As in years past, Blue Élan Records is featuring holiday music just in time for the upcoming Christmas season in partnership with the Alliance for Children's Rights. Released today, A Blue Élan Christmas: Volume 2 will bring awareness to a shared vision in which all children have safe permanent families with the support they need to thrive. Blue Élan Records is making a direct donation to benefit the Alliance.
The Alliance provides services to impoverished, abused, and neglected young people; providing free legal services, advocacy, and programs that create pathways to jobs and access to education. The Alliance levels the playing field and ensures that children who experience foster care are able to fulfill their potential.
The 17-track collection features classic holiday songs recorded by artists of The Blue Élan Family, including an exclusive physical release of the late Rusty Young's "Christmas Every Day" and "Christmas Medley," with melodies and steel guitar that brings to mind his great songs as a co-founder, songwriter, and singer of Poco (“Crazy Love”). The collection also includes Jesse Dayton, Colin Devlin, and Chelsea Williams, whose version of "Christmas Waltz" was a mainstay on Spotify's New Holiday playlist last year.
Kirk Pasich, Blue Élan’s co-founder, says, “Helping children is something very important to our entire label family. Our artists donate their time and creative skills and help us help foster children. And, the Alliance for Children’s Rights does so much to help foster children—and families who want to adopt foster children. We like to do our small part—and hope you enjoy listening, knowing that by doing so, you too are helping foster children.”
Learn more about The Alliance for Children’s Rights: www.allianceforchildrensrights.org
A Blue Élan Christmas: Volume 2 Track Listing:
1 The Blue Élan Family Glorious
2 Jesse Dayton Christmas Time With You
3 Mustangs of the West Everybody Wants Peace On Earth
4 Roan Yellowthorn I'll Be Home For Christmas
5 Bob Gentry Christmas in July
6 Chelsea Williams Christmas Waltz
7 Rusty Young Christmas Every Day
8 Cindy Alexander Christmas Is Here
9 Scout Durwood A Marshmallow World
10 Rod Gator Grateful For Christmas
11 Gina Sicilia, The Blue Élan Family Shine Down On Us
12 Chelsea Williams Peppermints and Mistletoe
13 Red Wanting Blue Christmas All Over Again
14 Mustangs of the West 2000 Miles
15 The Blue Elan Family Sharing Christmas
16 Rusty Young Christmas Medley
17 Colin Devlin On New Year's Day