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Dreamy strings on a romantic version of "I'll Be Home for Christmas"; spitfire guitar on a revved-up tribute to Buck Owens's classic "Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy"; a honky-tonk treatment of "Away in a Manger" -- on his first Christmas album, Brad Paisley energizes the old canon in interesting ways and comes up with a real winner of a Yuletide celebration. Paisley's husky tenor sounds exactly right for these tunes, whether he's being reverent (on a rustic, dobro-enriched take on "Silent Night") or frolicsome, as he demonstrates so effectively on his gently swinging original tale of "Santa's secret spy" who goes by the moniker "Penguin, James Penguin." Paisley ...
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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
Dreamy strings on a romantic version of "I'll Be Home for Christmas"; spitfire guitar on a revved-up tribute to Buck Owens's classic "Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy"; a honky-tonk treatment of "Away in a Manger" -- on his first Christmas album, Brad Paisley energizes the old canon in interesting ways and comes up with a real winner of a Yuletide celebration. Paisley's husky tenor sounds exactly right for these tunes, whether he's being reverent (on a rustic, dobro-enriched take on "Silent Night") or frolicsome, as he demonstrates so effectively on his gently swinging original tale of "Santa's secret spy" who goes by the moniker "Penguin, James Penguin." Paisley contributes two other worthy originals as well: the string-rich country ballad, "364 Days to Go," a laconic love letter to the healing spirit of the season; and "Born on Christmas Day," a uncommonly literate memo to the Baby Jesus that he wrote and performed as a 13-year-old -- here the grown-up Brad trades verses with his recorded younger self at the end. For good measure, Paisley assembles the Kung Pao Buckaroos -- otherwise known as Little Jimmy Dickens, George Jones, and Bill Anderson -- to wind up the disc on a comedic note when they discover that, in a P.C. world, almost every Christmas tune they want to sing contains a reference offensive to one special-interest group or another. It's great fun, and the venerable Buckaroos make a point in the process, but they also make sure that they, and their listeners, exit laughing.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Brad Paisley has made it no secret that he wants to be seen as part of a tradition of country singers, one that hails back through not just through his obvious musical forefathers Buck and Merle, but stretches back to such Grand Ole Opry mainstays as Jimmy Dickens and runs through George Strait, the gold standard for contemporary country singers. So, it should come as no surprise that when he decided to record a Christmas album -- humbly titled A Brad Paisley Christmas -- he followed the examples of his heroes and kept things simple, cutting an 11-track record that captures the spirit of the season while staying true to the sound of his band. Unlike Buck, Paisley didn't write a bunch of new material for his holiday album: he covers a bunch of standards, including Buck's "Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy," adding a handful of originals to the mix, plus a seasonal variation on his cornpone comedy sketches that traditionally close his albums. It's simple and unassuming, but it's also tremendously entertaining, more so than most contemporary Christmas records. That's because Paisley not only has a sharp ear for picking songs that work for his band, he also lets his band work, giving them the room to turn such standards as "Away in a Manger," "Winter Wonderland," and "Silver Bells" into songs that sound like Paisley and his band -- and on top of that, he's thrown in some new songs that meet these high standards, like the whimsical "Penguin, James Penguin" and the lazy, jazzy "364 Days to Go," which provides the perfect soundtrack to a snowy night wrapping presents. In fact, that sentiment applies to A Brad Paisley Christmas as a whole: it's a sweet, warm, big-hearted Christmas record with more musical weight than the average modern country record -- or, in other words, it has more in common with classic Christmas records, and it feels every bit a classic holiday record itself.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/10/2006
  • Label: Arista
  • UPC: 886970053327
  • Catalog Number: 700533

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Brad Paisley Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Bill Anderson Track Performer
Little Jimmy Dickens Track Performer
George Jones Track Performer
Eric Darken Percussion
David Angell Strings
David Davidson Strings
Stuart Duncan Fiddle
Connie Ellisor Strings
Kevin Grantt Bass, Upright Bass
John Hobbs Conductor
Pamela Sixfin Strings
Kristin Wilkinson Strings
Aubrey Haynie Fiddle
Sarah Valley Choir Director, Children's Chorus
Bryan Sutton Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin
Wes Hightower Background Vocals
Randle Currie Steel Guitar
Allison Smith Children's Chorus
Thomas Griffith Children's Chorus
Justin Williamson Fiddle
Jim "Moose" Brown Organ, Keyboards
Ben Sesar Drums
Kung Pao Buckaroos Track Performer
Erica Haines Cantrell Children's Chorus
Kristen Cassel Strings
Addie Davis Children's Chorus
Shannon Love Hartt Children's Chorus
Manny Rogers Vocals
Mike Johnson Dobro, Steel Guitar
Technical Credits
Buck Owens Composer
Buck Ram Composer
Franz Gruber Composer
Felix Bernard Composer
Neal Cappellino Engineer
Ray Evans Composer
Kim Gannon Composer
John Hobbs String Arrangements
Walter Kent Composer
Jay Livingston Composer
Don Rich Composer
Kris Wilkinson String Arrangements
Drew Bollman Engineer
Kevin Marcy Composer
Lori Turk grooming
Sarah Valley Choir Contractor
Joseph Mohr Composer
Richard Barrow Engineer
Brady Barnett Digital Editing
Brad Paisley Arranger, Composer, Cover Design
Traditional Composer
Frank Rogers Arranger, Composer, Producer
James R. Murray Composer
John Thomas McFarland Composer
"Loopy Dave" Willis Engineer, Digital Editing
Tyler Moles Digital Editing
Judy Forde Blair Liner Notes, Creative Producer
Hank Williams Mastering
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Hilarious...:)

    I got this CD for myself for Christmas. Everytime I hear Kung Pao Buckaroo Holiday on the radio I laugh so hard that tears come to my eyes. So, I knew that I needed to get it. It's down right hilarious!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sock it to 'em, guys!

    The previous reviewer has it right. My only additional comment is that my friend and I bought this recording especially for the hilarious Kung Pao Buckaroo Holiday track, in which Brad and his friends show the ridiculous extremes the "politically correct" crowd would logically have to go to remold Christmas into their own image. This selection alone would be worth the price of the recording, though all the songs here are well done. I hope we see it on the market for many more Christmases, and that Christmas will always be Christmas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    How Cool is This!

    If you have been looking for a new holiday album, pick this up. Very traditional and well put together. Love his sexy voice on the old standards, love his style and choice of songs. Can't wait for the next new release!!

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