Randy Travis Collabs With Drew Parker on Keith Whitley Christmas Cover

by Jonathan Howard
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Thanks in part to Drew Parker, we have a brand new Christmas music video with Randy Travis.

This song is a modern classic. There’s a New Kid in Town was written by Keith Whitley along with Curly Putman and Don Cook back in the 1980s. The first to record the song was Michael Johnson in ’85. Since then, this song has become a country music favorite around the holidays.

Randy Travis released a Christmas album this year. Ahead of that, a previously unreleased version of the country singer taking on this song emerged. However, this new addition of Parker along with the video makes it so much better.

Getting new videos from Travis in 2021? That’s something country music fans love to see. Check out the video below. It is sure to get you in the mood for the season if you aren’t already.

Parker and Travis go through the video getting ready for the holiday. Pointing out a good tree, getting the decorations together from the basement, and having a great time while doing it. It looks like everything was filmed at Travis’ ranch outside of Tioga, TX. The country music legend spends most of his downtime on the sprawling property.

Of course, that signature Randy Travis smile pops up throughout the video. It is so great seeing the singer having a good time. One thing is for certain, Keith Whitley would be ecstatic with this cover. While the oldies are great, this song should be in any Holiday playlist.

First Music Video Since 2013 Stroke

This song isn’t just a new release. It isn’t just a fun video for fans to enjoy. This is the first video that Travis has recorded since suffering his stroke in 2013. This year, he has been getting into the spotlight a bit more. His hometown holds a day in his honor that he was able to attend this year. Also, the country music world has honored him in 2021 as well.

The country singer had a statement on the video for fans.

“I hope fans see the true reason for the season in this video. Jesus, our Lord, and togetherness. That’s what it’s all about!” the singer says. “Not to mention the fact that country music is alive and well in this new crop. Drew nails the vocals on this – I’m so glad he went in with Kyle Lehning to record alongside mine from all those years ago.”

Parker Talks Christmas Song with Randy Travis

Of course, it isn’t just the country music legend that had some words to say about the new video. Drew Parker added a great message as well about his video with Randy Travis.

“There’s nothing like celebrating your favorite holiday by singing one of your favorite songs with one of your heroes. And that’s exactly how I’m spending this Christmas,” Parker says.

Get this on your Christmas playlist and you won’t regret it.

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