Arden, North CarolinaÂ â€”Â In October,Â The Primitive QuartetÂ andÂ Mountain Home Music CompanyÂ releasedÂ Through The Years Volumes 1 and 2, the start of a groundbreaking series thatâ€™s bringing the beloved gospel groupâ€™s music to new generations of listeners through streaming services and digital sales platforms for the first time. This holiday, the series continues withÂ Through The Years Christmas,Â out now.
Featuring four songs written byÂ Reagan RiddleÂ â€”Â â€œCarolina Mountain Christmas,â€ â€œMemories of Christmas,â€ â€œPrecious Holy Name,â€Â andÂ â€œChristmas In The Mountainsâ€Â â€”Â and four classics â€”Â â€œJoy To The World,â€ â€œWhat Child Is This,â€ â€œGod Rest Ye Merry Gentlemenâ€Â and â€œBeautiful Star of Bethlehemâ€Â â€” this collection is sure to enhance the joy and reverence listeners feel throughout the Christmas season.
When completed, theÂ Through The YearsÂ series â€” curated by theÂ Crossroads Label Groupâ€™s Greg BentleyÂ andÂ The Primitive Quartetâ€™s Mike RiddleÂ â€” will encompass eight volumes covering nearly 40 years of historic releases, including this Christmas collection and a compilation of songs from the several live albums the group has released over the years. Rarely has such an archival exploration been directed exclusively at digital platforms, and the combination of historical interest and forward-looking accessibility serves to guarantee that not only will long-time fans of the storied group have their favorites close at hand, but that the vital musical ministry of theÂ Primitive QuartetÂ will be available for discovery by generations of fans yet to come.
Listen toÂ Through The Years ChristmasÂ HERE.