Christmas Together (Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood album)

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Christmas Together
Christmastogether.jpg
Studio album by Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood
ReleasedNovember 11, 2016
RecordedJuly–October 2016
Genre
Length27:56
Label
ProducerMark Miller[1]
Garth Brooks chronology
The Ultimate Collection
(2016)
Christmas Together
(2016)
Gunslinger
(2016)
Trisha Yearwood chronology
PrizeFighter: Hit After Hit
(2014)
Christmas Together
(2016)

Christmas Together is a Christmas duets album from American country music artists Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood. The album was released on November 11, 2016. [2]

Background[edit]

Although Trisha Yearwood had recorded with her husband Garth Brooks before and sang backing vocals on many of his songs, this album is their first joint album. It is a mix of familiar favorites and some new songs, however only some of these song are duets. It was released on November 11, 2016, the same day that Brooks' 10-disc box set, The Ultimate Collection, was released via Target.[3] A Walmart exclusive that bundled Christmas Together with Brooks' new album Gunslinger was released a week later.[4]

Reception[edit]

The album debuted at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums and No. 2 on the Top Holiday Albums chart, with 21,000 copies sold in its first week.[5] It has sold 194,800 copies in the United States as of November 2017.[6]

The Walmart exclusive bundled with Gunslinger debuted at No. 14 with 6,600 copies sold,[7] and reached No. 3 on that chart the following week, selling 23,000 copies that week.[4] The bundle has sold 81,700 copies as of January 2017.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I'm Beginning to See the Light"Duke Ellington, Don George, Johnny Hodges, Harry James1:42
2."Ugly Christmas Sweater"Garth Brooks, John Martin1:55
3."Santa Baby"Joan Javits, Philip Springer, Tony Springer2:41
4."Feliz Navidad"José Feliciano2:18
5."What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?"Frank Loesser3:29
6."Marshmallow World"Peter DeRose, Carl Sigman2:18
7."Merry Christmas Means I Love You"Brooks, Jenny Yates3:26
8."Hard Candy Christmas"Carol Hall2:59
9."Baby, It's Cold Outside"Loesser2:19
10."The Man with the Bag"Dudley Brooks, Hal Stanley, Irving Taylor1:54
11."What I'm Thankful for (The Thanksgiving Song)" (with James Taylor)Brooks, Trisha Yearwood2:55
Total length:27:56

Personnel[edit]

  • Roy Agee – choir, horns
  • Sam Bacco – drums, percussion
  • Jeff Bailey – choir, horns
  • Preston Bailey – choir, horns
  • Bruce Boutonsteel guitar
  • Jimmy Bowland – woodwind
  • Garth Brooks – choir, lead vocals, background vocals
  • Mike Chapman – bass guitar
  • Stuart Duncanmandolin
  • Barry Green – choir, horns
  • Rob Hajacos – fiddle
  • Tania Hancheroff – background vocals
  • Mike Haynes – choir, horns
  • Prentiss Hobbs – choir, horns
  • Sam "The Ham" Horowitz – choir
  • Jon Mark Ivey – background vocals
  • Slide Jackson – choir
  • Chris Leuzinger – electric guitar
  • Sam Levine – woodwind
  • Shane McConnell – background vocals
  • Chris McDonald – choir, horns
  • John Martin – choir
  • Kelsey Mire – choir, woodwind
  • Doug Moffett – choir, woodwind
  • The Nashville String Machine – strings
  • Billy Panda – acoustic guitar
  • Steve Patrick – choir, horns
  • Michael Rhodes – bass guitar
  • Robbie Shankle – woodwind
  • Lisa Silver – background vocals
  • Milton Sledge – drums, percussion
  • Kira Small – background vocals
  • James Taylor – acoustic guitar and vocals on "What I'm Thankful For (The Thanksgiving Song)"
  • Kim Taylor – background vocals on "What I'm Thankful For (The Thanksgiving Song)"
  • Bergen White – background vocals
  • Bobby Wood – keyboards
  • Trisha Yearwood – lead vocals, background vocals

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[9] 7
Irish Albums (IRMA)[10] 45
US Billboard 200[11] 7
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[12] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/christmas-together-mw0002990182/credits
  2. ^ "Garth Brooks And Trisha Yearwood To Release Holiday Duets Album". Fox News. October 11, 2016.
  3. ^ Dunkerley, Beville (October 19, 2016). "Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood Reveal Details of 'Christmas Together'". Rolling Stone.
  4. ^ a b Asker, Jim (December 6, 2016). "Garth Brooks Triples Up (Again) In Top Country Albums Top Five". Billboard.
  5. ^ Asker, Jim (November 22, 2016). "Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Celebrate 'Christmas' at No. 1 on Top Country Albums Chart". Billboard.
  6. ^ Bjorke, Matt (November 26, 2017). "Top Country Catalog Sales Chart: November 26, 2017". Roughstock. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  7. ^ Bjorke, Matt (November 28, 2016). "Top 10 Country Albums Sales Chart: November 28, 2016". Roughstock.
  8. ^ Bjorke, Matt (January 3, 2017). "Top 10 Country Albums Sales Chart: January 3, 2017". Roughstock.
  9. ^ "On The Charts...This Week". FYIMusicNews. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  10. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 49, 2016". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  11. ^ "Metallica Rocks With Sixth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart". Billboard. Retrieved November 29, 2016.
  12. ^ "Garth Brooks Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 22, 2016.