Dion: "Hello Christmas" - Featuring Amy Grant - Single
NEW CHRISTMAS song from
Dion Featuring Amy Grant
With Thanksgiving looming, Rock Hall of Famer Dion returns yet again, this time with a brand new holiday themed track. The new song, “Hello Christmas” is out now through KTBA Records, the label founded by Joe Bonamassa and his manager Roy Weisman. KTBA Records released Dion’s Blues With Friends, a massively successful album that has continued to top the Billboard Blues Chart since its release this past June. As with Blues With Friends, the new tracks find Dion joined by top-flight artists in support of his efforts.
“Hello Christmas” features backing vocals by six-time GRAMMY® winner Amy Grant while Joe Bonamassa joins Dion on “You Know It’s Christmas.” The two sides are reflective of the versality Dion has evinced as a multi-format singer and songwriter over the course of his phenomenal career that has spanned seven decades.
The new song was written by Dion along with Mike Aquilina who co-wrote many of songs that are heard on Blues With Friends. Dion revealed the impetus for following up that album with “Hello Christmas.” “I was talking with a friend about how the world this year can use a little life-giving love and harmony. I told him that Christmas was the grace that changed my life and that I was looking forward to a shot of that this year. The next day I got together with Mike and I picked up the guitar, started singing
and words started to flow.
Later I was walking with my buddy [and co-writer] Steve Bottari and he started singing along – with some new words. The song just seemed to write itself, a gift to finish off this challenging year. From the start I heard Amy Grant’s voice on it; she just sounds like Christmas to me. I sent the track to her and she fell in love with it and added a beautiful counter-melody which makes it really sublime.”