Produced by Jacob Durrett and highlighting BRELAND’s one-of-a-kind voice – an electrifying fusion of fire and ice, made for the modern age – the new recording puts a fresh energy on the song first made famous by Nat King Cole.
With a calming, sophisticated sound (more in line with a black-tie soiree than an ugly-sweater party), the track pairs twinkling piano runs and sweeping swells of orchestral strings with BRELAND’s cosy, tender presentation, helping capture the reflective nature of the holiday season. BRELAND first performed the song on ABC’s CMA Country Christmas in 2021, with fans praising his unique, warm vocal take.
BRELAND’s cover of ‘The Christmas Song’ follows a continued stretch of milestones for the emerging star. His genre-defying debut album, CROSS COUNTRY recently earned GOLD-certification by the RIAA, while his fun-filled single ‘Cowboy Don’t’ from the bonus edition, CROSS COUNTRY: THE EXTRA MILE, is gaining steam. A throwback video for the track was also released in October. Watch the video here.
Meanwhile, BRELAND’s reputation as an onstage standout has only grown. The rising talent spent 2023 on the road as part of Shania Twain's QUEEN OF ME TOUR in the US and UK, and also made his international headlining debut with THE EXTRA MILE TOUR. The run made stops in the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, and found a dedicated fanbase wherever it went.