The Gift (Kenny Rogers album)

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The Gift
The Gift Kenny.jpg
Studio album by Kenny Rogers
Released 1996
Recorded 1996
Genre Holiday music
Length 44:29
Label Magnatone Records
Producer Brent Maher, Jim McKell, Tommy Riley
Kenny Rogers chronology
The Gift
Across My Heart
Christmas chronology
Christmas In America
The Gift
Christmas from the Heart

The Gift is the twenty-seventh studio album and a holiday album by country music superstar Kenny Rogers.

This fourth Christmas album brought Rogers back to the charts, both with the album itself (#10 on the country charts, #63 pop and #1 on the Christmas and Christian charts), but also with a single ("Mary, Did You Know?" with Wynonna Judd made it to #55 on the country charts).

The Gift was originally released in 1996 on the independent Magnatone Records. Rogers left the label in 1997, and since then Curb Records has taken over what was issued on Magnatone and re-released The Gift for the 2002 Christmas season.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Mary, Did You Know?" Buddy Greene / Mark Lowry 3:53
2. "A Soldier's King" Kenny Horton / John Barlow Jarvis 3:56
3. "Pretty Little Baby Child" John Barlow Jarvis / Bill Rice / Sharon Rice 3:48
4. "What a Wonderful Beginning" Austin Cunningham / Allen Shamblin 3:51
5. "It's the Messiah" Donald Porter 3:51
6. "I Trust You" Skip Ewing / Don Schlitz 2:38
7. "Sweet Little Jesus Boy" Robert MacGimsey 2:54
8. "The Chosen One Montage" ("The Chosen One", "Away in a Manger", "O Holy Night", "Silent Night", "The First Noel", "We Three Kings", & "Joy to the World") Steve Glassmeyer / Warren Hartman / Joseph Mohr / Kenny Rogers / Traditional / Isaac Watts /Bergen White / Joe Young 15:43
9. "Til the Season Comes Around Again" Randy Goodrum / John Barlow Jarvis 3:55

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 10
U.S. Billboard 200 63
U.S. Billboard Top Holiday Albums 9