Maddie & Tae Announce ‘We Need Christmas’ Album

In a year like this, Christmas can't come early enough.

Written by Chris Parton
Maddie & Tae Announce ‘We Need Christmas’ Album
Maddie & Tae; Cover art courtesy of UMG Nashville

Country duo Maddie & Tae are already in the holiday spirit, announcing their first-ever Christmas record, We Need Christmas.

Calling the project a “bright spot” in the bleak year that 2020 has been for everyone, the six-song EP will arrive on October 23. Fans will unwrap two new Christmas originals — “Merry Married Christmas” and title track, “We Need Christmas” — plus four of Maddie [Marlow] Font and Taylor [Dye] Kerr’s holiday favorites. “This Christmas,” “Holly Jolly Christmas,” “O Come All Ye Faithful” and “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” have all gotten a harmony-filled makeover, with production by Jimmy Robbins and Derek Wells.

“We are so proud of this project and loved recreating some of our favorite Christmas classics as well as write some of our own,” the duo says. “Making We Need Christmas was such a bright spot for us this year and we hope this project brings a little joy and peace to our fans during this difficult year.” 

In related news, Maddie & Tae were surprised with plaques celebrating the recent Platinum certification of the 2019 Number One, “Die From a Broken Heart.” They were given what they thought were prop gifts during a photo shoot for We Need Christmas, but the presents turned out to be the real thing. Their second studio album, The Way It Feels, came out in April.

We Need Christmas Track Listing:

1.  This Christmas (Donny Hathaway, Nadine McKinnor)
2.  Holly Jolly Christmas (Johnny Marks)
3.  O Come All Ye Faithful (Traditional)
4.  Merry Married Christmas (Maddie Font, Taylor Kerr, Josh Kerr)
5.  Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) (Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector)
6.  We Need Christmas (Maddie Font, Taylor Kerr, Matthew West, AJ Pruis)