Dave Barnes Releases New Holiday Album
Updated: Friday, December 6 2013, 12:40 AM CST
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NASHVILLE, TN - - Writing Christmas songs isn't something Nashville songwriter Dave Barnes takes on very often, but when he does, it's something he really enjoys "My brain settles because I know what I'm writing for" he says.
But that doesn't mean the songs come easy. "You get to a place where it's googling Christmas." Barnes laughs.
Six originals and five classics ended up on his latest holiday album "A December To Remember".
When Love Was Born was inspired looks at Christmas through the eyes of someone we don't usually hear from. "We were like you don't hear songs about Joseph or what his story was so we started talking about that."
Since Dave is a comedian at heart, the album had to have some humor as well. Speaking of humor, for years Dave has made Youtube Christmas videos. They are so popular, they've become an outlet for his career. This years video received over 13 thousand hits in two days. "One of my favorite stories is a girl came to a show and told me she found out about mu music because she was watching those Christmas videos."
With two Christmas albums in the can, Barnes says he's not sure he will release another, "I don't have much more to sing about when it comes to Christmas."
He will focus on on his 8th studio album, due out in January and continue to write hit songs for your favorite country stars.
Barnes has his annual Christmas show at War Memorial on December 13th. Tickets are almost sold out. For more information CLICK HERE.