Duck The Halls becomes biggest debut country holiday album in last decade
Duck Dynasty’s recently released Christmas album, Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas, featuring several top country stars, is reaching No 1 in Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
Duck The Halls debuted on October 29 and sold nearly 70,000 albums in its first week.
Now, three weeks in, it is the biggest debut country holiday album in the last decade, according to Nielsen Soundscan.
Phil, Si, Willie, Jase, Korie, Missy, Sadie and the rest of the Robertson family show off their singing talents in the CD, include a few classics such as I’ll Be Home for Christmas, Silent Night as well as originals like Have a Hairy Christmas and a Happy Happy Happy New Year and Ragin’ Cajun Redneck Christmas, which Willie wrote with Dallas Davidson.
Although none of them had vocal experience except for Missy Robertson, Willie said they weren’t concerned.
“We’ve all sung in church our whole lives,” the Duck Commander CEO said, “and we do lots of karaoke.”
“There are funny parts, serious parts, a little prayer, some of our antics,” he said.
“It’s got us all over it.”
The Robertson family has invited special guests George Strait, Alison Krauss, Luke Bryan and Josh Turner to join them on the 13-track album, which was produced by Buddy Cannon.
Duck The Halls is available for purchase on Target, Barnes & Noble and Christianbook.com.
The Duck Dynasty Christmas Special will air on A&E December 11, at 9/10 C.
Duck The Halls song list:
1. Ragin’ Cajun Redneck Christmas (Willie Robertson) Written by Willie Robertson and Dallas Davidson
2. I’ll Be Home For Christmas (Missy Robertson) Written by Walter Kent, Kim Gannon and Buck Ram
3. You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch (Si Robertson) Words by Theodor S. Geisel and Music by Albert Hague
4. Christmas Cookies (Phil Robertson and George Strait with Miss Kay) Written by Aaron Barker
5. Away In A Manger (Sadie Robertson with Alison Krauss, Luke 2: 8-14 Scripture Reading by Mia) Arranged by Buddy Cannon, Willie Robertson, Jase Robertson, Korie Robertson and Missy Robertson
6. Hairy Christmas (Willie Robertson and Luke Bryan with Phil, Uncle Si, Jase, Jep) Written by Chancie Neal, Jimmy Melton and Michael Mobley
7. Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Missy and Jase Robertson) Written by Frank Loesser
8. Duck The Halls (Robertson Family) Arranged by Buddy Cannon, Willie Robertson, Jase Robertson, Korie Robertson and Missy Robertson
9. Camouflage And Christmas Lights (Reed Robertson) Written by Michael Logen and Andrew Dorff
10. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (Sadie Robertson and Robertson kids with Uncle Si) Written by Johnny Marks
11. Night Before Christmas (Si Robertson) Written by Willie Robertson
12. Why I Love Christmas (Missy Robertson with Josh Turner) Written by Josh Turner
13. Silent Night (Robertson family) Arranged by Buddy Cannon, Willie Robertson, Jase Robertson, Korie Robertson and Missy Robertson
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