Produced by Michael Sykes (Oak Ridge Boys, Gaither Vocal Band) and Aaron Crabb (Aaron & Amanda Crabb, Canton Junction),Â ChristmasÂ is comprised of 13 sacred, nostalgic and original selections, including “Silent Night,â€ â€œO Little Town of Bethlehem,â€ â€œHave Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,â€ and â€œThe Christmas Song,â€ among others.
The projectâ€™s debut single, â€œGlory To God,â€ is an original track penned by Pastor Matthew Hagee and Aaron Wilburn. Inspired by the angelsâ€™ proclamation of the birth of Christ to the shepherds, the song represents a timeless theme The Hagees reflect throughout the album.
â€œThe first Christmas morning in Bethlehemâ€™s manger was the birth of Hope itself for a world enslaved by the power of sin,â€ says Pastor Matthew Hagee. â€œThe birth of Jesus Christ brought spiritual and civil liberty to all the world.â€
A highlight ofÂ ChristmasÂ is The Hagees’ rendition of the timeless classic â€œO Holy Night,â€ featuring group founder and family patriarch Pastor John Hagee. â€œHaving the opportunity to sing anything with him becomes a moment, because my father grew up singing with his parents,â€ adds Pastor Matthew Hagee.
ChristmasÂ also includes the modern favorite â€œA Baby Changes Everything,â€ sung by Sandy Parker. â€œI was actually pregnant and nobody knew but my husband and me,â€ Parker shares of her first performance of the song several years ago. â€œIt was super emotional for me, and as a result, when I sang it, I had that breaking moment where you donâ€™t know if youâ€™re singing or crying.â€
In promotion ofÂ Christmas, Pastor John Hagee will be featured Thanksgiving Day on “The Mike Huckabee Show,” broadcast on more than 200 radio stations in 44 states via Cumulus Media Networks. Hageeâ€™s interview is slated to air at approximatelyÂ 2:30 pm ET.
Comprised of Pastor John Hagee, his son Pastor Matthew Hagee, and daughters Sandy Parker and Tina Ketterling, The Hageesâ€™ storied Southern Gospel career has spanned more than two decades, boasting multiple acclaimed recordings and appearances around the globe.
A world-renowned evangelist and best-selling author, Pastor John Hagee is founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas. A non-denominational evangelical church with more than 20,000 active members, Cornerstone is home to John Hagee Ministries, which telecasts Pastor Hageeâ€™s radio and television teachings throughout America and to 245 countries around the globe.Â The ministry also operates GETV, aÂ 24/7Â online television and video on-demand broadcast of sermons and original programming (getv.org).
Difference Media, a division of Cornerstone Church, features some of the leading names in Gospel music, including Aaron & Amanda Crabb, Canton Junction, Matthew Hagee, Tim Duncan, The Cornerstone Sanctuary Choir, John Hagee and The Hagees.