Emily Hackett Re-Releases “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”

Emily Hackett


CMT’s 2019 Next Women of Country inductee, Emily Hackett recently re-released her beautiful rendition of John Lennon’s song, “Happy Xmas (War is Over), in honor of the holiday season. The songstress’ cover includes a beautiful lyric video to go along with her phenomenal vocals.

Hackett’s lyric video features clips of home videos of different families celebrating Christmas with their loved ones. Her hauntingly beautiful vocals paired with the visuals bring a soulful twist to Lennon’s classic song. The singer-songwriter’s version can and should be appreciated by music lovers of not only the country music genre but of any genre. Take a look at the video below.

Still looking for more holiday music to get you through the season? For more of our favorite country holiday songs, check out our ‘Top 10 Christmas Songs’ and our ‘Top Original Country Music Christmas Songs’ here. Don’t forget to follow NY Country Swag’s playlist on Spotify for your complete holiday country music fix.

To hear more of Hackett’s beautiful voice, fans can download her EP By The Sun, which features five heartfelt tracks, all seemingly authentic to the artist. The track list includes “Nostalgia,” “Waitress,” “Josie,” “Good Intentions,” and “Yours.” Each song has the singer’s story-telling ability and knack for honest and soulful vocals weaved throughout, showing fans exactly why she was selected to represent 2019’s class of women in country music. Hackett’s EP is available, wherever music can be streamed.

Keep up with the singer-songwriter on her website, emilyhackett.com and make sure to follow her journey on social media.



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