Country music legend Merle Haggard’s 1973 hit “If We Make It Through December” tells the story of economic hardship and a father’s desire to provide his daughter with a proper Christmas. Not exactly your standard Christmas-themed tune.
The song has been covered by many artists, including country music duo Joey + Rory. The pair’s version appears on their 2011 album A Farmhouse Christmas with Haggard himself providing background vocals and the final chorus.
Watch Joey + Rory’s Music City Roots performance of “If We Make It Through December” below!
“We can’t begin to tell you what an honor it is to have Merle singing on it with us,” Joey told The Boot back in 2011. “There are some dreams that even when they come true, you still think you must be dreaming … and this is one.”
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