Thursday, 20 December 2012
Christmas Album Review with Jenny Carroll
First up is Rod Stewart's release 'Merry Xmas Baby'. Rod seems to have carved out a second career as a modern-day crooner, with his American Songbook series and he continues in this vein with his latest effort. It's standard Stewart fare but will please his long-term fans probably without garnering too many new ones. Still, nice to have in the background to accompany the Christmas dinner.
The country trio Lady Antebellum have had a huge couple of years and their yuletide release sees them holding pace with their Gold-certified album 'On This Winter's Night'. Probably a more interesting and more personalised effort, there is a mix of well-known and lesser-known tracks contained on this album.
Lastly, one of Lady Antebellum's contemporaries broke through this year with 5 awards at the Independent Country Music Association. Jenn Bostic's track 'Jealous of the Angels', as RV listeners will know, has received regular airplay here; the album is known simply as 'Jealous'. We're expecting big things in the new year from this artist.
Merry Christmas everyone!