Bluegrass & White Snow: A Mountain Christmas

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Bluegrass & White Snow
Studio album by Patty Loveless
Released October 29, 2002
Genre Country / Christmas
Label Epic
Producer Emory Gordy, Jr.
Patty Loveless chronology
Mountain Soul
(2001)
Bluegrass & White Snow
(2002)
On Your Way Home
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4.5/5 stars [1]
Allmusic 3/5 stars [2]
The Austin Chronicle (favorable) [3]
Entertainment Weekly A− [4]

Bluegrass & White Snow: A Mountain Christmas is the twelfth album of original recordings by country music artist Patty Loveless. The first half of the album comprises covers of well-known traditional Christmas tunes. There are new renditions of the familiar "Silver Bells" and "Christmas Time's a-Coming." There are also three new tunes, all co-written by Loveless and her producer-husband Emory Gordy, Jr.: "Santa Train," "Christmas Day at My House," and "Bluegrass, White Snow," the latter of which is supported by vocals from Dolly Parton and Ricky Skaggs. There is an instrumental track on the album, "Carol of the Bells." (This would be the only track on a Patty Loveless album on which Loveless herself is absent.) The album rose as high as #20 on the Billboard Top Country albums chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Away in a Manger" (Traditional) – 2:50
  2. "Silent Night" (Josef Mohr, Franz Gruber) – 3:14
  3. "Joy to the World" [with Jon Randall] (George Frideric Handel, Isaac Watts, Lowell Mason) – 2:12
  4. "Carol of the Bells" [instrumental] (Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych, Peter Wilhousky) – 2:36
  5. "The First Noel" (Traditional) – 2:17
  6. "Little Drummer Boy" [with Rebecca Lynn Howard] (Katherine K. Davis, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone) – 3:54
  7. "Silver Bells" (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans) – 3:21
  8. "O Little Town of Bethlehem" (Phillips Brooks, Lewis H. Redner) – 3:46
  9. "Christmas Time's a Comin'" (Tex Logan) – 3:36
  10. "Santa Train" (Patty Loveless, Emory Gordy, Jr.) – 2:58
  11. "Christmas Day at My House" (Loveless, Gordy, Jr.) – 2:25
  12. "Beautiful Star of Bethlehem" (Arthur Leroy Phipps) – 3:22
  13. "Bluegrass, White Snow" (Loveless, Gordy, Jr.) – 3:21

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums 2
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 20
U.S. Billboard 200 172
U.S. Billboard Top Holiday Albums 41

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coleman, Kathy. "Patty Loveless - 'Bluegrass & White Snow'". About.com. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  2. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Bluegrass & White Snow: A Mountain Christmas at AllMusic
  3. ^ Caligiuri, Jim (2002-12-20). "Patty Loveless: Bluegrass & White Snow (Epic)". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  4. ^ Willman, Chris (2002-12-06). "Bluegrass & White Snow: A Mountain Christmas Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 

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