In addition to such previously recorded favorites as “Sing Noel,” “Christmastime Is Here/Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and “The Little Drummer Boy,” the album is highlighted by a live rendition of “The Christmas Shoes,” in celebration of the 15th anniversary of NewSong’s GRAMMY®-nominated multi-format hit. Among the most popular modern holiday songs of all time, “The Christmas Shoes” inspired the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name by Donna VanLiere, as well as the top-rated CBS television movie, The Christmas Shoes, based on the book.
NewSong will perform selections from The Best Christmas Ever! during their popular “Very Merry Christmas Tour.” Presented by Holt International, the tour kicks-off December 1 in Raleigh, North Carolina, and will feature GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter Matthew West; acclaimed husband/wife duo Love & The Outcome; alternative/electronic worship band Reno; and visual artist Jared Emerson. The “Very Merry Christmas Tour” is slated to hit more than 10 cities this year, including Norfolk, Virginia; Waukesha, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois; Muscatine, Iowa; and Farmington, Missouri.
Matthew West (left), Love & The Outcome
With an iconic career spanning more than 30 years, NewSong’s accolades include 19 albums, 20 #1 Christian radio singles, a #1 mainstream AC hit, a GRAMMY® Award nomination and induction into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, among numerous other achievements. Founders and hosts of the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, the annual outing exploded from a single show in 1995 to the world’s #1 first-quarter tour for four consecutive years, according to Pollstar. One of the most beloved bands in Christian music, NewSong’s discography includes such defining songs as “Arise, My Love,” “Rescue,“ and “The Same God.”