With Christmas upon us we though it only fitting to check out the Top 5 Christmas Songs performed by Country Artists. Coincidentally these songs are included amongst the top songs that are currently being streamed right now according to the billboard country streaming chart.
Here comes Santa Claus (right down Santa Claus Lane)
This song was originally written and performed by Gene Autry. Gene got the idea for the song while riding his horse in a parade in LA. He remembers the crowd shouting and pointing saying “Here comes Santa Claus”. But the track that is featured here is by the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley.
A Holly Jolly Christmas
If you remember the Christmas special Rudolph the Red Noise Reindeer, then you should remember this song. The song was featured in the special and Burl Ives actually voiced the show’s narrator, Sam the Snowman.
Jingle Bell Rock
Even though this song was covered by many artists, the original by Bobby Helms is still the most popular version of the song. I am sure we have all heard it before.
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
This song hit number 1 on the US charts the week of Christmas in 1949. But before Gene Autry’s version became widely popular, the song was sung by Harry Brannon on New York City radio earlier that year in November.
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
Brenda Lee actually recorded this song when she was only 13 years old. Originally released in 1958, this song really didn’t gain popularity until Brenda became a big star in the 1960s. But I am sure everyone knows it today.
So that is our list of Top 5 Christmas Songs performed by Country Artists. Which one was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below and check out this great list next.