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Watch now: Hunter Hayes teams up with alt-pop trio Echosmith for “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” video

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ABC/Image Group LAThere’s a new holiday track from Hunter Hayes this yuletide season, as the Louisiana native teams up with alt-pop trio Echosmith to remake the John Lennon Christmas classic, “Happy Xmas (War Is Over).”

Hunter and Echosmith even made a music video that features behind-the-scenes footage of the two acts recording the song. They all get into the spirit by wearing reindeer antlers, sharing candy canes and playing around with Christmas tree decorations.

The track appears on the band’s recently-released holiday EP, An Echosmith Christmas.

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It all started with a “Scarecrow”: The second volume of Chris Stapleton’s “From A Room” recordings arrives

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ABC/Image Group LAChris Stapleton‘s From A Room: Volume 1 has already won the CMA for Album of the Year and been nominated for the equivalent honor at the Grammys next year. Today, the second album in the set arrives.

Though the records have come out almost seven months apart, they actually were recorded at the same time — without much thought as to which tracks would go on each album, until the recording process was finished.

In fact, Chris says the song that really started it all, “Scarecrow in the Garden,” happens to be on the …read more

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