Randy Travis Re-Releasing 1989 Christmas Album With 3 New Songs

by Maria Hartfield

Christmas came early this year. Randy Travis is re-releasing his 1989 Christmas album An Old Time Christmas with the addition of 3 brand-new songs. Fans can pre-order the holiday-themed album beginning on Nov. 12 on Travis’ website. The new album, An Old Time Christmas (Deluxe Edition) is set to be released on Nov. 19.

The holidays are hitting us all in the feels this year. After nearly 2 years of distant celebrations and minimal travel, the North Carolina musician couldn’t have picked a better time to reveal new tracks from the vault. An Old Time Christmas (Deluxe Edition) will feature 3 new songs including “Little Toy Trains,” “There’s a New Kid in Town” and “White Christmas”.

The new and improved album follows the original certified-Gold version released back in 1989. Many of the country music star’s Christmas recordings have since become classics. Travis has been a fan of the worldwide holiday for decades. He even appeared in Christmas movies such as Annabelle’s Wish and A Holiday to Remember.

An Old Time Christmas (Deluxe Edition) Track Listing:

  1. Old Time Christmas (2021 Remaster)
  2. Winter Wonderland (2021 Remaster)
  3. Meet Me Under the Mistletoe (2021 Remaster)
  4. White Christmas Makes Me Blue (2021 Remaster)
  5. Santa Claus is Coming to Town (2021 Remaster)
  6. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (2021 Remaster)
  7. Pretty Paper (2021 Remaster)
  8. Oh, What a Silent Night (2021 Remaster)
  9. How Do I Wrap My Heart Up for Christmas (2021 Remaster)
  10. The Christmas Song (2021 Remaster)
  11. Little Toy Trains (From The Vault)
  12. There’s a New Kid In Town (From The Vault)
  13. White Christmas (From The Vault)

Travis Celebrates Grand Ole Opry Anniversary with a Special Performance

In celebration of his 35th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry, Travis will host a special performance on Dec. 11. The concert will take place at the Grand Ole Opry and will commemorate his initiation into the Opry at age 27 in 1986.

The upcoming concert’s special guests include Jon Pardi, Old Crow Medicine Show, Carly Pearce, Don Schlitz, and more.

Travis Awarded CMA Song of the Year

In 1986, Travis was awarded CMA Song of the Year for his single “On the Other Hand.” Furthermore, he won again in 1987 for “Forever and Ever Amen” and in 2002 for “Three Wooden Crosses.”

When asked about how Travis records his masterpieces, his wife Mary Davis told CMT:

“The beauty of Randy’s music is that he leaves a bit of himself in every song he sings because he always puts his heart and soul into it. It’s easy to believe a song when it’s performed and recorded like that.”

Fans look forward to the country music legend’s upcoming release featuring a remastered collection of holiday music with new and notable tracks available to the public on Nov. 19.