"This is something I've wanted to do for a long time," said Gretchen. "We really took our time and came up with a fun mix of classic songs and found some great new songs to record."
The Greg Barnhill-composed title track kicks of the album and is followed by the fun "Santa I've Been Naughty" written by Robert Simbeck and Frank Michels. The slightly irreverent "If You See Rudolph," by Trent Willmon, Jenee Fleenor and Rob Byus, rounds out the original offerings on the cd.
Gretchen targets the youth with fun versions of "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas," "Have A Holly Jolly Christmas" and "Nuttin' For Christmas," and her renditions of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "Blue Christmas," "The Christmas Song" and "Silent Night" pull in some of the classics.
Christmas In My Heart Track Listing:
1."Christmas In My Heart"
2."Santa I've Been Naughty"
3."Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"
4."If You See Rudolph"
5."Nuttin' For Christmas"
7."Have A Holly Jolly Christmas"
8."The Christmas Song"
9."I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas"
Through her own Redneck Records label, Gretchen released a new Country album entitled Right On Time in April and the 13-song Rock covers record Under The Covers in May. She will return to The Pageant nightclub in St. Louis on October 15 to record a live version of her original multi-platinum Here For The Party. The CD and DVD, entitled STILL Here For The Party, will be released in May, 2014 to commemorate the original cd's 10-year anniversary.