NASHVILLE, TENN. (November 10, 2017) — The holiday season is in full swing for Tenth Avenue North as their Christmas album, Decade The Halls Vol. 1 (Remade Records) is available today. This unique concept-album is a musical walk through the last 100 years of Christmas music with each song featuring a different decade starting in the 1920s all the way to present day. This album displays the band’s creative and musical talent as they explore different instrumentation, rhythms, and tones specific to each decade and genre of that time period.
The band will be taking this concept album on the road next month with Zach Williams and Meredith Andrews. Tour dates and ticket information can be found at tenthavenuenorth.com/tour. Compassion International present “Decade The Halls” tour will feature the stylistically different songs with full wardrobe changes to coincide with the different decade for a memorable holiday event.
“This is usually one of those ideas that either completely works, or falls completely flat, but we think Tenth Avenue North is the only contemporary Christian band in our market today that could have done this—and honestly, we think it’s done quite well. With Decade The Halls, Tenth Avenue North gives us the gift of something so completely different, yet so welcoming and familiar all in one package.”
– CCM Magazine, 4.5 Stars
“Just like the cover art, there is a lot to take in here, and while it can be a little busy at first, it’s exciting on early listens and rewarding for repeated listens. Hats off to Tenth Avenue North for doing something unique for their first full-length Christmas album.”
“Christmas is coming in fast – and thankfully, Tenth Avenue North has a yuletide playlist ready to go. The beloved band of five presents ten tracks from a hundred years of Christmas music, representing ten decades of styles, sounds, and motifs. From celebrating the Savior’s birth to enjoying the comfort of friends and family, there’s a wide variety of themes to enjoy. Decade The Halls is a fun-filled collection, wrapping together a musical legacy with unique and engaging sounds, fantastic guest vocalists, and an energy quite fitting for the season.”
– The Christian Beat
ABOUT TENTH AVENUE NORTH: Tenth Avenue North (Reunion Records) made their national debut in 2008 with their first RIAA gold certification album Over and Underneath, which spawned the hits “Love is Here,” “By Your Side” and “Hold My Heart.” Tenth Avenue North won the Gospel Music Association Dove Award in 2009 for New Artist of the Year and in 2010 “By Your Side” was named Song of the Year. The band gained further momentum with 2010’s The Light Meets the Dark and The Struggle in 2012, which continued to populate radio and the church with such memorable songs as “Healing Begins,” “You Are More,” “Losing” and “Worn.” In November 2014, the band released their fourth studio project, Cathedrals, with the first radio single “No Man Is An Island.” Their most recent project, Followers, has produced the No. 1 singles “What You Want” and “I Have This Hope.” For more information, please visit TenthAvenueNorth.com.
Decade The Halls Vol. 1 Track Listing:
- Good King Wenceslas (1920s)
- O Come All Ye Faithful (1930s)
- O Holy Night (feat. Jon McLaughlin) (1940s)
- The First Christmas (feat. Zach Williams) (1950s)
- Deck the Halls (1960s)
- We Three Kings (feat. Britt Nicole) (1970s)
- Go Tell It On The Mountain (1980s)
- The First Noel (feat. Colton Dixon) (1990s)
- Mistletoe (The Christmas Sweater Song) (2000s)
- God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (feat. Sarah Reeves) (2010s)