Who doesn’t need a dose of the beach in the middle of December?
Country singer Jamie O’Neal has offered just that in her new Christmas album Spirit & Joy. Filled with heartfelt holiday music including three original songs, the album’s track “Gulf of Mexico,” co-written with her husband Rodney Good and father Jimmy Murphy channels holiday fun paired with sand, surf and umbrella drinks.
The platinum-selling entertainer whose songs hit the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2000, 2001 (“There Is No Arizona,” “When I Think About Angels”), and 2005 (“Somebody’s Hero,” and “Trying To Find Atlantis”) says Spirit & Joy is something she’s wanted to do since writing a holiday song during the COVID pandemic.
Busy touring this season, O’Neal says one day she’s going to head to the beach for the holidays. Maybe the Gulf of Mexico?
Read more about Jamie O’Neal in my story for Forbes. com Hollywood & Entertainment.
Listen to Nancy’s 2020 podcast episode with Jamie.