A December to Remember

A December to Remember

by Aaron TippinAaron Tippin

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Overview

On his countrified Christmas album, A December to Remember, Aaron Tippin mixes some honky-tonkin' originals with traditional fare and winds up with a subtle, sunny holiday outing. Among the new songs, the nostalgic "Christmas Is the Warmest Time of Year" (co-written by Tippin and his wife Thea) is set to a gentle, loping western swing rhythm; that classic sound plus Tippin's warm, friendly baritone give the track the feel of a vintage Ernest Tubb cut. Thea Tippin stands out with her plaintive vocal duet with Aaron on "Away in a Manger." Fiddles, pedal steel, and full-throttle guitars fuel the fanciful story of Mrs. Claus filling in for her absent hubby on "The Year That Santa Never Came," another impressive Tippins collaboration. The rock-'n'-rollin' seasonal standard "Run Rudolph Run," first brought to life by Chuck Berry, gets a brisk, energetic workout here too. Before closing with a stately, acoustic reading of "Silent Night," Aaron and Thea get together again for another original duet, "A December to Remember," with Thea showing off some Crystal Gayle-like vocal chops and blending her voice beautifully with Aaron's in a well-crafted tale of lovers treasuring each other as the best gift each could ever receive. It's a nice touch on an engaging album that never loses its bearings.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/18/2001
Label: Lyric Street
UPC: 0720616501622
catalogNumber: 165016

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Aaron Tippin   Primary Artist
Eric Darken   Chimes,Cymbals,Tambourine,Whistle (Instrument),Bells,Shaker,cowbell,sleigh bells,Wood Block
John Wesley Ryles   Background Vocals
Mike Brignardello   Electric Bass
Paul Franklin   Pedal Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Jim Hoke   Harmonica,Tenor Saxophone
Liana Manis   Background Vocals
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar,Gut String Guitar
Steve Nathan   Synthesizer,Piano,Hammond Organ,Wurlitzer,Synthesizer Horn,Synthesizer Strings
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Gut String Guitar
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle,Mandolin,Octave Fiddle
Melodie Crittenden   Background Vocals
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Aaron Tippin   Arranger,Producer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Mike Bradley   Producer,Engineer
Mark Capps   Engineer
Biff Watson   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Sherri Halford   Art Direction
Ricky Cobble   Engineer
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Greg McCarn   Art Direction
Traditional   Composer

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