Just in time for the Christmas season, country music singer-songwriter and traditionalist Julie Roberts releases her debut holiday collection "Who Needs Mistletoe" Tuesday, Nov. 1 on her independent label Aint Skeerd Records.
Known for the soulful, blues-filled sound of her voice on hits like "Break Down Here" and "Men and Mascara," Roberts takes a simplistic approach to Christmas classics that will add a little spark to your winter nights by the fire. Reminiscent of traditional country artists Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, Roberts' take on these seasonal gems sends the listener back in time, all while maintaining a modern feel that will transcend decades to come.
To coincide with the release of her first holiday collection, Roberts' official website (http://julieroberts.com) will undergo a makeover Nov. 1 as she will offer exclusive autographed packages of the EP for fans to purchase. Packages include autographed photos, Christmas cards and even a phone call from Roberts herself on Christmas Day. The EP will also be available through all digital music distributors such as CDBaby, iTunes and Amazon.
Leading up to the release, Roberts will give fans a Halloween treat Monday, Oct. 31. On her official website and through her social networking profiles on Facebook and Twitter, she will offer fans a free download of the title track and single "Who Needs Mistletoe." The original single, co-written by Roberts and producer Jason Collum, will simultaneously impact radio on the eve of the EP's release.
"This music is so special to me because I absolutely love Christmas," Roberts says. "Each song I have picked for this project is one I remember from my childhood."
"Who Needs Mistletoe" follows on the heels of Robert's previously released independent album "Alive," featuring the singles "NASCAR Party," "Alive" and the upcoming "Whiskey and You."
Tracks on the EP include "Blue Christmas," "Pretty Paper," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "O Holy Night," "Away in a Manger," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and the title-track "Who Needs Mistletoe."