September 18, 2020

The Only Mississippi Holiday Playlist You'll Ever Need

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]One of the best things about December (or worst, depending on your perspective) is getting a free pass to listen to as much holiday music as you and your loved ones can stand without killing each other.
If you’re a Mississippian, you already know this state is considered the birthplace of America’s music in more ways than one. Not only is Mississippi where Blues music took its first breath, but it was the origin point for several influential and prominent musical artists, songwriters and producers in the 20th century and beyond.
Check out the songs below and subscribe to the list on Spotify, Amazon or YouTube. Most tracks are by solo or group artists who were either born and/or raised in Mississippi, but a few might surprise you. (Not to worry—we explained it all below.)
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Track Artist Mississippi Connection
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays *NSYNC Group member Lance Bass is from Clinton.
Under My Tree *NSYNC
My Only Wish (This Year) Britney Spears Britney Spears was born in Mississippi and attended school here while living in Louisiana.
All I Want For Christmas Is You LeAnn Rimes LeAnn Rimes was born in Jackson and lived in Mississippi until age 6.
That Spirit of Christmas LeAnn Rimes and Aloe Blacc
Celebrate Me Home LeAnn Rimes and Gavin DeGraw
Blue Christmas Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo.
Santa Claus Is Back In Town Elvis Presley
(There’ll Be) Peace In the Valley (For Me) Elvis Presley
Please Come Home For Christmas B.B. King B.B. King was born in Berclair, near Itta Bena, and considered Indianola his home.
Lonesome Christmas B.B. King
To Someone That I Love B.B. King
Don’t Take Christ Out Of Christmas Mississippi Mass Choir The Mississippi Mass Choir was formed in Jackson and released their first album in 1988.
Christmas In My Home Town Charley Pride Charley Pride was born in Sledge.
Where Are You Christmas Faith Hill Faith Hill was born in Ridgeland and raised in Star.
Silent Night India.Arie, Joe Sample, Brandy Brandy Norwood was born in McComb.
Back Door Santa B.B. King
Christmas Time Blues John Lee Hooker John Lee Hooker is believed to have been born in Tutwiler.
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear Leontyne Price Leontyne Price was born and raised in Laurel.
Ave Maria Leontyne Price
Silent Night, Holy Night! Faith Hill
Christmas Tonight Dave Barnes Dave Barnes spent his childhood in Kosciusko
All I Want For Christmas Is You Dave Barnes
Please Come Home For Christmas Dorothy Moore Dorothy Moore is from Jackson.
Hey Santa Claus The Moonglows Bass singer Prentiss Barnes was born in Magnolia.
I’ll Be Your Santa Baby Rufus Thomas Rufus Thomas was born in Cayce.
That Makes Christmas Day Rufus Thomas
I Can’t Have A Merry Christmas Mary (Without You) Jerry Lee Lewis Jerry Lee Lewis grew up near Natchez and lives on a ranch in Nesbit.
Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Jimmy Buffett Jimmy Buffett was born in Pascagoula.
I’ll Be Home For Christmas Jimmy Buffett
Merry Christmas Baby Ike & Tina Turner Ike Turner was from Clarksdale.
Silver Bells The Supremes Founding member Mary Wilson was born in Greenville.
The Little Drummer Boy – Stereo The Supremes
Sleigh Ride Wilson Phillips Natchez-born record producer Glen Ballard produced Wilson Phillips’ first Christmas album in 2010.
Even Santa Claus Gets The Blues Marty Stuart Marty Stuart is from Philadelphia.
Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus George Jones and Tammy Wynette Tammy Wynette was from Tremont.
Merry Christmas Baby Elvis Presley and Gretchen Wilson
Silent Night Elvis Presley and Sara Evans
The First Noel – (2008) Elvis Presley
I’ll Be Home For Christmas Elvis Presley and Carrie Underwood
Go Tell It On The Mountain The Staple Singers Roebuck “Pops” Staples, patriarch of the Staple Singers, was born in Winona.
O Little Town Of Bethlehem The Staple Singers

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