Press Release - You might not think that R&B icon Ruben Studdard would cover a country song, but that's just what he and producer John Jackson did. Ruben Studdard's romantic holiday single "Christmas in Your Arms" will be released December 8th via all digital retail. Hear it one week early on Beliefnet, or at the stream links below:…
"Christmas In Your Arms" Windows Media stream: http://bit.ly/RStuddard_CIYA_WindowsMedia
"Christmas In Your Arms" Real Player stream: http://bit.ly/RStuddard_CIYA_RealPlayer
Studdard loves country music, and his soulful cover of Alabama's "Christmas in Your Arms" shows it. Read his Beliefnet interview, where Studdard discusses spirituality and the song's meaning, here:
This isn't the first time Studdard has ventured into the genre. In a review of 'Love IS,' Entertainment Weekly called his soulful rendition of "More Than Words" (Extreme's country-rock hit) "totally gorgeous," adding: "the Ray Charles of 'Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music' would be proud."
This year especially, Ruben knows that the holiday spirit isn't about presents. As he says in "Christmas In Your Arms," it's about "the precious gift of love you've given me."
That's a sentiment true to the gospel Ruben Studdard grew up singing, and what better time than Christmas to hear it?
Besides releasing new music this holiday season, Studdard is set to perform his radio hit "Don't Make'Em Like U No More" on BET's The Mo'Nique Show later this month (airdate TBA).