's "Christmas From The Heart" and his sixth Christmas release overall.
Alison Krauss, Jennifer Nettles, Home Free and Jim Brickman guest on the CD.
"I can't tell you how much fun it was recording a Christmas record again," Rogers said. "I'm excited for people to hear it. I feel like this is a special group of songs - both old and new - and I was particularly lucky to be joined by many talented guest artists and musicians who each have something unique to say."
Since the release of his first Christmas album, "Christmas," in 1981, Rogers has embarked on an annual Christmas & Hits Tour, which continues this winter for the 34th straight year.
"Christmas is my favorite time of year. It's a very important season for me, especially now that I have twin boys who just turned 11 years old. It's reminded me of how you see it through different eyes when you're a parent. It's wonderful," Rogers said.
Rogers' Once Again It's Christmas Tour featuring Linda Davis will hit the U.S. and Canada. The final schedule of dates will be announced soon.