Rita Coolidge CD Review & Giveaway:
"A Rita Coolidge Christmas"
It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving has come and gone, but with that comes the next best part of the year – Christmas! We’re already breaking out of Christmas decorations, hanging our holiday ornaments and placing figurines on our coffee tables, and let’s not even talk about shopping for gifts! The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without the traditional and modern holiday tunes that we look forward to singing with our families. I recently received a brand new Rita Coolidge CD titled "A Rita Coolidge Christmas", which was an instant hit and really helped our family get into the Christmas spirit this past week!
With Christmas just around the corner (exactly 1-month from the date of publishing this post – scary!), I am starting to look for unique and special holiday gifts that will make this a very special Christmas. Rita Coolidge’s "A Rita Coolidge Christmas" features 12 festive holiday tracks that will have the entire family singing along: Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree, Santa Baby, Winter Wonderland, and Little Drummer Boy (just a name a few of the familiar tunes that you’ll find on this CD!).
Rita Coolidge is a multi-Grammy Award winning American vocalist with a unique, distinct, and variational voice that will win over fans of all genres. She has been known for her inspiring annual Christmas tours and this Christmas compilation has captured the magic and glory of her shows on this new holiday album. Her songs and voice stylings have included just about every genre and style, which have included pop, Native American, jazz, country, and adult contemporary.
A Rita Coolidge Christmas will surely get you into the Christmas spirit and enlighten your mood as we transition into the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping. Pop this CD into your car CD player and sing along. I can promise you’ll forget all your troubles (and hopefully be able to ignore the honking and holiday traffic jams you are stuck in!). In addition to Rita Coolidge, you will also find her entire band featured on this CD: John McDuffie (guitar), John Thomas (keyboards), Lynn Coulter (drums) and Randy Landas (bass).
It’s hard to choose between each of these tracks and pick a favorite, but I do have a few that stand out (and I’ve played on repeat). Rita Coolidge and her sister, Priscilla, wrote "Circle of Light" together, which was originally released by Walela. Walela was a group formed by Rita, Priscilla, and Laura Satterfield in an effort to explore Native American Music.
I also fell in love with Rita’s beautiful choice of style when I listened to her singing "Amazing Grace", which she sings in her native Cherokee language, but ends in the familiar English verse just as beautifully as she opened up the track.
We hear the same holiday songs year after year, but they never seem to grow old. I love the amazing variations and stylings that are available, which is always a great part of the holiday season. I love to hear the newest tracks released by my favorite artists and listening to how they’ve mixed up the traditional tunes. It keeps thing fresh and makes the holiday season a little bit better!
We’re very happy to have A Rita Coolidge Christmas CD in our home this holiday season. I am now feeling a little less frightened about having to complete my holiday shopping. Rita Coolidge definitely raised by spirits and has me singing a happy tune for Christmas 2012!
Rita Coolidge’s "A Very Coolidge Christmas" CD is available for purchase today directly on Walmart.com for only $10.00! Buy your copy today and have it just in time to start off the holiday season on the right foot. This CD would make an excellent holiday gift idea, too!
One lucky winner is going to receive a copy of Rita Coolidge’s Christmas CD, A Rita Coolidge Christmas! This giveaway is open to residents in the U.S. and Canada; 18+. Winner will have 48-hours to confirm, or else a forfeit shall be assumed and a new winner will be selected. This giveaway will end on Sunday, December 2nd @ 11:59pm (EST).
Good Luck & Happy Holidays!
Disclosure: This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Rita Coolidge. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.