Maddie & Tae To Release Six-Song Christmas Collection

Maddie & Tae just announced their first-ever holiday project, We Need Christmas. Out October 23, the six-track release includes two…


Lauren Jo Black

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September 21, 2020


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Maddie and Tae; 'We Need Christmas' Cover Art
Maddie and Tae; ‘We Need Christmas’ Cover Art

Maddie & Tae just announced their first-ever holiday project, We Need Christmas.

Out October 23, the six-track release includes two originals, “Merry Married Christmas” and title track “We Need Christmas,” as well as timeless holiday classics such as “This Christmas,” “Holly Jolly Christmas,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” and “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).”

“We are so proud of this project and loved recreating some of our favorite Christmas classics as well as write some of our own,” say Maddie Font and Taylor Kerr. “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.”

The duo will celebrate We Need Christmas with limited edition merchandise and autographed items available for pre-order HERE.

The announcement of the holiday project comes just weeks after the duo scored their second No.1 single with “Die From a Broken Heart.” The emotional song is featured on Maddie & Tae’s sophomore album, The Way It Feels.

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)

*Produced by Jimmy Robbins and Derek Wells

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.