Look out, Santa! There are two new bearded wonders spreading Christmas cheer, and they go by the names of Crowder and Ricky Skaggs. The 3x GRAMMY nominee (Crowder) has teamed with Country Music Hall of Famer (Skaggs) on a bluegrass-driven, front porch-pickin’ rendition of the holiday classic “Go Tell It On The Mountain.”
And, if you’ve ever wondered what the birth of Jesus would look like in modern-day Music City, this spirited track has your answer.
Crowder and Skaggs will bring their banjo-laden collaboration to the legendary Grand Ole Opry stage on Friday, December 16th to continue the country music-themed holiday festivities.
Crowder’s ‘Milk & Cookies: A Merry Crowder Christmas’ album is available now via sixstepsrecords/Capitol CMG. The 14-track project is chock-full of festive originals, re-imagined classics and creative collaborations. Crowder’s one-of-a-kind style is put on full display throughout the entire project with standout tracks, including “I’ve Heard About You,” a tender tribute to the reason for the season, the bluesy original “Christmastime Is Here” and “December 26th (Auld Lang Syne),” which finds the Texarkana native putting his own clever spin on the lyrics to the New Year’s Eve standard, adding a modern take to the centuries-old song.