Deluxe version offers 5 new holiday songs, including ‘Here To Stay,’ a duet with Cochren & Co.
It's time to have yourself a merry little Christmas! Black River Christian is ringing in the holiday cheer by announcing today's release of “Christmas Eve In Bethlehem (Deluxe Edition)” from artist/songwriter Hannah Kerr. As revealed earlier this week on Instagram, the album's feature single, "Here To Stay," is a duet with Cochren & Co.
This past Monday marked the second anniversary of Kerr's holiday debut, “Christmas Eve In Bethlehem,” which to date has garnered more than 20 million streams, including her take on the iconic "Winter Wonderland." Adding to the 2018 10-song holiday project, the deluxe version offers five additional songs, including three originals co-written by Kerr: "Forever Evergreen," "My Kind of Christmas" and "Here To Stay," which is currently at radio and premiered online with CCMmagazine.com.
Kerr's renditions of the timeless holiday tunes "Holly Jolly Christmas" and "The Christmas Song" also appear on the deluxe album. Produced by Mark Miller, Josh Kerr and Doug Johnson, “Christmas Eve In Bethlehem (Deluxe Edition)” is digitally available here.
“I’m so excited to share the deluxe edition of ‘Christmas Eve in Bethlehem’!" Kerr said. "During this crazy year, I’ve felt so inspired to write songs about hope and our God who never changes. Even with 2020 being so difficult for many of us, we can look at the Christmas story and remember that God is with us. His love is never out of season; it’s always available to us – and I hope these songs I’ve chosen to add on remind people of that. This is a collection that sums up what Christmas means to me: Spending time with family, feeling warm and joyful, praising God for his unchanging love, and remembering the hope of Jesus Christ, our Emmanuel.”
Touted as a “compelling” and “encouraging” artist by CCM Magazine, artist/songwriter Kerr’s newest Christmas single, “Here To Stay,” featuring Michael Cochren of Cochren & Co, is digitally available on Black River Christian.
Kerr has more than 85 million total streams. She released two full-length albums and two EPs, including her recent release, “Listen More,” entirely co-written by her, and featuring the Top 20 radio hit “Split the Sea,” and single “Ordinary.” Kerr made her debut in 2016 with the release of “Overflow.” This album earned her 20 million-plus streams and features her Top 15 hit, “Warrior,” as well as her version of Matt Maher’s Top 5 hit “Your Love Defends Me.” Co-written by Kerr, “Your Love Defends Me” propelled her to win the award for Most Played Song award at the 2018 ASCAP Christian Awards.
In addition to Kerr’s solo career, she joined Michael Boggs to create Wildfire Worship Collective, a worship group also signed to Black River Christian in 2020. Their debut song, “The Light (My Refuge),” is digitally available to stream and download.
Kerr has shared the stage with major Christian artists, including Casting Crowns, Matt Maher, Building 429, Jonny Diaz, Matt Hammitt, For KING & COUNTRY, Newsboys and Kari Jobe, and was part of the 2019 K-LOVE Christmas Tour. A graduate of Belmont University with a degree in Christian leadership, Kerr married songwriter/musician Jason Earley in March.
For all of the latest information about Kerr, visit HannahKerrMusic.com.