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Adkins’ rich, deep voice instantly sent his fans and viewers into a Christmas utopia as he started to sing the well-known song. Originally recorded by Nat King Cole, “The Christmas Song” was written by Mel Torme and Bob Wells in 1945, but still remains one of the most popular Christmas songs 78 years later. While there have been many amazing renditions of this popular holiday song, country fans might just have a new favorite! Trace Adkins left us with all the Christmas feels after he sang “The Christmas Song” for Christmas at the Opry.
Trace Adkins took the stage two times for the first-ever Christmas at the Opry. The country star gave us a beautiful, country rendition of two of the most nostalgic Christmas songs of all time. He took the stage early in the program to sing “The Christmas Song,” and later delivered a stirring performance of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” leaving fans wanting more. The 61-year-old stood on a snowy island in the middle of a wintery Opry stage. His dark clothing from head to toe really made him stand out against the white background. From start to finish, his performances were flawless.
In 2013, Adkins released a Christmas album titled The King’s Gift. The album contains many Christmas classics such as “Oh Holy Night” and “Away in a Manger.” While the album consists of well-known Christmas hymns, Trace added a Celtic folk touch to the album really setting it apart from other country Christmas albums. The King’s Gift is Trace Adkins’ only Christmas album so far, but after hearing some recent Christmas performances of his, many fans are begging for him to release another one!
Watch the video below to hear Trace Adkins sing “The Christmas Song” for Christmas at the Opry.