The Christmas Album (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band album)

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The Christmas Album
Studio album by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Released 1997
Genre Country/Country rock/Folk rock/Bluegrass
Label Rising Tide
Producer Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band chronology
Acoustic
(1994)
The Christmas Album
(1997)
Bang, Bang, Bang
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Christmas Album is the 1997 album from The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (aka The Dirt Band) is notable for having many charting albums and singles. This album reached 93 on the US Country charts.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Colorado Christmas" (Steve Goodman) - 3:39
  2. "We Three Kings" (Trad Arr) - 3:00
  3. "Christmas Dinner" (Ernest Ford) - 2:12
  4. "One Christmas Tree" (Jimmy Ibbotson / Jeff Hanna) - 4:04
  5. "Silent Night" (Trad Arr) - 3:53
  6. "This Christmas Morning" (Bob Carpenter) - 3:39
  7. "Silver Bells" (Trad Arr) - 2:54
  8. "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear" (Trad Arr) - 3:15
  9. "Love Has Brought Him Here" (Bob Carpenter / Tom Kell) - 3:03
  10. "Little Drummer Boy" (Trad Arr) - 3:04
  11. "Jingle Bells" (Trad Arr) - 2:57

Personnel[edit]

  • Jeff Hanna - Vocals, Guitars
  • Jim Ibbotson - Vocals, Guitars, Mandolin, Bass
  • Jimmie Fadden - Drum, Harmonica
  • Bob Carpenter - Vocals, Keyboards

With

  • Chris Engleman - Electric Bass
  • Gary Lunn - Electric Bass

Special Guest

  • Alison Krauss - Vocals on "Colorado Christmas", Fiddle "We Three Kings"
  • John McEuen - 5-String Banjo on "Colorado Christmas" & "We Three Kings", Mandolin "Colorado Christmas"
  • Richie Furay - Vocals on "One Christmas" & "This Christmas Morning"
  • Vassar Clements - Fiddle on "Christmas Dinner"

Production[edit]

  • Producer - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Discography[edit]

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band discography

References[edit]

All information from album liner notes unless otherwise noted.[3]

  1. ^ Thom Owens. "Allmusic review". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-01-05. 
  2. ^ Nitty Gritty Dirt Band discography
  3. ^ A Christmas Album, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Rising Tide rtd-53048 (1997) CD