Whitney Duncan - All I Want For Christmas Is You

With Thanksgiving now behind us, it's time for radio to start playing yuletide favorites.  While the classics are always preferred, each year one or two newer tracks get a shot and for 2008, "All I Want For Christmas Is You" may be one o

With Thanksgiving finished and Christmas around the corner it makes sense for labels to push singles for radio airplay and Whitney Duncan’s version of this 1990’s Mariah Carey classic certainly is one of ‘em. The song wasn't changed too drastiacally from the original Carey version but given that it is a holiday tune, "All I Want For Christmas Is You" didn't need to be completely 'countrified' in order to gain airplay now and in the future.  While it's rare for holiday songs to be an artist's true break-out hit, Whitney Duncan may have found herself one here.  The production from Mark Bright and John Shanks is clean and crisp while Duncan's vocals truly shine.  With the hit potential that Whitney has showcased on "When I Said I Would" and now here, there's no doubt in my mind that miss Duncan stands a great shot at being one of the brightest from country music's "Class of 2009."