Over the river and through the woods, it’s time to take to the road as we all head out to celebrate the holiday season with family and loved ones. But if you’re anything like us here at Country Music On Tour, no roadtrip is complete without the right soundtrack! That’s why we were excited to see that streaming service Pandora has released their list of top country music favorites for the 2017 holiday season! Take a look and try some out below! *
Some of the top country holiday stations:
Country Christmas: 7.1 M listeners
Country Christmas features Holiday favorites and new seasonal releases from country music’s brightest stars. It’s the perfect soundtrack for creating Holiday memories!
- Do You Hear What I Hear: Carrie Underwood
- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing: Darius Rucker
- Hallelujah: Tori Kelly
- The First Noel (Feat. Brad Paisley): Chris Young
- Home (feat. Michael Buble): Blake Shelton
Classic Country Christmas: 175K Listeners
Classic Country Christmas specializes in spinning those twangy seasonal serenades from yesteryear’s yuletide. Hop on this holiday hayride and sing along with your favorite classic country carols!
- Meet Me Under The Mistletoe: Randy Travis
- Santa Looked Alot Like Daddy: Buck Owens
- Christmas In My Home Town: Charley Pride
- Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus: George Jones & Tammy Wynette
- Medley: Winter Wonderland – Sleigh Ride: Dolly Parton
Americana Christmas: 38 K listeners
Americana Christmas features holiday favorites and lots of original music from a mix of roots, bluegrass, country and alt-country artists. Listen for a mellow mix of tunes, sure to get you into the Christmas spirit!
- Christmas Rain: Korby Lenker
- I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day: Civil Wars
- Ghost Reindeer In The Sky: The Carolyn Sills Combo
- What Child Is This / Away In A Manger: Sam Bush
- Auld Lang Syne: Andrew Bird
And brand new Playlists on Premium:
Holiday listening fun facts:
- In 2016, Pandora listeners tuned into holiday music the most on Friday, December 9, Friday, December 16, and Christmas Eve, respectively.
- Who listens to the most holiday music, and what’s their top song?
Los Angeles: Ave Maria by Luciano Pavarotti
New York: Christmas Jazz by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
- On Christmas Day 2016, these were the top holiday songs:
- Christmas Jazz: Trans-Siberian Orchestra
- The Christmas Song: Michael Buble
- Country Christmas: Loretta Lynn
- Feliz Navidad: Jose Feliciano
- All I Want For Christmas Is You: Mariah Carey
- This Christmas: Chris Brown
- A Classic Christmas: Supa Star Six
- Black Christmas: The Emotions
- Christmas Carols: London Church Carol Choir
- Jingle Bells: Disney
*This is NOT a sponsored post… we just really dig Pandora. Cheers!