Skip Ewing has written some of country music's biggest hits, including Collin Raye's "Love, Me," Diamond Rio's "I Believe," Kenny Chesney's "You Had Me From Hello," Clint Black's "Something That We Do," and Brian White's "Rebecca Lynn," "Someone Else's Star," and "I'm Not Supposed to Love You Anymore." Ewing has released his brand new Christmas EP, simply entitled Christmas.
Produced by Kyle Lehning (Randy Travis, Dan Seals) and Ewing, the seven-track Christmas collection includes poignant piano ballads ("Whenever a Child is Born"), jaunty love songs ("Mr. Snowman"), an inventive take on "'Twas The Night Before Christmas" titled "Better Watch Out," while "I'll Be Home (An American Christmas)" honors the country's military families by intermingling the bittersweet "I'll Be Home For Christmas" with the patriotic "America the Beautiful."
"I've had some songs that I've wanted to record for Christmas for years, and then last year I'd been playing some Christmas shows and come up with a couple of interesting combinations," says Ewing, who credits his wife, Linda, for encouraging him to capture what was happening on stage with a new album. "I can thank my wife for the most wonderful things. Similarly to what happened with the recent Wyoming album, after she heard me sing 'Whenever A Child Is Born' at one of the Christmas shows she said, 'You've got to record that! It's time.'"
The result is an engaging new Christmas collection that envelops a variety of musical and emotional territory. To purchase the album, click HERE.
Take a listen to "Whenever a Child is Born" below: