CD review: Blake Shelton 'Cheers, it's Christmas'

It's a testament to the Oklahoma superstar's considerable country charm that he manages to invoke the holiday spirit weeks before Halloween.
by Brandy McDonnell Published: October 12, 2012

Instrumental rock/funk group Trypta-Phunk helps Shelton get in a jazzy groove with the original “The Very Best Time of Year,” and the Nashville-based quartet also penned the country rocker “Santa's Got a Choo Choo Train” with the singer.

One of the album's best collaborations pairs Shelton and his big-voiced pal Reba McEntire to celebrate an “Oklahoma Christmas” in Western swing style. But the album's sentimental highlight has to be the sweet two-stepper “Time for Me to Come Home,” which the superstar co-wrote and recorded with his mama, Dorothy Shackleford.

After all, it is Christmas. Or at least it will be eventually.

— Brandy McDonnell

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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