Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the premiere of guitarist Gary Hoey's new version of "O Holy Night."
The track is from A Blue Élan Christmas, the result of a partnership between Blue Élan Records and the Alliance for Children’s Rights.
One hundred percent of the label’s profits from the sales of this album will go to the Alliance for Children’s Rights. Since 1992, the Alliance has served 125,000 children, providing them with free legal services and advocacy, permanency through adoption and legal guardianship, and access to healthcare and an equitable education.
Lending their talents to the project are actor, producer, singer Rita Wilson (HBO's Girls and CBS's The Good Wife), singer-songwriter Jack Tempchin (best known for penning “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and “Already Gone” for the Eagles), country-rock legend Rusty Young (Poco) and songwriter Colin Devlin (the Devlins).
The album kicks off with multiple-time Blues Music Award winner Janiva Magness performing “Every Day Will Be Like a Holiday,” penned by longtime Stax Records recording artist William Bell. Polly Baker sings “Light a Candle.” Hoey,whose four-album Ho! Ho! Hoey series has become a seasonal tradition, offers up a tasteful version of “O Holy Night.”
You can check out the complete track list below.
For more information and to buy physical copies, visit blueelan.com.
1. Every Day Will Be Like A Holiday - Janiva Magness
2. Christmas Is Here - Cindy Alexander
3. Christmas Every Day - Rusty Young
4. The Christmas Song - Rita Wilson
5. Christmas Calling - Jack Tempchin
6. O Holy Night - Gary Hoey
7. Light A Candle - Polly Baker
8. Do You Hear What I Hear - Almost Young
9. Jingle Bells - KRA Rising Stars
10. On This Winter Night - SEE
11. Christmas On the Beach - Hotstop
12. Christmas in Your Eyes - Janey Street
13. Christmas All Year Round - Jack Tempchin
14. For Auld Lang Syne - Cindy Alexander
15. On New Year's Day - Colin Devlin
16. Another Year Come and Gone - Soul Sparrows
17. Santa On Vacation - Jette Betrue