During the Christmas season the one Christmas classic song that country artists love to record is “O Holly Night.” While each artist puts their own spin on the song, there are few that really stand out.
We combed through the many country versions of “O Holy Night” to find the best of the best. We found six of our favorite versions that bring about the spirit of Christmas.
With only 3 days until Christmas, sit back, relax, and turn up the volume as you are immersed in the spirit of Christmas with these 6 country renditions of “O Holy Night.”
6. Kelleigh Bannen
This is not your grandma’s “O Holy Night.” Kelleigh’s rendition is just so different from every other country recording, that we would be remiss not to include it. Kelleigh makes this song her own by adding a fun and joyous spin to the Christmas classic.
5. Scotty McCreery
Scotty can make anything sound good, but adding his bass vocals to this powerful song makes you feel a certain level comfort in his rendition. As if everything will be Okay.
4. Lee Brice
Lee’s raspy vocals take “O Holy Night” to another level. Lee brings you right into the moment allowing us to feel the passion and emotion as he belts out ‘Fall on your knees, Oh hear the angel voices, Oh night divine.”
3. Brett Eldredge
Each year Brett holds a Christmas party to wrap up the year, singing songs from his Christmas album Glow. “O Holy Night” is the night’s standout. Bringing back that Sinatra style Christmas a lot of us grew up with, Brett reminds us that he is the most viable a candidate for Best Male Vocalist every year.
2. Martina McBride
With arguably the greatest country Christmas album released–White Christmas, Martina McBride sings “O Holy Night” the way you
want it, need it, to be sung. A warm feeling just envelops the room, bringing a feeling of peace and the true spirit of Christmas.
1. Carrie Underwood
Hello!? It’s Carrie Underwood. “O Holy Night” was written for a voice like hers.
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