Christmas Music: Hayden Joseph ‘Hard Candy Christmas’

Out country music artist Hayden Joseph releases his new holiday single, "Hard Candy Christmas."
Out country music artist Hayden Joseph (via Instagram)

Out country recording artist Hayden Joseph celebrates the spirit of the holidays with his holiday EP, Hard Candy Christmas.

The South Carolina native, who excels at blending modern country music and mainstream pop, has had a string of successful releases ranging from his oh-so-romantic “Fallin” to the summertime hit “Backwoods Bougie.”

Now in holiday mode, Joseph’s pure vocals are front and center with his cover of “Hard Candy Christmas.”

Set amid a gorgeous guitar arrangement, the rising country music artist finds the emotional center of the song without relying on unnecessary musical acrobatics. Just excellent musicianship.

Joseph has previously covered other Christmas classics like the 1990 David Foster hit, ” My Grown Up Christmas List.”

And this upbeat, country-tinged take on the 1984 WHAM!  hit, “Last Christmas.” As always, Joseph stays true to his musical instincts.

All three songs are available on streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. Definitely add these to your holiday playlist.