Cheers, It's Christmas

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Cheers, It's Christmas
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Studio album by Blake Shelton
Released October 2, 2012 (2012-10-02)
Genre Christmas, country
Length 44:34
Label Warner Bros. Nashville
Producer Scott Hendricks
"Home" produced by Scott Hendricks and Brent Rowan
Blake Shelton chronology
Red River Blue
(2011)
Cheers, It's Christmas
(2012)
Based on a True Story...
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Roughstock 4/5 stars[2]

Cheers, It's Christmas is the first Christmas album and seventh studio album by American country music artist Blake Shelton. It was released on October 2, 2012, through Warner Bros. Nashville.[3]

Content[edit]

Included on the album is a rendition of Michael Bublé's "Home", done here as a duet with the original artist and featuring Christmas-themed lyrics written by Bublé at Shelton's request. Other collaborators on the album include Shelton's wife (at the time), Miranda Lambert; the supergroup Pistol Annies, which comprises Lambert, Ashley Monroe, and Angaleena Presley; Shelton's mother, Dorothy Shackleford; Trypta-Phunk, a funk side project founded by Shelton's touring band;[4] Kelly Clarkson; Reba McEntire; and Xenia, who placed fifth on the first season of The Voice, a televised singing competition on which Shelton is a judge.

Commercial performance[edit]

In its first week of release, the album sold 9,000 copies in the U.S.[5] The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on November 9, 2012, and sold a total of 428,000 copies in the US in 2012.[6] The album re-entered the charts on November 20, 2013 at number 44 on the Billboard 200, selling 8,000 copies for week.[7] As of December 2014, the album has sold 598,000 copies in the US.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Jingle Bell Rock" (featuring Miranda Lambert) Joe Beal, Jim Booth 2:03
2. "White Christmas"   Irving Berlin 3:37
3. "Oklahoma Christmas" (featuring Reba McEntire) Rob Byus, Jenee Fleenor, Trent Willmon 3:28
4. "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"   Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne 2:48
5. "There's a New Kid in Town" (featuring Kelly Clarkson) Don Cook, Curly Putman, Keith Whitley 4:30
6. "Santa's Got a Choo Choo Train"   Tracy Broussard, Byus, Blake Shelton, Beau Tackett 3:35
7. "Home" (featuring Michael Bublé) Michael Bublé, Alan Chang, Amy Foster-Gillies 3:46
8. "Winter Wonderland"   Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith 2:15
9. "The Christmas Song"   Mel Tormé, Robert Wells 3:55
10. "Blue Christmas" (featuring Pistol Annies) Billy Hayes, Jay W. Johnson 2:06
11. "I'll Be Home for Christmas"   Walter Kent, Kim Gannon, Buck Ram 3:24
12. "Silver Bells" (featuring Xenia) Jay Livingston, Ray Evans 3:10
13. "Time for Me to Come Home" (featuring Dorothy Shackleford) Dorothy Shackleford, Shelton 2:40
14. "The Very Best Time of Year" (featuring Trypta-Phunk) Broussard, Byus, Shelton, Tackett 2:58

Personnel[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Cheers, It's Christmas review". AllMusic. Retrieved October 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ Bjorke, Matt (29 November 2012). "Cheers, It's Christmas review". Roughstock. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Blake Shelton "Cheers It's Christmas" Tracklist & Cover Art". Roughstock. September 3, 2012. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ http://trypta-phunk.com/
  5. ^ http://www.roughstock.com/blog/country-album-chart-news-for-october-10-2012-little-big-town-1-for-a-month-jerrod-niemann-blake-shelton-debut
  6. ^ Matt Bjorke (January 3, 2013). "Country Album Chart News For January 3, 2013: Taylor Swift Still #1; Hunter Hayes Gold". Roughstock. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  7. ^ http://www.roughstock.com/blog/country-album-chart-news-the-week-of-november-20-2013-christmas-albums-from-duck-dynasty-kelly-blake-lady-a-scotty-lead-way-kellie-pickler-debuts
  8. ^ a b Bjorke, Matt (December 24, 2014). "Country Album Chart Report For December 24, 2014". Roughstock. Retrieved December 24, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Blake Shelton – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Blake Shelton. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  10. ^ "Top Country Albums: 2012 Year-End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Billboard 200 Albums: Year-End top-selling albums across all genres". Billboard. 
  12. ^ "Top Country Albums: 2013 Year-End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Top Catalog Albums: 2014 Year-End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Blake Shelton – Cheers, It's Christmas". Music Canada. 
  15. ^ "American album certifications – Blake Shelton – Cheers, It%27s Christmas". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH