Trace Adkins Sings “I Saw Three Ships” With Alyth McCormick On 2013 “Country Christmas” Special

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Trace Adkins Released A Unique Christmas Album In 2013 Titled The King’s Gift

In 2013, country music star Trace Adkins released one of the most unique country Christmas albums to ever grace store shelves. Called The King’s Gift, the album featured Adkins’ renditions of Christmas carols performed in a Celtic style.

Cover art for the Trace Adkins album "The King's Gift"
The cover art for Trace Adkins’ Christmas album, released in 2013, and titled “The King’s Gift.” Photo Credit: Trace

One of the songs Adkins recorded was “I Saw Three Ships,” which originated in England and dates back multiple centuries. To add a level of Celtic authenticity to his performance, Adkins invited a popular Scottish singer to join him in a duet when he recorded the song for his holiday album.

Alyth McCormick is well-respected in her home country of Scotland and around the world. She has appeared on a countless number of other artists’ recordings over the years, and has released albums of her own.

Have any of y’all ever listened to her music before? If not, then you’re in for a treat when you hear her sing with Adkins below.

Hear Adkins Sing The Christmas Song “I Saw Three Ships” With Scottish Singer Alyth McCormick

During the CMA Country Christmas special in 2013, McCormick joined Adkins for a once-in-a-lifetime performance of their “I Saw Three Ships” duet.

McCormick opened the performance on her own, singing a cappella before a piper and other musicians joined in. That’s when Adkins booming voice rang throughout the room, as a single spotlight made him visible to the crowd.

Adkins and McCormick continued to trade pieces of the song back and forth until they finally combined their voices together in a glorious sound.

You’re sure to get chills when you watch their captivating duet below. It’s a beautiful performance to enjoy this Christmas season, and for years to come.

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