Americana Highways presents the premiere of Sweetlove/Wes Hutchinson’s song “Christmas Without You.” The song was produced by Wes Hutchinson; mixed by Ryan Lipman and mastered by Pete Lyman, Infrasonic Mastering; with artwork by Janine Lee Papio. “Christmas Without You” is Sweetlove on vocals; Wes Hutchinson on vocals, guitar, piano, and bells; Viktor Krauss on upright bass and Rich Hinman on pedal steel.
If you’re looking for this year’s country Christmas song, this may be it. “Christmas Without You” is teeming with bittersweet longing which is all too apt this year.
We wrote “Christmas Without You” this summer, over Zoom meetings, in the heart of quarantine – a time when the distance from our loved ones was weighing heavy on us, and we wanted to focus on the moments that make holidays special, the small moments that warm the heart and matter the most. As time passed, and it became even more clear that this year that we will all be facing very different holidays, often even further away than ever from those we cherish the most, we realized that this was really a love song to the memories we’ve made through the years, memories that we can always carry with us. “Christmas Without You” reminds us that no matter where you are, if you’re with the people you love, you will always be home, and you will always have Christmas with you. — Sweetlove/ Wes Hutchinson