Album cover artwork for Christmas for Cowboys by Troy Cassar-DaleyTroy Cassar-Daley’s 11th studio album is his first Christmas collection. Like an Aussie version of Randy Travis, Cassar-Daley has a classic country crooner’s voice – perfect for this material.

The title track is an adaptation of John Denver’s 1975 Christmas gem, with the “snow-covered plains” becoming “dry, dusty plains”, and he even drops in a reference to cricket. As well as the traditional seasonal songs, such as Silent Night, Let It Snow and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Cassar-Daley delivers two excellent originals – We Want To Share Christmas With You and Christmas For A Broken Family, which features his 18-year-old daughter, Jem.

This is a guaranteed hit on Christmas Day.

Christmas for Cowboys by Troy Cassar-Daley is out now via Sony.

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